The men of Judas Priest are having a killer bout during their Epitaph World Tour, guitarist Glenn Tipton told Noisecreep. When asked whether politics in certain countries have any negative effect on the response from fans, Tipton replied an unequivocal, “No. I think what people do is they underestimate the popularity of heavy metal,” he said. “Let’s say we go to places like Turkey or Chile – these far reaches of the planet – and thousands of kids show up. If there are any differences between countries, they’re all forgotten. They’re all there for one reason, and that’s for metal.” For more.