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JUDAS PRIEST Bassist Says 'Energy And Enthusiasm' Were 'A Little Bit Lacking Towards The End Of The K.K. DOWNING Era'

iHeartRadio Canada's Jason Rockman conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner and bassist Ian Hill prior to the band's March 25 concert in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On Faulkner's addition to JUDAS PRIEST following the departure of original guitarist ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's 'Firepower' Has Been Met With 'An Overwhelming Wave Of Positivity' From Fans

JUDAS PRIEST guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, along with bassist Ian Hill, were recently interviewed by Forrest of the Boise radio station 96.9 The Eagle. The full conversation can be streamed below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether they knew, once they finished recording JUDAS PRIEST's new album, "Firepower", that ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Unveils Cover Art For U.S. Edition Of 'Heavy Duty' Autobiography

The cover art of the U.S edition of former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing's forthcoming autobiography can be seen below. "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest" will be released on September 18 via Da Capo Press. The book was co-written by the Scottish author and journalist Mark Eglinton, whose previous collaborations include "Official ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER On Joining JUDAS PRIEST In 2011: 'I Didn't Have To Change Who I Was As A Guitar Player'

Brian Orlando of Long Island radio station 94.3 The Shark recently conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the band's new studio album, "Firepower", will affect their stage show and setlist: Richie: ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: 'We Just Want To See Some More Metal In There'

JUDAS PRIEST members Rob Halford (vocals), Richie Faulkner (guitar) and Glenn Tipton (guitar) were recently interviewed by BUILD Series. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the strong first-week sales of the group's new album, "Firepower": Rob: "We can't get to where we get to, and ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER Says ANDY SNEAP Was 'First Choice' To Step In For GLENN TIPTON In JUDAS PRIEST

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner says "Firepower" producer Andy Sneap was "the first choice" to replace Parkinson's disease-stricken guitarist Glenn Tipton. Sneap, who is also known for his work in NWOBHM revivalists HELL and cult thrashers SABBAT, played his first show with PRIEST on March 13 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease ...

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THEM Signs With STEAMHAMMER/SPV

The German-American band THEM is described in a press release as "one of the most remarkable and charismatic new metal outfits that Steamhammer/SPV have signed in recent years." The group's masterminds are American vocalist KK Fossor (ex-COLDSTEEL) and German guitarist Markus Ullrich, co-founder of prog metal band LANFEAR and member of speed/thrash metal act SEPTAGON ...

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Video Premiere: JUDAS PRIEST's 'Spectre'

The official video for "Spectre", a brand new song from British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Firepower", which is being released today (Friday, March 9) via Epic. The follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" was recorded by British producer Andy Sneap, the ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER Says 'There Has Been No Discussion Yet' About Whether JUDAS PRIEST Can Continue Beyond 'Firepower' Tour

Richie Faulkner says that "there has been no discussion yet" about whether JUDAS PRIEST can continue beyond the "Firepower" album and tour without Glenn Tipton performing with the band. Tipton, who is now 70 and has appeared on every PRIEST album since the band's 1974's debut set, "Rocka Rolla", is not quitting the band, but ...

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