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K.K. DOWNING Says It Was 'Extremely Unfair' Of IAN HILL To Claim That None Of JUDAS PRIEST Fans Were Missing Him

Juliette Miranda of "The Unwritable Rant" podcast recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Ken "K.K." Downing. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why he decided to open his upcoming autobiography, "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest", with him walking ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Unleashes Brutal New Song 'F**k Love'

A new ALL THAT REMAINS song titled "Fuck Love" has been released via the band's official YouTube channel and can be streamed below. The track is expected to appear on ALL THAT REMAINS's upcoming album, which was reportedly produced by THE ACACIA STRAIN guitarist Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz and will arrive in early 2019. Earlier this ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Is Not Interested In Starting Brand New Band

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Ken "K.K." Downing was recently interviewed by the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the deterioration of his relationship with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton: Downing: "I think everyone will know ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says GLENN TIPTON 'Liked The Odd One Too Many Beers Before Going On Stage Or During' JUDAS PRIEST Concerts

Dave Kinchen of Philadelphia's WTXF recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Ken "K.K." Downing. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his decision to leave JUDAS PRIEST in 2011: Downing: "It was the hardest thing I've ever had to do, because ...

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K.K. DOWNING On IAN HILL's Explanation For Why Guitarist Wasn't Invited To Rejoin JUDAS PRIEST: 'Complete Load Of Bollocks'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing has dismissed as a "load of bollocks" bassist Ian Hill's explanation for why he wasn't invited to rejoin the band following Glenn Tipton's decision to retire from the road due to his battle with Parkinson's disease. In a recent interview with Backstage Axxess, Hill said that the ...

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K.K. DOWNING On His Return To JUDAS PRIEST: 'I Was Waiting For The Phone To Ring And It Never Did'

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that he never had a chance to even contemplate the possibility of rejoining the band following Glenn Tipton's decision to retire from the road due to his battle with Parkinson's disease. Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease four years ago — after being stricken by the condition at ...

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Listen To New AUTHOR & PUNISHER Song 'Night Terror'

Industrial metal visionary AUTHOR & PUNISHER will deliver his sixth full-length recording and Relapse debut, "Beastland", on October 5. The album's second single, "Night Terror", can now be streamed below. AUTHOR & PUNISHER creator/sole artist Tristan Shone commented: "I built new machines for this album to make more aggressive and dynamic music. These devices are ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING On Relationship With His Former Bandmates: The 'Mutual-Respect Thing Seems To Be Drifting Away'

In a brand new interview with the "Iron City Rocks" podcast, ex-JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing was asked if he would ever entertain reconnecting with his former bandmates if the opportunity presented itself. "I don't know what happened," K.K. said. "I tried to leave discreetly [and] quietly, and that was it. But when ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL On Why K.K. DOWNING Wasn't Asked To Return: 'KEN Playing GLENN's Parts Wouldn't Have Sounded Right'

Backstage Axxess recently conducted an interview with bassist Ian Hill of British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On recording their new album "Firepower" live in the studio: Ian: "We had two producers in Tom Allom and Andy Sneap. ...

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WE CAME AS ROMANS Members Comment On KYLE PAVONE's Death

Members of WE CAME AS ROMANS have commented further on the death of their singer Kyle Pavone. According to TMZ, the 28-year-old frontman was transported to a Michigan hospital last Sunday (August 19) and pronounced dead six days later (Saturday, August 25). A cause of death for Pavone is pending a toxicology report. ...

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Will 'Firepower' Turn Out To Be JUDAS PRIEST's Final Studio Album? IAN HILL Responds

Ian Hill says that JUDAS PRIEST is "not planning on" ending its recording career with the recently released "Firepower" album. A critically acclaimed effort, "Firepower"'s success has been overshadowed somewhat by the news of longtime guitarist Glenn Tipton's ongoing battle with Parkinson's disease. Tipton was diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disorder four years ago — ...

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ROB HALFORD Says ANDY SNEAP Will Stay With JUDAS PRIEST At Least Through The End Of 'Firepower' Tour

Rob Halford says that guitarist Andy Sneap will stay with JUDAS PRIEST at least for the remainder of the band's current world tour. Sneap, who produced PRIEST's latest album, "Firepower", stepped into the group as the replacement for PRIEST's Parkinson's disease-stricken guitarist Glenn Tipton. Tipton was diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disorder four years ago ...

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AUTHOR & PUNISHER To Release 'Beastland' Album In October

Industrial metal visionary AUTHOR & PUNISHER will deliver his sixth full-length recording and Relapse debut, "Beastland", on October 5. Watch the official performance video for the album's first single, "Nihil Strength", below. AUTHOR & PUNISHER creator/sole artist Tristan Shone commented: "I built new machines for this album to make more aggressive and dynamic music. These ...

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