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ZAKK WYLDE, GEORGE LYNCH, PAUL GILBERT Perform Popular DISNEY Songs On 'Disney Super Guitar' Album

The new instrumental album "Disney Super Guitar" features guitarists Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Paul Gilbert (MR. BIG), Tak Matsumoto (B'Z), George Lynch (DOKKEN), Orianthi, and others performing hard-rocking, virtuosic versions of timeless Disney songs. With cover art depicting Mickey Mouse "shredding" on an electric guitar, "Disney Super Guitar" arrives worldwide on April ...

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I AM DESTRUCTION Signs With UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS

Dallas, Texas-based brutal death metal act I AM DESTRUCTION has signed with Unique Leader Records. The band's full-length debut will arrive later in the year. Formed in 2013 as a one-man project, the band solidified its lineup last year and has quickly become a staple in the Texas extreme metal scene. After spending much of ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN: Why I Needed To Take A Break From THE WINERY DOGS

In a brand new interview with Sofa King Cool, guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen was once again asked about the status of THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) and legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH). "We did the first record [2013's self-titled album]; ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER On Performing JUDAS PRIEST Classics: 'The Challenge Is Capturing The Vibe Of The Original'

Lana of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin radio station 102.9 The Hog recently conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked which PRIEST song has been most challenging for him to play, Faulkner said: "They're not challenging in the sense of… PRIEST were ...

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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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