In a statement released for Blabbermouth,com, Judas Priest’s former touring guitarist Andy Speap said that he’s disappointed by the band’s decision to perform as a quartet on its upcoming tour.
Here’s Sneap statement:
“Rob called me last Monday and said they wanted to move on as a four-piece, which I find incredibly disappointing after this amount of time but I respect his decision as they obviously have a vision how they want this to play out.
“This always was a temporary situation, and like I’ve said before, I’ll always help the band any way I can, and that applies going forward also.
“I’ve been a huge fan of the band since the early ’80s and it was mind-blowing to play onstage with the guys and quite frankly terrifying in the beginning at such short notice.
“We are moving forward with the new album next month and look forward to making a killer follow-up to ‘Firepower’.