ANDY SNEAP Says He’s ‘Incredibly Disappointed’ Of JUDAS PRIEST’s Decision To Tour As Four-Piece

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Former JUDAS PRIEST touring guitarist Andy Sneap said that he is “incredibly” disappointed by the band’s decision to perform as a four-piece on its upcoming tour.

Yesterday, PRIEST issued the following statement: “Hello maniacs!

We are chomping at the British Steel bit to return to world touring… celebrating 50 years of JUDAS PRIEST as an an even more powerful, relentless four piece heavy metal band — with Glenn coming out on stage with us here and there as before. Big thanks to Andy for all you’ve done and continuing to be in the production team for our new album… See you all soon headbangers!”

Now, Sneap has issued a statement to says that he wasn’t involved in PRIEST‘s decision to carry on as a quartet.

He said: “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,” he continued.

“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.