Judas Priest did a signing session for their new album Redeemer Of Souls at the Hard Rock Care in Times Square on Tuesday evening.

Judas Priest did a signing session for their new album Redeemer Of Souls
at the Hard Rock Care in Times Square on Tuesday evening.
(Photo ©2014 by Bryan Reesman.)


Judas Priest’s arrival at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square on Tuesday evening was heralded by a thunderous cavalcade as the Brooklyn-based motorycle club Unknown Bikers led the way down W. 43rd Street — well, really owned W. 43rd Street at that moment — with their motors revving. Soon after, band members Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, and Richie Faulkner were driven up in a classic Cadillac convertible that would have felt right at home in their “Heading Out To The Highway” video. Horns up to the crowd, the trio made its way inside, ready to celebrate the release of their 17th and newest studio album Redeemer Of Souls by meeting fans and signing copies of the CD and vinyl releases. Hundreds of people waited hours to get the chance to meet their idols. Despite the heat and humidity, people were in good spirits, especially as the three down-to-earth musicians eagerly signed albums and shook hands with and spoke to everyone who came through.

To read about Rob, Glenn, and Richie’s thoughts on their new album and future plans, check out my recent interview with them at Grammy.com.


Arriving in style.

Arriving in style.
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An ecstatic Rob Halford hails the crowd.

An ecstatic Rob Halford hails the crowd.
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Wasn't that entrance great? asks Rob.

Wasn’t that entrance great? asks Rob.
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Faithful fans lined up outside.

Faithful fans lined up outside.
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Johnny Wildchild and Erik Ober are ready to meet the Priest.

Johnny Wildchild and Erik Ober are ready to meet the Priest.
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Priest listening intently to a young fan.

Priest listening intently to a young fan.
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 A devoted follower with multiple albums.

A devoted follower with multiple albums.
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Glenn Tipton is ready to sign more.

Glenn Tipton is ready to sign more.
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Acoustic Priest.

Acoustic Priest.
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Richie Faulkner signing a display for Hard Rock posterity.

Richie Faulkner signing a display for Hard Rock posterity.
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Perhaps we'll be seeing this in the Hard Rock soon.

Perhaps we’ll be seeing this up in the Hard Rock soon.
(Photo ©2014 by Bryan Reesman.)



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