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ROB HALFORD Comments On OZZY OSBOURNE's Latest Health Scare

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has commented on Ozzy Osbourne's latest hospitalization. The legendary British heavy metal band was scheduled to tour Europe with the BLACK SABBATH frontman before Ozzy canceled the trek when he was admitted to the hospital due to complications from the flu. Asked by Australia's Heavy if Ozzy's latest health scare ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Defends Being Involved In Several Projects: 'I'm A Singer. It's What I Do For A Living'

Former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens recently spoke with "The Classic Metal Show" podcast about his three current projects — THE THREE TREMORS, SPIRITS OF FIRE and A NEW REVENGE. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his current busy workload: Ripper: ...

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IMMORTAL GUARDIAN Shoots For The Stars In Epic 'Stardust' Music Video/Short Film

The Texas-based extreme progressive/power metal group IMMORTAL GUARDIAN has been described as "seriously epic" (MetalSucks), so it's only fitting that the group's new music video for the song "Stardust" fits that same description. A riveting, special effects-laden five-minute hybrid of an "Armageddon"-like action movie and a telenovela, the clip can be seen below. Featuring special ...

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GLENN TIPTON's Daughter To Raise Money For JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist's Foundation At Barcelona Marathon

Karina Greenin, the daughter of JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton, will take part in Barcelona, Spain's annual marathon next month to raise funds for the Glenn Tipton Parkinson's Foundation. JUDAS PRIEST launched Glenn Tipton Parkinson's Foundation last June in honor of the musician, who is suffering from the degenerative neurological disorder. Earlier this week, Karina ...

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SPIRITS OF FIRE Feat. TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, CHRIS CAFFERY, STEVE DIGIORGIO And MARK ZONDER: 'It's Everywhere' Video

"It's Everywhere", the new video from SPIRITS OF FIRE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which will be released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. Frontiers Music Srl is known for building new bands/projects featuring musicians of outstanding quality and who come from unique backgrounds. After ...

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K.K. DOWNING: 'Physically And Technically, RIPPER Was A Better Singer Than ROB HALFORD, Because TIM Was Always In Tune'

Andrew Catania of All That Shreds recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. An excerpt from the chat follows below. All That Shreds: Comparing [longtime JUDAS PRIEST singer] Rob [Halford] to [former JUDAS PRIEST frontman] Ripper [Tim Owens], who do you feel is a better fit for PRIEST? Downing: ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY Says SPIRITS OF FIRE Has More 'Butt-Kick' And 'Personality' Than Other Metal Supergroups

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with SAVATAGE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery about SPIRITS OF FIRE, Caffery's new band with Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, DIO DISCIPLES), Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, DEATH) and Mark Zonder (FATES WARNING, WARLORD). You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts ...

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QUIET RIOT Drummer Says Veteran Acts Who Don't Continue Releasing New Music 'Become A Caricature'

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali recently spoke with Sydney Taylor of MA Entertainment Global. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's chemistry with current vocalist James Durbin: Frankie: "It's been really great. Chuck Wright, our bassist, and I have been working together on and ...

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NAPALM DEATH's SHANE EMBURY Teams Up With MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN In TRONOS

U.K.-based outfit TRONOS will release its debut album, "Celestial Mechanics", on April 12 via Century Media Records. TRONOS marks a true collision between two unstoppably creative heroes of the metal underground: Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA) and producer Russ Russell (AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH). The project sees them teaming up with drummer ...

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A NEW REVENGE Feat. Former JUDAS PRIEST, SCORPIONS, ALICE COOPER, OZZY OSBOURNE Members: Debut Album Due In March

A NEW REVENGE (formerly PROJECT ROCK and ROCKSTAR) — the band featuring former members of JUDAS PRIEST, ALICE COOPER, OZZY OSBOURNE and SCORPIONS — will release its debut album, "Enemies & Lovers", on March 29 via Australia's independent record label Golden Robot Records. A NEW REVENGE features one of the finest voices in metal of ...

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Former BLACK STAR RIDERS Guitarist DAMON JOHNSON: 'Shivering Shivering' Music Video

"Memoirs Of An Uprising", the new album from singer/songwriter/guitarist Damon Johnson, will be released on March 8 via Double Dragon Records. The official Chris Hopkins-directed music video for the debut single, "Shivering Shivering", can be seen below. "This song started with a great set of lyrics from my longtime friend and musical brother, Jim (Johnny ...

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Covered In Blood - ARCH ENEMY

Let's get the disclaimer out of the way now: cover albums are never essential. They can be fun diversions to tide fans over until the release of a proper record, and a good insight into the musical tastes of the bands delivering the record. Anyone visiting this site would not be shocked that their favorite ...

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From Hell With Love - BEAST IN BLACK

Anton Kabanen is a power metal and manga-eating junkie, his ear ever on the hunt for the most will-breaking melody this side of ABBA. Having parted from his former band, BATTLE BEAST, in 2015 after a decade-long run, he immediately formed his powerhouse group, BEAST IN BLACK. Both bands being named after the manga and ...

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Guitarist CHRIS CAFFERY Says His New Metal Supergroup SPIRITS OF FIRE 'Would Definitely Love To' Tour

Guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) recently spoke with Kara Uhrlen of "The Pure Rock Shop" — a program on the Washington, Pennsylvania radio station 91.7 FM WNJR — about SPIRITS OF FIRE, his new band with Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, DIO DISCIPLES), Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, DEATH) and Mark Zonder (FATES WARNING, ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Enter Sandman' Performance From Rare Acoustic Show For Charity

METALLICA played a rare acoustic show on November 3, 2018 at the Masonic in San Francisco. The evening, dubbed the "All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert And Auction", celebrated the first full year of METALLICA's All Within My Hands non-profit foundation, which was launched in 2017 to help creating sustainable communities by tackling ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Start Work On New Album In 2019

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse says the band will work on its 21st studio album later this year. The effort will be the follow-up to 2017's "InFinite", which was recorded with legendary producer Bob Ezrin. Speaking to Andertons Music Co. at last weekend's NAMM show about his plans for 2019, Morse said (see video below): ...

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SCORPIONS Tap 'Famous' Producer To Record 'Historic' New Album

German hard rock legends SCORPIONS are preparing to record a "historic" new album with a "famous" producer, guitarist Rudolf Schenker has revealed. The upcoming disc will mark the band's first release since 2017's "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads", which was an anthology of SCORPIONS' new and classic material. SCORPIONS' last ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Parts Ways With Bassist ENID WILLIAMS Once Again

Veteran all-girl British hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL have parted ways with bassist Enid Williams. Tracey Lamb, formerly of ROCK GODDESS and GIRLSCHOOL (1987-1991 and 1993-2000), will help GIRLSCHOOL out on upcoming dates until a permanent replacement is secured. Says the band: "GIRLSCHOOL would like to wish Enid all the best in all her future ventures. "Thank ...

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