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K.K. DOWNING: 'I Was In Disbelief' When GLENN TIPTON Picked ANDY SNEAP To Replace Him On 'Firepower' Tour

In a brand new interview with Metal Edge magazine's "Another FN Podcast With Izzy Presley", founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing, who is promoting the debut album from his KK'S PRIEST project, spoke about the circumstances that led to his departure from PRIEST more than a decade ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "In ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of METALLICA Performing 'The Memory Remains' At WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

Professionally filmed video of METALLICA performing the song "The Memory Remains" live during the band's first headlining set at the Welcome To Rockville festival on Friday, November 12 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida can be seen below. Welcome To Rockville, a four-day rock festival, kicked off its 10th edition on November ...

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POISON's BRET MICHAELS Signs To UTA In All Areas

Leading global entertainment, talent and sports company UTA has announced the signing of POISON frontman, entrepreneur and philanthropist Bret Michaels. UTA will represent the artist worldwide in all areas. David Zedeck, partner and global head of music at UTA, said: "Bret Michaels is a true multi-hyphenate. From music and branding, to sports and reality TV, ...

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MEGADETH Guitarist KIKO LOUREIRO: What I Have Learned From Playing With DAVE MUSTAINE

MEGADETH's Brazilian-born guitarist Kiko Loureiro has uploaded a new 14-minute video in which he answers a number of fan-submitted questions. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. Asked if he has learned anything from playing with MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine for the past six years, Kiko said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Oh, yes, man. ...

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PAPA ROACH 'Narrowed It Down To 14 Songs' For Upcoming Album

PAPA ROACH bassist Tobin Esperance spoke to Alicia Atout of Knotfest about the band's upcoming follow-up to 2019's "Who Do You Trust?" album, tentatively due in early 2022. "Originally, we weren't even gonna put out a record; we were just gonna adopt this new thing of just putting out songs whenever we felt like it," ...

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ACE FREHLEY And ORIANTHI Perform At ALICE COOPER's 19th Annual 'Christmas Pudding' Concert (Video)

Ace Frehley (KISS), Orianthi, Ed Roland (COLLECTIVE SOUL) and Mark McGrath (SUGAR RAY) are among the musicians who took part in Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding this past Saturday (December 4) at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Alice also performed at the event, along with members of his touring band with the exception of guitarist ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Reschedule Minneapolis Concert; Proof Of Vaccine Or Negative Test Required

FOO FIGHTERS have rescheduled their concert in Minneapolis after the University of Minnesota's football stadium "refused" the band's request for vaccine requirements last week. FOO FIGHTERS will now perform on August 3, 2022 at U.S. Bank Stadium. General-admission floor tickets go on sale Friday, December 10 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.com, with pre-sale options beginning ...

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ALICE COOPER Announces Spring 2022 Tour With BUCKCHERRY

After wrapping a successful and uninterrupted fall 2021 tour, Alice Cooper recently announced a run of January and February dates ahead of a headline appearance on the Monsters Of Rock cruise, which takes place February 9 through 14. Today, Cooper has confirmed a slate of new spring 2022 dates, kicking off on March 18 in ...

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Watch JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Ripping Up The Fretboard Ten Weeks After Life-Saving Surgery

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner returned to Instagram Live on Sunday (December 5) to livestream himself playing guitar for nearly a couple of hours. You can watch video of the session below. Faulkner'a latest Instagram Live jam took place ten weeks after he suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during a performance at the Louder ...

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K.K. DOWNING Is 'Glad' He Released His Autobiography: 'I Wanted Fans To Get To Know Me A Little Bit Better'

During a recent appearance on "The High Way With Kyle Shutt", the podcast hosted by THE SWORD guitarist Kyle Shutt, former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing spoke about the process of writing his autobiography, "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest", which was released in September 2018 via Hachette Audio as a digital download, ...

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