On an episode of Talk Louder podcast, Judas Priest’s guitarist Richie Faulkner talked about the time he had a disagreement with Glenn Tipton during the writing process of their 2018 album ‘Firepower’, and how their ‘argument’ went on.
“I said my piece, and Glenn said his piece. I mean, he’s a legend of rock guitar. What the hell do I know? But I felt like I had an opinion. So we had a few words — it wasn’t arguing or anything like that, but we had some strong opinions about where we thought the song should go.”
Faulkner told that he later talked about the disagreement with Rob Halford and revealed how Halford advised him. The guitarist said:
“Afterwards, I said to Rob, ‘Sorry that it got like that.’ And he said, ‘No, you have to do that. Otherwise, you resent the other person and you end up not doing anything. If you think that that opinion is right, you’ve gotta put it out there.’ And he’s right.”
Richie then mentioned the outcomes of ‘resenting’ and how Glenn approached new ideas:
“You can imagine, if you do that [disagree] a few times, you start resenting the people that you’re creating with, and that just stifles the creativity. So I always remember that. And Glenn is one of those guys as well that he’ll always say, ‘What is your idea?’, and if he thinks it’s a better idea, we’ll go with that. So he’s very open to new ideas, which he didn’t have to be. So it was an honor to be included in stuff like that.”
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