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[Starbreaker287] Friday, September 12, 2008 5:22:18 PM 
Great review Priestess..!  I took a lot of pictures too, had my digital cam with me.  Took some great shots and I put them up on my MySpace..  Are you guys 'friends' of Judas Priest on MySpace?
[~ MG_Metalgoddess~] Sunday, September 07, 2008 11:50:00 AM 
I believe Healer is correct, when I mett Ian back stage we discussed the Nostradamus tour..LOL... and they will be back next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...  I was so excited to hear that!!!!!!!!!!!!!... Ian is such a wonderful spirited man. He has a great personality...  I talked to him about everything.. from touring to our ear infection.. LOL  ( long story)..
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[guidogodoy] Sunday, September 07, 2008 11:13:12 AM 
I have heard a couple of interviews where they openly said that a second leg of the tour is in the works. Just not the whole Metal Masters as, if I recall. Something about conflicting schedules.

Let's hope. I enjoyed them all but, like most, could have done without an opening band for a longer Priest set.
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[Healer] Sunday, September 07, 2008 10:45:58 AM 
I believe so.  During the meet and Greet Ian had said they would be back in the spring and I think in one of Rob's video's you can hear Ian telling another fan that they would be back in the spring.
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[\m/ Metal Maniac \m/] Sunday, September 07, 2008 9:51:08 AM 
Well guys if you look at the latest news, an update is offered as saying that "the FIRST leg of the US tour is complete!" Does this imply there will be a second leg in late November/December? That would be fuckin cool!
[K2M] Wednesday, September 03, 2008 12:18:21 PM 


[judaspriestess] Wednesday, September 03, 2008 11:57:48 AM 
we wished you were there sweetheart, we took some pics with a sign for those that werent with us physically, but you were with us in spirit.    and thank you. i can't wait to read the others review.  the setlist was the same, but with the addition of "sinner" and "messenger of death".  but oh god they looked amazing!!!!  they all looked healthy and happy, an amazing feat considering how long they've been going at it this time around. 


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[Vaillant 3.0] Wednesday, September 03, 2008 11:32:08 AM 

Great review, judaspriestess!!!

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[judaspriestess] Wednesday, September 03, 2008 11:26:19 AM 

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEee  HEEEEEEEEE...AHAHAHAAA!!!! vegas so KICKED ASS!!!! JEANINE!!!!  I HEAR YOUR VOICE IN MY HEAD!!!    as Jeanine said, the guys were freeking fantastic.  Another new thing was Rob had a very uhm..."Spinal Tap Moment" similar to say, "Stone Henge" LOL.  he was pushed out on a "Metal Throne"  i had to laugh, but it was so damn fun, and it was ROB! so it was perfect.  ok, so when KK did the solo for sinner?  picture him, the classic 80's KK, that classing footage of him from Judas Priest Live, and you have the idea, only multiply that times 10.   that was me...i was on fire, he was on fire, he melted me.  i know my mouth was hanging open, because i remembered to close it at one point.  and all of us ladies were on the rail btw, so we had THEE best view ever of the guys.  when KK did that solo, he was right in front of me.  i've got it all on video, but have to figure out how the f to get it off my phone!!!! it wont let me email it to myself, so im getting a bit perturbed.  and by all, i mean the solo. LOL. not the whole show.  the guys were in a great mood, Rob was vocally, so fucking good.  he hit notes that i've not heard him hit since the 80's and 90's!!!!  there were times when he reminded me of the fuel for life show.  oh dear god, and when they did rock hard ride free, and eat me alive?  i was a gonner.  oh god.  it was so good.  they were so good.  

