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Epitaph - JUDAS PRIEST

First and foremost, KK Downing is gone. We must accept it if we're going to continue embracing JUDAS PRIEST as rightful lords of the metal empire. They now have a young knight in their realm, Richie Faulkner (of VOODOO SIX and the Lauren Harris band) and while it stings to see no KK these days, ...

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Video: LITA FORD Performs THE RUNAWAYS Classics In Sydney

Fan-filmed video footage of '80s hard rock queen Lita Ford performing the songs "Cherry Bomb" and "Black Leather" from her former band THE RUNAWAYS, which broke up in 1979, on May 25 in Sydney, Australia can be seen below. In 2010, the movie "The Runaways" was released starring Kristen Stewart of "Twilight" fame as singer ...

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Hard Attack/Dust - DUST

History is kind to some musicians and frustratingly obtuse to others. History can also be a late bloomer to certain artists if enough archaeologists of sound champion their mining. New York underground legends DUST have remained a subcultural phenomenon for many years, one reason being because the cover art for "Hard Attack" is comprised of ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Teaser For 'Epitaph' DVD And Blu-Ray

A teaser for JUDAS PRIEST's "Epitaph" DVD and Blu-ray, containing professionally filmed video footage of the the final show of the band's "Epitaph" world tour on May 26, 2012 at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England, can be seen below. The set, which is due later in the year, was directed by Brickwall's Alex Walker ...

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Proto-Metal Legends DUST To Have Their Two Classic Albums Reissued Via SONY/LEGACY

There are few artists you can single-handedly point to as being a trailblazers of a specific musical style. But when it comes to American heavy metal, DUST is one such band. Comprised of singer/guitarist/songwriter Richie Wise, bassist Kenny Aaronson and drummer Marc Bell (with Kenny Kerner supplying lyrics and sharing songwriting and production duties), the ...

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STRIFE To Be Joined By BIOHAZARD's BILLY GRAZIADEI At Hollywood Gig

Billy Graziadei of BIOHAZARD will join the Southern California hardcore band STRIFE on stage tomorrow night (Friday, February 1) at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California. Graziadei makes a guest appearance on STRIFE's new album, "Witness A Rebirth", which was released on November 6, 2012 via 6131 Records. Some bands leave such an impression ...

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WARRANT Partners With TYSON RACING

Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing, LLC has announced a racin' and rockin' alliance between Tyson Racing and '80s hair-metal powerhouse WARRANT. With over 10 million album sales spanning nearly two and a half decades, WARRANT came into the world spotlight when their debut album, "Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich", reached multi-platinum stardom. Consisting of original bandmembers ...

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STRIFE: New Video Interview With RICK RODNEY

On December 3, 2012, Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! conducted an interview with vocalist Rick Rodney of the Southern California hardcore band STRIFE at the Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York. You can now watch the chat below. STRIFE's new album, "Witness A Rebirth", was released on November 6 via 6131 Records. Some ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS' 'Tap House' Moving To New Location

Ripper Owens Tap House, the "rockin' sports eatery" in Akron, Ohio co-owned by powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), is moving to a new location. Owens says: "We are not moving because we could not afford the rent or lack of space; we are moving because the ...

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STRIFE: Video Footage Of Entire New London Concert

Video footage of STRIFE's entire November 30 performance at El 'N' Gee in New London, Connecticut can be seen below. STRIFE's new album, "Witness A Rebirth", was released on November 6 via 6131 Records. Some bands leave such an impression on fans that, even after two decades, their sound still resonates deep and wide. STRIFE ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Santiago Concert

On December 14, acclaimed vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) played a solo headlining concert at Club Rock & Guitarras in Santiago, Chile. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. The setlist was as follows: 01. And... You Will Die (BEYOND FEAR song) 02. ...

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THE WILD LIES To Release EP In January

High Wycombe, U.K.-based quartet THE WILD LIES will release a brand new EP, "Jack's Out The Box", on January 14, 2013. The five-song effort is described in a press release as "a blend of hard rock fused by intricate grinding riffage colliding with stadium-rock chorus melodies." "You got to hear this!" the band declares. "It's ...

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STRIFE Talks New Album In Video Interview

Action Recon recently conducted an interview with the Southern California hardcore band STRIFE. You can now watch the chat below. STRIFE's new album, "Witness A Rebirth", was released on November 6 via 6131 Records. Some bands leave such an impression on fans that, even after two decades, their sound still resonates deep and wide. STRIFE ...

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STRIFE: 'Torn Apart' Video Released

"Torn Apart", the new video from the Southern California hardcore band STRIFE, can be seen below. The song comes off the group's new album, "Witness A Rebirth", which will be released on November 6 via 6131 Records. Some bands leave such an impression on fans that, even after two decades, their sound still resonates deep ...

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STRIFE: 'Witness A Rebirth' Studio Report - Part 3 (Video)

The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Witness A Rebirth", the new album from the Southern California hardcore band STRIFE, can be seen below. The CD will be released on November 6 via 6131 Records. Some bands leave such an impression on fans that, even after two decades, ...

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Photos: METALLICA, KISS Members Attend LED ZEPPELIN 'Celebration Day' After-Party In New York

Jem Aswad of Billboard attended the after-party for LED ZEPPELIN's "Celebration Day" at New York's Monkey Bar, which followed the official U.S. premiere of the concert film at Ziegfeld Theater. The event featured appearances by KISS' Paul Stanley, METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, Joan Jett, Stevie Nicks and LED ZEPPELIN members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John ...

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