Judas Priest bassist Ian Hill was recently asked by Rock Pages if the band can continue without guitarist Glenn Tipton as a full-time member, to which he replied:
“That remains to be seen. But there’s no reason why we shouldn’t. I mean, Glenn is still mentally fine – all of his mental powers are still in place.
“So there’s no reason why the songwriting team, at least, shouldn’t carry on; there’s no reason why it shouldn’t. Glenn’s problem, for the most part, is the stamina part of things.
“He only gets up [occasionally to play with us] for three or four songs, and for those 10, 15 minutes, he’s fine — he can play fine.
“So there’s no reason why it shouldn’t continue; there’s no reason why there shouldn’t be another record; and there’s no reason why Glenn shouldn’t be one of the writers on it – at least – and play his part. That’s all possible – at the moment, of course.”