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IRON MAIDEN Drummer NICKO MCBRAIN, Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS To Perform At Rock N Roll Ribs 10th-Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, December 14, THE MCBRAINIACS, the band featuring IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, will perform at the 10th-anniversary celebration for Rock N Roll Ribs, the barbecue restaurant owned by McBrain and close friend Mitch Tanne, in Coral Springs, Florida. Also scheduled to appear are former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, ...

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KROKUS Announces 'Final' Concerts In USA And Canada

Swiss hard rock legends KROKUS have announced the details of their last-ever concerts in USA and Canada. The 13-date trek will kick off at Canton Hall in Dallas, Texas on September 18, 2020 and will conclude at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on October 10, 2020. "It's not over till it's over," ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Performs 'You've Got Another Thing Coming' With NIGHT RANGER (Video)

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens joined NIGHT RANGER on stage last night (Saturday, December 7) at MGM Northfield Park in Northfield, Ohio to perform the classic PRIEST song "You've Got Another Thing Coming". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Earlier today, Owens took to his Twitter to write: "Really ...

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Today Marks 15th Anniversary Of DIMEBAG DARRELL's Death

Today (Sunday, December 8) marks the 15th anniversary of the death of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Abbott, one of the most beloved and respected musicians in hard rock, was shot onstage during a DAMAGEPLAN concert on this date in 2004 at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, Ohio by a 25-year-old ex-Marine ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD To Open Up His Garage For 'Reclaimed Rust: The Four-Wheeled Creations Of James Hetfield' Book

Insight Editions has set a May 5, 2020 release date for "Reclaimed Rust: The Four-Wheeled Creations Of James Hetfield". In the book, James Hetfield opens up his garage for an exclusive tour of the highlights of his incredible collection of restored and customized classic cars. Millions know Hetfield as the frontman of METALLICA, but the ...

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Video: Former JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Perform Heavy Metal Classics In Toronto

Vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), guitarist Glen Drover (MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND, TESTAMENT, EIDOLON), drummer Shawn Drover (MEGADETH, ACT OF DEFIANCE, EIDOLON) and bassist Adrian Robichaud (EIDOLON) joined forces to perform heavy metal classics under the A NIGHT OF METAL banner on November 9 at The Rockpile in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER: 'It's Not My Decision To Make' Whether K.K. DOWNING Will Be Involved In JUDAS PRIEST's 50th-Anniversary Tour

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner says that it's his bandmates' call as to whether they want to include K.K. Downing in their upcoming 50th-anniversary celebrations. Earlier today, Downing revealed that he recently reached out to JUDAS PRIEST "to gather their thoughts" on the possibility of him participating in the 2020 tour marking the band's half-century ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says He Reached Out To JUDAS PRIEST About Participating In 50th-Anniversary Tour

Ex-JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that his former bandmates have no intention of including him in their upcoming 50th-anniversary tour. Earlier this year, PRIEST announced that it will celebrate the half-century milestone with extensive touring in 2020, with a number of summer European festival dates already booked. Downing, who co-founded PRIEST when he was ...

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IHSAHN Says His Side Project With TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Is 'Finally Coming Together'

Greece's "TV War" recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). You can watch the entire chat below (the interview starts at the 11:30 mark). A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it was deliberate that his 2016 "Arktis" studio album and 2018's "Àmr" sound different from one ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Says It's 'Truly Magical' To Be Able To Celebrate Band's Five-Decade History

In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, Rob Halford reflected on JUDAS PRIEST's five-decade history which will be celebrated next year on a world tour. The singer said (hear audio below): "You tend to remember the early years more significantly. Because, as any band will tell you that's had the ...

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SLIPKNOT's SID WILSON To Release 'Sexcapades Of The Hopeless Robotic Vol. 2' Solo Album In December

Sidney George Wilson, better known as the mask-wearing turntablist for heavy metal group SLIPKNOT, will release the second of his trilogy of albums, "∫∑x©∆p∆D∑∫ øƒ †h3 høP∑£3∫∫ ®øbø†¡¢ Vol. 2" (Sexcapades Of The Hopeless Robotic Vol. 2) on December 13. The effort will feature guest appearances by Killah Priest, Rome Fortune, DJ Q*bert, Bizzythowed, Deewillalien, ...

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