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JON SCHAFFER's ICED EARTH Bandmates: 'We Absolutely Do Not Condone Nor Do We Support Riots Or Acts Of Violence'

Jon Schaffer's ICED EARTH bandmates have distanced themselves from the violence and destruction of property at the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday (January 6). The ICED EARTH guitarist and founder is among dozens of people wanted by the FBI for storming Capitol Hill that day. Earlier today, singer Stu Block, bassist Luke Appleton, drummer Brent ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Says U.S. Was 'Hijacked' By 'Thugs And Criminals': 'They're Messing With The Wrong People Here'

German daily newspaper Die Welt has uploaded a video interview it conducted with ICED EARTH leader Jon Schaffer last November at a Washington, D.C. demonstration supporting President Donald Trump and protesting the 2020 presidential election results. The chat was recorded less than two months before Schaffer became a "person of interest" ...

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TIMO TOLKKI's INFINITE VISIONS Calls It Quits After Failing To Meet Its Crowdfunding Goal For Debut Album

INFINITE VISIONS, the band formed by ex-STRATOVARIUS guitarist and songwriter Timo Tolkki, has has called it quits after failing to raise sufficient funds to record its debut album. The group said in a statement: "Unfortunately, as INFINITE VISIONS did not meet its crowdfunding goal there will be no album and the band will not continue. ...

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Most Viewed BLABBERMOUTH.NET Stories Of 2020

With more than a hundred million pageviews on the books in 2020, this list could rally for miles. For brevity's sake, we've narrowed it down to the top 20 stories — ranked in terms of unique pageviews — as a snapshot of the year that was; tragic losses, tours that never materialized, and an unexpected ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Reacts To ROB HALFORD's Black Leather Assless Chaps: 'Next Tour!! Less Is More'

Rob Halford has posted a couple of new photos of him wearing black leather assless chaps. Earlier today, the 69-year-old JUDAS PRIEST singer uploaded the shots, which were apparently taken at his house in Phoenix, to his Instagram account, writing in an accompanying caption: "'which way to the stage! happy new year maniacs see you ...

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KK'S PRIEST To Release Debut Album In 2021

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) and Les Binks (drums), will release its debut album in 2021 via Explorer1 Music Group. The group will also play select shows next year to mark the 50th anniversary of PRIEST and Downing's career as a founding member. ...

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What Is Heavy Metal? JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Responds

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM's "In The Light", JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked what heavy metal means to him. He responded (see video below): "Oh, it's a lot of things, but I think just to kind of coalesce it and get it down, for me, it's always been about the dynamic expression ...

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Original KISS Drummer PETER CRISS Turns 75; JOE PERRY, ALICE COOPER, ROB ZOMBIE, Others Record Birthday Messages

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss turned 75 on Sunday, December 20. In celebration of this momentous occasion, Peter's wife Gigi put together a one-hour video containing interview and performance footage spanning his entire career, as well as birthday messages from a number of other hard rock and metal luminaries, including Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Joe ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Dons Santa Claus Outfit For Holiday Photo

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford recently donned a Santa Claus outfit as he shared a Christmas photo for his fans and showed off some new stocking stuffers, including "Celestial", his second collection of holiday music. Released in 2019, "Celestial" followed 2009's "Halford III: Winter Songs". Regarding how he came to find himself covering such classics ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On GLENN TIPTON's Battle With Parkinson's Disease: 'He's Not Letting It Stop Him'

Rob Halford says that JUDAS PRIEST's Parkinson's disease-suffering guitarist Glenn Tipton is an "incredible, strong person" who is "still able to utilize certain techniques" to play the guitar. Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson's more than six years ago — after being stricken by the condition at least half a decade earlier — but announced in ...

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New EXODUS Music Is Coming In June 2021, Says GARY HOLT

During a December 6 Headbangers Con live virtual panel, EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt revealed that "new music" from the band will be made available in June 2021. EXODUS's upcoming album, "Persona Non Grata" will be the follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out", which was the San Francisco Bay Area thrashers' first release since the ...

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