LOL, the night before when we all met at the Loose Caboose, ( i still say its a fitting name!) Freezies princess had purchased sharpies and poster board for us.  (thank you again sweetheart!!!) so we all set about making our signs for the show after we had eaten.  we were all there.  we get to the venue, and nope.  gotta hand over the signs!!!   so now what?  well, we get in there and Doll has the paper tickets printed, so we used the silver sharpied and the backs of the tickets to make a couple signs anyway. bwahahahaaa!!!  well, she made one that said "Sinner" with an arrow pointing down, so when you hold it over your head, you says your a sinner.  well, we held it up, and Glenn read it, and nodded his head, pointed and basically said.."yep, we're gonna play that tonight:"  AHAHAHAAA!!!  IT WAS AWESOME. though, we weren't requesting it!  anyway, it was amazing.  freeze can attest to the fact that we were all on the jumbo screen numerous times.  they kept showing my shirt i'd made apparently.  my eyes were locked on the blue eyed one, so i didnt notice.  though at one point, i did stretch it out when the camera guy was in my face to show it off.  KK read my first sign, laughed and i think pointed.  (doll? clarification?) he read the second one and said "Thank you!", smiled at some "cleavage" i was showing though i didnt see that, i looked away, but Doll says he did.  then he reached out and took my hand at the end of the show, after he came to the front of the stage to read my shirt.  he liked it.   

i am hoarse, i have whiplash, and my heart is heavy.  not like the metal either. LOL.  i miss the girls, so much.  we had a glorious time.  LOL, after the show was over, picture this....a bunch of 40 50 something metal heads pooring out of a venue, INSIDE the casino full of NON metal heads, screaming, HOLLERING, CHANTING, "PRIEST PRIEST PRIEST".  it was so freeking crazy!!!  all through out the casino, the hotel, you could hear us, hear the call of the Priest.  god damn, it did my soul good.  


[mgdman] Wednesday, September 03, 2008 1:23:48 AM 
those two songs must have been awesome to hear !! Lucky you to get  a Priest only gig!!  Long live the Metal Gods!!  
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[guidogodoy] Tuesday, September 02, 2008 10:17:13 PM 
DAMN! Sinner?! I knew I should have gone to Vegas!

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time. I am sure that we'll enjoy reading all y'all's posts about it in the days to come.
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[Vaillant 3.0] Tuesday, September 02, 2008 10:14:48 PM 
Good to hear you guys and gals had a great time!!!
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[Jeanine] Tuesday, September 02, 2008 10:10:59 PM 
Vegas was fantastic.  We had an evening of Judas Priest ONLY!!!  It was beautiful.  They did play SINNER and DEATH (they omitted these songs from the setlist in Chicago).  Great show, the guys were full of energy and sounded spot on. 
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[j-rock] Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:20:16 AM 
I was also at the Shoreline Ampitheater gig.  I missed Testament because I was still stuck at the ultra-slow moving merchandise stand getting my Priest shirts.  Ah well, I'm not really into them, anyways.  I also am not a fan of Motorhead, but i was entertained by them--or more accurately, by Mickey Dee their drummer!  He is just so full of energy, and hella good!  

Heaven and Hell lived up to & surpassed my expectations.  I had never gotten around to seeing them, Black Sabbath or Dio before, so this was really a special treat for me.  Damn, they were awesome!  I hope they keep this up & keep touring, as I'd love to see them again.  

Of course, Priest are ALWAYS a joy to see.  Interesting set list (it was the same as what has been posted earlier in "setlist central".  It was nice to hear what I considered the more "obscure" stuff done up live, like "Rock Hard Ride Free"!  I am sooo glad they kept "Painkiller" in their set!  What worried me a bit was Rob--anyone who saw this show, did you get the impression that after doing the more difficult vocal parts of that song, Rob seemed to be exhausted?  I recall him kinda slumpin' over, trying to catch his breath & energy.   KK, Glenn, Ian and Scott are fabulous, as usual!  My eyes were glued to them for the most part.

