JUDAS PRIEST management spokesperson Jayne Andrews has spoken to MTV.com about the group's reunion with vocalist Rob Halford.
"They will start working on songs together soon and we're working with promoters to set up a world tour next year," Andrews said.
"We've always stayed friendly and built bridges and gotten together from time to time," she added. "We've all known Rob for 30 years, since the band[members] were 17 or 18-[years old], and they know each other's families, so they got together to talk about old days and things just started to develop. The time just felt right for them now."
The metal legends — Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis — are planning to record their first studio effort together since 1990's "Painkiller" later this year for release next spring, followed by a tour that will celebrate their 30th anniversary.
A two-DVD live set with all of the band's videos and an updated version of their "Priest ... Live!" concert disc will be released later this year.
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