JUDAS PRIEST: Exploring Acoustic Territory

Launch Radio Networks reports: JUDAS PRIEST recently performed two songs acoustically for an appearance on VH1 Classic, which will air on Saturday, July 16 at noon and midnight ET. While acoustic performances are relatively new territory for PRIEST, guitarist Glenn Tipton told Launch that the band may explore the idea further. "We're actually enjoying ourselves talking about some possibilities of what we could do acoustically, like an acoustic version of a metal song, not just an acoustic version of an acoustic song," he said. "So we're putting our heads together at the moment and trying to think how we can rearrange some of this stuff that would be interesting and valid."

PRIEST has been performing its cover of JOAN BAEZ's "Diamonds and Rust" acoustically on its current world tour.

Tipton also told Launch that PRIEST has tentatively settled on a title for the band's upcoming DVD, which was filmed earlier this year at the legendary Budokan in Japan. As Internet rumors have suggested, it will probably be called "Re-Unleashed in the East".

The DVD is expected out sometime in the fall, although no official release date has been set yet.

The group continues a North American trek in support of its latest album, "Angel of Retribution". PRIEST and opening act QUEENSRĊ¸CHE play in Auburn, Washington tonight (Wednesday, July 6).

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