Now, bring on Nostradamus in full, please!! 
[mgdman] Tuesday, September 02, 2008 12:57:37 AM 
Well I just returned from the show! Before I start my review, did everyone know that this show ( Shoreline Ampitheatre) was the last on the Metal Masters Tour? Well it was so I'm wondering who was on the bill with them in Vegas Monday??!!  Testament, Motorhead and H&H said this was the last show for them.  Just Curious...
Here's the dope on this show...
Testament--  Good set but too loud. Sound was a little distorted but for them that was probably the way it was supposed to be.
Motorhead--  Great set. "We play Rock-N-Fuckin Roll" said Lemmy!! And they did just that. First time seeing them and I'd go again, strong songs kept the crowd going and a great drum solo. He killed on it, smoked Vinnie Appice.
Heaven and Hell-- These guys flat out know how to put on a show! Aside from Vinnie, the theatrics were sepectacular! Ioomi is a genius and Butler is amazing with what he does on that bass! Dio is one of the ultimate front men, he went out into the crowd three times during the show,s
while singing the song!!  I was very surprised by this performance.
Now for the METAL GODS!!
ABSOLUTELY FUCKING AMAZING!  From the opening Dawn of Creation into Prophecy thru the set it was intense, smooth, engaging, fun and the best show ever!  Rob looked like he was having more fun than the last tour, talking and saying hello to the lucky front row peeps. Glenn was stellar on all his parts, clean and right on time. KK was a man possed!! He shredded all night long on every song. Eat Me Alive was stunning!! Devil's Child another killer! The sing alongs, the head bangin' and of course the screams were all perfect! The addition of Green Manilishi as an encore was classic! Overall the BEST Priest show I've seen!!  Can't wait for the next tour!
[Vaillant 3.0] Sunday, August 31, 2008 11:37:59 AM 

Oh, yeah!! Almost forgot:

I think there were quite alot of fans that were planning to get onstage last night. There was this one guy who tried to tackle Dio during one song (I don't remember which one), and this one heavy set guy who got onstage during Judas Priest's set. He just stood there taking in the view and our cheers. I was pretty impressed as to how the big guy got onstage without security knowing. Overall it was pretty wild, just the way I like my shows.   

[mgdman] Friday, August 29, 2008 8:07:07 PM 
 Two Days til the show !!  I can't wait !!   
[Painkiller87] Friday, August 29, 2008 2:34:50 PM 

Alright its time to give out my review of the concert!

Testament 8/10
They were too loud even for my ears at times. The set was good but the sound was too overwhelming most of the time. My roomates and a lot of other people had to hold their ears most of the time. If the sound was turned down a couple of notches it would be better. Then again we were 8 rows from the front on the left side in the direct line of 12 hanging vertical speakers.

Motorhead 9.5/10
Now they have a reason to be loud: "We are Motorhead! We play Rock 'n Roll!" They had a great set with songs like "Metropolis", "Rock Out", "Going to Brazil" and finishing off with "Ace of Spades" and "Overkill". Mikkey Dee did an awesome drum solo and the band was great overall. By this time my roomates got earplugs to help them with the really loud parts. 

Heaven and Hell 10/10
They are still doing great and were as good if not better than when they were here in Tucson last October. They played songs I wanted to hear like "Die Young", "Falling Off the Edge of the World" and "I". Everyone was great: Tony Iommi was still freaking awesome, Geezer Butler made a great impression with the effects, Vinnie Appice was great with a good drum solo and Dio was great as always running around the stage to the fans and showing great poise and talent.

Judas Priest 15/10
I now know what it is like seeing Priest live: IT IS F***ING AWESOME!!! They did the setlist a lot of people on the forums said but without "Death" :( . But it was still incredible and everyone got to hear their favorite songs or songs they just want to hear. I really liked it when they did "Rock Hard, Ride Free". Funny story happened here too: a storm was approaching during the Heaven and Hell set and was on top of us when Priest started. When Priest did "Devil's Child" the wind and rain picked up to the point where everyone under the cover was hit by rain. But when the song ended the storm passed. Halford commented after the storm "I guess that's what happens when you believe in the Devil's Child." LOL

Overall an amazing performance. LONG LIVE THE PRIEST!!!!!!

