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Original Judas Priest Vocalist Al Atkins Comments On Retirement Announcement

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Original Judas Priest vocalist Al Atkins has posted the following statement online in reponse to Judas Priest announcing its retirement tour, dubbed as the "Epitaph" tour. You can read the statement below:

"News coming in from the Judas Priest camp is that they will be doing a farewell tour next year in 2011, which will be a sad event for thousands of their fans worldwide.

"It was forty years ago when I first formed Judas Priest alongside 18-year-old K.K. Downing and Ian Hill - doesn't time fly past you when you're not looking? — and after four years fronting them, I left, to be replaced by Rob [Halford]. I have watched them grow into the metal gods that they are and can honestly say they deserve everything they have achieved over this time and they will leave us a legacy of great memories and brilliant metal anthems. I wish them all the luck with their 'Epitaph' farewell tour."

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1. Alex722 writes:

Judas Priest retiring?!! Say it ain’t so! I heard they’ll be on A&E’s Private Sessions this Sunday @ 9 am EST. Can’t wait to see ‘em perform “Breaking the Law,” “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’” and “Living After Midnight”!!!

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