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RICHIE FAULKNER On K.K. DOWNING's Negative Comments About JUDAS PRIEST: 'It's A Disappointment More Than Anything'

Richie Faulkner says that "it's a disappointment more than anything" to see Kenneth "K.K." Downing making derogatory comments about JUDAS PRIEST in the press. Ever since the release of his autobiography last summer, Downing has been taking jabs at his former bandmates, saying that he left the group in 2011 over band conflict, shoddy management ...

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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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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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Listen To New XENTRIX Single 'Bleeding Out'

Veteran U.K. thrashers XENTRIX will release their new album, "Bury The Pain", on June 7 in Europe and June 21 in North America via Listenable Records. The disc was produced by Andy Sneap and mastered by Russ Russell. The cover artwork for the album was created by Dan Goldsworthy. The disc's first single, "Bleeding Out", ...

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Heavy Metal Is Fastest-Growing Genre, According To Digital Music Distribution Company TuneCore

TuneCore, the global platform for independent musicians to build audiences and careers, today announced that its artists earned $83 million in the first quarter of 2019, a 21% increase over Q1 2018. This brings total distribution revenue to $1.5 billion, 100% of which was paid to TuneCore artists. Distribution income for artists reached $308 million ...

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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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SLIPKNOT's 'All Out Life' Is New Theme Song Of WWE's 'NXT'

SLIPKNOT's "All Out Life" has been picked as the new theme for WWE's "NXT" weekly show. As first revealed yesterday by WWE COO Triple H on Twitter, the track will be heard every Wednesday at 8/7 C on the award-winning WWE network. "NXT" also released a brand-new music video for "All Out Life" featuring "NXT" ...

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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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XENTRIX To Release 'Bury The Pain' Album This Summer

Veteran U.K. thrashers XENTRIX have inked a deal with Listenable Records. The band's new album, "Bury The Pain", will be released in the summer. The disc was produced by Andy Sneap and mastered by Russ Russell. The cover artwork for the album was created by Dan Goldsworthy and can be seen below. XENTRIX made its ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says JUDAS PRIEST Wouldn't Be Able To Stop Him From Re-Recording Songs From His Time With Band

Tim "Ripper" Owens says that JUDAS PRIEST wouldn't be able to stop him from re-recording the albums he made with the band. The Ohio-based singer created two studio LPs with the British heavy metal legends — 1997's "Jugulator" and 2001's "Demolition" — before the group reunited with Rob Halford. Asked by "J-Bunny's Music Hub" podcast ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING: Given The Choice, ROB, IAN And SCOTT Would Have Considered Bringing Me Back

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that Rob Halford, Ian Hill and Scott Travis would "certainly" have "entertained the idea" of having him return to the band if there wasn't something preventing them from doing so. K.K. announced his retirement from PRIEST in April 2011. He has since been replaced by Richie Faulkner, who ...

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WATAIN Blasts Singapore's 'Tragic Excuse For A Government' And 'Honorless Rats' Who Forced Concert Cancelation

WATAIN has slammed Singapore's "tragic excuse of a government" and the "honorless rats" who were responsible for the cancelation of the band's concert in the country. The Swedish black metallers were scheduled to perform in Singapore on Thursday evening, but the show was scrapped that same afternoon by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), following ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says He Was Asked By JUDAS PRIEST Camp To Stop Using 'Jugulator' And 'Demolition' Artwork To Promote Solo Shows

In a brand new interview with "Talking Metal", ex-JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens was asked if it's true that the band's management requested that he stop using artwork related to his time with the group to promote his solo shows. "Yeah, it did happen," Owens confirmed (hear audio below). "It was basically… Someone released ...

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K.K. DOWNING's Former Estate To Be Transformed Into Huge Leisure Complex

According to Express & Star, plans are underway for ex-JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing's former estate to be transformed into a huge leisure complex. Shropshire Council's planning officers have recommended that ambitious redevelopment plans for the Astbury Estate near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England are given planning permission. The 354-acre site, which includes a top ...

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