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HALFORD Fires Back At DOWNING For Insinuating TIPTON's Parts On JUDAS PRIEST's 'Firepower' Were Laid Down By Producer

Rob Halford has fired back at K.K. Downing over the former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist's insinuation that producer Andy Sneap was covering Glenn Tipton's parts on the band's new album, insisting that "everything that you hear from Glenn on 'Firepower' is the amazing Glenn Tipton." Two weeks after Tipton announced that he was retiring from the ...

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Watch EXODUS Perform In San Francisco

Fan-filmed video footage of EXODUS's February 25 performance at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California can be seen below. EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza recently said that fans will have to wait until at least the end of 2019 before the band's follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out" album. Although it was originally ...

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Video: COREY TAYLOR Sings BON JOVI's 'Wanted Dead Or Alive' With 'Supernatural' Star JENSEN ACKLES

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor joined "Supernatural" star Jensen Ackles on stage this past weekend in Las Vegas at the official convention for the science-fiction television show to sing the BON JOVI classic "Wanted Dead Or Alive". Video footage of their rendition can be seen below. Taylor tweeted after the performance: "I'm still ...

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No New EXODUS Album Until End Of 2019 At The Earliest

EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza says that fans will have to wait until at least the end of 2019 before the band's follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out" album. Although it was originally reported that the veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers would go into the studio last October to begin recording the new ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: 'We Thrive Off Being Challenged'

Polar Music Prize recently conducted an interview with METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about his previous comment that he plays "mostly rhythm" guitar during METALLICA's concerts, Hammett said: "Well, when I said that statement, what I mean is a lot of times, over the course of the song, ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON To Headline This Year's HEAVY MONTRÉAL Festival

AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON, GOJIRA and EMPEROR are among the confirmed artists for this year's Heavy Montréal festival, set to take place July 28-29 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Weekend Passes General Admission: $165 (taxes & service fees included) Gold: $300 (taxes & service fees included) Weekend Warrior Passes ('77 Montréal ...

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Firepower - JUDAS PRIEST

Scrutiny follows anyone and everyone. No one is exempt from it, whether you're J.J. Abrams, a decorated Olympian or a time-honored heavy metal act. All fall under the microscope, and each have their devotees and detractors champing at the bit to toss their two cents into any forum fostering commentary. Since Rob Halford’s 2003 return ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN: 'It's Insane To Be Having This Level Of Success This Deep Into Our Career'

Rob Rush of Long Island's 94.3 The Shark radio station recently conducted an interview with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the climate around MACHINE HEAD's 1994 "Burn My Eyes" debut, which was released on Roadrunner ...

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KITTIE Drummer On Silliness Of 'Female-Fronted' Description: 'You Don't Talk About DARK FUNERAL's Wieners'

KITTIE drummer Mercedes Lander was interviewed by Diane Webb of YesterdazeNews during January's NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On "Origins/Evolutions", the forthcoming documentary about the band: Mercedes: "We kind of decided that, for the twentieth anniversary, we wanted ...

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JOHN 5 Reiterates Praise For Forthcoming ROB ZOMBIE Album: 'It's His Best Record Yet, By Far'

John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON) was interviewed by El Prezidente of the New Jersey radio station 91.3 WTSR's "The Chainsaw Symphony" after the guitarist's February 11 performance at The Stanhope House in Stanhope, New Jersey. The full conversation can be heard below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his live performances ...

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DEE SNIDER: Pro-Shot Footage Of HARD ROCK HELL XI Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of Dee Snider's performance at the Hard Rock Hell XI festival, which was held last November at Camp HRH in Pwllheli, North Wales can be seen below. The TWISTED SISTER frontman recently finished laying down the final vocal tracks for his upcoming solo album. The as-yet-untitled disc, which is being produced ...

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Former EXODUS Singer ROB DUKES: Lyric Video For 'All Lies' Song

The official lyric video for the song "All Lies" from former EXODUS and current GENERATION KILL and FRAGILE MORTALS singer Rob Dukes can be seen below. The track is taken from Dukes's first solo EP, which was released in October via all digital music retailers. The effort features Scott Reeder (KYUSS, FIREBALL MINISTRY) on bass ...

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KILLCODE To Release 'The Answer' Album

New York rockers KILLCODE will release their new album, "The Answer", on February 20. KILLCODE combines southern-infused rock/metal with modern-day vocals to create a unique style that boasts hooky, super-charged anthems, huge guitars and driving rhythms that send your adrenaline pumping the second you hear them! KILLCODE consists of Tom Morrissey (lead vocals), Chas (guitar, ...

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Beyond the Rain - WILDESTARR

In case you're unfamiliar with the name, WILDESTARR is a power metal trio, comprised of the husband and wife team Dave Starr (VICIOUS RUMOURS) and London Wilde, along with drummer Josh Foster. Starr and Wilde got together indirectly through Wilde's former boyfriend and have fostered a trilogy of albums which culminates in this third entry. ...

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Members Of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE And Other Bands Take Part In '70000 Tons Of Metal' All-Star Jam (Video)

Fifty heavy metal musicians — including members of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE and METAL CHURCH — took part in this year's edition of "Jamming With Waters In International Waters", the official 70000 Tons Of Metal all-star jam hosted by ANNIHILATOR's Jeff Waters. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire event can be seen below ...

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JOHN 5 To Be Joined By ACE FREHLEY At Whisky A Go Go Concert

Former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 will be joined by Ace Frehley (KISS) during his April 6 concert at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. As previously reported, also scheduled to appear at the show are Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX) and Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Releases Performance Video For 'River Of Fire'

IN THIS MOMENT's live video for the song "River Of Fire" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Ritual", which was released last July by Atlantic Records in partnership with Roadrunner Records. The disc features a guest appearance from JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford on the song "Black Wedding". ...

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EXODUS To Tour Europe This Summer

San Francisco Bay Area legends EXODUS are coming across the pond this summer to give European metalheads their well-deserved dose of thrash once again! But the band won't only be playing headline shows — appearances at some well-known festivals such as Copenhell (Denmark), Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium), Hellfest (France), and Bang Your Head!!! (Germany) will ...

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