Dating a former priest
A former Church of England priest has been jailed for 12 years for a string of sexual offences against two boys dating back to the late 1980s.
He joined the Metal 2000 tour with Iron Maiden and Queensrÿche to support the album.
The next albums were Sad Wings of Destiny (1976); 1977's Sin After Sin; and 1978's Stained Class and Killing Machine (released in America as Hell Bent for Leather).
1979 brought their first live recording with Unleashed in the East.
In 2011, Judas Priest embarked upon what was billed as their final world tour as a group, titled the "Epitaph" tour.
Despite the "final tour" announcement in 2011, Halford and Judas Priest (minus K. Downing, who left the group prior to the Epitaph tour) recorded another album, Redeemer of Souls, which was released in 2014, the album supported by a concert tour.