Andy Sneap (Judas Priest’s touring producer and guitarist) says that the band’s Parkinson’s disease-suffering axeman Glenn Tipton will still be “a major part” of the band’s next album.
Robb Flynn of Machine Head talked to Andy Speap on his “No F*ckin’ Regrets With Robb Flynn” podcast, where the guitar player said:
“It’s tough, because Glenn‘s a good friend now, after working with him for a few years. They’re all good friends, actually. But seeing what the guy is going through, and he’s so determined. I’ll see him sat in the studio, and he’ll be struggling if I’m honest, but he’s so determined.
And it must be so frustrating for him, someone who’s lived his whole life for Judas Priest- 50 years. It’s a rotten thing to actually happen to anyone, but to happen to a guitarist of his caliber…”
If Tipton will be part of the new Judas album, Andy said:
“Even if we have to piece bits together, he’s still gonna be a major part of it. It’s just the physical aspect of him going up there and doing it. And especially with what’s happening now in the world, it’s just not something you can consider at the moment.”
“I don’t know where it’s gonna go in the future. It’s a case of just see what turns out, really.”