Andy Sneap states that Judas Priest members are some of the easiest going guys in music business
Sneap was asked whether there is any kind of intimidation factor when you’re going into to work with a legendary band like Judas Priest. The guitarist / producer replied: “It’s the highest level, isn’t it? I’m not usually nervous at all when I meet bands, but it doesn’t get any bigger than Priest. I’ll tell you, it was very surreal. I was sitting there talking to them for the first time, and hearing myself say, “I think you should do this and that,” or, “I want to try and get a rougher edge here,” and so on. And in my head, I’m screaming, “They haven’t even employed me yet! Calm down!” But somehow, I said the right things, and they got me onboard. They really are some of the easiest going guys you’ll meet in the business.”
In terms of if someone had told Sneap at age 15 that he’d be onstage with one of the most legendary bands in metal, Sneap stated: “Even if someone had told me a year ago, I wouldn’t have believed it! It’s an odd set of circumstances how it’s come about, but in terms of just playing and being on tour and onstage, it’s good for me. Working with the band in the studio, producing them for most of last year and now playing live with them — the change is nice. A change is as good as a rest, as they say. It’s fun to go out and play again. To be able to go back and do something where my heart is, with guitar playing on this level. It’s a great experience.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Andy Sneap at ESP Guitars.