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Guitar Greats: Glenn Tipton

For over forty years, Glenn Tipton has been one of the forces behind the mighty Judas Priest.

Alongside K.K. Downing, and later Richie Faulkner, Priest's dueling guitars were the perfect complement to the roaring vocals of Rob Halford.  "The Metal God" may get a lot of attention, but if you think Judas Priest would be the same without the likes of Glenn Tipton, you've got another thing coming.


Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest, playing the guitar on stage during a live concert performance at the Coventry Theatre, in Coventry, England, Great Britain, on 22 January 1978.


L-R: KK Downing, Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton performing live onstage at Dublin Festival circa 1979.


L-R. Glenn Tipton performing live onstage at US Festival, playing Gibson SG guitar circa 1983.

Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest perform onstage at the Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, Illinois, June 14, 1984.


Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest perform onstage, 1986.

Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton performs January 17, 2002 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas during a tour to promote their new album 'Demolition.'


Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest performs onstage at the Carling Hammersmith Apollo March 16, 2005 in London. The concert is the first date of the British tour to promote the new studio album, 'Angel Of Retribution,' by the original lineup of the band.


Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest performs on stage at the Tommy Vance Tribute night on the fifth night of a series of concerts and events in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust organised by charity Patron Roger Daltrey, at the Royal Albert Hall on March 31, 2006 in London, England.


Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest performs with the band during the 2008 Masters of Metal Tour at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater on August 19, 2008 in Tinley Park, Illinois.


Rob Halford and Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest perform on the main stage on day one of the High Voltage Festival at Victoria Park on July 23, 2011 in London, United Kingdom.


Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest performs at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort as the band tours in support of the album 'Redeemer of Souls' on November 14, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Glenn Tipton (L) and Ian Hill of Judas Priest perform in concert at Cedar Park Center on May 14, 2015 in Cedar Park, Texas.