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RICHIE KOTZEN On THE WINERY DOGS: 'If I Was Betting, I Would Say There's Gonna Be A Third Album In The Foreseeable Future'

In a recent interview with "Tunestiles" podcast, guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen was asked about the status of THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH). He said (hear audio below): "We talked about [making a third studio album]. Obviously, ...

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BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI And JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Discuss Early Influences, Finding Their Own Sound (Video)

In a brand new original series "The Conversation", Gibson TV gives two artists from similar genres and different generations the chance to sit down and discuss each others journey in the music business. In the latest episode, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner sits down with iconic BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi for a one-on-one conversation ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says KK'S PRIEST's Debut Album Is 'Sounding Incredible'

Founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that the debut album from KK'S PRIEST is "sounding incredible." KK'S PRIEST is Downing's collaboration with former PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens and ex-PRIEST drummer Les Binks. The band, which pays homage to Downing's past, is rounded out by guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE) and bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN Completes Work On 'New Collection Of Songs'

Richie Kotzen has put the finishing touches on "a new collection of music songs." The guitarist/vocalist announced the project's completion in an Instagram post earlier today (Saturday, March 14). He added: "Not sure how or when it will be presented or what it will be called but after having recorded and released a 50 song ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Announces '50 Heavy Metal Years Tour' 2020

One of heavy metal's all-time greats, JUDAS PRIEST will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year with a world tour coming to the U.S. in the fall. The "50 Heavy Metal Years Tour" will also feature SABATON as openers and is being fueled by the highest-charting album of PRIEST's career, "Firepower", which peaked at No. 5 ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN On THE WINERY DOGS: 'We All Agreed That We Would Like To Do A Third Record'

In a brand new interview with "The Classic Metal Show", guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen was asked about the status of THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH). He said (hear audio below): "The first record [2013's self-titled effort] ...

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GLENN TIPTON, ROB HALFORD And RICHIE FAULKNER Are Working On Music For Next JUDAS PRIEST Album

JUDAS PRIEST members Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner have commenced the official songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to "Firepower" album. Released in March 2018, "Firepower" was the second LP to feature the 40-year-old Faulkner, who was selected to fill the void left by founding guitarist K.K. Downing following his exit in 2011. ...

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Video Premiere: RICHIE KOTZEN's 'Devil's Hand'

"Devil's Hand", the new video from singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Richie Kotzen, can be seen below. The track is taken from his his 22nd solo album, "50 For 50" — which is now available via his own custom label, Headroom-Inc. The three-disc collection is just what the title implies: a collection of 50 previously unreleased ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Jams With TOOL In Nashville

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner joined TOOL on stage last night (Wednesday, January 29) at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee to perform the song "Jambi". When a concert attendee pointed out on Twitter that Richie had just played with TOOL, Faulkner — who presently calls Nashville home — responded: "Was a pleasure and an ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Signs Global Deal With EXPLORER1 MUSIC GROUP

Explorer1 Music Group (E1) has announce a global partnership with legendary guitarist K.K. Downing, founding member of Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling metal icons JUDAS PRIEST, with veteran rock manager Andy Gould joining E1 as principal manager for Downing. After what was meant to be a one-off live performance in November, K.K. Downing has been in ...

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Rockers React To Death Of Basketball Legend KOBE BRYANT

Paul Stanley (KISS), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY), Phil Labonte (ALL THAT REMAINS) and Chris Kael (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) are among the rockers who have reacted to the death of basketball star Kobe Bryant. The NBA legend and his daughter were among five people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, ...

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