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GLENN DANZIG's Feature Film Directorial Debut 'Verotika' To Receive World Premiere At 'Cinepocalypse' Festival

Glenn Danzig's "Verotika" feature film directorial debut will receive its world premiere at the annual Cinepocalypse, the Chicago-based genre film festival taking place June 13-20 at the historic Music Box Theatre. The film is structured as an anthology splitting its running time between three individual characters/storylines based on Danzig's own popular Verotik comic book characters. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Fires Back At K.K. DOWNING: 'I Have Not Been Paid A Wage Since 2012'

Richie Faulkner has fired back at K.K. Downing over the founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist's comments about his position in the band. Over the weekend, BLABBERMOUTH.NET published an interview Downing gave to Germany's Bleeding4metal.de in which K.K. said that it "seems wrong" that Faulkner and drummer Scott Travis "are not officially members of JUDAS ...

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DEEP PURPLE Announces Summer/Fall 2019 U.S. Tour

British hard rock legends DEEP PURPLE will embark on the 2019 U.S. leg of their "The Long Goodbye" tour in late summer. The month-and-a-half-long trek will kick off on begins on Septeber 3 in Riverside, California and wrap on October 19 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It will be mark DEEP PURPLE's first American tour dates since ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says SCOTT TRAVIS And RICHIE FAULKNER Are Not Official Members Of JUDAS PRIEST: 'They Are On A Wage'

Carsten Smolinsky of Germany's Bleeding4metal.de recently conducted an e-mail interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. The original English-language version of the chat appears here in its entirety. Bleeding4metal.de: Hello, Mr. Downing, thank you very much for taking the time for an interview! I really enjoyed reading "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights ...

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ROB HALFORD Says GLENN TIPTON Has Started 'Making Riffs' For Next JUDAS PRIEST Album

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford says that Glenn Tipton has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to last year's "Firepower" album. The guitarist announced his retirement from touring in February 2018 after revealing his unfortunate diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. He passed on the torch to the producer of the "Firepower" album, Andy Sneap. Asked ...

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ROB HALFORD Autobiography Sparks Publisher 'Bidding War'

Rob Halford says that a "bidding war" has broken out for his upcoming autobiography. Earlier this year, the JUDAS PRIEST singer confirmed that he was finally working on a book, after having previously insisted he would never do so because of privacy concerns. Speaking to Kirby Ray of the St. Louis radio station Real Rock ...

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DAVID COVERDALE Blasts America's 'Fourth-World' Medical System: 'Everybody Should Be Entitled To First-Class Health Care'

WHITESNAKE leader David Coverdale, who had both his knees replaced with titanium in 2017 after suffering from degenerative arthritis, spoke to the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast about the treatment offered to U.S. patients who are stricken by the condition. "It needs to be addressed," the British-born singer, who has lived in America since the mid-1980s, ...

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MISFITS Announce Special Stadium Show In Los Angeles With RISE AGAINST, THE DISTILLERS

MISFITS have announced a very special 2019 U.S. date that will take place Saturday, June 29 at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The current lineup of the MISFITS features original singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only. RISE AGAINST, THE DISTILLERS, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE and CRO-MAGS will join the epic event ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER On JUDAS PRIEST's Relationship With K.K. DOWNING: 'There's A Lot Online And Not Enough Talking With Each Other'

In a brand new interview with Edmonton, Alberta, Canada's K-97 radio station, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner was asked what relationship — if any — the band currently has with the man he replaced, original PRIEST guitarist Kenneth "K.K." Downing. He responded (hear audio below): "I've never spoken to Ken. And I don't really know. ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Says STEVE VAI Contributed Material To In-Progress ALCATRAZZ Album

Prior to GRAHAM BONNET BAND's March 15 performance in Helsinki, Finland, legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) was interviewed by Southeast Wreckmetal. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On GRAHAM BONNET BAND's current European tour: Graham: "We have a new guitar ...

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