Friday, July 20, 2018

Judas Priest preview No Surrender video release




Judas Priest are streaming a preview clip to the July 23 release of a video for “No Surrender”, a track from their latest album “Firepower.”

The veteran UK metal outfit have been using the song’s inspirational message as part of a fund-raising initiative for the newly-launched Glenn Tipton Parkinson's Foundation in honor of their guitarist who is suffering from the degenerative neurological disorder.

“As you probably know by now, I’ve had to pull out of the current Priest tour due to ill health,” explains Tipton, who hand-picked “Firepower” co-producer Andy Sneap to take over his guitar duties on the road. “I am still doing some shows and joining the guys on stage for some songs and will carry on for as long as I can without compromising the band. So far when I walk on stage the audience reaction has been amazing, heart warming and quite emotional.......

“I knew that something was wrong as my co-ordination and speed were affected and have both been slowly getting worse over the last ten years. Accordingly, when I was diagnosed it wasn’t really a shock. Rob, Richie, Ian and Scott are playing better than ever and Andy is doing a really great job - they have all given me so much support.”


“It was the band that suggested we start a foundation which, although in my name, is really a Judas Priest foundation,” continues the rocker. “We are selling t-shirts with the slogan 'No Surrender’ which is very appropriate considering the determination you have to summon up to get on with life and beat this illness – it’s the sort of thing that always happens to ’someone else'

“There are many Parkinson related charities were we could send the funds we raise to which deal with the many different aspects of this disease both physically and mentally - but what really excites me is a brand new pioneering treatment called MR-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy, which although in its early stages has already had great success with a Parkinson's related condition called essential tremor. Dr Bain, my specialist who is one of the leading experts in this field, and his colleagues are now turning their attention to treating Parkinson's patients with this state of the art MR scanners and are very optimistic as to the positive results that are emerging.”


“All proceeds we receive from you will go to this cause and I urge not just Judas Priest fans but everyone out there to help,” adds Tipton. “If you can't get to the shows, you can also purchase t-shirts on line here.

“We will keep you posted on what you have all raised through this tour so remember…Keep the Faith and………. No Surrender!!!”

Judas Priest will wrap up the European leg of the “Firepower” world tour early next month, following which the band will return to North America to team up with Deep Purple for a 25-city co-headlining run that will begin in Cincinnati, OH on August 21.


See also:

VIDEO: Judas Priest perform 2018 tour debut of Victim Of Changes
Judas Priest launch Glenn Tipton Parkinson’s Foundation
VIDEO: Glenn Tipton performs with Judas Priest in Copenhagen
VIDEO: Judas Priest joined by Glenn Tipton at Sweden Rock Festival
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