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Judas Priest Return With Spring Release 'Firepower'

Judas Priest are back after four years with another inspired heavy metal record. 'Firepower' is set to arrive this Spring ahead of the North American leg of their world tour, and the epic first single...

Judas Priest Hit The Road In Spring 2018 With 'Firepower'

With their new album 'Firepower' coming next year, Judas Priest announce a 25-date North American tour for Spring 2018. Tickets are on sale this week, with the tour kicking off before the release of their...

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 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,...

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...

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...

Halford: 'Arizona Lawmakers Are Racist'

JUDAS PRIEST frontman ROB HALFORD has become the latest celebrity to protest Arizona's controversial new immigration laws, insisting the legislation is "racist".The rocker is a part-time Phoenix resident and he's appalled by the new law,...

Godsmack Singer Defends Military Ad Music

GODSMACK frontman SULLY ERNA has hit out at a reporter who questioned his band's decision to allow two of its songs to be used for US Navy recruiting commercials. The singer became irritated during a...

Former Judas Priest Drummer Convicted

Former JUDAS PRIEST drummer DAVID HOLLAND has been convicted of attempting to rape a teenager during a drum lesson. Holland had denied assaulting the 17-year-old, who has learning difficulties, at the musician's rural English...

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