Glenn Tipton was born near Birmingham in England. The guitarist / songwriter / producer has earned worldwide acclaim as a member of Judas Priest for nearly forty years and in that time he has also released two solo albums. His name is synonymous with Rock and Heavy Metal and over the years his music has pioneered the way forward and helped inspire, many young musicians and guitarists through their early years and into successful careers.
He joined Judas Priest in 1974 before the bands first album Rocka Rolla, and the chemistry that evolved within the band, ignited them to incredible success. Priest conquered the planet with its powerful, unique style of Heavy Metal and the groundbreaking quintet has flown high as the very epitome of metal ever since.
He has recorded two solo albums. On March 7, 2006, Rhino Records released a new version of his 1997 Atlantic Records album 'Baptizm Of Fire' (including two bonus tracks) as well as the Tipton, Enwistle and Powell album 'Edge Of The World' which consists of previously unreleased recordings with the late Cozy Powell and John Entwistle, which was laid down around the same time as 'Baptizm Of Fire'
The following pages will give information of interest and hopefully answer many questions regarding Glenn's activities, throughout the years, within and outside of Judas Priest.