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K.K. DOWNING: 'When GLENN TIPTON Retired, I Fully Expected That That Would Be The Opening' For Me To Return To JUDAS PRIEST

Founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that it is "absolutely" not true that he retired from the music industry after his exit from the band a decade ago. Downing left PRIEST in 2011 amid claims of band conflict, shoddy management and declining quality of performance. He was replaced by Richie Faulkner, nearly three decades ...

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DORO To Release 'Triumph And Agony Live' In September

In celebration of 35 years of WARLOCK's "Triumph And Agony" album, Doro Pesch will release "Triumph And Agony Live" in various formats, including CD, vinyl, cassette, DVD, Blu-ray, and a huge box set, on September 24 through Doro's own label, Rare Diamonds Productions. Doro says: "It was always my dream to play the 'Triumph And ...

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RUSSELL ALLEN Doesn't Think ADRENALINE MOB Will Ever Come Back

Russell Allen says that he doesn't think ADRENALINE MOB will ever do anything again, nearly four years after the accident that resulted in the death of the band's bassist, David Zablidowsky. The incident occurred in July 2017 when a tractor-trailer — dispatched by Largo, Florida company Twiss Transport Inc. — veered off Interstate 75 near ...

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DOWNLOAD PILOT: 10,000 Rock And Metal Fans Attend U.K.'s First Post-COVID Festival (Video)

Ruptly, BBC Radio Leicester and BBC News have uploaded separate video reports on Download Pilot. The 10,000-capacity, camping-only festival is taking place June 18-20 on the hallowed grounds of Donington Park as part of the U.K. government's scientific Events Research Programme. Check out the videos below. While festival goers do not have to be socially ...

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AT THE GATES Releases Another New Song, 'The Fall Into Time'

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have released the third single off their upcoming album, "The Nightmare Of Being", which will arrive on July 2 via Century Media Records. The music video for the track "The Fall Into Time", directed by longtime AT THE GATES collaborator Costin Chioreanu of Twilight13Media (ARCH ENEMY, GRAVE, ...

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CARCASS To Release 'Torn Arteries' Album In September; New Single 'Kelly's Meat Emporium' Out Now

British extreme metal veterans CARCASS will release their long-awaited seventh studio album, "Torn Arteries", on September 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. Along with the announcement, the band has debuted a new song titled "Kelly's Meat Emporium" that is available now on all stream services. Ferocious and uncompromising in their execution, CARCASS's ability to intricately dissect ...

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METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with additional appearances by such acts ...

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MASTODON To Perform Acoustically At Georgia Aquarium

MASTODON has teamed up with Dreamstage to present a completely unprecedented live performance set for July 15 at 9 p.m. EDT. The Grammy Award-winning rock band along with the pioneering HD live streaming platform Dreamstage, is thrilled to announce "Captured Live At Georgia Aquarium", a unique live MASTODON experience in a rare, intimate setting from ...

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JINJER To Release 'Wallflowers' Album In August; 'Vortex' Music Video Available

Ukrainian modern metallers JINJER will release a new studio album, "Wallflowers", on August 27 via Napalm Records. Through their relentless hard work, non-stop international touring and critically acclaimed chart-topping releases gaining them over 250 million cross-platform streams/views, JINJER is one of modern metal's hottest and most exciting bands today. The band has become synonymous with ...

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Surviving SOUNDGARDEN Members And CHRIS CORNELL's Widow Reach Agreement Regarding Band's Social Media Accounts

SOUNDGARDEN and Vicky Cornell, the widow and personal representative of the estate of the band's lead singer Chris Cornell, have announced that, effective June 15, 2021, they have come to a temporary agreement that will transfer the SOUNDGARDEN social media accounts and web site to the band's remaining members, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben ...

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KK'S PRIEST Feat. K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'Sermons Of The Sinner' Title Track Released

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals), along with guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE), bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX) and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE), will release its debut album, "Sermons Of The Sinner", on August 20 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records. Original KK'S PRIEST ...

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA And THE USED Announce Co-Headlining 2021 Tour

Celebrated American rock bands COHEED AND CAMBRIA and THE USED today announced their upcoming summer outdoor co-headlining amphitheater tour. The 18-city U.S. trek, produced by Live Nation, will begin on Friday, August 27 in Irvine, California and make stops in Phoenix, Dallas, Cleveland, New Jersey, Worcester, and more. The late summer journey will feature special ...

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Aggression Continuum - FEAR FACTORY

FEAR FACTORY is a groundbreaking band: this fact is simply indisputable. The pioneering act has been a part of industrial metal, groove metal and nu metal's genesis. Burton C. Bell was at the forefront of the dichotomous "good cop/bad cop" vocal styling by virtue of his early work, which pitted his coarse screaming against his ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN's Charvel Art Series Guitars Sell For $210,000 At Auction

A collection of five Charvel Art Series guitars that had been stage-played and signed by the late guitar icon Eddie Van Halen sold for $210,225 at an auction held this past weekend by Julien's Auctions. Two black-and-yellow Bumblebee-inspired models sold for $38,400 and $41,600, a red-and white-Frankenstein Mark II-styled six-string sold for $40,625, a reverse-colorway ...

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KURT COBAIN Self-Portrait Sells For $281,000 At Auction

A Kurt Cobain self-portrait caricature drawing has sold for over a quarter-million dollars at an auction. The drawing done in black felt pen on TNT Music Centre in Singapore stationery by the charismatic frontman of the group NIRVANA depicts himself playing the guitar and is signed "Kurdt Kobain Rock Star" and handwritten on the right, ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN Releases Two More Solo Songs, 'Brainwash Love - Suction' And 'Brainwash Love - Dreaming'

SLIPKNOT's M. Shawn Crahan, also known as Clown, has just released two more solo songs. Like the three previously released tracks, "Brainwash Love - Suction" and "Brainwash Love - Dreaming" bring together ambient elecronic soundscapes that are a far cry from most of SLIPKNOT's musical output. Crahan is not only the co-founder, percussionist, production designer ...

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