Glenn Tipton (born Glenn Raymond Tipton, 25 October 1947, Blackheath, West Midlands, England) is one of the Grammy Award winning guitarists (and occasional keyboard player) for Judas Priest. Prior to joining Judas Priest, he was in The Flying Hat Band.
In 1997 Tipton released his first solo album Baptizm of Fire, featuring a host of well-known musicians including John Entwistle, Billy Sheehan, Cozy Powell, Robert Trujillo and Don Airey, among others.
Although Tipton did not pick up the guitar until he was 19, he was taught by his mother how to play the piano at a young age. (Tipton's piano playing features prominently on Priest's second album Sad Wings of Destiny, especially on "Epitaph", a song that features no guitar).
Tipton is known for his complex, sometimes classically influenced solos and his double lead guitar trades with fellow Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing. His solos have remained of this style for most of his career, but he has incorporated various techniques into ...