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Judas Priest Management Justifies Doing Ozzfest

Judas Priest management coordinator Jayne Andrews has posted a statement on the band's official web site defending the group's decision to take part in this year's Ozzfest. "The band chose to do the Ozzfest during the Summer — nobody pushed us into it," she writes. "We looked into everything and decided this was the way to go! Judas Priest are not 'opening' for Ozzy. Other than Ozzy (who is of course the headline act), they are the main act. We have many reasons why we chose to do this tour throughout the summer in the U.S. We will be playing at great venues to a lot of people. What's the problem??? We could have gone out on our own headline tour and some of you may not have liked the bands we chose to take with us so it proves yet again — that you just can't please everyone! Why not just enjoy the fact that you will see the band at a great venue instead of bitching all of the time!"

Source: Rockdirt

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1. deathbringer writes:

Personally I don't think the tone of that statement sounds very professional. Basically everything addressed "goes without saying" - playing Ozzfest is different from "opening for Ozzy", and of course not everyone will be happy. There's just no sense in addressing detractors or whiners, as the response is a bit defensive sounding and not air-tight, which could just open them up to more attacks or qustioning. Half of the bands on the tour could do their own headline tour. The best "defense" to be offered to the diehard fans who don't want to go to see the reunited Priest at a festival would be to announce some details or plans to do their own "first headlining tour since reuniteing with Rob Halford".

# Mar 26, 2004 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. dicks writes:

I think the line up of halford and friends will be the most proportional one to make a great sound of heavy metal that tottaly powerful.PRIEST.................ROCK ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 27, 2004 @ 2:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Muffy writes:

talk about anti-climatic!! SLAYER then priest & o yeah ozzy. Please, as soon as SLAYER finishes the set, the show is over, end of story. No band on this planet can follow SLAYER.

# Mar 27, 2004 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. leny writes:

I'm 37 yr's old and now I finally have a reason to go to OZZ FEST. Ripper Owens is a local were I live and i've seen him with the Priest . I dont care what anyone says ROB HALFORD can not be reproduced . Hes finally back ,We should all thank the METAL GODS! WHO cares were they play. As ROB use to say THE PRIEST IS BACK !!!!

# Mar 28, 2004 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. reignman669 writes:

hey muffit! what the hell is wrong with priest you f***ing fa**ot!! i'll kick your mother f***ing a$$ you b****! i know where you live homo! SLAYER did a remake of a priest song, do i need to remind you of that? man what kind of SLAYER fan are you. sure SLAYER is better than priest but priest is an icon man. watching ozzy up there would be like watching my grandma take a sh**!!

# Mar 29, 2004 @ 11:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Muffy writes:

mm......sorry...i got carried away...............................SLAYER!!!!!

# Mar 29, 2004 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. reignman669 writes:

that's better. kisses. DEEEEEAAAAAD......SKIIIIIIIIIINNNN......MAAAAAASK!!!

# Mar 30, 2004 @ 11:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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