Glenn Tipton Official WebsiteLast Updated 19 February 2018

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Welcome and thank you for visiting The official Glenn Tipton Website.. Here you will find a complete resource for the World Famous Judas Priest guitarist. From Early Life, Early Bands and The Flying Hat Band to Judas Priest. Glenn’s solo albums Baptism of Fire and Edge of the World are featured together with background production stories, photographs, lyrics and audio previews. We have recently added new website pages for Glenn’s EMG Vengeance set pickups and ESP signature guitar, as well as Glenn’s famous Hamer Guitars and an additional 18 video clips showcasing Glenn’s lead guitar playing through the years, both live on stage and in the studio. Other items of interest include Glenn's Musical Influences, Interviews and Hobbies. Please enjoy your visit…

11/11/2016Exclusive Solo Album Bundle

Glenn Tipton's albums 'Baptizm of Fire' and 'Edge of the World' are now available as an exclusive bundle featuring a 24 Page Booklet and Autographed insert !..

This Limited Edition 2 CD Set Includes the 1997 Solo Album, Baptizm Of Fire, with Guest Musicians John Entwistle, Cozy Powell, Robert Trujillo, Billy Sheehan and more..Plus Tipton, Entwistle and Powell - Edge Of The World - Originally Released 2006.. Glenn will be donating all of the record royalties from this release of BAPTIZM OF FIRE and EDGE OF THE WORLD to the Teenage Cancer Trust Charity..Get your copy now! .

24/08/2016Glenn Tipton signature pickups, the EMG GT Vengeance Set.

EMG is proud to announce the new Glenn Tipton signature pickups, the EMG GT Vengeance Set. Known for their massive guitar tones, Judas Priest inspired generations of metal fans and Glenn was the cornerstone of that sound. EMG pickups were the first Glenn used to gave him the unique ferocity, depth, and clarity that cut through audiences worldwide.

Having played the EMG 81 for well over a decade, Glenn approached EMG for a few modifications to expand his iconic metal sound. Always reaching for more, Glenn embarked on a five year journey that led him to his new signature GTV. This humbucker pickup set is unlike any other EMG in tone and feel. Using ceramic and steel magnets, the GTV maintains high output with a rich smoothness in the mid-range.

With its tight attack, amazing clarity, and even response across the audio spectrum, the EMG GTV provides the knockout punch Glenn Tipton demands. This signature set is available in our classic black caps or EMG’s new red caps. Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest Interview on EMGtv .

24/08/2016ESP LTD GT-600 Glenn Tipton Signature Guitar

The GT-600 Black is a signature guitar that was designed in conjunction with ESP. This electric ESP LTD solid-body is a real Ripper that allows you to conjure up all of my British Steel sounds. Based on the popular Viper model, it features a black lacquered body, a cool brushed chrome pick guard with two red EMG GTV hum buckers. ESP LTD GT-600 .

24/08/2016Glenn Tipton / EMG 81 / 85

Glenn Tipton, one of the guitarists for British heavy metal band Judas Priest, is known for his complex, sometimes classically influenced solos and his double lead guitar trades with fellow Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing. Glenn's solos tend to incorporate a melodic, legato sound, making use of techniques like sweep-picking, dive bombs, classical scales, and arpeggios, and often focus on both accuracy, speed and aggression. Though he didn't start playing guitar until he was 21, he had been playing piano from a very young age, and was obviously musically inclined. Glenn uses the classic EMG 81/85 combo in his Hamer Phantom GT model guitar. Glenn Tipton / EMG .

25/03/2010Live DVD of British Steel For 30th Anniversary

Live DVD release of British Steel performance to Mark 30th anniversary, 2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the British Steel album and the release of the live DVD recorded on the 2009 world tour when Priest played the complete album on stage from start to finish. This was the first time the band has ever played every track from an album in concert. "It marks a very significant point in time for the band" says Glenn "and so we thought a great way to celebrate it would be to perform it live. It's our way of saying thank you to our loyal fans around the world who have supported us through all these years"

22/03/2010Judas priest pick up Grammy

After being nominated 5 times the band finally got a Grammy for the best live performance of a song. The track was "Dissident aggressor" and was performed on the 2009 section of their 18-month World tour. "We are all very proud of the award" says Glenn "after so many years and nominations it's nice to finally win one, but we were disappointed last year having 3 nominations and no Grammy for the concept album Nostradamus. In many ways it would have been more appropriate as it contained classical and operatic elements and was some of our most ambitious if not finest work. Dissident Aggressor is a great track, however and after 5 nominations it's fantastic to have won our category"

16/02/2010Video Lead Breaks

Watch for new video clips Glenn will be adding from time to time featuring some of his guitars and lead breaks including tracks from both Priest and his solo albums. These will be on Lead breaks (video) page.

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