Rob “The Metal God” Halford talked to Kaaos TV about Judas Priest‘s plans for the future. Take a look on he said:
“All of us in Priest are very creative people, and if you have the ability and you have the desire to be in a situation where you’re making your music, that really is what Priest has been doing forever.
“We’re a working metal band. We go out on these big, massive world tours to support our latest work… [collection of] songs that we’ve made. And so I can’t see any reason to stop unless there’s an absolutely good reason.
“I mean, I can imagine Glenn [Tipton] and Richie [Faulkner] and myself sitting down again sometime in the near future and writing new metal. We wanna do that.
“The inspiration that our fans have given us and all of our friends in the media that have given us from the success of ‘Firepower’… While you’ve got the ‘Firepower’ roaring, why would you wanna stop? We’ll just keep going and going. We don’t have any end in sight.”
Asked on how the band will handle its guitarist situation once the tour is complete, Rob replied:
“We’re keeping a very open mind on this whole thing, because Andy [Sneap], first and foremost, is a wonderful metal producer. I’m sure you know everything that he’s done. And that’s his world. He loves to play, and he loves to be in the studio.
“This is what we’re like in metal – we look after each other, don’t we? So when the moment came and Glenn said he would step back a little bit, and Andy was in the studio at the same time when we were rehearsing [for the] ‘Firepower’ [tour], we were just so grateful, because he is a guy that’s got so many things going on.
“But he said, ‘This is important. If you’ll have me, let me do what needs to be done.’ And, again, the fans, as much as us in the band, we’re just so happy to see him up there night after night doing Glenn’s parts and giving it the full metal power.
“We’re just gonna wait and see. We’ll see how we are at the end of the ‘Firepower’ experience. A lot of it’s up to Andy. He’s got other things that I’m sure he needs to look at, as far as studio production and this and that and the other.
“So we’re just really, really happy with what we’ve got right now, as far as what needs to be done from the stage, and that’s the most important thing.”