Alan Moore (drummer)

Alan Moore (Drummer)

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Alan Moore (born Birmingham, Warwickshire) is a former British musician, who is best known as the second official drummer of the heavy metal band Judas Priest, who played on their second album, Sad Wings of Destiny (1976).

Moore was already active in the Birmingham rock, blues, folk and country scene, and played with uncountable bands, including The Young Casuals, The Other Lot, The Outer Light, Gabriel Oak, Glad Stallion, Tendency Jones and Pendulum. He was first approached by guitarist K. K. Downing and bassist Ian Hill in 1971, and played with them in the early and unofficial phase of the newly-born Judas Priest for a period of about a year (during this time Al Atkins was still the vocalist). He then left them in 1972 to join the Birmingham country rock band, Sundance, and with them he recorded the album Rain, Steam, Speed (1974), and their single, "Coming Down".

In 1975, drummer John Hinch left Judas Priest, and Downing and Hill re-approached Moore and asked him to be their new drummer. For the second time, Moore joined the band, which made him the only drummer in the history of Judas Priest to have two separate stints. In 1976, they recorded the album Sad Wings of Destiny. Despite the success of the album, Moore decided to leave again, only this time permanently.

Moore continued to play with other bands, including Zenda Jacks Stormbringer and others. Years later, he decided to quit the music industry and worked as a truck driver,...
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