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JUDAS PRIEST Announces First Official Book, '50 Heavy Metal Years'

JUDAS PRIEST and Rufus Publications have announced the publication of the first-ever official JUDAS PRIEST book documenting the band's extensive history over the last 50 years. Titled "Judas Priest - 50 Heavy Metal Years", the book has been put together by David Silver, Ross Halfin and Jayne Andrews. This huge, 648-page coffee table book chronicles ...

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KK'S PRIEST's Debut Album Is Being Mixed, Says TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens says that the debut album from KK'S PRIEST is currently being mixed. KK'S PRIEST is Owens's collaboration with founding PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing and ex-PRIEST drummer Les Binks. The band, which pays homage to Downing's past, is rounded out by guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE) and bassist Tony Newton ...

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Here Is What METALLICA's First Drive-In Concert Looked Like

On Saturday night (August 29), METALLICA broadcast a show to hundreds of drive-in and outdoor theaters across the U.S. and Canada, as part of the "Encore Drive-In Nights" series. The concert was filmed nearly three weeks earlier, on August 10, at the Gundlach Bundschu winery, about a 30-minute car ride from the band's headquarters in ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Blasts DONALD TRUMP: 'If The President Says Something, I Do The Opposite'

Ozzy Osbourne recently sat down with co-host Billy Morrison for another episode of "Ozzy Speaks" on SiriusXM's Ozzy's Boneyard. During the episode, Ozzy discussed music, talking about the story behind his "No More Tears" album, how THE BEATLES "always had great melodies" and more. Additionally, Ozzy and Billy spoke about the COVID-19 pandemic, reminding listeners ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'Paranoid' Super Deluxe Edition To Be Released On Vinyl For 50th Anniversary

Widely regarded as innovators of the musical genre which came to be known as heavy metal, legendary Birmingham-bred BLACK SABBATH celebrates the 50th anniversary in 2020 of its multi-million selling album "Paranoid" with a 5-LP/4CD edition released on October 9, featuring the vinyl debut of two 1970 concerts. "Paranoid: Super Deluxe Edition" includes the original ...

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ADEMA's DAVID DEROO Says He Contracted COVID-19, Urges People To Wear Masks: 'I've Been Careless And Callous'

ADEMA bassist David DeRoo has urged people to wear face masks after he was diagnosed with COVID-19. Earlier today (Saturday, July 18), DeRoo took to his personal Facebook page to say that he originally believed COVID-19 was blown out of proportion and was questioning "how 'real' it is/was." But once he started experiencing the usual ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE Says 'F**k This Place' As Florida Breaks Record With 11,458 New COVID-19 Cases

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre has expressed his frustration with his home state of Florida after The Florida Department of Health announced more than 11,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, breaking the state's one-day record of 10,109, set just two days prior. Earlier today, Todd tweeted: "More winning!!!! NEW: Florida sets state record in ...

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THE OFFSPRING's New Album Is 'On Hold'

THE OFFSPRING vocalist/guitarist Bryan "Dexter" Holland spoke to Kylie Olsson of Download TV about the status of the band's long-awaited tenth album. The follow-up to 2012's "Days Go By" was once again produced by Bob Rock, who also worked on the band's last two LPs. Dexter said (see video below): "It's basically done. We were ...

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K.K. DOWNING Once Again Defends JUDAS PRIEST's 'Nostradamus': 'It Was Something Original'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing has once again defended the band's controversial symphonic heavy metal concept double album about Nostradamus, saying it was "something original" which allowed him and his then-bandmates to show what they "could actually do as musicians." Released in 2008, the two-CD, 23-track journey through the life of the controversial, 16th-century ...

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