Sad news from JUDAS PRIEST camp.
Former drummer John Hinch, who played on the debut album, 1974’s “Rocka Rolla”, has died. He was 73 years old.
Hinch‘s passing was confirmed by PRIEST singer Rob Halford on Instagram Stories earlier today. Rob shared a photo of Hinch, along with the caption “RIP” and a series of emojis, including the “devil’s horns” and a snare drum.
According to Wikipedia, Hinch played in several Birmingham, U.K. rock bands, including THE PINCH, THE GENERATION, and THE BAKERLOO BLUES LINE, later BAKERLOO. With Halford, he played in the band HIROSHIMA from 1972 to 1973.