John Hinch played on the band’s first album Rocka Rolla
According to NME portal data, former Judas priest drummer John Hinch, who performed on the band’s first album Rocka Rolla, died at the age of 73.
The head of the band Rob Halford (Rob Halford) confirmed the musician’s death. He took a photo with the former band members in an Instagram story with the title “RIP”.
Halford recalled: “His style is strong, direct and unique.” “I was playing’Rocka Rolla’ today!”
Former Judah priest guitarist KK Downing recalled: “It saddens me to hear that John passed away because he played such an outstanding role in the creation and history of the Judah priest.”
“We have all shared memories of many interesting and crazy moments. John is always so reliable and does his best, including drumming, that he can only be said to be impeccable when he looks back. In fact, he continued to play until the last day. This is a testament to his skill and dedication to the love of drums.”
Tang Ning continued to say on his social media: “I would like to express my sincerest condolences to John’s family and my relatives as well as all of you. John, please rest in peace.”
Hinch was born in Staffordshire, England on June 19, 1947. His career began in various bands in the Birmingham area. He followed the leader of the Judas Priest in 1973, and then joined the Hiroshima Group for the first time (Halford).
Hinch and Halford teamed up with the band’s guitarist KK Downing and bassist Ian Hill, and later with guitarist Glenn Tipton. In 1974, the band recruited Black Sabbath and Budgie producer Rodger Bai, and recorded their first record Rocka Rolla.
This album has become very different from Judas Priest, it is more like blues rock than heavy metal, but it makes the band’s debut in the industry.
They toured with LP throughout the UK and Europe, and Hinch handled most of the conducting and financial work of the band, although he later admitted that it was frustrating.
Xin Qi admitted: “For me, drumming has become a second priority.” “It’s like,’Well, we are going, we are on stage’, and then you always have an argument to argue.”
After the tour, the band turned their attention to their second album “Sorrowful Wings of Destiny”, and it was Hinch who was fired by the band.
After serving at Judas Priest, Hinch worked in gang management, collaborating with artists such as Jameson Raid and Uli Jon Roth of Scorpions.