Ian Hill

“Living after midnight, rockin' to the dawn, lovin' 'til the morning, then I'm gone, I'm gone!”

 

He may be rockin’ but he’s not gone. His dad was an upright jazz player. And though he was inspired by the classic British players of yore: mostly Jack Bruce and John Entwistle; founding Judas Priest bassist Ian Hill eschews the flash and improve for melodic pocket-playing as his more visible mates, namely K.K. Downing (now retired), Glenn Tipton, and Rob Halford, garner the glory as one of metal’s most enduring and influential ensembles for forty years and counting.