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[judasfreak666] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 4:18:05 PM 
 i have a video of PRIEST doing DEVIL CHILD ITS AWSOME...... I SHOT  IT IN NEW JERSEY. i have seen every show since BRITSH STEEL and  PRIEST are still the best dam live show to roam this earth..HEAVEN AND HELL  sucked.. i would have rather seen OZZY S sabbath...
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[Skybreaker] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 12:41:37 PM 
Dave Holland sounds good on Point Of Entry, British Steel and SFV, but thats about it. I never liked his live playing. Les Binks is the best priest drummer.
[.] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 12:00:24 PM 

It was the fashion statement of the time to wear leather ties.

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[Starbreaker287] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 11:20:29 AM 
I always hated that picture of Dave Holland on the back of British Steel, he looks bored out of his mind and looks like he needs a vagina transplant.  I also always hated that damn picture of him wearing that stupid skinny black tie with his leather coat.  Freaking stupid man.
[Starbreaker287] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 10:33:56 AM 
Dave Holland wasn't a terrible drummer, he had his moments on Priest Live! like Head Are Gonna Roll, Desert Plains, and Ram it Down.  But Scott Travis is much more accomplished.  Holland barely hit his drums, I didn't like looking at him.  I was so relieved when Scott Travis joined.  I mean, c'mon, listen to the drums on Rapid Fire on Live '98...   It got so bad for Priest that they had to use electronic drums on Blood Red Skies and Hard as Iron.  A low point for the band, not to mention Love You to Death, Love Zone and Monster of Rock.  Possibly the three worst Priest songs ever.  Scott Travis is awesome, he freaking blew away Vinny Appice and his pathetic 1984 drumset with about 20 drums.  Travis and 7pc kit kicked his ass.  It was a real treat to see Priest and Queensryche together because Scott Rockenfield is also a great drummer and to see them on the same bill was awesome.  Dave Holland should have been replaced after Screaming for Vengeance.  Travis has a lot of respect for Les Binks drum parts and doesn't change them much, but he tears up Dave Hollands drum parts.

Les Binks was badass, the drums on Exciter were way ahead of their time.  I also love the drums on White Heat Red Hot, Delivering the Goods and the drums on Burnin Up are crazy, esp the beat underneath the guitar solos on that song.
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[guitardude] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 10:20:14 AM 
 I have heard the same thing about the extra drummer,but from a later album. Probably not true live,but studio,who knows??
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[guitardude] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 10:18:16 AM 
 I agree with you on Hollands drumming,as well as Binks. But Travis brought  a new dimension to Priest (not that they needed it ) But I prefer the heavier sound of Travis ,they just sound better to me with him,tighter and more aggressive. Travis is a powerful player, easily recognized with his style(and I`m a guitarist). If my chops were as good as they were just 10 years ago,I would kill for the chance to play along with Travis!! Hell ,I would grab a bass ,just to get that groove going!! I was lucky enough to be able to see Holland,but never Binks. I`m not saying that Preist wouldn`t be where they are today,but I just dig what Scott does better.
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[Healer] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 7:14:08 AM 
Nothing against Dave's drumming, he was ok but I always felt he lacked something and didn't quite fit in with the rest of Priest. Plus there was just something about him that always bugged me, of course now I know why. Scott brings a much heavier sound that fits with Priest so much better. I love hearing Scott play the old songs.  I've been seeing Priest in concert since 1981 and I much prefer the drumming now to back then. Not sure if this is true or not but I had heard that during Defenders tour, there was an extra drummer under the stage to play the parts Dave couldn't do. Scott has no problem with those.
[Screamin' Demon] Wednesday, August 27, 2008 2:42:57 AM 
I didn't find it that way. I found he gets much more into the songs and is very flashy. He puts more elbow grease into it. Besides...I like Priest songs when they sound hard and heavy
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[Maple Syrup] Tuesday, August 26, 2008 9:45:15 PM 

Travis demonstrates how all the drums on songs written before he joined the band should be played? Are you kidding? 

