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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says K.K. DOWNING Is 'Telling The Truth' About Behind-The-Scenes Turbulence In JUDAS PRIEST Camp

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has defended Kenneth "K.K." Downing over the comments the ex-PRIEST guitarist made about his former bandmates in his recently released autobiography, explaining that Downing is "just telling the truth." K.K. departed the iconic band eight years ago, but looked back on his time with the British metal titans ...

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INCITE Joined by SIX FEET UNDER's CHRIS BARNES on New Song 'Poisoned By Power' (Audio)

INCITE, the Phoenix, Arizona-based band fronted by SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera's stepson Richie Cavalera, will release its fifth full-length album, "Built To Destroy", on January 25 via Minus Head Records. Produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SUICIDE SILENCE) and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, HATEBREED), the disc is a visceral, urgent, ...

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Reformed LAST CRACK Signs With EMP LABEL GROUP; New Album Due In May

Reformed '90s Madison, Wisconsin alternative hard rockers LAST CRACK have signed to EMP Label Group, the U.S.-based label of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. The band's long-awaited third full-length album, "The Up Rising", will be released on May 31. Recorded during 2017-2019 at Megatone Studios in Madison, the LP will be the band's first studio release ...

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THE MUTE GODS' 'Atheists And Believers' Album To Feature Guest Appearance By RUSH's ALEX LIFESON

THE MUTE GODS, featuring Nick Beggs (STEVEN WILSON, STEVE HACKETT), Roger King (STEVE HACKETT) and Marco Minnemann (THE ARISTOCRATS, THE SEA WITHIN), will release its third studio album, "Atheists And Believers", on March 22. Arriving just over two years after its predecessor, "Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth", "Atheists And Believers" sees Beggs once again turning ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Was Joined By NIKKI SIXX, MARILYN MANSON For 'Helter Skelter' Cover At Last Night's OZZFEST (Video)

Rob Zombie was joined by Marilyn Manson and MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx for a performance of THE BEATLES classic "Helter Skelter" during last night's (December 31) Ozzfest, which took place at the Forum in Los Angeles, California. Fan-filmed video footage of their appearance can be seen below. This past July, Manson and Zombie released ...

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Video Premiere: JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES' 'Zoinks!'

JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES — comprised of former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5, bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix — has released the official music video for the song "Zoinks!" The track is taken from JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES' new full-length studio album, "Invasion", which will be ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY Says He's 'So Proud' That IRON MAIDEN Is Still Performing Two Songs From His Time With The Band

Former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Blaze Bayley (BLAZE, WOLFSBANE) recently appeared on the "Talking Maiden" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview begins at the 24:45 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that IRON MAIDEN has been performing two songs from his time with the group during its ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Says Weathering U.K. Punk Revoluton In 1970s Was 'Very Tough'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing was recently interviewed on the "Unchained" show, which airs on the 101.8 WCR FM Wolverhampton Community Radio station in Wolverhampton, England. You can now listen to the first two parts of the chat below. Speaking about how JUDAS PRIEST has managed to stand the test of time, weathering punk, ...

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