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Bass of the Week: Scott French Instruments SF4
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Scott French Instruments SF4

Luthier Scott French combined his SF2 and SF3 models to create the SF4, featuring a singlecut body with a deep cutaway for reaching the highest notes. This particular SF4, which he built for Ian Hill, is a great example of the design with gorgeous woods to accent its features.

Judas Priest Announces Extensive North American Tour
Concerts & Tours

Judas Priest Announces Extensive North American Tour

Judas Priest’s latest album, Firepower, has proven to be one of the most successful releases of the iconic metal band’s career. After extensive touring this year, the group will be continuing to support it with a massive North American tour scheduled for 2019.

Groove – Episode #45: Ian Hill
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #45: Ian Hill

Judas Priest ruined me. While I had been exposed to a myriad of musical genres over my young life, nothing has impacted me more than the infamous US Festival in 1983. Their “Heavy Metal Day” on Sunday, May 29th featured Quiet Riot, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Triumph, Scorpions, Van Halen and the now-legendary Judas Priest. That one day – and...

Judas Priest Returns With “Firepower”
New Albums

Judas Priest Returns With “Firepower”

The mighty Judas Priest has returned with Firepower, their 18th studio album and the first to be produced by Tom Allom since 1988’s Ram It Down. Of course, it also features the thunderous bass lines of Ian Hill. Hill is the only original member of the band in the current lineup and has been on every record. In a new...

Ian Hill and Judas Priest Announce New Album, Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Ian Hill and Judas Priest Announce New Album, Tour Dates

2018 is shaping up to be a great year for Judas Priest. The band is among the year’s nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and now they’ve announced a new album and accompanying North American tour. Anchored by bassist Ian Hill, (who has played on every album), Firepower will also coincidentally be their 18th studio album. The...

Judas Priest’s “Defenders of the Faith” Gets Anniversary Remaster
New Albums

Judas Priest’s “Defenders of the Faith” Gets Anniversary Remaster

The 30th anniversary edition of Judas Priest’s “Defenders of the Faith” is made for lovers of mid-1980s metal. And it is out now. Check it out, including a video with references to Spinal Tap, among other things

Judas Priest Returns with “Redeemer of Souls”
New Albums

Judas Priest Returns with “Redeemer of Souls”

Judas Priest has returned with its first album since 2008, . It’s the 17th record from the metal stalwarts, featuring bassist Ian Hill, who is also known for bringing legendary metal vocalist Rob Halford into the band. Listen to the lead single, “March of the Damned,” as introduced by guitarist Glenn Tipton, to see what you think of one of...

Judas Priest Announces North American Tour Dates for Final World Tour
Concerts & Tours

Judas Priest Announces North American Tour Dates for Final World Tour

Legendary British metal group Judas Priest has announced the U.S. tour dates on their Epitaph tour, which they say will be their final world tour. The 20-date excursion includes four shows in Canada, with most dates spread across the U.S. Though most of the concerts are planned for the West Coast, more dates are expected to be announced. Bassist Ian...

Ian Hill Speaks on the State of Judas Priest
Player News

Ian Hill Speaks on the State of Judas Priest

Judas Priest bassist Ian Hill weighed in on the band’s current state and future plans in a recent interview with Metal Hammer Germany. The group, who recently announced their “farewell” Epitaph tour, also lost founding member K.K. Downing. The guitarist cited “an ongoing breakdown in working relationship” for his departure. “We have done everything to persuade Ken to continue, but...

Concerts & Tours, New Albums

Classic Metal Show features Ian Hill

Bassist Ian Hill, from Judas Priest, was a featured guests on this past weekend’s “The Classic Metal Show”. The buzz is that Judas Priest is working on a new album, A Touch of Evil: Live, to be released July 14 during the band’s summer tour. The album will feature 10 songs never released live. Rob Halford told Billboard.com, “I love...