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Will 'Firepower' Turn Out To Be JUDAS PRIEST's Final Studio Album? IAN HILL Responds

Ian Hill says that JUDAS PRIEST is "not planning on" ending its recording career with the recently released "Firepower" album. A critically acclaimed effort, "Firepower"'s success has been overshadowed somewhat by the news of longtime guitarist Glenn Tipton's ongoing battle with Parkinson's disease. Tipton was diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disorder four years ago — ...

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ROB HALFORD Says ANDY SNEAP Will Stay With JUDAS PRIEST At Least Through The End Of 'Firepower' Tour

Rob Halford says that guitarist Andy Sneap will stay with JUDAS PRIEST at least for the remainder of the band's current world tour. Sneap, who produced PRIEST's latest album, "Firepower", stepped into the group as the replacement for PRIEST's Parkinson's disease-stricken guitarist Glenn Tipton. Tipton was diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disorder four years ago ...

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Fourth Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' To Be Held In October

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Thursday, October 25 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event will be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM's Volume channel and ...

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ALICE COOPER Rejoined By ORIANTHI At Los Angeles Concert (Video)

Australian-born guitarist Orianthi rejoined her former bandmates in Alice Cooper's band Sunday night (August 12) during the legendary rocker's concert at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles for a performance of the set closer "School's Out". Check out fan-filmed video footage below. Orianthi left Cooper's band in 2014 and was replaced by Nita Strauss, the ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN On THE WINERY DOGS' Hiatus: 'We Wanted To Give It A Break For A While So It Didn't Get Stale'

Bassist Billy Sheehan (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG) was recently interviewed by Steve Harrison of "The Unchained Rock Show". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his recent hectic schedule: Billy: "I went out with MR. BIG. We did Australia, China, Southeast Asia. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Launches GLENN TIPTON PARKINSON'S FOUNDATION

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have launched the Glenn Tipton Parkinson's Foundation in honor of their guitarist who is suffering from the degenerative neurological disorder. Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease four years ago — after being stricken by the condition at least half a decade earlier — but only recently announced he was ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN Releases Music Video For 'Riot'

Guitarist, singer and songwriter Richie Kotzen has just released a music video for a new song called "Riot". The clip, which also features bassist Dylan Wilson and drummer Mike Bennett, was shot on location in Los Angeles, California by Vicente Cordero. The single be available Thursday, June 7 on all digital platforms. Kotzen explains: "I'm ...

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