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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Says K.K. DOWNING 'Looked And Sounded Great' During First Performance In 10 Years

Richie Faulkner says that K.K. Downing "looked and sounded great" when he returned to the live stage earlier this month as a special guest of ex-MANOWAR axeman Ross "The Boss" Friedman. Downing's August 11 appearance at the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom marked K.K.'s first public performance since October 17, ...

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SLAYER's Sponsorship Pulled From NASCAR Race

Last week, SLAYER announced that it had joined Rick Ware Racing as the primary sponsor for the No. 54 entry at tomorrow's Bristol Motor Speedway. Today, reportedly due to "reactionary concerns from other longtime participating sponsors," SLAYER has been pulled as the primary sponsor, and all SLAYER signage has been removed from the car that ...

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DAVID HASSELHOFF's New Album To Include Collaborations With AL JOURGENSEN, TRACII GUNS And STEVE STEVENS

MINISTRY frontman Al Jourgensen, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns and BILLY IDOL axeman Steve Stevens are among the guest musicians who appear on "Open Your Eyes", the new album from David Hasselhoff. Due on September 27, the disc includes 67-year-old "Baywatch" and "Knight Rider" star's collaboration with Jourgensen on a cover of Neil Diamond's "Sweet ...

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BEAST IN BLACK Vocalist Says New Album 'From Hell With Love' 'Turned Out Even Better Than Expected'

A&P-Reacts conducted an interview with vocalist Yannis Papadopoulos of Finnish melodic metallers BEAST IN BLACK at this year's Heavy Montreal festival. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the success of their 2017 "Berserker" debut put pressure on BEAST IN BLACK for its follow-up, ...

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METALLICA Donates $279,000 To Romanian Pediatric Hospital

According to Reuters, METALLICA has donated 250,000 euros (approximately $279,000) to a Romanian association building the country's first pediatric oncology hospital. The band made the donation to Daruieste Viata (Give Life) ahead of the its sold-out concert on Wednesday (August 14) at Arena Națională in Bucharest. Inspired by Mastercard's €1,000,000 donation toward the ...

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SILVERTOMB Feat. Former TYPE O NEGATIVE, AGNOSTIC FRONT Members: New Single 'Love You Without No Lies' Due This Month

U.S. metal act SILVERTOMB has signed an international record deal with German independent label Long Branch Records/SPV. SILVERTOMB is the latest musical endeavor of guitarist-vocalist Kenny Hickey (TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEVENTH VOID), drummer Johnny Kelly (TYPE O NEGATIVE, DANZIG), bassist Hank Hell (SEVENTH VOID, INHUMAN), New York City hardcore veteran Joseph James (AGNOSTIC FRONT, INHUMAN) ...

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GWAR Announces European Tour With VOIVOD

GWAR will make its triumphant return to Europe late this November into December on as part of the "Use Your Collusion" 2019 tour. The trek, which features main support VOIVOD, begins in Bochum, Germany on November 22 and ends on December 14 in Zurich, Switzerland. Pre-sales begin today and the general public on-sale is set ...

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TOM KEIFER On CINDERELLA: 'It's Not Where I Wanna Be Anymore'

Tom Keifer has once again shot down the possibility of a CINDERELLA reunion, saying that "it's not where I wanna be anymore." Although CINDERELLA hasn't released a new studio album since 1994's "Still Climbing", the band started playing sporadic shows again in 2010 but has been largely inactive for the last few years while Keifer ...

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Would GEDDY LEE Redo Any Songs From RUSH Back Catalog?

During a June 10 question-and-answer session at Manchester, England's Dancehouse Theatre, Geddy Lee was asked if there are any songs in the RUSH back catalog that he wishes he could go back and redo. The bassist/vocalist responded: "Oh, God. Probably the longer I looked, the more I would find. It's funny what happens in time ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Clarifies Comments About Availability Of Guns: 'My Problem Is NOT With Responsible Gun Owners'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has clarified his recent comments about the widespread availability of guns, saying that he does not have a problem with "responsible gun owners" or the Second Amendment. Last week, Taylor gave an interview to the U.K.'s Independent in which he pushed back against politicians trying to blame music, movies and video ...

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KID ROCK Called Out For Vulgar Slam Of TAYLOR SWIFT

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Kid Rock was called out on social media on Friday (August 9) after sending a crude tweet about Taylor Swift, implying her recent decision to speak out about LGBTQ rights and other political issues is a ploy to be cast in movies. Rock, a diehard supporter of Donald Trump, ...

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K.K. DOWNING On His Return To Live Stage: 'It Was A Bit Of A Whirlwind'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing joined ex-MANOWAR axeman Ross "The Boss" Friedman on stage earlier today (Sunday, August 11) at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom to perform four songs. This marked K.K.'s first public performance since October 17, 2009 when JUDAS PRIEST played the final "British Steel ...

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Ex-KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT Throws 'Birthday Bash' In Nashville: 'Six Hours Of Stories, Music, Photos And Fun'

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent reportedly celebrated his 67th birthday at a private event for select fans last night (Saturday, August 10) in Nashville, Tennessee. The party took place at S.I.R. Studios and consisted of "six hours of stories, music, photos and fun." Several photos from the event have been posted on social media, along ...

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