|[Head banger] Friday, October 09, 2009 4:57:01 PM|| |
|Pan I was also at that show, and it was awesome. Asuming your local to calgary always great to see another fan here.|
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by pan from Friday, October 09, 2009 3:40:09 PM)
|[pan] Friday, October 09, 2009 3:40:09 PM|| |
|Went to Monsters of Rock in Calgary AB 2008. Priest came on just before Ozzy. Man what a show. After Priest got started i didnt want them to stop. I couldnt believe that after all of these years Rob can still belt out the verbs with such intensity. I also thought that they put on a better show than Ozzy. Ozzy was great... but JP was just a little better. My wife agrees as well.|
|[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Wednesday, October 07, 2009 7:20:40 PM|| |
|Welcome Pan! I believe it is because after Priest left Gull records, Gull kept the rights to Rocka Rolla and Sad Wings. Gull then tried to make more money off Priest by repackaging those 2 albums in different ways, Hero Hero being one of those releases. I've heard Glenn complain about it many times in interviews that the kids were getting ripped off, thinking they were getting something new. I don't believe it was an album that Priest ever OK'd.|
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by pan from Wednesday, October 07, 2009 7:11:41 PM)
|[pan] Wednesday, October 07, 2009 7:11:41 PM|| |
|It took me years to replace my old Hero Hero record, i couldnt find it any where. when i went to JPs site it was not on their release list. Why?|
|[peter70] Wednesday, October 07, 2009 6:07:29 PM|| |
|What's up Judas Priest!|
It's a pleasure to have signed up and be a part of Priest nation. Just want to say thanks for being a big part of my summer. I had the pleasure to see you and Whitesnake live in Mansfield, Mass in the front row on the right side of the stage. Both Rob and DC both gave me high fives, and it was lots of fun. I also was able to see the last night of the tour in Gilford, Nh and again Priest was awesome. I wish Whitesnake/DC would had been ok to complete an awesome tour. Thanks again Rob/Judas Priest for an awesome concert and see you guys again on the road!
|[Vaillant 3.0] Tuesday, October 06, 2009 6:20:49 PM|| |
|[pan] Tuesday, October 06, 2009 6:15:34 PM|| |
|Still trying to find out if there is any truth to JPs acoustic (unplugged) album release in 2010.|
|[pan] Tuesday, October 06, 2009 1:06:23 AM|| |
|Heard a rumor about JP releasing an acoustic album in 2010. FACT or FICTION? I dont need to hear it to know that i want it! |
|[Bev] Wednesday, September 30, 2009 8:17:09 AM|| |
|This is so sad ... |
Others knew him far better. From what I saw, he knew the craft and did it well! He had to have had an amazing ear and sense of surroundings. To know he was in touch and in tune with the Universe explains a lot! My deepest sympathies and peaceful thoughts extend to his family and friends May comfort return to their lives soon
Thanks for sharing this here Mical
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Deep Freeze from Wednesday, September 30, 2009 8:10:30 AM)
|[Deep Freeze] Wednesday, September 30, 2009 8:10:30 AM|| |
|[Bev] Wednesday, September 30, 2009 8:09:39 AM|| |
|Mical ... Are you talking about Gungi, once ran sound for 'Priest?!|
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by mical from Wednesday, September 30, 2009 8:06:05 AM)
|[mical] Wednesday, September 30, 2009 8:06:05 AM|| |
|Message to Band.
Sorry but sad news;
Monday, September 28th, 2009
We at FRIENDSOFGUNGI.com are sad to announce that Gordon "Gungi" Paterson passed away today after a 3 year battle with cancer. With degrees of sadness, with a smile that comes automatically to our faces whenever we think of him, and with relief that his long suffering has finally ended, we want to thank everyone that has come to this site, that has passed on their well wishes and good vibes and that has contributed so greatly to his battle and to the future of his surviving family.
The feelings that have been expressed through the guestbook pages, the emails & phone calls, the postings online at various sites all made such a huge difference to gungi during his fight - it gave him strength through encouragement and kept him going as long as he could - and he definitely takes all of those thoughts and feelings with him..
Gungi and his family always dedicated themselves to the holistic and spiritual world - he was in touch and tune with the earth, the sky - the universe as a whole. According to Gungi's wishes there will be no singular memorial with family and friends in seattle - as he and Bridget felt that they went through all of this over the past couple of months - the whole summer has been a wake / rememberance where Gungi was able to take phone calls, emails, postings, etc.. and we were all able to celebrate his life with him.
Instead of a singular memorial, gungi will be cremated and his ashes will be spread over St. Andrews in Scotland - his wishes were to be back in his beloved Scotland where his family is from.
