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The Zombie Apocalypse Hits London During 2015 Relentless Kerrang! Awards

As the zombie apocalypse took over the Relentless Kerrang! Awards last Thursday, many acts stumbled away with an award or two in tow. In true rock fashion, the black carpet was laid awaiting the arrival...

Slipknot Set To Raise The Proverbial Roof At Download Festival 2015

Download festival sponsored by Zippo is now approaching its twelfth year and it keeps on going from strength to strength, and this year is looking to be the biggest and best to date. The festival...

Judas Priest Brew Up Their Own Blend With Dark Matter Coffee

The veteran rockers have teamed up with tastemakers at Dark Matter Coffee in Chicago, Illinois to give fans an extra boost of energy. The 12 ounce (340 gram) bags will come with...

Ex-judas Priest Star Launches Fragrance Line For Men And Women

Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing has created a new male and female fragrance line for scent company Astbury.The rocker admits he came up with the idea for the cologne and perfume as he was...

Rockers Pay Tribute To Dimebag On 10th Anniversary Of His Death

Judas Priest star Rob Halford, Zakk Wylde and Jerry Cantrell have joined former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo in remembering guitar great 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott on the 10th anniversary of his death.The rocker was shot and...

Muse To Headline Download

Muse will headline Download Festival 2015.The 'Plug in Baby' hitmakers will make their debut appearance at the rock event on the second night, Saturday 13 June, and are looking forward to taking to the stage...

Judas Priest Warned Over Gay References In Russia

British rockers Judas Priest were banned from any making gay references during a show in Russia following a stern warning from local officials.Frontman Rob Halford, who 'came out' as homosexual in 1998, has revealed staff...

Rob Halford: 'There Will Be No Judas Priest Tell-all Book'

Judas Priest singer Rob Halford insists there will never be a group tell-all - because he and his bandmates have too much respect for each other to open up about dark days and embarrassing moments.The...

Lady Gaga Planning Judas Priest Collaboration

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford is holding out hope for a collaboration with Lady Gaga after meeting the pop superstar backstage at a recent gig.The Breaking the Law rocker met Gaga for the first time...

Rob Halford To Undergo Hernia Operation

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford is to undergo hernia surgery before the group's upcoming world tour.The rocker is keen to get himself fixed and healthy before the band hits the road to promote new album...

Judas Priest Star To Appear On The Simpsons This Weekend

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford will appear in an episode of The Simpsons in America this weekend (05Jan14).The rocker has been animated for the cult cartoon series and will appear in an episode alongside director...

Judas Priest To Front First Las Vegas Metal Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp

Judas Priest have signed up to 'teach' fans all they need to know about heavy rock at Las Vegas' first all-metal Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp.Frontman Rob Halford, guitarist Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill and...

Rob Halford Recovering From Back Strain

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford is recovering from a back injury sustained after years of rocking out onstage.The 61 year old has been hobbling around with the aid of a walking stick in recent weeks,...

K.k. Downing Becomes Rock Promoter

Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing is putting his music experience to good use by helping boost the profile of new bands in his native U.K.The rocker, who quit the band in 2011, will promote...

Tim 'Ripper' Owens Axes Brazilian Shows Over Visa Problems

Former Judas Priest singer Tim 'ripper' Owens has cancelled his upcoming Brazilian tour dates following a visa mix-up.The heavy metal star was scheduled to play four gigs in the South American country from Thursday (06Dec12),...

Downing Planning Ambitious Hotel And Resort Complex

Enterprising former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing is planning to build a hotel and leisure complex on land he owns in the English countryside.The rocker, who already boasts a golf course on his sprawling Astbury...

Metallica Release Beyond Magnetic

Metallica have released a new EP, 'Beyond Magnetic', in celebration of their 30th anniversary. The 'Enter Sandman' heavy metal band celebrated their landmark birthday with four shows in their hometown, San Francisco, last week, where...

Judas Priest Star Rob Halford's Manager Sues Rocker And Bandmates

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford's longtime manager has filed a $50 million (£31.3 million) lawsuit against the rocker and his bandmates.John Baxter, who was fired in August (11) after representing the metal star since 1982,...

Judas Priest Promise New Music After Farewell Tour

Rockers Judas Priest have assured fans their global farewell tour does not spell the end of the band - they have vowed to release a new album next year (12).The heavy metal legends, who formed...

Rocker Downing Keen To Turn Home Into Wedding Site

Former Judas Priest star K. K. Downing is making big plans to turn his stately home in Shropshire, England into one of Britain's top wedding destinations.The guitarist has applied for permission to erect marquees for...

Faulkner To Replace Downing In Judas Priest

Rocker Richie Faulkner has been drafted in to replace guitarist K.K. Downing in heavy metal supergroup Judas Priest.The 31 year old will officially be introduced to fans at a press conference in Hollywood on Tuesday...

Anthrax Dedicate Song To Judas Priest

The stars of heavy metal band Anthrax have dedicated a new song to rock rivals Judas Priest to mark the group's imminent retirement from live music.Judas Priest will bow out of touring after the completion...

Downing Opens Up About Decision To Leave Judas Priest

Guitarist K.K. Downing quit Judas Priest after 42 years because of "an ongoing breakdown" in his working relationship with the band's management.Downing stunned fans earlier this week (begs18Apr11) by announcing his decision to leave the...

Downing Quits Priest Weeks Before Farewell Tour

Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing has stunned fans by quitting the band after 42 years - just weeks before they head out on a farewell tour.The British rockers, who formed in 1969 and have sold...

Slash To Return To Stoke

Slash is set to play his first show in his British hometown, Stoke-on-Trent.The former Guns N' Roses guitarist will play in the British midlands town for the first time during a tour of Europe later...

Cee Lo's Songs An 'Act Of Faith'

Cee Lo Green believes writing a song is an "act of faith". The 'Bright Lights, Bigger City' singer confessed he has no idea if a song is going to be a hit when he creates...

Halford Credits 'Coming Out' With Helping Change Rock Fans' Views

JUDAS PRIEST frontman ROB HALFORD is adamant he helped change some rock fans' views of homosexuality after he 'came out' in 1998, but insists there's "still a lot of issues to be addressed".The rocker came...

Judas Priest Announce Final Tour

Rockers JUDAS PRIEST are preparing to hit the road for the band's last ever world tour next year (11).The heavy metal legends, who formed in 1969 and have sold 40 million albums, announced on Tuesday...

Cee Lo Green's Rock Image

Cee Lo Green wanted to look 'heavy metal' by wearing spikes when he was younger. The 'Forget You' soul singer said his early taste was very eclectic, and that he wanted to emulate the look...

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