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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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MICHAEL MONROE: Official Documentary To Be Released In 2022

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "In The Trenches With Ryan Roxie" podcast, former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe discussed the status of the long-in-the-works documentary about his life. He said (see video below): "There was somebody who started making it some years ago, but it wasn't working out with the person, ...

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Rockers React To LESLIE WEST's Death

Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), Neal Schon (JOURNEY), Joe Satriani, David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Joe Bonamassa, Joey DeMaio (MANOWAR), Rex Brown (PANTERA), Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL), Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO), Todd Kerns (SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS) and Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY) are among the rockers who have reacted ...

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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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KILLING JOKE Drummer BIG PAUL FERGUSON Signs With CLEOPATRA RECORDS For New Solo Album

Los Angeles-based independent record label Cleopatra Records and Big Paul Ferguson, the British percussionist for proto-industrial post-punk legends KILLING JOKE, have announced their new partnership, which was officially cemented this year. Ferguson founded KILLING JOKE, along with vocalist Jaz Coleman, in London 1978 and the two quickly expanded to a four-piece guitarist Geordie Walker and ...

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CYNIC Bassist SEAN MALONE Dead At 50

CYNIC's longtime bassist Sean Malone has passed away. He was 50 years old. No cause of death has yet been revealed. The news of Malone's passing was broken by his CYNIC bandmate, guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, who took to his social media earlier tonight (Wednesday, December 9) to write: "I learned today that Sean Malone has ...

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Former CANDLEMASS Singer MATS LEVÉN Joins PRINS SVART; New Single 'Speglar Och Dimma' Out Now

Swedish rock band PRINS SVART has just released "Speglar Och Dimma" (English-language translation: "Smoke And Mirrors"), the first single from its upcoming album "Sanning Och Makt" ("Truth And Power"). The song marks the group's first recorded output with its new lead singer, Mats Levén, a veteran of the Swedish hard rock scene who has previously ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Recounts His Wife's Battle With COVID-19

Doug Aldrich has recounted his wife's battle with COVID-19, calling it a "very difficult" experience. The former WHITESNAKE/DIO and current THE DEAD DAISIES guitarist revealed his wife's positive diagnosis during an appearance on a video podcast hosted by Todd Kerns, the bassist of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS. Doug said (see video below): ...

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GLENN HUGHES Pays Tribute To KEN HENSLEY: He Was 'An Incredible Songwriter, Guitarist And Keyboard Player'

Glenn Hughes has paid tribute to Ken Hensley, former URIAH HEEP vocalist songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who died peacefully on November 4 following a very short illness. He was 75 years old. Earlier today, the legendary ex-DEEP PURPLE bassist/vocalist took to his social media to write: "So deeply saddened to hear that my long time friend ...

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ROB HALFORD Says New JUDAS PRIEST Music Is 'Incredibly Fierce', Compares Some Songs To 'Painkiller'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke to Mark Strigl and John "Ostronomy" Ostrosky of Talking Metal about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to "Firepower" album. Released in March 2018, "Firepower" was the second LP to feature guitarist Richie Faulkner, who was selected to fill the void left by founding guitarist ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Producer/Touring Guitarist ANDY SNEAP Says GLENN TIPTON Will Still Be 'A Major Part' Of Band's Next Studio Album

JUDAS PRIEST producer and touring guitarist Andy Sneap says that the band's Parkinson's disease-suffering axeman Glenn Tipton will still be "a major part" of PRIEST's next studio album. 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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