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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS On ROB HALFORD's Comment That A Straight Man Can't Front JUDAS PRIEST: 'Maybe I'm Gay And I Didn't Know It'

Tim "Ripper" Owens has dismissed Rob Halford's recent claim that a straight man can't front JUDAS PRIEST as a "fun" comment that didn't mean anything. Earlier this month, Halford told the Edmonton Journal about his position in PRIEST: "A straight man can't do my job. That's the way I view it. Freddie [Mercury] said it ...

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Video Premiere: NONPOINT's 'Fix This'

NONPOINT has released a music video for the song "Fix This", directed by Eric Richter. Check it out below. "There are two sides of everything that's broken," said singer Elias Soriano. "One side lives in the world of destruction and the other in the world of repair. The song 'Fix This' dives into what it ...

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Watch VOLBEAT's Video For New Song 'Last Day Under The Sun'

Danish/American hard rock group VOLBEAT has released the official music video for its new song "Last Day Under The Sun". The clip was directed by Jakob Printzlau, who has previously directed VOLBEAT's videos for "The Devil's Bleeding Crown", "Lonesome Rider", "16 Dollars" and "Cape Of Our Hero". VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen has revealed that the ...

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TAU CROSS Feat. VOIVOD, AMEBIX Members: 'Messengers Of Deception' Album Due In August

TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring AMEBIX bassist/frontman Rob "The Baron" Miller, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits MISERY and WAR//PLAGUE, will release its third full-length, titled "Messengers Of Deception", on August 9 via Relapse Records. Recorded at Signaturetone Studios and mastered by Adam Tucker (THOU, FALSE), "Messengers ...

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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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Video Premiere: DEATH ANGEL's 'I Came For Blood'

The official JayLaced Productions-produced music video for the song "I Came For Blood" from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans DEATH ANGEL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's ninth full-length album, "Humanicide", which is being released today (Friday, May 31) via Nuclear Blast Records. With "Humanicide", DEATH ANGEL has ...

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ACE FREHLEY Completes Work On 'Origins Vol. 2'

Ace Frehley has confirmed that he has completed work on "Origins Vol. 2", the sequel to his 2016 collection of cover songs that inspired the former KISS guitarist. "Pretty much the whole concept behind that album is redoing songs of bands that influenced me growing up," Ace told Oklahoma's KATT Rock 100.5 radio station in ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD: 'The LGBTQ Community Is Being Completely And Utterly Ignored By This Current Administration'

In a brand new interview with the Colorado Springs Independent, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke about the discrimination that the LGBTQ community still faces despite the broad social acceptance of homosexuality and the legality of same-sex marriage in some parts of the world. The British-born singer, who revealed he was gay more ...

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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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QUEENSRŸCHE Bassist On Final Years With GEOFF TATE: 'It Was A Struggle Trying To Contribute And Have A Voice'

QUEENSRŸCHE bassist Eddie Jackson recently appeared on the "Rock Of Nations With David Kinchen" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 8:45 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "The Verdict": Eddie: "The reception has been very positive. A lot of fans have ...

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