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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Is 'Still Shook Up' By RICHIE FAULKNER's Near-Death Medical Emergency

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford says that he is "still shook up" after guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during the band's performance at the Louder Than Life festival. Faulkner was rushed to the UofL Health - Jewish Hospital where the cardiothoracic surgery team needed approximately 10 hours to complete a life-saving ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Thanks His Cardiothoracic Surgeon For Saving His Life: 'I Don't Know How I'm Still Around Today'

Richie Faulkner has credited Dr. Siddharth Pahwa, cardiothoracic surgeon at Rudd Heart and Lung Center at UofL Health - Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, with saving his life. On September 26, the JUDAS PRIEST guitarist suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during a performance at the Louder Than Life festival, just a short distance from ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Suffered An 'Aortic Aneurysm' During LOUDER THAN LIFE Performance

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner says that he suffered an "aortic aneurysm and complete aortic dissection" during the band's performance at the Louder Than Life festival. On September 27, one day after PRIEST's appearance in Lousville, Kentucky, the British heavy metal legends announced that they were postponing the remainder of their U.S. tour so that ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Reportedly Underwent 10-Hour Open-Heart Surgery After Heart Attack

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner reportedly underwent a "10-hour open-heart surgery" after suffering a "heart attack" following the band's performance at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday (September 26). The British heavy metal legends announced on Monday (September 27) that they were postponing the remainder of their U.S. tour so that ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Undergoes 'Major Emergency Heart Surgery'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner is "stable and resting" after undergoing "major emergency heart surgery." On Monday (September 27), JUDAS PRIEST announced that it was postponing the remainder of its U.S. tour due to "major medical heart condition issues" suffered by Faulkner. Produced by Live Nation, the rescheduled "50 Heavy Metal Years" trek kicked off ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Hospitalized For 'Major Medical Heart Condition Issues'; Remainder Of U.S. Tour Postponed

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have postponed the remainder of their U.S. tour due to "major medical heart condition issues" suffered by guitarist Richie Faulkner. Produced by Live Nation, the rescheduled "50 Heavy Metal Years" trek kicked off on September 8 in Reading, Pennsylvania and was slated to run through October before concluding on ...

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MIKKEY DEE Says He 'Felt As A Very Narrow Drummer' By The End Of His Time With KING DIAMOND

During a recent appearance on "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ, former MOTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee discussed the evolution of his drumming style. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "If you take KING DIAMOND, DOKKEN, MOTÖRHEAD, now SCORPIONS, they have come in in the ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Doesn't Think It's Odd For Him To Release So Many Albums: 'It's What I Do For A Living'

In recent years, legendary guitarist George Lynch has recorded albums with a number of different projects, including LYNCH MOB, KXM, SWEET & LYNCH, THE END MACHINE and DIRTY SHIRLEY. His most recent release was his first-ever full-length instrumental album, "Seamless", which came out earlier in the month via Rat Pak Records. Speaking to Vinylestimes Classic ...

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Watch DOKKEN Perform In El Paso

Fan-filmed video footage of DOKKEN's August 14 concert at Speaking Rock in El Paso, Texas can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Oscar Olivas"). DOKKEN's classic lineup — Don Dokken, George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown — reunited for a short Japanese tour in the fall of 2016. The trek marked the first ...

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BRET MICHAELS, DEE SNIDER, JACKYL And LOVERBOY To Headline Inaugural ROKISLAND FEST

RokIsland Fest 2022 will take place on January 14-17, 2022 in Key West, Florida. Hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, the inaugural music festival boasts a lineup of legendary hitmakers and hard rock icons, including Bret Michaels, Dee Snider, JACKYL, LOVERBOY, NIGHT RANGER, SKID ROW, WARRANT, WINGER, DOKKEN (featuring a reunion with George ...

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Watch GEORGE LYNCH Rejoin DOKKEN On Stage In Ashland, Virginia

George Lynch rejoined DOKKEN on stage this past Friday night (July 16) at Richmond Harley-Davidson in Ashland, Virginia to perform three of the band's classic songs. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Prior to Friday's concert, George had played with DOKKEN on July 9 in Moline, Illinois and in early ...

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Watch GEORGE LYNCH Rejoin DOKKEN On Stage In Moline, Illinois

George Lynch rejoined DOKKEN on stage last night (Friday, July 9) in Moline, Illinois to perform the band's classic song "Kiss Of Death". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Prior to last night's concert, George had played three songs with DOKKEN at the Live United Live Music Festival in Sunbury, ...

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Watch WARRANT Perform At M3 Rock Festival

Video footage of WARRANT's July 4 performance at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. This past May, WARRANT singer Robert Mason was asked in an interview with the "Thunder Underground" podcast if there had been any talk of a follow-up to 2017's "Louder Harder Faster" ...

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ROB HALFORD, SAMMY HAGAR, LZZY HALE And SEBASTIAN BACH Among Artists Added To RONNIE JAMES DIO Birthday Virtual Fundraiser

Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio's Birthday, the Saturday, July 10 global virtual concert produced by Rolling Live Studios, has added a wealth of talent to the already star-studded lineup that will bring together unusual musical pairings for one-of-a-kind performances, special birthday messages and artist interviews. The event, hosted on

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ROBERT MASON Thinks GEORGE LYNCH 'Says Some Dumb-Ass S**t Every Once In A While', Insists THE END MACHINE Is 'Not That Polarized'

Robert Mason says that he was a bit perplexed by George Lynch's recent comment that "there's a little bit of a rub" between the members of THE END MACHINE over the band's lyrical content due to their divergent political views. Last month, George discussed the lyrical themes covered on THE END MACHINE's "Phase2" album in ...

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