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JOE SATRIANI, STEVE VAI, NEAL SCHON, MARTY FRIEDMAN, Others Featured On JASON BECKER's 'Triumphant Hearts' Album

Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group will release the new album from Jason Becker, "Triumphant Hearts", on December 7. Becker's story is one of brilliance, talent, determination, adversity, and, ultimately, triumph. A child prodigy on guitar, Jason rose to prominence as a teenager when he was one half of the technical guitar duo CACOPHONY, with his ...

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K.K. DOWNING Believes That All Living Former Members Of JUDAS PRIEST Should Be Involved In 50th-Anniversary Celebration

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing believes that all of the band's living former and current members should be involved in the group's upcoming 50th-anniversary celebration. Downing, who announced his retirement from PRIEST in April 2011 after nearly 42 years on the job, was asked by Eddie Trunk in a new SiriusXM interview where he ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says JUDAS PRIEST Should Have Considered Fans' Wishes When Deciding On GLENN TIPTON's Replacement For 'Firepower' Tour

Thomas S, Orwat Jr. of Rock Music Star recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Ken "K.K." Downing. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that he wasn't invited to rejoin JUDAS PRIEST following Glenn Tipton's decision to retire ...

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ROB HALFORD Says JUDAS PRIEST Didn't Listen To Its Classic Albums While Making 'Firepower'

Max Volume of Reno's 105.7 KOZZ radio station recently conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's latest album, "Firepower": Rob: "We're having the time of our lives right now with 'Firepower' ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says It Was 'Extremely Unfair' Of IAN HILL To Claim That None Of JUDAS PRIEST Fans Were Missing Him

Juliette Miranda of "The Unwritable Rant" podcast recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Ken "K.K." Downing. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why he decided to open his upcoming autobiography, "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest", with him walking ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Is Not Interested In Starting Brand New Band

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Ken "K.K." Downing was recently interviewed by the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the deterioration of his relationship with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton: Downing: "I think everyone will know ...

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K.K. DOWNING On IAN HILL's Explanation For Why Guitarist Wasn't Invited To Rejoin JUDAS PRIEST: 'Complete Load Of Bollocks'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing has dismissed as a "load of bollocks" bassist Ian Hill's explanation for why he wasn't invited to rejoin the band following Glenn Tipton's decision to retire from the road due to his battle with Parkinson's disease. In a recent interview with Backstage Axxess, Hill said that the ...

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K.K. DOWNING On His Return To JUDAS PRIEST: 'I Was Waiting For The Phone To Ring And It Never Did'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that he never had a chance to even contemplate the possibility of rejoining the band following Glenn Tipton's decision to retire from the road due to his battle with Parkinson's disease. Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease four years ago — after being stricken by the condition at ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING On Relationship With His Former Bandmates: The 'Mutual-Respect Thing Seems To Be Drifting Away'

In a brand new interview with the "Iron City Rocks" podcast, ex-JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing was asked if he would ever entertain reconnecting with his former bandmates if the opportunity presented itself. "I don't know what happened," K.K. said. "I tried to leave discreetly [and] quietly, and that was it. But when ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL On Why K.K. DOWNING Wasn't Asked To Return: 'KEN Playing GLENN's Parts Wouldn't Have Sounded Right'

Backstage Axxess recently conducted an interview with bassist Ian Hill of British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On recording their new album "Firepower" live in the studio: Ian: "We had two producers in Tom Allom and Andy Sneap. ...

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