- Principal Members
- K.K. Downing
- Rob Halford
- Ian Hill
- Dave Holland
- Tim 'Ripper' Owens
- Glenn Tipton
Judas Priest are a heavy metal band formed in 1968 in the northwest midlands of England, near Birmingham. Originally formed by K.K. Downing and Ian Hill, Judas Priest's classic line-up consists of vocalist Rob Halford, guitarists K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton, and bassist Ian Hill.
They have been cited as an influence on many heavy metal musicians and bands. Their popularity and status as one of the definitive heavy metal bands has earned them the nickname 'Metal Gods'...
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- 1968 Formed by Alan Atkins, K.K. Downing and Ian Hill
- 1974 Atkins leaves and is replaced by Rob Halford
- 1974 Guitarist Glenn Tipton joins
- 1979 Drummer Dave Holland joins and stays for 10 years
- 1980 Judas Priest release 'British Steel'
- 1990 Priest are involved in the infamous 'subliminal message' trial
- 1991 Halford is almost killed in an onstage accident
- 1991 Halford leaves
- 1996 Halford is replaced by Tim 'Ripper' Owens
- 2003 Halford rejoins
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Top 10 Tracks
These are the tracks that are most listened to by users of Last.FM.
- 1 Breaking the Law played 1,726 times
- 2 Painkiller played 1,653 times
- 3 Living After Midnight played 1,043 times
- 4 Electric Eye played 856 times
- 5 Metal Meltdown played 688 times
- 6 Hell Patrol played 679 times
- 7 A Touch of Evil played 660 times
- 8 Turbo Lover played 648 times
- 9 Night Crawler played 632 times
- 10 All Guns Blazing played 616 times
This chart is not created by the BBC and is only reflective of the listening habits of users of Last.FM.