Judas Priest Surprised at Firepower's Success
Ian Hill of Judas Priest spoke recently in an interview about how the band wasn't expecting the success of Firepower. On March 9th the band released their newest full length album and it debuted at number five on the Billboard Hot 200 charts, making it their highest ranking album to date.
When asked how he thinks the band has endured through the years he said that "I think it's because we try and keep current. With every album and tour cycle, we try and take a step forward. I mean, we're still learning things every day, basically, and we, like I say, try and improve with each cycle, and I think it's kept us current and relevant. Some bands, they'll do basically the same album over and over again, and people love 'em for it, I love 'em for it, but it's something we've never done; we've always tried to move along. [If there's] a new recording technique, we'll give it a try, and if it works, great; if not, it gets discarded and we move on. I think it's that more than anything that's kept us going and kept us popular anyway — it's the quest to stay current, basically."
Listen to the full interview below.
Former Drummer For Judas Priest Starts Own Band
Les Binks, former drummer for Judas Priest has started his own band, Les Bink's Priesthood. Binks was apart of Judas Priest during their Stained Class, Hell Bent For Leather, and Unleashed in the East albums. You can check out Les Bink's full interview with K.K. Downing online.