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K.K. DOWNING Denies He Was Nervous During JUDAS PRIEST's ROCK HALL Performance: 'I'm A Very Confident Performer'

In a brand new interview with Metal Pilgrim, founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Kenneth "K.K." Downing was asked if he was at all nervous before reuniting with his former band for a performance at last year's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NE...
September 8, 2023
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Sonic Moons

A lot of people have expended a lot of energy trying to conjure the ultimate blend of huge riffs and psychedelic adventure. From HAWKWIND to UFOMMAMUT, this noble endeavor has produced some extraordinary music, along with a lot of slightly mediocre stuff that we need not concern ourselves with here....
September 7, 2023
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS On Battling Detractors: 'I'll Always Have Something To Prove'

By David E. Gehlke Possessor of one of the finest voices in American metal, Tim "Ripper" Owens has been a bit of a musical nomad since his 2003 departure from the band that put him on the map, JUDAS PRIEST. A long-term situation has unfortunately eluded the Akron, Ohio native, namely high-profile st...
September 6, 2023
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Watch: MR. BUNGLE Kicks Off Summer 2023 U.S. Tour In Baltimore

MR. BUNGLE, which recently completed its first post-pandemic tour dates this past May as part of the Ipecac Recordings' "Geek Show", kicked off its summer U.S. tour last night (Tuesday, September 5) at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland. Fan-filmed video of the entire show — courtesy of the Jim P...
September 6, 2023
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FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK: 'I Was A Horrible Alcoholic'

In a new interview with the 97.7 QLZ radio station, FILTER frontman Richard Patrick spoke about his inspiration for the song "Obliteration". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "The Algorithm", which arrived on August 25 via Golden Robot Records. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH....
September 5, 2023
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Watch: GLENN HUGHES Performs DEEP PURPLE Classics In Houston During Summer 2023 U.S. Tour

The DeadMike.com YouTube channel has uploaded video of Glenn Hughes's September 1 performance at the House Of Blues in Houston, Texas. Check out the clips below. Glenn kicked off his summer 2023 U.S. tour on August 16 at The Landis in Vineland, New Jersey. Two days later, he teamed up with lege...
September 2, 2023
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K.K. DOWNING Rules Out Performing With JUDAS PRIEST Again, Says He Expected To Be 'Back In The Band When There Was An Opening'

In a new interview with Metal Hammer magazine, original JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Kenneth "K.K." Downing ruled out ever performing with his former band again. "No," he replied bluntly when asked about making another appearance with PRIEST. "Before I started [my new band] KK'S PRIEST, I asked if they'd...
September 2, 2023
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Code Red

Almost exactly one quarter of a century ago, PRIMAL FEAR began their noble quest. The late '90s appeared to be a prolonged lean period for traditional heavy metal, but German metal stalwarts Mat Sinner and Ralf Scheepers had other ideas. Unapologetic in their debt to "Painkiller"-era JUDAS PRIEST, P...
September 1, 2023
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Watch: ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN And LAMB OF GOD Members Join PANTERA On Stage To Perform 'Walk'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, his 12-year-old son Revel, and LAMB OF GOD members Randy Blythe (vocals) and Art Cruz (drums) joined PANTERA on stage last night (Saturday, August 26) at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California to perform the Philip Anselmo-fronted band's cl...
August 27, 2023
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Is Still 'Shocked' He Never Got A Phone Call From JUDAS PRIEST About ROCK HALL Induction

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of MyGlobalMind, ex-JUDAS PRIEST single Tim "Ripper" Owens was asked if there was ever any consideration to have him come up on stage and perform with his former bandmates during their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last November. He responded (a...
August 24, 2023
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DAVID COVERDALE's 1972 Demo For DEEP PURPLE Included On WHITESNAKE's 'The Purple Album: Special Gold Edition'

David Coverdale was a relatively unknown 21-year-old singer-songwriter when he joined DEEP PURPLE in 1973. He went on to record three classic albums alongside the Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers before embarking on his musical journey a few years later with his band, WHITESNAKE. Coverdale is celebratin...
August 24, 2023
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Watch: GLENN HUGHES Kicks Off Summer 2023 U.S. Tour In Vineland, New Jersey

Glenn Hughes kicked off his summer 2023 U.S. tour last night (Wednesday, August 16) at The Landis in Vineland, New Jersey. Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below (courtesy of the Greg Jenne YouTube channel). Starting with Friday's (August 18) concert at Strand Theater in Hudson F...
August 17, 2023
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JOEY BELLADONNA Says He Has Yet To Record Any Vocals On New ANTHRAX Music

In a new interview with Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna was asked if he has had an chance to begin laying down any vocals on the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2016's "For All Kings" album. He responded (as transcribed by BL...
August 16, 2023
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RICHIE FAULKNER On Follow-Up To JUDAS PRIEST's 'Firepower': 'We've Got A Lot To Live Up To'

In a new interview with Metal Magnitude's Chelsea, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2018's "Firepower" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's actually in the mixing stages at the moment, so we're...
August 16, 2023
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JETHRO TULL's IAN ANDERSON Is 'Not Sure' How Much Longer He Can Keep Making New Music And Touring

In a new interview with Mike Hsu of the 100 FM The Pike radio station, JETHRO TULL leader Ian Anderson spoke about what keeps him motivated to keep making albums and touring, more than five decades after the band's formation. The 76-year-old British-born musician said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH...
August 15, 2023