Both Holland and Les Binks were far more more detailed rythmically than Scott Travis. If you listen to Travis play the older material, it's like he (Travis)  is running through it without any emotion like he has somewhere to go. Sort of a dry run in his approach and playing. Holland had that excellent bass drum thump and rhythm that Travis does not. Listen to the drum parts on old Priest like Victim of Changes/Ripper/Green Manalishi etc... w/ Scott, then with Holland on any tour. There is Big difference IMO in favor of Holland. Nice try but maybe you never saw Priest with Holland so as a newbie your loss. He was the thunder of Priest. Yes, he is a predator and behind bars, but his drumming for JP was easily better. Hey but dont get angry / just IMO.

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[Screamin' Demon] Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:47:06 PM 
One really special thing I enjoyed about seeing Priest asides from their awesome energy, is seeing some cool older tracks with Scott Travis drumming them, especially Devil's Child...that was just amazing. He demonstrates how all the drums on songs written before he joined the band should really be played.
[Starbreaker287] Monday, August 25, 2008 2:09:45 PM 

Unfortunately, I missed Testament and Motorhead.  Heaven and Hell were good, but after all these years, Vinny Appice still gets on my nerves and I wish they had a better drummer.  It looked to me that he was getting on Geezers nerves too, he is very distracting.  He is no Scott Travis that is for sure.  Heaven and Hell would be better off with a drummer that has a more linear style that doesn’t overplay like Appice.  Iommi was great, Dio still has his voice.  Sign of the Southern Cross was long and boring then there was a drum solo.


With all the great songs Dio and Black Sabbath have, why a drum solo?  I’d rather have heard another song.


Priest was tight, had terrific sound, they were having fun on stage.  You can tell they love Texas.  I love when they all go up and down together and are in a synch of sonic fury.  Judas Priest heavy metal sounds so heavy at these volumes.  When I’m a Priest concert, I always think to myself that there is no band heavier than they are, esp live.  There is nobody heavier than Priest in concert.  Their music makes me enter a state of euphoria, better than any drug.  I start jumping up and down and people don’t like to stand near me.   I love the way (good) hard rock and heavy metal sound live.  Even a song like Angel sounds so heavy, man I love that song.  Don’t understand why it was never a single.  A very, very professional heavy metal sound, it was LOUD, but clear.  Weather was good, esp for an August night in Texas.  The band opened with Prophecy then slammed thru Metal Gods and Eat me Alive.  Great drum sound, Rob was on top his game.  The band played at my favorite outdoor amphitheater here called Starplex ( now) a terrific place for hard rock/metal shows.  Guessing, I would say there were between 10,000 to 11,000 people there.  Last yr they brought back I’m a Rocker and Hot Rockin’ which I have always liked, this year they brought back Dissident Aggressor, Eat me Alive, Hammer and Anvil, Hell Patrol and Rock Hard. 


I’m proud to say it was my 13th time to see Judas Priest, and this was one of their best. 


Dallas setlist, not necessarily in this order:



Metal Gods

Eat me Alive

Breaking the Law

Between a Hammer and the Anvil

Dissident Aggressor

Rock Hard Ride Free

Hell Patrol

Electric Eye


Hell Bent for Leather

Green Manallishi

You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’


