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BIFF BYFORD Didn't Think About Ending SAXON After PAUL QUINN's Departure

In a new interview with United Rock Nations, SAXON frontman Biff Byford was asked if he thought about ending the band when founding guitarist Paul Quinn announced that he was retiring from touring with the group in March of this year. Biff responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "No. Because...
December 20, 2023

SAXON And URIAH HEEP To Join Forces For Spring 2024 U.S. Tour

SAXON and URIAH HEEP will join forces for a U.S. tour next spring. The complete details for the "Hell, Fire & Chaos" trek, which will take place in April, May and June 2024, will be announced on January 8. SAXON's 24th studio album, "Hell, Fire And Damnation", will be released on January 19, 202...
December 15, 2023

RICHIE FAULKNER On Performing Live With JUDAS PRIEST: 'It's A Special Thing'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner is featured in the latest episode of "String Theory", a web series from Ernie Ball that explores the sonic origins of some of music's most innovative players. You can watch the entire 20-minute episode below. Speaking about performing live with PRIEST, Faulkner...
December 14, 2023

JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Featured In SWEETWATER's 'What's On Your Pedalboard?'

JUDAS PRIEST's Richie Faulkner is featured in Sweetwater's "What's On Your Pedalboard?", one of the most popular series on the Sweetwater YouTube channel. In it, Sweetwater's guitar guru Don Carr takes a deep dive into the pedalboards of popular artists, content creators, and pedal manufacturers. Ch...
December 9, 2023

MICK BOX: 'As Long As I'm There, The Band's Gonna Sound Like URIAH HEEP'

In a new interview with Metallerium, URIAH HEEP guitarist Mick Box was asked how he and his bandmates have managed to retain their trademark sound despite having gone through so many lineup changes over the years. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I think, I think, basically,...
November 24, 2023

SAXON Announces New Album 'Hell, Fire And Damnation'

When internationally renowned actor Brian Blessed OBE delivers a proclamation for opening track "The Prophecy", expectations are automatically high for SAXON's latest album. Have no fear and make no mistake, SAXON meet and exceed them on their 24th studio album, "Hell, Fire And Damnation", set for r...
November 21, 2023

BIFF BYFORD Reflects On SAXON's 'Most Challenging Period'

In a new interview with Gustavo Maiato, SAXON frontman Biff Byford was asked to reflect on "the most challenging" moment in the group's career and how he and his bandmates overcame it. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think the most challenging period in our career and a lot of...
November 16, 2023

SAXON's BIFF BYFORD: 'We're Just As Well-Known As IRON MAIDEN; We're Just Not As Successful'

In a new interview with El Cuartel Del Metal, Biff Byford was asked for his opinion on some fans' assertion that SAXON is a vastly underrated band. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think they get confused with successful. Nobody can be bigger than IRON MAIDEN in the metal scene, espe...
November 14, 2023

TRAPEZE's Lost Tapes Vol. 1' To Arrive In November

TRAPEZE's "Lost Tapes Vol. 1" will be released on November 24 via Metalville Records. When rock band TRAPEZE called it a day, they left behind them a series of now-classic albums. Their influence on other groups has been immense, individual members themselves going on to join heavyweight rock acts s...
October 5, 2023

Watch: HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Joins AVATAR On Stage In Nashville

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale joined Swedish metallers AVATAR on stage last night (Sunday, September 24) at the Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville, Tennessee to perform the song "Violence No Matter What". Fan-filmed video of her appearance can be seen below. Earlier today, AVATAR shared a photo from last night's co...
September 25, 2023

URIAH HEEP Singer BERNIE SHAW's Wife RADKA Dies After 'Serious Illness'

According to the Czech tabloid Blesk, Radka Shaw, the wife of URIAH HEEP frontman Bernie Shaw, passed away on August 17 after a "serious illness." She was only 47 years old. The 67-year-old Canadian singer and his wife, who was of Czech descent, had been together since 2005 and they had two children...
August 28, 2023

SAXON Begins Recording New Album; Early 2024 Release Expected

British heavy metal legends SAXON have apparently entered the studio to begin recording their new album for a tentative early 2024 release. Earlier today (Thursday, August 17),the band shared a few photos of drummer Nigel Glockler and bassist Tim "Nibbs" Carter in the studio, and it included the fo...
August 17, 2023

DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER 'Would Like To' Join SAXON Permanently

On a recent episode of the "Talk Louder" podcast, hosted by veteran music journalist "Metal Dave" Glessner and lifelong hard rock/metal vocalist Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS),DIAMOND HEAD's Brian Tatler spoke about how he landed the gig as SAXON's new touring guitarist following the departure of...
July 27, 2023

RICHIE FAULKNER's ELEGANT WEAPONS: 'About The Band' Official Interview Available

An "official" interview with the four members of ELEGANT WEAPONS can be found below. ELEGANT WEAPONS features Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST) on guitar and Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, MSG) on vocals, alongside Dave Rimmer (URIAH HEEP) on bass and Christopher Williams (ACCEPT) on drums. ELEGANT WEAPONS' d...
July 26, 2023


In a new interview with Vikram Chandrasekar of Tales From The Road, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner was asked what he has learned about himself while working on "Horns For A Halo", the debut album from his ELEGANT WEAPONS project. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "That's a g...
July 22, 2023