Interview – Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest on his Favorite Album ‘Defenders of the Faith’

Interview – Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest on his Favorite Album ‘Defenders of the Faith’

Co-host Jimmy Kay from Canada’s ‘The Metal Voice’ recently spoke to Judas Priest’s guitarist Richie Faulkner prior to the band beginning their North American tour. When asked about Faulkner’s Favorite Priest Album, he replied, “ Defenders of the Faith, that one to me for some reason resonates more. I like when music takes you to another place, a different time or a ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of September 21, 2014

Metal News Recap – Week of September 21, 2014

Hell Yes! – A new album from SLASH is here! The World is about to get a lot hotter with WORLD ON FIRE: The new album from SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators. It comes on full throttle and in-your-face, a hunk of burning rock ‘n’ roll that takes no prisoners. It’s the follow-up to their 2012 debut, Apocalyptic Love, and it will kick your ass! “We’ve been ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of September 14, 2014

Metal News Recap – Week of September 14, 2014

Comedienne extraordinaire Joan Rivers died this past Thursday, September 4, following a minor surgical procedure several days prior. She was mourned by her peers the world over, and was remembered in social media posts by the rock community: Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx recently underwent surgery to repair a double hernia. He talked openly about it on ... [read more]

Is Rock Dead? Gene Simmons of KISS and Dee Snider Duke it Out!

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KISS’s Gene Simmons recently sat down with his own son, Nick, for an interview featured on Esquire.com. When asked what advice he’d have for today’s musicians and songwriters, Gene said, "Don't quit your day job is a good piece of advice. When I was coming up, it was not an insurmountable mountain. Once you had a record company on your side, they would fund you...there are ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of September 7, 2014

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We’re saddened to report the death of Survivor frontman Jimi Jamison, who suffered a heart attack at his home in Memphis, TN, on Sunday evening (8/31). He was 63. Although he didn’t sing one of Survivor’s biggest hits, “Eye of the Tiger”, he did co-write and sing the Baywatch theme (“I’m Always Here”) as well as Survivor’s "The Moment of Truth" and "Burning Heart” from 1984's ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of August 31, 2014

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As you’ve no doubt seen on your own Facebook feed and on the news, the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” is everywhere. Here’s a look at a few headbangers challenging each other and getting in on the action for charity [YouTube videos]: Mötley Crüe Jon Bon Jovi Aerosmith Sammy Hagar Alice Cooper Jackyl We urge you to make a donation to the ALS Association ... [read more]

Creators of ‘Inside Metal’ 80s metal documentary film, launch crowdfunding campaign

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HELP TO BRING THIS HEAVY METAL AND HARD ROCK DOCUMENTARY TO THE BIG SCREEN - THE CREATORS OF 'INSIDE METAL: THE PIONEERS OF LA HARD ROCK AND METAL” DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES, WHICH FEATURES THE BIGGEST NAMES OF '80S METAL, OFFERS METAL FANS A CHANCE TO BE INCLUDED IN THESE HISTORICAL MOVIES THOUGH FANBACKED The early '80s metal scene in Los Angeles has become legendary, as ... [read more]

Queensrÿche Starring Geoff Tate to hold Benefit Auction For Devout Fan

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Queensrÿche Starring Geoff Tate will auction the Queensrÿche stage backdrop featured on several tours and donate the proceeds of the song, "Facing my Demons", to a devout QR fan. The Auction begins this Sunday on eBay, with the proceeds going to a devout fan Bryan Stow, who was badly beaten by hoodlums at Dodger Stadium in 2011. On opening day of the baseball season in ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of August 24, 2014

Metal News Recap – Week of August 24, 2014

KISS co-founder/bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons found himself under fire last week for comments he made in a recent interview with SongFacts.com. When asked about his relationship with ex-bandmates Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, Gene said, “I don't get along with anybody who's a drug addict and has a dark cloud over their head and sees themselves as a victim. Drug addicts and ... [read more]