They may have played The Ripper and Livin After Midnight.  I was pretty drunk.  Two thumbs up for our leather clad heroes last Friday night.  
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[.] Monday, August 25, 2008 1:22:55 PM 
Thanks, guitardude.
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[judas_priest_bootlegs] Monday, August 25, 2008 11:48:35 AM 
One ticket for the San Bernadino, Calif show on Aug 30th. Orchestra 2, dead center, row W, seat 30. Excellent location. Can't go because my truck was wrecked in a freak accident and have not been able to find a good deal on a new truck, and with none of my friends being metalheads like they SHOULD BE, looks like I'm SOL on finding a ride down to the show. So, I'm putting it up for sale. Buyer needs to pick it up in person, I don't trust the USPS these days. Email me for price - yes it's reasonable, less than what I paid for it.
[Jeanine] Sunday, August 24, 2008 11:20:02 PM 
Awesome Guitardude!  I heard about that little boy Zack on the Q.  Glad you had a fantastic time.
[guitardude] Saturday, August 23, 2008 10:15:27 PM 
Cut me some slack man,my brain was still in sensory overload!!
Testament was great,but short. Motorhead was surprisingly good,Lemmy with his dry sense of humor kept things interesting. Heaven & Hell was amazing,Dio was on his game and Iommi was on fire. His guitar tone cut through everything,and damn they were loud.
Priest...well wha could I say that hasn`t been said allready. Great set,awesom e mix of old and new tunes.Rock Hard Ride Free really went off well,as did Devil`s Child. All the band looked as if they were having fun. Since I was so close to Glenn,I have to say that his smile really showed what a good time they have doing this and when Glenn noticed the little kids that was there he went out of his way to pay them some attention. And based on my experience from the met and greet,thses guys are really a class act .
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[Scott Gavin] Saturday, August 23, 2008 5:22:01 PM 
After the Auckland , New Zealand show was cancelled I decided my wife and I were literally going to go for broke [ or is that go broke!] and fly to Sydney to see Priest. I used our ticket refunds to get the tickets, much the same dollar value. Had to save up for a few weeks to afford the airfare/hotel package, in that time the package went up in value by $700.00! Obviously this is because the further out you book the cheaper it is, and we're now left catching a 7:00am flight which means we have to get up at like 3:30am. To top it all off, I just checked the ticketek website to see if any of the Australian gigs were sold out [ or cancelled], to find that all tickets for the Sydney show are now AUS$60.00! Nice, thats less than half price, in fact I could have bought both my wife and I's tickets for $29.00 less than the price of one! None of this is Priest or their managements fault, merely the economics of trying to fill venues that are too large for the band, big enough for the stage, but vastly over-ambitious in terms of ticket sales. I'm sure this is why the Auckland gig was cancelled early on as they had probably only sold say 1500 tickets and needed say 4000/5000 to break even by a certain date out from the gig.. I'm not really complaining, you can't put a dollar value on this experience, but to have lost nearly a grand on the deal so far, they better not cancel the gig, as usual all my arrangements bar the actual tickets, are non-refundable. That said, we're still going to be staying at the Langham hotel in Auckland on the 7th, the night Priest were supposed to play Auckland. All digits still crossed for Sydney. 19 sleeps to go!
[.] Saturday, August 23, 2008 4:39:45 PM 

Awesome review, guitardude

[guitardude] Saturday, August 23, 2008 8:23:44 AM 
At this moment,about the Priest et in Dallas,all I can sya right now is OMFG!!!!!!Now I must retire to re-coop from that 2nd row experience!!!!!!
[Jeanine] Friday, August 22, 2008 9:49:36 PM 
Check out the Sinful Thread.......
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[.] Friday, August 22, 2008 6:38:32 PM 
Not much going on in the way of reviews here, is there?
[Starbreaker287] Friday, August 22, 2008 5:19:56 PM 
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[\m/ Metal Maniac \m/] Wednesday, August 20, 2008 10:26:19 PM 
Yeah... totally hot lol. But yes it was really good throughout (I missed Testament, oh well I already saw them like two weeks ago). Rob was hitting notes I thought he lost a long time ago. The energy was nuts. I loved it. They better do a second leg; I noticed they got the month of October open in their touring schedule so maybe they can do another round and come to Milwaukee.
At the end when Glenn was throwing out his guitar pics I ran up to see if I could get one... no luck but I was less than five feet away from him lol! It's a shame I never got the chance to meet them again. The security there were douchebags, at least last time in 05 they were a little more lax since we were on the sidewalk. Did you ever get the chance to see them in person this time around?
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[Jeanine] Wednesday, August 20, 2008 8:16:56 PM 
Metal Maniac, it was an excellent show wasn't it?  I have to say the energy rippled through the air.  It was a fantastic show.  Heaven and Hell were awesome, I loved Tony Iommi's guitar solo.  Dio is amazing.  Motorhead is awesome!!  I have never really followed them though I do know a few songs, they tore things up.  Want to hear irony?  I was standing in line getting a Testament t-shirt for a friend so I missed all of Testament.  Yes, it took that long to get the shirt.  I did at least hear them.  Great show over all......and I just have to add that Glenn is pretty frickin' hot. 
[\m/ Metal Maniac \m/] Wednesday, August 20, 2008 10:14:56 AM 
Just saw them in Chicago last night. FUCKING AMAZING. Rob sounded a lot better than I thought he would. There was a lot of energy. Not enough songs from Nostradamus though. They're certainly back to being one of my top favorite bands. I had a blast. I didn't get to meet them this time though...

