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ROB HALFORD, SAMMY HAGAR, LZZY HALE And SEBASTIAN BACH Among Artists Added To RONNIE JAMES DIO Birthday Virtual Fundraiser

Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio's Birthday, the Saturday, July 10 global virtual concert produced by Rolling Live Studios, has added a wealth of talent to the already star-studded lineup that will bring together unusual musical pairings for one-of-a-kind performances, special birthday messages and artist interviews. The event, hosted on

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HELLOWEEN's New Album Tops German Chart

The new, self-titled album from the reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN has entered the official album chart in the band's home country at position No. 1. "For us, this is the highest form of honor and we are very proud, thank you very much," says guitarist and founding member Michael Weikath. ...

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K.K. DOWNING Praises TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS-Era JUDAS PRIEST Albums

K.K. Downing has reflected on the albums JUDAS PRIEST made with singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, saying that fans have grown to appreciate them more in the two decades since they were released. Owens joined PRIEST in 1996 and recorded two studio albums with the band — 1997's "Jugulator" and 2001's "Demolition" — before PRIEST reunited ...

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K.K. DOWNING: 'When GLENN TIPTON Retired, I Fully Expected That That Would Be The Opening' For Me To Return To JUDAS PRIEST

Founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that it is "absolutely" not true that he retired from the music industry after his exit from the band a decade ago. Downing left PRIEST in 2011 amid claims of band conflict, shoddy management and declining quality of performance. He was replaced by Richie Faulkner, nearly three decades ...

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FOZZY Announces Fall 2021 Tour Of U.K. And Ireland

American rockers FOZZY are smashing their way out of 2021 with an exclusive eleven-date tour of the U.K. and Ireland. The trek will kick off on November 30 in Manchester and make stops in Newcastle, Glasgow, Dublin, Belfast, Chester, Birmingham, Bournemouth Swansea and Nottingham before finishing in London on December 12. Support will come from ...

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Watch HELLOWEEN's Lyric Video For 'Best Time'

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN has just released its self-titled album Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for the disc's third single, "Best Time", can be seen below. The cover artwork for "Helloween", which can be seen below, was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ...

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METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with additional appearances by such acts ...

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KK'S PRIEST Feat. K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'Sermons Of The Sinner' Title Track Released

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals), along with guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE), bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX) and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE), will release its debut album, "Sermons Of The Sinner", on August 20 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records. Original KK'S PRIEST ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Honored As Kentucky Colonel

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has been honored by the Commonwealth of Kentucky with the title of Kentucky Colonel, given to individuals in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments or outstanding service. Kentucky Colonel is the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. According to the Kentucky secretary of state's web site, it began in 1813 ...

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DENNIS DE YOUNG Would Like To See STYX Acknowledged By ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: 'We Qualify On Any Possible Measure'

In a brand new interview with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", STYX co-founder Dennis DeYoung was asked if there is anything still left for him to accomplish professionally. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "This sounds crazy, but I'd like to be acknowledged by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. ...

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Watch GEORGE LYNCH And RICHIE FAULKNER Jam Together

Video of a recent jam between JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner and DOKKEN's legendary axeman George Lynch, which was originally streamed live on Instagram, can be seen below. Lynch became a grandfather for the fifth time when his daughter, Mariah Lynch, and Faulkner, who is her boyfriend, welcomed their first child, a baby girl, in ...

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