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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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One Of MOTÖRHEAD Legend 'FAST' EDDIE CLARKE's Last-Ever Interviews Published In Its Entirety

A few short months before his untimely death in January 2018, MOTÖRHEAD guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke gave one of his most revealing interviews ever to Rock Candy magazine editor Howard Johnson. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of MOTÖRHEAD's fifth studio album, "Iron Fist", Rock Candy brings you t...
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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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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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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Watch ALICE COOPER Perform In Chattanooga

Fan-filmed video of Alice Cooper's September 25 concert at Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee can be seen below. Cooper played his first show with guitarist Kane Roberts since 1988 on September 7 at the kick-off of his fall U.S. tour at the Wind Creek Event Center in...
September 26, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS On His Time With JUDAS PRIEST: 'It's Shocking That My Era Has Just Been Swept Under The Rug'

In a new interview with the "White Line Fever" podcast, ex-JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens addressed his recent headline-grabbing comment that he never got a call from his former bandmates about them finally getting inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Asked if he ever thinks about w...
September 22, 2022
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Watch Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Perform In Toronto

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes took part in a signing session and performance Wednesday night (September 21) at the Rockpile in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Video of Holmes and his band performing a few tracks, including W.A.S.P.'s "Wild Child", "The Devil Made Me Do It" and a cover of Neil You...
September 22, 2022
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THE WINERY DOGS Are 'Very Excited' About Upcoming Third Album

In a new interview with Jeff Gaudiosi of MisplacedStraws.com, legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH) spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the third album from THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen and drummer Mike Portnoy (D...
September 21, 2022
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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES: How I Was Diagnosed With Throat Cancer

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes, who recently completed seven weeks of radiation therapy in his battle with cancer in throat and neck, discussed his illness in a new interview with France's Duke TV. Reflecting on how he was diagnosed, Holmes said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "In Nove...
September 15, 2022
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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Says BLACKIE LAWLESS Never Contacted Him Following Cancer Diagnosis

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes, who recently completed seven weeks of radiation therapy in his battle with cancer in throat and neck, was asked in a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice if he has heard from W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless since his diagnosis. He said: "Blackie could h...
September 13, 2022
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ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Release Video For 'Got A Hold On Me' From 'Better Days …And Nights'

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN will release "Better Days …And Nights" on September 16 via BMG. The effort comprises five previously unreleased live tracks, plus for the first time ever on CD, the four studio tracks featured on their sold-out, limited-edition 12-inch vinyl EP,...
September 8, 2022
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Watch: ALICE COOPER Plays First Show With Guitarist KANE ROBERTS In Nearly Three And A Half Decades

Alice Cooper played his first show with guitarist Kane Roberts since 1988 last night (Wednesday, September 7) at the kick-off of his fall U.S. tour at the Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. Kane's return to Alice's touring band was...
September 8, 2022
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Watch: Ex-QUIET RIOT Singer JAMES DURBIN Covers JUDAS PRIEST's 'The Ripper' At Debut DURBIN Gig

Former QUIET RIOT singer James Durbin played his first show under the DURBIN band banner this past Friday (August 26) at the Bottom Of The Hill in San Francisco, California. Joining him on stage at the gig were Dylan Rose (lead guitar), Mike Roberts (bass), Eric James Peterson (drums) and...
August 28, 2022