More later, I gotta get to work lol!
[guidogodoy] Wednesday, August 20, 2008 12:31:21 AM 
Packing for Dallas. Thanks for the + comment! Yeeeeehaaaaaa!!!!!
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[Daryl Siano] Wednesday, August 20, 2008 12:29:01 AM 
just got home from show in chicago...f---ing awesome! lots of energy.  I've been to about 10 or 11 shows since they've reunited and havent been dissapointed yet! halfords screams were amazing. i keep hearing he's losing it but i cant tell. cheers all and long live the metal gods.                      -Daryl
[Healer] Tuesday, August 19, 2008 7:43:12 PM 

I second that!

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[oneshotatglory] Tuesday, August 19, 2008 6:30:21 AM 

I was at the Priest show in Pittsburgh on Saturday night.  Fifth row, dead center stage.  The show was AMAZING!  I have seen Priest eight times over the years and am just amazed by their ability to continue to put on amazing shows year after year.  The band were at the top of their game and really seemed to be enjoying themselves.  Rob was smiling a lot and joking with the other band members, which was neat to see.  When I saw them on the Retribution tour Rob was more subduied, but Saturday night reminded me of the Rob from the 80's.  At the end of the show everyone left the stage and Rob was walking off when he turned around and came back out and lead the crowd in another cheer.  Really cool.

Glen and KK were as sharp as ever.  Glen really made an effort (as he always does) to interact with the crowd.  Both were headbanging like it was still 1984 throughout the show.

For me the highlights were Devil's Child, Dissident Aggressor, Between the Hammer and the Anvil, and Rock Hard Ride Free.  The whole show was full of energy and even with the short set list they left everyone exhausted. 

As for the other bands:  I am not a big thrash guy so Testament did nothing for me.  Motorhead actually put on a really good show and I would have loved a few more songs from them.  Heaven and Hell put on a good show and were fun to watch, but frankly Priest just blew them away.

I read a lot of the posts on this board criticizing the band for the short set lists or not playing this song or that and it frustrates me.  When I first saw Judas Priest in 1984 I would have NEVER imagined I would be going to see them in 2008 and that they would still be able to put on a show like I saw on Saturday night.  As opposed to criticizing them we should be celebrating the fact that these guys in their late 50's and in Glen's case, early 60's can still put on a show full of energy and quality that bands half their age only dream of.  One hour of Priest live is worth five hours of any other band on the planet.  If you don't have tickets for the tour, get them.  Long live PRIEST, the greatest metal band on the earth!  And may you continue "blasting the cannons of truth through each man on this earth!"

[dambanker] Friday, August 15, 2008 6:29:19 PM 

Yes we made it home just fine...but it was hard to leave there.  What a great day!!  The pre-show party was great, met lots of great people there from all over...and not just Preist fans, lots of Motorhead and Black Sabbath...oops I mean, Heaven and Hell.  All the bands were great!!  Diffenately the best gig this year.

It was great meeting you and hangin out for the day.  Cheers to everyone I met there...sorry can't remember too many names.

