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JUDAS PRIEST To Take Lengthy Break, Pursue Outside Projects

JUDAS PRIEST have announced that they will be taking a lengthy break following the completion of the group's recent world tour to rest before beginning work on the band's next album, which is not expected to surface before late 2004. "I want to make at least two more albums with JUDAS PRIEST," guitarist Glenn Tipton ...

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SHAMAN Perform Special Hometown Gig

Brazil's SHAMAN, featuring former ANGRA members Andre Matos (vocals), Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (drums), performed the following songs during their special set at Via Funchal in Sao Paulo on Saturday, September 14th: 01. Ancient Winds 02. Here I Am 03. Distant Thunder 04. Time Will Come 05. For Tomorrow 06. Wings of Reality ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Synthetic Leather Rebels?!

JUDAS PRIEST may look and act tough when performing onstage, but the legendary headbangers have big hearts when it comes to animals. In a recent letter to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the band's manager revealed the hard rockers' softer side, noting, "The members of JUDAS PRIEST are all animal lovers, and ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, IRON MAIDEN, TESTAMENT Vocalists Among Frontmen Spotlighted In Singer Book

QUEENSRŸCHE's Geoff Tate, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy and JUDAS PRIEST's Tim "Ripper" Owens are some of the vocalists featured in the new book entitled Pro Secrets Of Heavy Rock Singing, which is being described in an official press release as "the first instructional singing book to address exclusively rock singing in the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Live In London' Riding High On German Charts

After entering the German Music DVD charts at #1, JUDAS PRIEST are currently occupying position #3 with their much-acclaimed Live In London offering. As previously reported, Live In London contains performance footage recorded at the Brixton Academy in London on December 19th, 2001 in addition to behind-the-scenes material, rare footage, interviews, soundcheck footage and lots ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Party With Stranded Models

JUDAS PRIEST had a stroke of luck while touring the West Coast last week when they allegedly happened upon a broken-down bus between Montana and San Francisco that was full of stranded models, according to the New York Post. "Jaime Rishar and other leggy lovelies on the L.A. Look Model Search tour were on a ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: 'I Was Never A Metalhead'

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has admitted in a recent interview that he was never into metal music and he cited ULTRAVOX and THOMPSON TWINS as two of his primary influences during the band's formative years — a far cry from the traditional metal movement that QUEENSRŸCHE was instrumental in launching in the years that followed. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Targeted By PETA Over "Hell Bent For Leather"

JUDAS PRIEST have become the latest targets of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), according to EntertainmentIdaho.com. PETA fired off a letter to band members last week, asking that they change their 1978 album Hell Bent for Leather to Hell Bent for Pleather. "Actually, I'm a big JUDAS PRIEST fan," spokeswoman Lisa Franzetta ...

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ROB HALFORD: I Knew The BANG YOUR HEAD Show Was Going To Be A Debacle

In the September 2002 issue of Germany's Rock Hard magazine, former JUDAS PRIEST and current HALFORD frontman Rob Halford commented on his reportedly "lackluster" June 29th appearance at the Bang Your Head festival in Balingen, Germany, where the group apparently played a 50-minute co-headlining set that included a "truly horrible" vocal performance from Rob and ...

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RACER X To Commence Work On New Album

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals!), are scheduled to enter Batgirl Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada in September to record a new CD for a Christmas 2002 Japanese release. According to Gilbert, "Jeff Martin, John Alderete, Scott Travis, and ...

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JACKYL Frontman Speaks Out On AC/DC Collaboration

JACKYL frontman Jesse James Dupree recently spoke to Electricbasement.com about the group's collaboration with AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson on the track "Kill The Sunshine" for JACKYL's as-yet-untitled new album. "I am very proud of it," Dupree stated. "It sounds like AC/DC but what do you expect when him and I are writing together? I think ...

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ROB HALFORD Suffering From Exhaustion, Takes Time Off To Recover

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current HALFORD frontman Rob Halford is suffering from exhaustion and has asked for time off to recharge his batteries, according to a posting by Rob's longtime personal manager John Baxter on HALFORD's official web site. Says Baxter: "After recently crisscrossing the planet twice within a three-month period, conducting promotional interviews, in-store ...

