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JUDAS PRIEST Push Back DVD Release Date

JUDAS PRIEST's forthcoming DVD, entitled Live In London, is now scheduled for release on July 23rd in North America and July 29th in Europe, according to the band's official web site. As previously reported, Live In London contains performance footage recorded at the Brixton Academy in London on December 19th, 2001 in addition to "tons ...

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TYKOON: A New Swedish Melodic Hard Rock Supergroup

TYKOON is the name of a freshly-launched Stockholm band that features in its ranks guitarists Tommy Denander and Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE), vocalist Leif Sundin (GREAT KING RAT, MICHAEL SCHENKER, JOHN NORUM), bassist Andy Loos (GLORY) and an as-yet-undisclosed drummer. "Tommy and I have been working hard on writing songs lately and so far it's ...

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ROB HALFORD's IRS Troubles Make The News

The following information was originally published in Forbes magazine nearly a year ago, but we thought it was interesting enough to include here now: His Next Hit: Taxing Machine The Internal Revenue Service wants $567,813 in back taxes from British heavy-metal rocker Rob Halford, 49, former lead singer of JUDAS PRIEST. In a U.S. Tax ...

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ONWARD Replace REVEREND On ABRASIVE ROCK FEST Bill

Century Media recording artists ONWARD have replaced REVEREND on the bill of Abrasive Rock Fest, which is scheduled to take place on August 3rd in Olympia, Washington. The complete list of artists set to appear at the event is as follows: GRUNTRUCK FORCED ENTRY HIRAX ONWARD BRICK BATH THE SABIANS THE BRAINDEAD BONESCREW CHIEF CHARLIE ...

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HALFORD To Perform Live On "ROCKLINE"

HALFORD will be performing tracks off their new release Crucible as well as several classic JUDAS PRIEST numbers live in the California studios of the syndicated radio show Rockline on Monday, July 22nd. HALFORD will be special guests for the entire 90-minute broadcast, which will see the group fielding phone calls from listeners taking in ...

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REVEREND Pull Out Of ABRASIVE ROCK FEST

REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH/current WAYNE frontman David Wayne, and BYFIST guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara, have pulled out of their appearance at Abrasive Rock Fest, which is scheduled to take place in Olympia, Washington on August 3rd. According to drummer Todd Stotz, "last week we were offered a gig opening for JUDAS PRIEST ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: "RIPPER Is Very Respectful Of ROB HALFORD"

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews has issued a rather unconvincing statement in response to the interview with Rob Halford that originally appeared in the French edition of Rock Hard in which Halford shot down Tim "Ripper" Owens' alleged accusations of Rob having returned to playing traditional metal for commercial reasons. Says Andrews: ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Add US Dates

JUDAS PRIEST have added a few more shows to their upcoming US itinerary. The new dates are as follows: Jul. 16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Metropol Jul. 29 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre Aug. 01 – Houston, TX @ Aerial Theatre ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Refute Rumors Of '80s Hair Band Package Tour

JUDAS PRIEST will not be linking up with the Rock Fest 2002 package tour (featuring RATT, DOKKEN, FIREHOUSE, and L.A. GUNS) but may end up doing a couple of shows with the above-mentioned acts as part of their upcoming summer headlining tour, according to PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews. At least one date has already ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Set New Release Date For "Live In Brixton" DVD

JUDAS PRIEST have set July 23rd as the North American release date for their long-awaited Live In Brixton DVD. Recorded at the Brixton Academy in London on December 19th, 2001, Live In Brixton includes live renditions of 25 of the group's biggest classics along with "tons of behind-the-scenes material, rare footage, interviews, soundcheck footage and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Rumored To Be Linking Up With ROCK FEST 2002

JUDAS PRIEST are rumored to be lining up US dates with RATT, DOKKEN, FIREHOUSE, and L.A. GUNS later in the summer. However, it should be noted that no official announcement has yet been made regarding this report. Meanwhile, JUDAS PRIEST appear to be confirmed for the following dates (according to Ticketmaster and Pollstar): Jul. 07 ...

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Crucible - HALFORD

Unlike 2000's Resurrection, which was widely hailed as the album JUDAS PRIEST should have made after Painkiller, HALFORD's Crucible is a decidedly more diverse effort, featuring plenty of traditional metal moments while occasionally following a more experimental approach, thereby preventing this album from sounding like a carbon copy of its predecessor. From the classic PRIEST-style ...

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PARAGON To Play Record Release Party In Hamburg

Germany's PARAGON will hold a release party for their forthcoming CD, entitled Law Of The Blade, on May 17th at Headbanger's Ballroom in Hamburg. PARAGON will reportedly play a 45-60 minute showcase, mainly consisting of material from their new CD as well as some older tracks. PARAGON producer and IRON SAVIOR leader Piet Sielck will ...

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ROB HALFORD Goes Back To Selling Porn

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current HALFORD frontman Rob Halford has been filmed selling smut behind the counter of a Santa Monica adult book store as part of a scene for the upcoming Jonas Akerlund film Spun, which stars Mickey Rourke, Brittany Murphy and Jason Schwartzman. "When I had my audition, Jonas said, 'As soon as ...

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KORN Frontman Denies Marriage To Former Adult Film Star

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has refuted reports that he has married former adult film star Devon Davis. Speaking to Britain's Kerrang! magazine, Jonathan stated that marriage always f.cks everything up. I don't think you need a piece of paper in front of a priest to say you love each other. We're practically married now. [Devon] ...

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ROB HALFORD To Guest Host Friday's HARD ATTACK

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman and current HALFORD singer Rob Halford will guest host on Sirius Radio's 24-hour heavy music channel, Hard Attack, this Friday (May 3rd) from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon Eastern time. Halford will join regular host Don Kaye as they spin various metal cuts, including songs from Halford's recent work and classic ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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German "All-Star" Tribute To JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For H-O-A Festival

JUDAS PRIEST cover band ELECTRIC EI, featuring HELLOWEEN drummer Mark Cross, X-13 vocalist Joerg Wesenberg, METALIUM guitarist Matthias Lange, X-13/SHOCKMASHINE guitarist Rolli Feldmann, and PARAGON drummer Markus Big M. Corby on bass, have been confirmed for the H-O-A (Headbangers Open Air) festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June ...

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HALFORD's Crucible Set For June 25th Release Through Metal-Is Records

HALFORD have set Crucible as the title of their sophomore studio CD, due through the Metal-Is label on June 25th (one day earlier in the European territory). Conceived in various American studios during the past 12 months, Crucible is the long-awaited studio follow-up to HALFORD's critically-acclaimed 2000 debut album, Resurrection. According to the band's official ...

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BALLISTIC Reunite With Drummer For Upcoming Dates

BALLISTIC, the new band of former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis (which was previously going under the moniker AFTERBURN), will be rejoined by drummer Michael Scott for the group's upcoming dates with JUDAS PRIEST and SAXON this summer. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. Scott originally left the group in ...

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HAMMERFALL Outline Recording Schedule For Fourth CD

Sweden's HAMMERFALL are scheduled to enter Holland's Wisseloord studios with producer Charlie Bauernfeind (i.e. BLIND GUARDIAN, GAMMA RAY, RAGE) in early May to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album for a late 2002 release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to guitarist Oscar Dronjak, we will record the drums in Holland, bass in Germany and ...

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