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[Head banger] Saturday, December 11, 2010 1:44:34 PM 
If there are people who dont want to go to a show, so be it.  I will be there, if it comes anywhere near me.  I would love an album, while I was let down with Nost, AOR might be my favorite disk from the mighty priest.  hopefully this tour gets the attendance that priest deserve, cause so far they are getting shafted in that dept.  but, IMO they have never gotten the respect they deserve, probably wont start now.
[Jayman71] Saturday, December 11, 2010 1:35:23 PM 
You are a great fan.   I too am so grateful for the last 7 or 8 years.  I was asleep at the wheel in the 80's and early 90's and didn't go to any shows so I never thought I'd get to see them with Halford in the band so these last tours since '04 have been amazing for me.   I may not have particularly cared for the last album, but they poured their heart and soul into it and you can't please everybody.  They have so much great material that will always be there for us to enjoy forever.  I think people are angry so their gut reaction is to do a little bashing.   I plan on going to at least 5 shows on this last tour.  I also hope to see the Halford band for at least a few more shows in the next couple of years. 
[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Saturday, December 11, 2010 1:10:12 PM 
It really upsets me when I read peoples posts that they aren't going to the farewell tour shows! WTF? You think this is all about $$$? It's NOT! They toured the entire British Steel album , which should have gotten them SOLD OUT shows and it didn't! They poured their hearts and souls into that tour. They announce where the DVD is going to be taped and even that show isn't sold out! We went to 3 shows on that tour and all 3 of them were PHENOMENAL!! But the Cleveland crowd was OK and they were GIVING tickets away in Cincinnati! There were people in the front row with us just standing at their chairs when the rail was a good 6 feet from them. Glenn was working his ass off trying to get these people into the show and he finally just gave up! He saw us over in the middle and started coming to the middle where he was actually appreciated! The only show we went to where the crowd was one that I was proud to be a part of was Detroit. God that place ROCKED that night!

Why should they continue touring when people that are supposedly fans don't even come out to the show? Why should they put out a new album when people don't buy it and crap all over it? They have given us so much and yet people still bitch and complain. I can't even imagine how difficult it must be to put your heart and soul into an album and have people rip it to shreds. Yes, I get it, you didn't like it. But others DID like it.

I for one am THANKFUL and GRATEFUL for absolutely every album and tour. I am thankful for all the wonderful memories that I have of Priest. I will carry all their music with me in my heart forever. I am thankful that Rob rejoined the band and made Priest whole again. They will FOREVER be my favorite band! I will be at every show that I can go to - I hope everyone does the same!

[guitardude] Saturday, December 11, 2010 11:10:12 AM 
No matter why they have made the decisions they have, whether everyone likes the material they put( I love it all BTW), Or even if they are  /or not your favorite band. I think we should support them while we can and show them how much we have enjoyed their career as Metal`s Premier act.
All the f**king negativity on here is enough to drive them away and not even tour, then I guess some would be happy, but personally I think that would suck! 
Edited at: Saturday, December 11, 2010 11:12:22 AM
[Jeanine] Saturday, December 11, 2010 9:22:24 AM 
I am sad that you feel the way you do because obviously you are an early (older) fan as I am. I feel a lot differently though than you do. The guys released "Angel of Retribution" and "Nostradmus", maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but personally I loved these releases. I think Nostradamus is a masterpiece. These two releases remind me of their earlier stuff only better! Unfortunately the US, at least does not appreciate metal the way we used to so the kids aren't buying it up the way we used to. The guys in Priest gave us so many wonderful years of diverse music. We are very lucky to have the chance to still go and see them. It is your choice if you don't want to see them but really I think you may (or may not) regret it. 

I got the chance to see them on their last couple of tours and I must say it was a wonderful experience. They still have it and they always put a smile on my face.
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[Rob Ward] Saturday, December 11, 2010 8:29:36 AM 
They are obviously retiring because they've become senile because the way it works is, you record an album then you go on tour and support it. I'm sick of bands re-releasing old material in a new package and calling it "new."  Then they announce a farewell tour to rob their fans of any final cash they can get.

I'm with those fans that think the last years of Priest have been their worst. I'd go back and say the last good priest album was Painkiller, everything since then is either horribly bad especially the Owens albums or just ok (A.O.R). 

