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STATUS QUO Releases Music Video For 'Backbone' Title Track

On September 6, STATUS QUO will release "Backbone" through earMUSIC/Edel; the band's 33rd studio album – the LP will be their 33rd 33rpm! The official music video for the disc's title track can be seen below. Some doubters said "Backbone" was a record that could not be made, but the 2019 lineup of STATUS QUO ...

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT To Release Long-Awaited New Studio Album In 2020

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT. For over four decades, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, New York‐based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. ...

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Watch ACE FREHLEY Perform In Huntington, New York

Scarygroove TV has uploaded video footage of Ace Frehley's July 2 concert at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Check out the clips below. Last fall, Frehley parted ways with the solo band that backed him on some of his most recent tours — Richie Scarlet on guitar, Chris Wyse on bass and Scot Coogan ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER: 'Thanks To Everyone That Came And Rocked Out With Us On The 'Firepower' Tour'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner has thanked the group's fans for coming out and seeing him and his bandmates perform on the "Firepower" tour. The trek kicked off in March 2018 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and concluded Saturday night (June 29) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Late last night, Faulkner tweeted: "Thanks to everyone that came and ...

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Watch ACE FREHLEY Perform In Wilkes-Barre

Fan-filmed video footage of Ace Frehley's June 29 concert at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Steve Easton"). Last fall, Frehley parted ways with the solo band that backed him on some of his most recent tours — Richie Scarlet on guitar, Chris Wyse on bass and Scot ...

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K.K. DOWNING Is 'Open To Any Conversations' With JUDAS PRIEST About Taking Part In 50th-Anniversary Tour

K.K. Downing says that he is "open to any conversations" with his former bandmates in JUDAS PRIEST about taking part in the group's upcoming 50th-anniversary celebration. The guitarist, who left PRIEST in 2011 amid claims of band conflict, shoddy management and declining quality of performance, was replaced by Richie Faulkner, nearly three decades his junior. ...

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STATUS QUO To Release 'Backbone' Album In September

On September 6, STATUS QUO will release "Backbone" through earMUSIC/Edel; the band's 33rd studio album – the LP will be their 33rd 33rpm! Some doubters said "Backbone" was a record that could not be made, but the 2019 lineup of STATUS QUO has been through a lot, they have chalked up 130 shows as a ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Members Meet Rescue Dogs In Regina (Photos)

JUDAS PRIEST members Ian Hill (bass), Scott Travis (drums) and Richie Faulkner (guitar), along with touring guitarist Andy Sneap, visited the Lucky Paws Dog Rescue in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada prior to the band's concert Saturday night (June 8) at SaskTel Centre. JUDAS PRIEST posted a picture from the visit on social media, along with the ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN Releases 'Venom' Single, Video

Guitarist Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG) has released the official music video for his new single, "Venom". Check it out below. Kotzen recently told SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" that he was working on material for a possible new solo album. "I think that's what's happening," he said. "I just have such a relaxed ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL: 'Every Album We've Ever Done, We've Tried To Make It Better Than The One Before'

JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill recently spoke with Crazy Bob from the Waynesboro, Pennsylvania radio station 101.5 Bob Rocks. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the keys to the band's longevity: Ian: "Apart from a sense of humor? It's moving forward, really. Every album we've ...

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ANDY SNEAP Says He Has 'No Idea' If He Will Continue Playing With JUDAS PRIEST Once 'Firepower' Tour Ends

Noted metal producer and current JUDAS PRIEST touring guitarist Andy Sneap recently spoke with Christina Rowatt of The Void With Christina. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "most majestic moment" he's experienced while touring with PRIEST: Andy: "Just some of the size ...

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Watch THE WINERY DOGS Perform In Denver, Colorado

Fan-filmed video footage of THE WINERY DOGS' May 23 concert at Oriental Theater in Denver, Colorado (courtesy of YouTube user "The Attitude"). THE WINERY DOGS — the hard rock power trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (POISON, MR. BIG), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER) ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER On K.K. DOWNING's Negative Comments About JUDAS PRIEST: 'It's A Disappointment More Than Anything'

Richie Faulkner says that "it's a disappointment more than anything" to see Kenneth "K.K." Downing making derogatory comments about JUDAS PRIEST in the press. Ever since the release of his autobiography last summer, Downing has been taking jabs at his former bandmates, saying that he left the group in 2011 over band conflict, shoddy management ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Fires Back At K.K. DOWNING: 'I Have Not Been Paid A Wage Since 2012'

Richie Faulkner has fired back at K.K. Downing over the founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist's comments about his position in the band. Over the weekend, BLABBERMOUTH.NET published an interview Downing gave to Germany's Bleeding4metal.de in which K.K. said that it "seems wrong" that Faulkner and drummer Scott Travis "are not officially members of JUDAS ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says SCOTT TRAVIS And RICHIE FAULKNER Are Not Official Members Of JUDAS PRIEST: 'They Are On A Wage'

Carsten Smolinsky of Germany's Bleeding4metal.de recently conducted an e-mail interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. The original English-language version of the chat appears here in its entirety. Bleeding4metal.de: Hello, Mr. Downing, thank you very much for taking the time for an interview! I really enjoyed reading "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights ...

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