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MOTÖRHEAD's PHIL CAMPBELL On His Collaboration With ROB HALFORD: 'I Always Thought He Was An Amazing Character, Amazing Vocalist'

Last week, longtime MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell released his first-ever solo record, "Old Lions Still Roar", via Nuclear Blast. The disc includes the track "Straight Up", featuring the unmistakable vocal talents of JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford. Speaking about how the collaboration came about, Campbell said: "We did a bunch of tours with JUDAS PRIEST over ...

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ROB CAGGIANO: 'VOLBEAT Was Never Really A Metal Band'

Barbara Caserta of Italy's Linea Rock recently conducted an interview with guitarist Rob Caggiano of Danish/American rockers VOLBEAT. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether VOLBEAT wanted to tinker with their "formula" on their new album, "Rewind, Replay, Rebound": Rob: "I'll ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Looks Back On Controversial 'Turbo' LP: 'It Wasn't The Big-Selling Album That We Hoped For'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing spoke about the band's controversial album "Turbo" during an interview for Greg Prato's upcoming book "Take It Off - Kiss Truly Unmasked". Released in 1986, the synth-heavy "Turbo" is PRIEST's most commercial-sounding album to date, with the band deciding to experiment with some new sounds, ...

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OVERKILL Singer On Lineup Changes: 'New Blood Is A Good Thing'

OVERKILL vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about the high turnover of his bandmates and how it has affected the group's sound over the years. "Not every member has brought something, let's say, groundbreaking to it, but new blood is a good thing," Bobby said. "But some members change the chemistry. Case ...

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Celestial - ROB HALFORD WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS

Rob Halford isn't simply a metal god. The man, the myth, the legend is the metal god. Our fearless leader returns with his own spin on the holiday season on his second Christmas album, "Celestial". ("Halford III: Winter Songs" was released in 2009.) In some all-too-stern-and-serious circles, it may be considered "blasphemous," in a metal ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's PHIL CAMPBELL Teams Up With JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On 'Straight Up' Song

Longtime MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell has released his first-ever solo record, "Old Lions Still Roar", via Nuclear Blast. To celebrate, he has unveiled a brand new track, "Straight Up", featuring the unmistakable vocal talents of JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford. Watch the video below. Phil comments: "'The Metal God' Rob Halford has always been an artist ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist ROBERT 'BLASKO' NICHOLSON Honored At KITTEN RESCUE's 'Fur Ball At The Skirball' Gala

Robert "Blasko" Nicholson, bassist for OZZY OSBOURNE, was honored on September 28 by Kitten Rescue, one of Southern California's largest non-profit animal rescue organizations, at the group's annual Fur Ball with its 2019 Advocacy Award for his work homing adoptable cats and kittens. Blasko accepted the award from SiriusXM DJ Jason Ellis. The group put ...

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Watch QUEENSRŸCHE Perform On 'Megacruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's performance aboard the inaugural Megacruise can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "alexvigil29"). Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH, departed from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip voyage to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico and returned on October 18. The at-sea music experience featured additional performances from ...

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Old Lions Still Roar - PHIL CAMPBELL

Everybody loves Phil Campbell. And so they fucking should, quite frankly. Lemmy's right-hand man for more than three decades has done more than enough to have earned the adoration and respect of millions of rock fans and metalheads, which makes his decision to power forward and to keep making great music all the more admirable. ...

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ROB HALFORD Has Not Yet Read K.K. DOWNING's Autobiography

Rob Halford says that he has not yet read K.K. Downing's autobiography. The original JUDAS PRIEST guitarist's book, "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest", was released in September 2018 via Da Capo Press. Asked in a new interview with Los Angeles Times En Español if he has checked out Downing's autobiography and whether ...

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ROB HALFORD Releases 'Morning Star' Lyric Video From 'Celestial' Christmas Album

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has released the official lyric video for his song called "Morning Star". The track appears on his all-new Christmas album, titled "Celestial", which arrives today (Friday, October 18) via Legacy Recordings. Without question, Halford is one of heavy metal's all-time great vocalists — as heard through his highly influential and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD, NINE INCH NAILS, SOUNDGARDEN Among Nominees For ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Induction

JUDAS PRIEST, MC5, MOTÖRHEAD, NINE INCH NAILS, SOUNDGARDEN, T.REX and THIN LIZZY are among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's class of 2020. Also nominated are Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, Pat Benatar, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, DEPECHE MODE, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, KRAFTWERK, RUFUS FEATURING CHAKA KHAN and Todd Rundgren. The top vote-getters ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's PHIL CAMPBELL On Debut Solo Record: 'I Wanted To Make An Album Where I Branched Out A Little Bit'

Longtime MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell recently spoke with Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast about his soon-to-be-released debut solo album, "Old Lions Still Roar". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Old Lions Still Roar": Phil: "I wouldn't say [it ...

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