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ROB HALFORD: I'm Afraid Of Forgetting Lyrics While Performing

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current HALFORD frontman Rob Halford has attributed the lack of animation during his recent live appearances to the fact that he has increasing problems remembering the lyrics to his songs while he's performing them on the concert stage. "You as a hardcore fan complain if you don't see what you expected," ...

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REVEREND Dropped From JUDAS PRIEST Show In Texas

REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH/current WAYNE frontman David Wayne, and BYFIST guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara, have been dropped from the JUDAS PRIEST/BUDGIE show at the Sunken Garden Theater in San Antonio Texas on August 2nd. The band are said to be "disappointed" with the decision by the event's organizers to remove them from ...

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HALFORD's "Rockline" Appearance Available For Download

HALFORD's July 22nd appearance on the syndicated radio show Rockline, which included live-in-the-studio renditions of several PRIEST classics and numbers from HALFORD's recently-issued Crucible release, can be downloaded as 16 separate MP3 files from this location. The songs performed during the show were as follows: 01. You've Got Another Thing Comin' 02. Jawbreaker ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Tribute CD: "A Tribute To The Priest"

On September 9th, Nuclear Blast Records will be issuing a brand new JUDAS PRIEST tribute album, entitled A Tribute To The Priest. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows (in no particular order): 01. ANNIHILATOR - "Hell Bent For Leather" 02. PRIMAL FEAR - "Metal Gods" 03. WITCHERY - "Riding On The ...

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German "All-Star" Tribute To JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For ORANIENBAUM OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

JUDAS PRIEST cover band ELECTRIC EYE, featuring HELLOWEEN drummer Mark Cross, X-13 vocalist Joerg Wesenberg, METALIUM guitarist Matthias Lange, X-13/SHOCKMASHINE guitarist Rolli Feldmann, and PARAGON drummer Markus Big M. Corby on bass, will be performing at the Logo Club on Grindelallee in Hamburg, Germany on July 23rd and as the headliner at the Oranienbaum Open ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Betrayed Us: WHITEHORSE MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL Organizers

JUDAS PRIEST used "blatantly false and disingenuous posturing" to cancel their appearance at Washington's 5th Annual Whitehorse Mountain Classic Rock Festival 2002, and in the process breached a "binding contract" that existed between the group and festival organizers Shadow Promotions, according to the latter's official statement explaining PRIEST's non-appearance at the event. "Frank Wing from ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: The Toledo, Ohio Set List

JUDAS PRIEST performed the following set during their US tour-opening show on Friday, July 5th at The Hard Hat Concert Hall in Toledo, Ohio: 01. Bloodsuckers 02. Metal Gods 03. The Sentinel 04. Blood Stained 05. One on One 06. Victim of Changes 07. Devil's Child 08. Diamonds and Rust 09. Exciter 10. Hell is ...

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DEATH ANGEL: San Francisco Set List Revealed

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL performed the following set during their appearance at the Pound in San Francisco, California on Saturday, July 6th: 01. Ultra-Violence (intro) 02. Seemingly Endless Time 03. Evil Priest 04. Voracious Souls 05. Mistress of Pain 06. Veil of Deception 07. Stagnant 08. Bored 09. Thrashers 10. I.P.F.S 11. Kill ...

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RACER X To Issue New CD By Christmas

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals!), are scheduled to enter the studio in September to record a new CD for a Christmas 2002 Japanese release. Says Martin: "I have a ton of great song titles, more than I've ever ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Push Back DVD Release Date

JUDAS PRIEST's forthcoming DVD, entitled Live In London, is now scheduled for release on July 23rd in North America and July 29th in Europe, according to the band's official web site. As previously reported, Live In London contains performance footage recorded at the Brixton Academy in London on December 19th, 2001 in addition to "tons ...

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TYKOON: A New Swedish Melodic Hard Rock Supergroup

TYKOON is the name of a freshly-launched Stockholm band that features in its ranks guitarists Tommy Denander and Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE), vocalist Leif Sundin (GREAT KING RAT, MICHAEL SCHENKER, JOHN NORUM), bassist Andy Loos (GLORY) and an as-yet-undisclosed drummer. "Tommy and I have been working hard on writing songs lately and so far it's ...

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