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IAN HILL Says JUDAS PRIEST's Heavy Touring Schedule In Early Years Cost Him Two Marriages

In a new interview with the WSOU 89.5 FM radio station, JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill spoke about how he and his bandmates used to release studio albums every year or every other year in the first couple of decades of the group's existence. "It was a prolific [period], and we were young," he said (a...
October 2, 2022
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CRAIG GOLDY Recalls RONNIE JAMES DIO Buying Him Food As An Act Of Kindness

At the September 20 premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy recounted a story of Ronnie's kindness toward him. Speaking to "The Blairing Out...
October 1, 2022
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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Opens Up About Second Heart Surgery: I'm 'Feeling Strong' And 'Healthy'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner has opened up about his recent revelation that he underwent a second heart surgery in early August. The latest operation took place nearly a year after the 42-year-old British-born musician suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during a performance at the...
October 1, 2022
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SIMON WRIGHT Looks Back On His Time With AC/DC In New Episode Of 'Beyond The Thunder' Podcast

"Were you the first official member of AC/DC to quit?" That's the question posed to former AC/DC drummer, Simon Wright, during the latest episode of "AC/DC Beyond The Thunder", a podcast that features high-profile guests who've been influenced by, or in this case involved with, the Rock And Roll Hal...
September 30, 2022
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PANTERA To Co-Headline Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST In December

PANTERA will perform at the Monterrey Metal Fest on December 6 at Estadio Mobil Super in Monterrey, Mexico. Also scheduled to appear are JUDAS PRIEST, MERCYFUL FATE, BEHEMOTH and STRYPER, among others. As previously reported, PANTERA will also co-headline the first night of this year's edition of Me...
September 30, 2022
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RICHIE FAULKNER: JUDAS PRIEST's Setlist For Fall 2022 U.S. Tour Will 'Reference' 'Screaming For Vengeance' Album For 40th Anniversary

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner spoke to the 96.1 KLPX radio station about the setlist for the band's upcoming fall 2022 U.S. tour which is scheduled to kick off on October 13 in Wallingford, Connecticut. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I can say it's around the 40th anni...
September 29, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Releases Lyric Video For Title Track Of 'Return To Death Row' Solo EP

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has released the official lyric video for the title track of his new solo EP, "Return To Death Row". The effort, which will be made available under the RIPPER banner in late October/early November, will include the song "Embattled", which came out in Jul...
September 29, 2022
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VIVIAN CAMPBELL: Naming LAST IN LINE After DIO Song Has Been 'Both A Blessing And A Curse'

Vivian Campbell says that naming his side project after a DIO song has been "both a blessing and a curse." When LAST IN LINE formed, the intent was to celebrate Ronnie James Dio's early work by reuniting the members of the original DIO lineup. After playing shows that featured a setlist composed exc...
September 29, 2022
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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Says He Underwent Second Open-Heart Surgery In August

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner has revealed that he underwent a second heart surgery in early August. The latest operation took place nearly a year after the 42-year-old British-born musician suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during a performance at the Louder Than Life festival, j...
September 27, 2022
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HELLOWEEN Announces Spring 2023 North American Tour With HAMMERFALL

German power metallers HELLOWEEN will embark on the "United Forces" tour of North America in May 2023. Support on the 13-date trek will come from Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 30 at 10 a.m. local time. HELLOWEEN singer Andi Deris comments: "We can't wait...
September 27, 2022
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JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL: 'We're Honored' To Be Finally Getting Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill says that he and his bandmates are "honored" to finally be getting inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. PRIEST will receive the Musical Excellence Award at the fall 2022 event, which will honor Eminem, Dolly Parton, DURAN DURAN, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, EURY...
September 27, 2022
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JUDAS PRIEST Has Finished Recording Drums, Guitars And Bass For Next Studio Album: 'It's Sounding Great'

In a new interview with the The Entertainment Outlet, 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): "We're getting there. We've been trying to get it done....
September 26, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Announces 'Return To Death Row' Solo EP

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens will release a new solo EP, "Return To Death Row", under the RIPPER banner in late October/early November. The effort will include the song "Embattled", which was made available in July. The track, like the rest of the EP, was produced by Jamey Jast...
September 25, 2022
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN 'Loved' Being A Professional Photographer

During an appearance on a recent episode of "The Ron Keel Podcast", ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann admitted that he became disillusioned with the heavy metal scene 25 years ago and pursued other interests, including photography, until the band's eventual reformation. "To be quite honest, I've retire...
September 25, 2022
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UGLY KID JOE Shares Music Video For New Single 'Failure'

UGLY KID JOE will release a new studio album, "Rad Wings Of Destiny", on October 21. The official music video for the LP's fourth single, "Failure", can be seen below. "Rad Wings Of Destiny" sees UGLY KID JOE re-teaming producer Mark Dodson who was behind the desk for the band's debut album, "Americ...
September 23, 2022