Holy wow. What can I say? I love this freaking band, this freaking album, this freaking track. “Firepower” is one of the albums of the year for me (and many others, I think), and this tune showcases why. KILLER vocals from Rob Halford, awesome riffs, drums, bass, melody, sound, everything, everything, everything.
Earlier this year Judas Priest announced that the band’s guitarist, the legendary Glenn Tipton, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Tipton will still be recording with the band, and still makes appearances at some live gigs, but Andy Sneap has stepped in on Judas Priest’s tour-dates. The band also announced the creation of the Glenn Tipton Parkinson’s Foundation.
There is now a special edition charity tee (with “No Surrender” on the back), and all proceeds from the sales of this shirt will be donated to the foundation. The t-shirt is available from Judas Priest’s website.