[Marktheshark] Friday, August 15, 2008 9:20:17 AM 
Good review Soylentgreen4U. And no, you didn't yak my ear off.I still think your 2 golds should have been worth one platinum. Oh well, maybe next time. Thanks again for hangin' out.
[Soylentgreen4u] Thursday, August 14, 2008 8:07:35 PM 





[.] Thursday, August 14, 2008 11:36:43 AM 
Good review. Thank you, Marktheshark.
Nice of Glen to share his germs with you all. 
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Marktheshark from Thursday, August 14, 2008 10:34:24 AM)
[Marktheshark] Thursday, August 14, 2008 10:34:24 AM 
The Toronto show was awesome! Could have been a little longer, but I guess this was the shorter 90 min. set they are playing at The Metal Masters Tour. The crowd was great and the band was in great spirits the whole show. From the second row, you could tell Glen had a bit of a cold as he kept wiping his nose a few times and it was a bit red. That didn't stop him from really getting into the show though. In fact, I don't think I've ever seen Glen so animated and into it. Rob was great and his singing was spot on, even though he does sing some songs in a lower register than the albums (Dissident Aggressor being one). Highlights were many-Devils Child, Rock Hard, Ride Free (including crowd sing-a-long), Hell Patrol, and of course the classics-HBFL and GMWTTPC.  Only one song (Prophecy) off Nostradamus (2 if you count the intro Dawn of Creation) which kind of surprised me. I thought they were playing Death on this tour but I guess not. Overall, this was a great Priest show-great crowd, great setlist, band was into it. Got to meet the band prior to the show- great bunch of guys. Let's hope they stick around for a couple more tours at least. 

I want to give a shoutout to soylentgreen4U and dambanker and his wife for keeping me company throughout the day. Hope you made it home ok sg4U.   
[Screamin' Demon] Wednesday, August 13, 2008 11:21:05 PM 
Priest kicked ass at the Toronto show. Rob had some interesting outfits, his voice ripped through the whole show, he was very friendly with the crowd, looking at individuals in a really familiar friendly way, kissing the Canadian flag at times. Scott's cymbals were flyin' all over the place and his thundering double bass roared and made the entire arena tremble. KK & Glenn were an explosive duo, particularly Ken oozing out some aggressive shredding solos, and Glenn rocking out hard as usual. Ian Hill really made himself present this time around. The only little problem we had was some asshole of a guy in the crowd booing at all Painkiller and post-Painkiller songs deeming them as not real 'Priest, eventually another guy got angry with him and I hope he bashed the shit out of this asshole. I moved down to the moshpit when security guards weren't looking. Simply to say...the night fucking rocked. See you in Sydney Judas Priest.
[PRIESTMAN] Monday, August 11, 2008 5:31:25 PM 
PNC art center NJ, setlist cut short by 5 songs Because of Holmdels  bullshit noise ordinance.  Less than an hour and a half of Priest? WTF? PNC's security sucked. How could I miss most of 4 songs from the second row center? Answer! a bunch of drunken idiots trying to get to the stage that were trampling everyone in site including Me and my Wife as security is watching this happen and shrugging his shoulders as I'm telling him to do something about it. And then 4 idiots get past security and get on stage during the concert. Nothing against Priest  this was out of their control , But alot against PNC art center, This was the Worst Priest show ever at PNC and I've seen them in concert Here in the past few years and had a Great time. I've seen them elsewhere and had a Great time. I've been a true fan for 32 years and have always enjoyed their concerts. I have to agree the sound was Great . The meet and greet was a cattle call at best. Don't bring a camera, we'll post the picture on our website for you, OK ,went to see my picture with the band and low and behold it's not there, Nor are alot of fans pictures who paid their good hard earned money. Would I ever pay $400.00 for a ticket with a meet and greet again? NO F--king way. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the best, I rate this concert at PNC a -2.

Edited at: Monday, August 11, 2008 5:43:53 PM
[Starbreaker287] Friday, August 08, 2008 11:05:44 AM 
Where the FUCK is everyone?  I haven't seen hardly any news about the tour anyf--ingwhere...
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