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K.K. DOWNING Says The Check 'Would Have To Be Very, Very Big' For Him To Rejoin JUDAS PRIEST For One-Off Concert

In a new interview with Conny Schiffbauer of Germany's WDR Rockpalast, Kenneth "K.K." Downing was asked if he would accept an invitation from JUDAS PRIEST to play with his former band at a one-off concert at a big festival. The 72-year-old guitarist, who hasn't played with PRIEST since 2011, respond...
May 25, 2024
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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN On His Post-Ministroke Recovery: 'Even Holding A Drumstick, There Was Nothing There'

In January 2023, Nicko McBrain, who has been the drummer for the heavy metal band IRON MAIDEN since 1982, was at his home in Boca Raton when he suffered a stroke with partial paralysis. That was the beginning of a challenging journey of physical rehabilitation that followed rapid and precise treatme...
May 24, 2024
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DYLAN GERS, Son Of IRON MAIDEN Guitarist JANICK GERS, Releases New Solo Single 'Fly Fly Butterfly'

Dylan Gers, the son of IRON MAIDEN guitarist Janick Gers, has released a new single, "Fly Fly Butterfly", through independent record label Sly-Tone. Written and solely performed by Dylan, with the exception of Noah Yorke, the son of RADIOHEAD frontman Thom Yorke, who drums on the track, "Fly Fly But...
May 24, 2024
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See Pro-Shot Video Of WITHIN TEMPTATION's 'The Reckoning' Performance With EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE

Ahead of WITHIN TEMPTATION's upcoming tour, fans can prepare for the spectacle by reliving the adrenaline-pumping excitement of 2022's "Worlds Collide" run from the comfort of their homes, as the band's remarkable show at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on November 29, 2022, will be available on vinyl, CD,...
May 23, 2024
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THE HELLACOPTERS Release New Single 'Stay With You'

Swedish high-energy rock 'n' roll legends THE HELLACOPTERS have released a new single called "Stay With You", their first new original song since the release of their triumphant, chart-topping comeback album "Eyes Of Oblivion" in April 2022. And unsurprisingly, "Stay With You" picks up exactly where...
May 23, 2024
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Why Does Sweden Have So Many Metal Bands? AVATAR's JOHANNES ECKERSTRÖM Weighs In

In a new interview with 105.7 The Point's "The Rizzuto Show", vocalist Johannes Eckerström of Swedish metallers AVATAR was asked why he thinks Sweden has one of the most vibrant metal scenes in the world and one of the highest densities of heavy metal bands per capita. He responded (as transcribed b...
May 23, 2024
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New QUEENSRŸCHE Book 'Roads To Madness: The Touring History Of Queensrÿche (1981-1997)' Now Available

"Roads To Madness: The Touring History Of Queensrÿche (1981-1997)" is now available, and can be purchased directly through the publisher, NW Metalworx Music, at this location. An oversized coffee-table book featuring almost 600 full-color pages of detail on all the concerts played by QUEENSRŸCHE's o...
May 23, 2024
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BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER Interviewed By BRIAN POSEHN At 'Filling The Void' Event In Colorado: Video, Photos

On May 22, Geezer Butler was joined by comedian Brian Posehn at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, Colorado for a night of discussion with BLACK SABBATH's legendary bassist about his book, "Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath - And Beyond", life, and career, for an event billed as "Filling The...
May 23, 2024
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JAMES HETFIELD: It Is 'A Travesty' That MOTÖRHEAD Hasn't Been Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Metallica Report", the podcast offering weekly insider updates on all things METALLICA, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke about some of his recently acquired tattoos, including one that pays tribute to Lemmy Kilmister in the form of a tattoo c...
May 22, 2024
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Watch: TONY IOMMI And TONY MARTIN Discuss BLACK SABBATH's 'Forbidden' Album Ahead Of 'Anno Domini' Release

A new video of Tony Martin and Tony Iommi discussing the BLACK SABBATH album "Forbidden" can be seen below. "Forbidden" is included in the "Anno Domini 1989-1995" box set of the Martin-era BLACK SABBATH recordings, which will be made available on on May 31 via Rhino. BLACK SABBATH's history with sin...
May 22, 2024
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BRUCE DICKINSON Reflects On Classic Albums From AC/DC, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW And JUDAS PRIEST

Qobuz has shared a new 12-minute video in which IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson discusses some of his favorite classic rock and heavy metal albums. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). AC/DC - "Powerage" (1978) Bruce: "It's AC/DC — what can I say? — with [singer] Bon Scott....
May 21, 2024
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MICHAEL SWEET Fends Off Thyroid Cancer, Readies New STRYPER Album: 'I Think It's Our Best'

By David E. Gehlke STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet underwent treatment last October for a growing nodule on his thyroid. It was the latest in a series of health issues for Sweet, who previously dealt with a detached retina. Yet for the repeated trips to the doctor ("I don't like going to the doctor,"...
May 21, 2024
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Watch: Wildlife Officials Blast BLACK SABBATH's 'Iron Man' To Try To Coax Bear Out Of Tree

According to Fox Weather, rangers with Colorado Parks And Wildlife Northeast Region attempted to use a classic BLACK SABBATH song to coax a black bear out of a neighborhood tree in Golden, Colorado. The incident occurred on May 14 near the Colorado School of Mines campus, a 15-mile drive west of Den...
May 21, 2024
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Ex-ANTHRAX Frontman NEIL TURBIN Shoots Down SCOTT IAN's Claim Singer 'Fired' Original Bassist DAN LILKER For Being Too Tall

In a new interview with Almost Human, former ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin addressed the oft-repeated claim by the band's guitarist Scott Ian that Turbin "fired" original ANTHRAX bassist Dan Lilker for being "too tall". Neil said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, if you believe that,...
May 18, 2024
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Watch: BRUCE DICKINSON Covers 'All The Young Dudes' At First Show Of 'The Mandrake Project' U.K. Tour

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson kicked off his 2024 U.K. solo tour Thursday night (May 16) in Wolverhampton. The gig at The Halls was the first of a six-date U.K. run, which is also making stops in Glasgow, Manchester, Swansea, Nottingham and London. As was the case on his recently completed La...
May 18, 2024