Glenn Tipton

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Glenn Tipton
Glenn Tipton
Glenn Tipton in 2005
Background info
Full name Glenn Raymond Tipton
Birthday/Birthplace (1947-10-25) 25 October 1947
Blackheath, England
Genre(s) Heavy metal, speed metal, hard rock
Profession(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals, keyboards
Active Years 1968–present
Record Labels Columbia, Atlantic
Worked with Judas Priest, the Flying Hat Band
Official Website Official website

Glenn Raymond Tipton (October 25, 1947) is a famous and world-renowned guitarist, and occasional keyboardist, known for being part of the heavy metal band, Judas Priest. He was born in the city of Blackhearth, near Birmingham, United Kingdom. He is also recognized as one of the greatest and most influential guitarists in the history of heavy metal.

Glenn_Tipton’s Biography

After being part of different groups during the beginning of the 70s, like the “Flying Hat Band”, where he recorded a studio album, which the Vertigo label never released because it showed a certain similarity with the previous Black albums Sabbath Glenn Tipton joined Judas Priest in 1974 was going to be only temporary, until he found something better, a few months before the recording of the first album, Rocka Rolla, and since then he has not left the band, nor has his Companion Ian Hill.

Inside Judas Priest, Tipton stands out for his famous guitar solos, solo solos, solo battles with K.K. Downing, the use of complex techniques like Sweep-picking, which is used by guitarists like Yngwie Malmsteen, Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert, Michael Angelo Batio, among others, which was introduced to the style of the band on the 1990 Painkiller album and It was also adopted by KK Downing and used in later albums.

The solos of “Beyond the Realms of Death” from the 1978 Stained Class album, “You’ve got another thing comin ‘” from Screaming for Vengeance in 1982, Painkiller from the self-titled album in 1990, the solo unaccompanied of the song Heavy metal from the album Ram it Down and in solo duels with KK Downing of Ram it Down of the album of the same name, and of the song “Metal Meltdown” of the album Painkiller, just to name some of his innumerable perfect solos throughout his career.

His team frequently consists of Marshall amplifiers and “Hamer” guitars, highlighting the black “Hamer Phantom”, used since 1990 and his custom guitar “Hamer Glenn Tipton” since 1984, also used for a long time since 1980 a Gibson SG that later auctioned off to donate the proceeds to children with cancer, towards the end of the 70’s I use a black Gibson Les Paul.

In 1997, during the years of semi-dissapearance of Priest after the departure of Rob Halford from the band, Glenn Tipton released Baptizm of Fire, his first solo album alongside great musicians such as Don Airey, John Entwistle, Robert Trujillo , Billy Sheehan and Cozy Powell. In 2006 he released another album, “The Edge of the World,” with songs he had recorded during the Baptizm of Fire era along with the late John Entwistle and Cozy Powell.

Tipton and K.K. Downing formed one of the most important and influential guitar metal tandems of Heavy metal; being one of the first to appear in that style.

Glenn Tipton Net Worth – $25 Million

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