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Judas Priest

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
Birmingham, England
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1970
Genre:
Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes:
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Sex, Independence, Rock/Metal
Current label:
Sony Music Entertainment
Years active:
1969-1970 (as Freight), 1970-present
The band Freight was formed by schoolmates Kenneth "K.K." Downing and Ian Hill in 1969. They quickly found drummer John Ellis, and decided that they needed a vocalist. In 1970, a band called Judas Priest had broken up, and Al Atkins was out of a job. He was quickly hired by Ian and K.K., who then renamed their band Judas Priest since the name was available. A demo was recorded in July, 1971, and ...
Current
Ian Hill Bass (1970-present)
Rob Halford Vocals (1973-1992, 2003-present)
See also: Halford, ex-Fight, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Black Sabbath (live), ex-2wo, ex-Athens Wood, ex-Hiroshima, ex-Lord Lucifer, ex-Thark
Glenn Tipton Guitars (1974-present)
See also: ex-Glenn Tipton, ex-Merlin, ex-Shave 'Em Dry, ex-The Flying Hat Band, ex-Tipton, Entwistle and Powell
Scott Travis Drums (1989-present)
See also: Racer X, ex-Fight, ex-Hawk, ex-Animetal USA, ex-The Scream
Richie Faulkner Guitars (2011-present)
See also: Deeds, ex-Christopher Lee, ex-Lauren Harris, ex-Voodoo Six
Past
Bruno Stapenhill Bass (1970)
See also: Bittersweet, Blue Condition, Bullion, Halfbreed, Hole in the Head Band, Jug Blues Band, Kreem, Lion, Ram, Sugra Stack, Suicide, The Ryegee Explosion, The Wazzocks, ex-Al Atkins
John Partidge Drums (1970)
John Ellis Drums (1970-1971)
Ernie Chataway Guitars (1970)
(R.I.P. 2014) See also: ex-Earth
K. K. Downing Guitars (1970-2011)
Al Atkins Vocals (1970-1973)
See also: Al Atkins, Atkins / May Project, Holy Rage, Lyraka, ex-Bittersweet, ex-Blue Condition, ex-Halfbreed, ex-Lion
Alan "Skip" Moore Drums (1971-1972, 1975-1977)
Chris "Congo" Campbell Drums (1972-1973)
See also: ex-Black Brothers
John Hinch Drums (1973-1975)
See also: ex-Hiroshima, ex-The Bakerloo Blues Line, ex-The Generation, ex-The Pinch
Les Binks Drums (1977-1979)
See also: ex-Tytan, ex-Fancy
Dave Holland Drums (1979-1989)
See also: ex-Al Atkins, ex-Iommi, ex-Finders Keepers, ex-Trapeze
Tim "Ripper" Owens Vocals (1996-2003)
See also: Beyond Fear, Charred Walls of the Damned, Tim "Ripper" Owens, ex-Brainicide, Dio Disciples, Project Rock, TRED, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Winters Bane, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Twist of Fate, ex-British Steel, ex-Hail!, ex-Seattle, ex-American Dog (live)
Ian Hill Bass (1970-present)
Rob Halford Vocals (1973-1992, 2003-present)
See also: Halford, ex-Fight, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Black Sabbath (live), ex-2wo, ex-Athens Wood, ex-Hiroshima, ex-Lord Lucifer, ex-Thark
Glenn Tipton Guitars (1974-present)
See also: ex-Glenn Tipton, ex-Merlin, ex-Shave 'Em Dry, ex-The Flying Hat Band, ex-Tipton, Entwistle and Powell
Scott Travis Drums (1989-present)
See also: Racer X, ex-Fight, ex-Hawk, ex-Animetal USA, ex-The Scream
Richie Faulkner Guitars (2011-present)
See also: Deeds, ex-Christopher Lee, ex-Lauren Harris, ex-Voodoo Six
Bruno Stapenhill Bass (1970)
See also: Bittersweet, Blue Condition, Bullion, Halfbreed, Hole in the Head Band, Jug Blues Band, Kreem, Lion, Ram, Sugra Stack, Suicide, The Ryegee Explosion, The Wazzocks, ex-Al Atkins
John Partidge Drums (1970)
John Ellis Drums (1970-1971)
Ernie Chataway Guitars (1970)
(R.I.P. 2014) See also: ex-Earth
K. K. Downing Guitars (1970-2011)
Al Atkins Vocals (1970-1973)
See also: Al Atkins, Atkins / May Project, Holy Rage, Lyraka, ex-Bittersweet, ex-Blue Condition, ex-Halfbreed, ex-Lion
Alan "Skip" Moore Drums (1971-1972, 1975-1977)
Chris "Congo" Campbell Drums (1972-1973)
See also: ex-Black Brothers
John Hinch Drums (1973-1975)
See also: ex-Hiroshima, ex-The Bakerloo Blues Line, ex-The Generation, ex-The Pinch
Les Binks Drums (1977-1979)
See also: ex-Tytan, ex-Fancy
Dave Holland Drums (1979-1989)
See also: ex-Al Atkins, ex-Iommi, ex-Finders Keepers, ex-Trapeze
Tim "Ripper" Owens Vocals (1996-2003)
See also: Beyond Fear, Charred Walls of the Damned, Tim "Ripper" Owens, ex-Brainicide, Dio Disciples, Project Rock, TRED, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Winters Bane, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Twist of Fate, ex-British Steel, ex-Hail!, ex-Seattle, ex-American Dog (live)
Added by: Morrigan Modified by: SF01
Added on: 2002-07-17 02:11:46 Last modified on: 2014-12-26 07:01:51
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