It's probably just as well because I had already made up my mind that if they recorded another death metal album that I wasn't going to buy it or go to the concert, BTW I didn’t buy Nostradamus.  Priest was my favorite band since 1978 when I first heard Green Manalishi, but towards the end of their career it was obvious that the direction they went in left me behind. I don't think it's Halford because I like his solo stuff, so I think it's probably Glenn and K.K. making the decisions in this band. I'm not going to the farewell tour because I've pretty much lost interest in them years ago, but it's sad for me because I'd always hoped that they would come full circle and write more classic stuff and go out that way. But this just proves that Judas Priest left me behind and in the end they were not my favorite band...
[spapad] Friday, December 10, 2010 8:31:29 PM 
Thought about that too G.D.
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[guitardude] Friday, December 10, 2010 7:59:50 PM 
Afetr all they have done, especially since 03, maybe they don`t feel like having this pressure looming on them of having to create , tour, create and so on....
I just hope there are no internal issue`s at work here, we all remember what happened last time!!!
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[Vaillant 3.0] Friday, December 10, 2010 5:36:44 PM 
The thing is, there are alot of musicians out there in the music industry that are much older than most of the band members in Judas Priest. I mean, Ozzy is 62 years old, and Lemmy will turn 65 this year!! Heck, even Dio (RIP) was almost 70 and was still performing. With that in consideration, it seemed as though JP would still go on, but alas, it's not to least touring-wise. They haven't necessarily said that they're going to stop altogether, so I'm hoping that they will at least make a few new albums before calling quits on that as well.
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[Painkiller87] Friday, December 10, 2010 4:13:17 PM 
Yeah, it is a bummer to say the least. At first I felt anger but then realized after some thinking there really is nothing to be angry about entirely. So now I am just sad that they won't be able to tour at all after this. If they come by Arizona again, this will only be the third time seeing them in my short lifetime. (22 years old but have only been a fan since I was 17.)
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[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Friday, December 10, 2010 3:16:19 PM 
Because with the British Steel tour, they seemed more energized than ever. They talked about the next album and what they were going to do. Sure, after another release I figured that would be the end of the road and that's what most of us thought. The surprise and what we didn't see coming was that they wouldn't release a final album and then do a farewell tour with that - like the Scorpions are.
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[Jayman71] Friday, December 10, 2010 2:59:38 PM 
How could nobody see it coming? They're like 60 years old. You guys couldn't have thought they would keep going till they were 70 years old
[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Friday, December 10, 2010 2:33:14 PM 
No. And that is what is so hard about this, because no one saw it coming - not yet anyway. I remember reading not too long ago that they wanted to do an album that was a cross between British Steel and Painkiller. I can't pretend that my heart isn't broken by this news, because it is. But I wish them all the very best, they have earned it. They have given us everything and so much more than I could have ever asked for. I love them and I always will. I'm not angry like some people are, I'm just very very sad.
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[supernaut1968] Friday, December 10, 2010 2:06:10 PM 
Haven't been round here for a long time. Anybody know why the band are calling it a day. The last thing I read was Glenn saying he wanted to do a new album that was more like classic Priest.

It seems a bit odd.
[K2M] Friday, December 10, 2010 1:52:33 PM 
I didnt say anything about Mr Dave Holland.
Crack has nothing to do with my musical tastes.
Edited at: Friday, December 10, 2010 1:52:51 PM
[METAL MELTDOWN] Friday, December 10, 2010 12:39:01 PM 
IMO.  I think your on crack!  Priest could have lead the way into thrash in the early 80's if they had travis then or still had binks.  Holland limited them in terms of anything fast.  He was as basic as you can get.....
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[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Friday, December 10, 2010 12:31:17 PM 
Wow, I couldn't disagree more. Scott brought NEW LIFE into Priest. Dave was the one that limited the band and they eventually admitted as much, although being very kind about it. I think we all know that there is no way in hell that Dave did the drumming on Ram It Down, especially on Hard As Iron! With Scott they can do ANYTHING and he has in no way limited them. If anything, I think he inspires them. Scott is not part of the writing trio. If they no longer feel that creative energy, it has absolutely nothing to do with Scott. He is phenominal, PERIOD! I do agree that the older Priest albums had killer drums - especially with Les Binks. Scott is just like that for me only even better! They hit the jackpot with Scott! Just my opinion....
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[K2M] Friday, December 10, 2010 12:07:17 PM 
IMO. The Priest could rock harder with a different drummer.
IMO. Scott plays like a drum machine. and has limted the creativity of the band.
Scott is a phenominal drummer with stellar history of band affiliation, and album credits.
I think that the priest could make a intense Metal Album with new blood on the drum kit. A drummer that would die for a shot at the preist classics, and a driving force for a new creative priest.
IMO Scott sounds like a drum machine  dadadadada. kinda bored with the same old
THanks for asking.
I think that the drumming was killer on old priest albums, that music will rock forever. An interseting beat that breathed with the music.
[JT_Small_Deadly_Space] Friday, December 10, 2010 9:41:17 AM 
Hi Kia KK did actually say this very recently. It's his blogg. I don't even know who the spokesman is though.
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