We will take some time and will figure out a good place and time where as to have a fitting tribute / memorial to the man that we all love and respect. We will post it and distribute it as soon as we can.
As we did all through this process we continue to encourage people to write into the site, to post their feelings in the guest book - most of all to please make contributions to the paypal account of the FRIENDSOFGUNGI.com website because the family is in need now more than ever; we will also continue to process the sale of pieces of equipment and memorabilia that Gungi wanted to sell to raise funds for the family, etc..
Thank you again for everything that everyone has done - we are all thinking about him today and we all should keep thinking about him and what he meant to all of us.
|[hellrider 31038] Sunday, September 27, 2009 12:26:54 PM|| |
|lol.yeah my PRIEST and HALFORD METAL GOD shirts are over flowing man i am drowning in shirts.lol|
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Sunday, September 27, 2009 12:23:10 AM)
|[guidogodoy] Sunday, September 27, 2009 12:23:10 AM|| |
|So I am not the only one with a dresser full of Priest (etc) shirts? Good to know! Official concert t-s stay in one drawer, those knockoffs that I bought after a show, online stay in another. Had my chair eaten one of my REAL concert ts...weeeeeellllllll......I might not be sitting in said chair as I type to you now.|
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by hellrider 31038 from Saturday, September 26, 2009 11:18:16 PM)
|[hellrider 31038] Saturday, September 26, 2009 11:18:16 PM|| |
|awesome man.yeah love to see it.you must be seriously running out of drour (how ever you spell it lol) space like myself .lol.HELL YEAH|
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Saturday, September 26, 2009 8:30:16 PM)
|[guidogodoy] Saturday, September 26, 2009 8:30:16 PM|| |
|Appreciate it, bro. Just bought another today, though. I'll post when it arrives. |
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by hellrider 31038 from Saturday, September 26, 2009 8:11:08 PM)
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|[Becks] Saturday, September 26, 2009 4:41:38 PM|| |
|[guidogodoy] Saturday, September 26, 2009 3:28:43 PM|| |
|Now THAT is what I would call a cool intro to the group here! Welcome, TJ! GREAT story. (running into the Metal God...heh). |
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by tjlambert from Saturday, September 26, 2009 1:36:41 PM)
|[tjlambert] Saturday, September 26, 2009 1:36:41 PM|| |
|Hello all.... New here, just wanted to share some JP memories with you all;|
Ok, just a JP memory for you all….. It’s the eighties, and I’m with the US Army in Berlin, Germany. Just as I’m heading out to “The Field” for three weeks, I get word that Priest will be in Southern Germany when I get back.
That was the longest three weeks in my life!!
I hooked up with an Army buddy, Dirk, and we rent a VW Golf to drive down the night before. Dumb-asses that we were, we didn’t have enough money for tickets, tee shirts, AND a room for the night, so we just tried to sleep in the car. Damn, it was freaking cold that night!!!!
We got woke up by a cop telling us we couldn’t sleep there together like that!! To which I responded “Like what?!” He just laughed, and said “Never mind”.
We get to the show, and I’m drinking like a fool, (OMG I just Love German beer) waaaaaaaayyyy too much, it turns out;
We hatch a plan to get back stage by pinning our ID cards to our jackets and just walking confidently past security.
It worked, but we were so damn drunk we ended up going right out the back stage door, which promptly locked behind us…. Shit!! Now what do we do?
We found a trailer, or out-building (I was too drunk to remember), and walk right up the stairs. I’m looking down so as to not trip on the stairs, and run smack into this tall guys chest - wham! He grabs my shoulders so I don’t fall back down the stairs, and says “Sorry mate.” And he and some other dudes in long leather coats walk down the steps and into the arena.
Dirk starts yelling “That was Halford you ass hole!! You ran right into him!!”
I don’t get drunk anymore - Seriously.
Anyhow, after some argument with management, they let us back in. But we lost our front row mash-pit spots. I’m not very tall (5’7”) so to see, I jumped up on an electrical switch box that was on the wall. It was sweet, as that put me right in the line of the lights that fanned out to the crowd. So when Rob said “Heres one from the Sad Wings of Destiny album…. You may remember that one.” I just screamed out as loud as I could, as that is one of my all-time, all-genre favorite albums. Rob heard me over the crowd, and saw me in the lights, he pointed at me and said “You remember!!!”
I know I was just one dude in a hundred billion dudes he’s seen over the years in concert, but it lives on with me as a really cool moment. The cherry on what could have been a really bad Priest experience.
Thanks JP & RH