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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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RICHIE KOTZEN To Release 'Venom' Single, Video

Guitarist Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG) is filming a video for his upcoming single, "Venom", today in the Los Angeles area. The official release date for the song has not yet been announced. Kotzen recently told SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" that he is working on material for a possible new solo album. "I ...

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ROB HALFORD Says GLENN TIPTON Has Started 'Making Riffs' For Next JUDAS PRIEST Album

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford says that Glenn Tipton has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to last year's "Firepower" album. The guitarist announced his retirement from touring in February 2018 after revealing his unfortunate diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. He passed on the torch to the producer of the "Firepower" album, Andy Sneap. Asked ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Says His Twitter 'Feud' With JOE BONAMASSA Was 'Blown Out Of Proportion'

JUDAS PRIEST's Richie Faulkner says that his supposed Twitter "feud" with Joe Bonamassa was blown out of proportion. Faulkner made headlines last month when he implored Bonamassa to "stop acting like a spoilt tit" after the blues/rock guitar titan complained about an online article based on one of his tweets. The online exchange started when ...

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ROB HALFORD Autobiography Sparks Publisher 'Bidding War'

Rob Halford says that a "bidding war" has broken out for his upcoming autobiography. Earlier this year, the JUDAS PRIEST singer confirmed that he was finally working on a book, after having previously insisted he would never do so because of privacy concerns. Speaking to Kirby Ray of the St. Louis radio station Real Rock ...

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RETURN OF THE COMET Feat. Former FREHLEY'S COMET Members: Video Of First-Ever Concert

RETURN OF THE COMET, the new band featuring former FREHLEY'S COMET members John Regan (bass), Tod Howarth (guitar/lead vocals) and Richie Scarlet (guitar/lead vocals) along with ex-ACE FREHLEY drummer Steve Werner, performed live for the first time last night (Friday, April 5) at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER On JUDAS PRIEST's Relationship With K.K. DOWNING: 'There's A Lot Online And Not Enough Talking With Each Other'

In a brand new interview with Edmonton, Alberta, Canada's K-97 radio station, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner was asked what relationship — if any — the band currently has with the man he replaced, original PRIEST guitarist Kenneth "K.K." Downing. He responded (hear audio below): "I've never spoken to Ken. And I don't really know. ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING: Given The Choice, ROB, IAN And SCOTT Would Have Considered Bringing Me Back

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that Rob Halford, Ian Hill and Scott Travis would "certainly" have "entertained the idea" of having him return to the band if there wasn't something preventing them from doing so. K.K. announced his retirement from PRIEST in April 2011. He has since been replaced by Richie Faulkner, who ...

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NEAL SCHON Celebrates 65th Birthday With Heartfelt Messages And Sold-Out 'Journey Through Time' Shows

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon's wife, Michaele Schon (former star of "The Real Housewives Of D.C." ), organized a 65th-birthday celebration for her husband this past weekend. The celebration began on Saturday, February 23 with a surprise party following the sold-out "Journey Through Time" show in Oakland, California. It included a stunning, custom Schon PRS Guitar-shaped ...

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