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RICHIE FAULKNER On K.K. DOWNING's Negative Comments About JUDAS PRIEST: 'It's A Disappointment More Than Anything'

Richie Faulkner says that "it's a disappointment more than anything" to see Kenneth "K.K." Downing making derogatory comments about JUDAS PRIEST in the press. Ever since the release of his autobiography last summer, Downing has been taking jabs at his former bandmates, saying that he left the group in 2011 over band conflict, shoddy management ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Fires Back At K.K. DOWNING: 'I Have Not Been Paid A Wage Since 2012'

Richie Faulkner has fired back at K.K. Downing over the founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist's comments about his position in the band. Over the weekend, BLABBERMOUTH.NET published an interview Downing gave to Germany's Bleeding4metal.de in which K.K. said that it "seems wrong" that Faulkner and drummer Scott Travis "are not officially members of JUDAS ...

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DEEP PURPLE Announces Summer/Fall 2019 U.S. Tour

British hard rock legends DEEP PURPLE will embark on the 2019 U.S. leg of their "The Long Goodbye" tour in late summer. The month-and-a-half-long trek will kick off on begins on Septeber 3 in Riverside, California and wrap on October 19 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It will be bark DEEP PURPLE's first American tour dates since ...

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Listen To New XENTRIX Single 'Bleeding Out'

Veteran U.K. thrashers XENTRIX will release their new album, "Bury The Pain", on June 7 in Europe and June 21 in North America via Listenable Records. The disc was produced by Andy Sneap and mastered by Russ Russell. The cover artwork for the album was created by Dan Goldsworthy. The disc's first single, "Bleeding Out", ...

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Heavy Metal Is Fastest-Growing Genre, According To Digital Music Distribution Company TuneCore

TuneCore, the global platform for independent musicians to build audiences and careers, today announced that its artists earned $83 million in the first quarter of 2019, a 21% increase over Q1 2018. This brings total distribution revenue to $1.5 billion, 100% of which was paid to TuneCore artists. Distribution income for artists reached $308 million ...

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THREE DAYS GRACE Drummer Says 'It's Pretty Surreal' To Have More Rock Radio No. 1 Hits Than VAN HALEN

THREE DAYS GRACE drummer Neil Sanderson was recently interviewed on "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On THREE DAYS GRACE's ability to tour with a wide-ranging group of artists: Neil: "I think in 2019, people are ...

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TALLAH Feat. MAX PORTNOY: Debut Album Due Later This Year

Pennsylvania metal band TALLAH — which features in its ranks Max Portnoy, son of Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO) — has inked a deal with Earache Records. The group's full-length debut will be released later in the year. Mike tweeted out the signing news, writing: "Congratulations to @MaxPortnoy_ ...

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KING'S X Begins Recording First Studio Album In Over A Decade

KING'S X has entered Blacksound Studio in Pasadena, California to begin recording its new album — the band's first in over a decade — due later this year via Australia's independent record label Golden Robot Records. Helming the disc is renowned producer Michael Parnin, recognized for his work with a varied range of artists, from ...

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MEGADETH And OPETH To Headline PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019

Psycho Las Vegas continues to make waves as it announces its full artist lineup for this year's festival at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino August 16 – 18. From OPETH's only U.S. performance of 2019 and MEGADETH performing their only Vegas show of the year, to the return of fan favorite ELECTRIC WIZARD, the lineup ...

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STAIND, SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE To Perform At This Year's LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival

Massachusetts-based rockers STAIND will perform at this year's Louder Than Life festival, set to take place September 27-29 at the event's new home at Louisville's Highly Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center. Also scheduled to appear are SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON, BREAKING BENJAMIN, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and many more. "We wouldn't be ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On MARTY FRIEDMAN's Tenure In MEGADETH: 'He Stayed Longer Than He Wanted And I Kept Him Longer Than I Should Have'

MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine said a dispute over a guitar solo in the song "Breadline" led to lead guitarist Marty Friedman's departure in 1999. "Breadline" appeared on the band's oft-lambasted "Risk" studio album, an effort that saw MEGADETH undergo a heavily criticized change in direction in favor of more commercialized and accessible songwriting, a move ...

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3TEETH To Release 'Metawar' Album In July

Los Angeles-based outfit 3TEETH will release its new album, "Metawar", on July 5 via RED Music. The first single from the the Sean Beavan-produced (NINE INCH NAILS, MARILYN MANSON) disc is "American Landfill", an unrelenting song frontman Alexis Mincolla says is intended to convey the feel of "getting buried under the ruin of a fallen ...

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SLIPKNOT's 'All Out Life' Is New Theme Song Of WWE's 'NXT'

SLIPKNOT's "All Out Life" has been picked as the new theme for WWE's "NXT" weekly show. As first revealed yesterday by WWE COO Triple H on Twitter, the track will be heard every Wednesday at 8/7 C on the award-winning WWE network. "NXT" also released a brand-new music video for "All Out Life" featuring "NXT" ...

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