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JUDAS PRIEST, PANTERA And RAINBOW Members Join Forces In New Metal Supergroup ELEGANT WEAPONS

Guitarist Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST),bassist Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN),drummer Scott Travis (JUDAS PRIEST) and singer Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, MSG) have joined forces in a new band called ELEGANT WEAPONS. ELEGANT WEAPONS' debut album, "Horns For A Halo", was produced by Andy Sneap and will arri...
October 25, 2022
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ROB HALFORD On Upcoming Album: 'It Is Another Affirmation Of What You Love About JUDAS PRIEST'

In a new interview with AXS TV's Katie Daryl, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked what some of the "inspiration words" are that would be associated with the band's upcoming studio album. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I can't say 'more of the same' because that's four word...
October 21, 2022
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LES BINKS Says JUDAS PRIEST Will Perform With Three Guitarists And Two Drummers At ROCK HALL Induction Ceremony

In a new interview with Finland's Chaoszine, former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Les Binks spoke about the band's upcoming induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET) "The category that they put the band in, it looked like we weren't actually gonna be performi...
October 20, 2022
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Watch JUDAS PRIEST Perform In Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania During Fall 2022 '50 Heavy Metal Years' Tour

Fan-filmed video of JUDAS PRIEST's October 19 concert at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows, according to Setlist.fm: 01. Electric Eye 02. Riding On The Wind 03. You've Got Another Thing Comin' 04. Jawbreaker 05. Firepower 06. Never T...
October 20, 2022
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JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL Says Reunion With K.K. DOWNING At ROCK HALL Induction 'Might Kickstart Something'

In a new interview with the Detroit Metro Times, JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill was asked if he thinks there is any chance of ever reconciling with original PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing and him rejoining the band, Hill responded: "I think time is not on our side for that, you know? Never say never,...
October 19, 2022
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I AM MORBID Parts Ways With Guitarist KELLY MCLAUCHLIN, Announces Replacement

I AM MORBID, the band featuring former MORBID ANGEL members David Vincent (bass, vocals) and Pedro "Pete" Sandoval (drums),has parted ways with guitarist Kelly McLauchlin (POSSESSED, DIABOLIC, UNHOLY GHOST) and has replaced him with Richie Brown (EXMORTUS, THE ABSENCE, TRIVIUM). Brown made his live...
October 17, 2022
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K.K. DOWNING Confirms He Will Perform With JUDAS PRIEST At ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Induction Ceremony

K.K. Downing has confirmed to Ultimate Classic Rock that he will perform with JUDAS PRIEST at the band's upcoming Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. "I think we've probably got eight or nine minutes," he said. "I'm not even going to be able to break a sweat. The main thing is to represen...
October 14, 2022
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Watch: JUDAS PRIEST Performs 'Genocide' Live For First Time In Four Decades At Fall 2022 Tour Kickoff

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST kicked off the fall 2022 leg of their "50 Heavy Metal Years" tour last night (Thursday, October 13) at Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut. The band's setlist was as follows, according to Setlist.fm: 01. The Hellion (on tape) / Ele...
October 14, 2022
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VIXEN's LORRAINE LEWIS Explains New Single Delay

VIXEN singer Lorraine Lewis has confirmed to The Metal Summit that the band's long-awaited new single is "being mixed right now." She added: "I wish I could even say the name of it. We have all the promo ready to go. We recorded it with Fred Coury, the drummer extraordinaire from CINDERELLA. He prod...
October 13, 2022
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JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL Doesn't Have 'The Slightest Idea Of What To Expect' At ROCK HALL Induction Ceremony

In a new interview with Dig Boston, JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill was asked how he feels about the band's upcoming induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. He responded: "These things come along every now and then and it's very flattering when they do. If you've been recognized by your peers,...
October 13, 2022
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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER: 'I Get Called A K.K. DOWNING Clone A Lot, Which Is Quite Ironic'

In a new interview with Highway 81 Revisited, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner, who joined the band in 2011 as the replacement for K.K. Downing, was asked about singer Rob Halford's comment in 2015 that Faulkner "saved" PRIEST. Richie said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "That's incredib...
October 11, 2022
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UFO Guitarist VINNIE MOORE To Release New Solo Album 'Double Exposure' With Guest Vocalists

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore will release a new solo album, "Double Exposure", on November 8 via his Mind's Eye Music label. Vinnie is joined on this half-vocal-half-instrumental follow-up to 2019 "Soul Shifter" by singers Ed Terry (RAGE AND BEYOND, AMERICAN MAFIA),Keith Slack (MSG, MOTHER ROAD),Mik...
October 11, 2022
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ROB HALFORD Says JUDAS PRIEST Has Been In Contact With K.K. DOWNING About ROCK HALL Performance

In a new interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke about the band's upcoming induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. PRIEST will receive the Musical Excellence Award at next month's event, which will honor Eminem, Dolly Parton, DURAN DURAN, Lionel Richie, Pat...
October 10, 2022
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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER On QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Death: 'It's The End Of An Era'

JUDAS PRIEST's Richie Faulkner has commented on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history, who died a month ago at 96 years old. The 42-year-old British-born guitarist, who joined PRIEST in 2011, discussed Queen Elizabeth II's death in a new interview with th...
October 8, 2022
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IAN HILL Says JUDAS PRIEST's Next Album Will Be 'More Intricate' And 'More Complicated' Than 'Firepower'

JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill spoke to Andrew Daly of Vinyl Writer Music about the status of the songwriting and recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2018's "Firepower" LP. He said: "There is an album in the pipeline, and it's not far from being finished. Whether it'll be out sometime next...
October 6, 2022