GLENN TIPTON BIOGRAPHY
Glenn Raymond Tipton (born October 25, 1948 in Blackheath, England) is one of the lead guitarists for british heavy metal institution Judas Priest. Previous to Judas Priest, he was in The Flying Hat Band.GLENN TIPTON GENRES
Tipton is best known for his complex, sometimes classically influenced solos and his legendary double lead guitar trades with fellow Priest guitarist K.K. Downing. Tipton's songwriting and technical control have long been hallmarks of the Judas Priest sound.
In 1997 Tipton released his solo album "Baptizm of Fire", featuring a host of well-known musicians including Billy Sheehan, Cozy Powell and Don Airey, among others. Despite being largely ignored by the mainstream music press, it is considered a modern classic by many longtime fans of Priest.
2006 saw the release of "Edge of the World" featuring Cozy Powell on drums and John Entwistle on bass. The proceeds of said album were donated to the Teenage cancer trust charity.
Glenn Tipton is currently still playing with Judas Priest, who are working on their next album.
Heavy Metal/Alternative Rock/Grunge
GLENN TIPTON ORIGIN
United Kingdom (Birmingham), formed in 1994
GLENN TIPTON CURRENT RECORD LABEL
Atlantic / Rhino
GLENN TIPTON STATUS
GLENN TIPTON CURRENT LINE-UP
Glenn Tipton - Vocals and Guitars (Judas Priest, The Flying Hat Band)
GLENN TIPTON PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Glenn Hughes, Mr. Big, Explorers Club, Planet X, Derek Sherinian, Jordan Rudess, Munetaka Higuchi, Talas, Steve Vai, Thrasher (US))
Robert Trujillo (Metallica, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Black Label Society, ex-Suicidal Tendencies, Jerry Cantrell, Infectious Grooves)
John Entwistle (R.I.P.) (The Who)
C.J. de Villar
Cozy Powell (R.I.P.) (Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Tony Martin)
Brooks Wackerman (Suicidal Tendencies, Bad Religion, Infectious Grooves, Medication, The Vandals)
Shannon Larkin (ex-Black Sabbath, Wrathchild America, ex-Souls At Zero, Ugly Kid Joe)
Don Airey - Church Organ (ex-Alaska (Uk), ex-Anthem (Jpn), ex-Black Sabbath, Crossbones (Guest),Empire (Ger), Deep Purple, ex-Judas Priest, ex-Iommi, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Rainbow, ex-Sinner (Ger), ex-Divlje Jagode, The Cage, M.S.G., Whitesnake)
Whitfield Crane - Backing Vocals (Ugly Kid Joe, Life of Agony, Medication)