On March 9th Judas Priest released their new metal masterpiece; Firepower. In just days, the CD entered the Billboard 200 chart at position No. 5, making it the band’s highest-charting album ever.
To celebrate the band offered fans a rare chance to meet the band and to have them sign their Firepower CDs or vinyl at the Sony Square Store NYC on March 19th.
At 6:00 pm sharp, the band made a grand entrance arriving at Sony Square Store on a Fire truck with lights blaring and sirens wailing. Slowing the band stepped off the truck to reveal that Glenn Tipton was among Rob Halford, Ian Hill, Scott Travis and Richie Faulkner to meet the fans and sign.
The line stretched down the block as no less than 500 metal maniacs braved the cold for a change to meet their heroes. The band signed autographs for several hours while shaking hands and giving high fives. Also in attendance were producers of Firepower Tom Allom and Andy Sneap. Andy is currently filling in on guitar for Glenn due to his recent announcement/diagnosis with Parkinson’s Diseases. Everyone tonight left with a smile on his or her face.