Greetings from Alexandria, VA
I am a 42 year old computer security specialist. Just retired from the USAF after 20+ years.
I ahve been a Priest fan since 1981 when spent the night at my best friend's house and discovered "British Steel" while digging through his cassettes. I listened to it constantly for the next week. I had never heard anything like it. I was able to see them on the "Turbo: Fuel for Life" tour in Dallas in 1986. Awesome part was, they recorded that show for the "Priest...Live!" album & video. I was also supposed to see them in the late 90's in Shreveport with Ripper, but it was an outdoor show and they had to cancel due to rain. (So the news item about the recent shows in Belgrade & Zagreb being the first they've ever had to cancel are not accurate!)
To me Rob has always been THE voice of Priest and, truly, the quintessential voice of metal. While Tim is talented and can mimic Rob's style, he's not Rob and Priest was never the same with him. It was a great day when Rob and Priest reunited. Can't wait till they come to the DC area in a month or two.
Rock hard, ride free!