Ian Frank Hill (born 20 January 1951, in West Bromwich, England) is a founding member and bassist for the Birmingham-based Grammy award winning heavy metal band, Judas Priest. His only three songwriter credits for Judas Priest are "Winter" and "Caviar and Meths", both featured...Wikipedia
Born: 20th January, 1952, West Bromwich, England
Height: Height Unknown
Claim to Fame: Judas Priest
I like cars - I guess you could say I've always been a bit of a car freak. I like fiddling around, taking them to bits and then putting them back together again...[but] I decided it was either the bass or a new car - and music ended up coming first.
"He used to play in some of the Big Bands and a few jazz outfits. He taught me scales and things, but then he died when I was 15.
And it was through Ian that Rob Halford came into the band, as Ian was dating Rob's sister in 1973 when Al Atkins left and they needed a new singer. Ian went on to marry Sue Halford and they have a son, but Ian and Sue were later divorced.
In his youth, Ian attended the same Yew Tree Junior school as K.K. Downing, and both moved on to Churchfields School, but they did not become friends until their teens, when it was their musical talents that brought them together. This musical collaboration would be the foundation which would lead to the formation of the Judas Priest we all know and love.
SLIPKNOT, LINKIN PARK, JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For Next Year's ROCK ON THE RANGE
December 1, 2014
Rock On The Range, America's premier hard rock festival, returns to central Ohio's Columbus Crew Stadium May 15, 16 and 17, 2015 for its ninth year with a stellar lineup of top rock bands led by multiplatinum band LINKIN PARK, global rock juggernauts SLIPKNOT and heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST — who are currently celebrating their 40th anniversary. The full weekend of non-stop rock will also feature performances from GODSMACK, MARILYN MANSON,... Read More
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SLIPKNOT, FAITH NO MORE, JUDAS PRIEST, SOUNDGARDEN Confirmed For Australia's SOUNDWAVE
August 20, 2014
JUDAS PRIEST, SLIPKNOT, FAITH NO MORE, SOUNDGARDEN, LAMB OF GOD and FEAR FACTORY are among the confirmed bands for Australia's Soundwave XV festival, set to take place February 21-22 at Bonython Park in Adelaide and Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne and February 28- and March 1 at Olympic Park in Sydney and Brisbane Showgrounds in Brisbane.
According to Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah, running Soundwave as a two-day festival means fewer clashes and longer... Read More
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Documentary About JUDAS PRIEST Suicide Trial, 'Dream Deceivers', Finally Released On DVD, Digital
August 8, 2014
"Dream Deceivers", the 1992 documentary about the infamous trial in which JUDAS PRIEST was accused of inserting subliminal messages into its music, was finally released on DVD and digital on August 5.
Film synopsis: "Just before Christmas, 1985, 19-year-old James Vance watched his best friend Ray Belknap shoot himself to death with a .12 gauge shotgun in a churchyard outside Reno, Nevada. Then Vance pulled the trigger on himself.... Read More
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JUDAS PRIEST Lands First-Ever Top 10 Album In U.S. With 'Redeemer Of Souls'
July 16, 2014
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JUDAS PRIEST Announces U.S. Tour With STEEL PANTHER
June 27, 2014
British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST will embark on a U.S. in the fall. Support on the trek will come from Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER.
The dates are as follows:
Oct. 01 - Rochester, NY - Main Street Armory
Oct. 03 - Hammond, IN - The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Oct. 04 - Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life Fest at Champions
Oct. 09 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays
Oct. 10 - Atlantic City, NJ - Harrah's
Oct. 11 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theater at Foxwood's... Read More
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