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JUDAS PRIEST Bassist Pays Tribute To 'Brilliant' 'Painkiller' Producer CHRIS TSANGARIDES: 'It's A Great Loss To Metal'

JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill was recently interviewed by Metal Shock Finland. The full conversation can be heard at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and Metal Shock Finland): On the recent passing of Chris Tsangarides, who produced the band's albums "Painkiller" and "Jugulator": Ian: "The first ...

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Watch Video For New JUDAS PRIEST Song 'Lightning Strike'

The official video for "Lightning Strike", a brand new song from JUDAS PRIEST can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Firepower", which will be released on March 9 via Epic. Singer Rob Halford stated about "Lightning Strike": "To me, the overall concept of this song is to use the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Teases 'Lightning Strike' Video

A teaser for the "Lightning Strike" video from JUDAS PRIEST is available below. The full clip will be released tomorrow (Friday, January 5). "Lightning Strike" is taken from JUDAS PRIEST's new album, "Firepower", which will be released in March. The British heavy metal legends spent much of 2017 in the studio recording the follow-up to ...

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Video: ROB HALFORD, SLASH, ACE FREHLEY, DAVID ELLEFSON Perform At ALICE COOPER's 'Christmas Pudding'

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Ace Frehley (KISS), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES) and David Ellefson (MEGADETH) are among the musicians who performed at Alice Cooper's 16th annual "Christmas Pudding" show to benefit the legendary rocker's Solid Rock Teen Center. Also appearing at the event, which was held on Saturday (December 9) at the Celebrity Theatre in ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Listen To Audio Sample Of 'Firepower' Title Track

An audio sample of "Firepower", the title track of the upcoming album from JUDAS PRIEST, can be streamed below. The disc will be released in March 2018. The British heavy metal legends spent the last few months in the studio recording the follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" with the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Gets New Signature Guitar From EPIPHONE

Epiphone proudly presents the new limited-edition Richie Faulkner Flying-V Custom Outfit, the premier signature guitar from JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner. Faulkner's Flying-V includes EMGTM active pickups, a Floyd Rose Tremolo and bridge with R2 Locking Nut, Grover Rotomatic machine heads, a custom Thin-C neck profile, and a custom designed gig bag. "Right out of ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On 'Firepower' Album: 'This Is Some Of Our Best Work, Without A Doubt'

Rob Halford says that JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming album, "Firepower", contains some of the band's strongest material to date. The British heavy metal legends have spent the last few months in the studio recording the follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" with the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom, acclaimed British knob-twiddler Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ...

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THE WINERY DOGS To Release Limited-Edition Vinyl Of 'Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016'

On Record Store Day's Black Friday, November 24, THE WINERY DOGSRichie Kotzen (vocals, guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass), Mike Portnoy (drums) — will release a limited-edition vinyl of its recently released "Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016" exclusively to independent record stores. It consists of three red-and-white-marble-colored vinyl albums, featuring the live ...

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STATUS QUO Announces 2018 Touring Hiatus

STATUS QUO will radically cut back on its touring activities and will only perform a series of summer shows and festivals during 2018. For the first time in around thirty years, there will be no traditional QUO winter tour of Europe or Christmas shows in the U.K. As a result, the show already announced for ...

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New JUDAS PRIEST Album Is 'Sounding Monumental,' Says ROB HALFORD

Rob Halford says that JUDAS PRIEST's long-awaited new album is "sounding monumental." The British heavy metal legends have spent the last few months in the studio recording the follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" with the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom, acclaimed British knob-twiddler Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ACCEPT) and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On Possible Reunion With K.K. DOWNING At ROCK HALL Induction: 'Everything's On The Table'

Rob Halford says that that JUDAS PRIEST is open to reuniting with longtime guitarist K.K. Downing for a one-off performance at a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. PRIEST is among the first-time nominees to the Rock Hall, part of a list of nineteen potential candidates that was unveiled on Wednesday evening (October ...

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LITA FORD, FRANKIE BANALI, CARMINE APPICE, BRUCE KULICK, Others To Be Honored By ROCKGODZ HALL OF FAME

Lita Ford, Phil Soussan (OZZY OSBOURNE, BILLY IDOL), Frankie Banali (QUIET RIOT), Carmine Appice (Rod Stewart, BLUE MURDER, VANILLA FUDGE), Bruce Kulick (KISS, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD), Robin McAuley (MSG) and Richie Kotzen (POISON, MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) are amng the musicians who will be inducted into the RockGodz Hall Of Fame on Thursday, October ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's New Album Contains 'Some Real Classic Moments,' Says Producer ANDY SNEAP

JUDAS PRIEST's long-awaited new album contains "good energy" and "some real classic moments," according to a producer who worked on the disc. The follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" was helmed by the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom, acclaimed British knob-twiddler Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ACCEPT) and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK SABBATH). Sneap, who ...

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Listen To ROBERT PLANT And CHRISSIE HYNDE Duet On Cover Of 'Bluebirds Over The Mountain'

"Bluebirds Over The Mountain", a brand new song from Robert Plant, can be streamed below. The track, which features a guest appearance by PRETENDERS singer Chrissie Hynde, is taken from the LED ZEPPELIN frontman's eleventh solo album, "Carry Fire", which will be released on October 13 via Nonesuch/Warner. The follow-up to 2014's "Lullaby And… The ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Members, SEBASTIAN BACH, RUDY SARZO Perform At At 'Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp' Finale At Whisky A Go Go

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach and members of JUDAS PRIEST appeared at the Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp earlier this month in Hollywood, California. The campers jammed with Rob Halford, Richie Faulkner, Ian Hill and Scott Travis of JUDAS PRIEST and Sebastian Bach at the private Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp facility, participated in ...

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Watch ACE FREHLEY Reunite With His Former FREHLEY'S COMET Bandmates In Poughkeepsie

Ace Frehley reunited with his former FREHLEY'S COMET bandmates John Regan and Tod Howarth to perform the songs "Rock Soldiers" and "Cold Gin" during the original KISS guitarist's concert last night (Friday, Sepember 15) in Poughkeepsie, New York. Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below. Frehley, whose current solo band features another ex-FREHLEY'S COMET member, ...

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