Legendary British metallers Judas Priest are to release a new compilation album, but with a twist: The featured songs have been selected by the band’s friends and peers from the hard rock/metal community. Artists whose picks feature on The Chosen Few include: Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey [...]
As the resident metalhead on this year’s season of American Idol, James Durbin brought the soaring sound of Judas Priest to one of the biggest TV audiences in the country—advancing to the coveted Top 13 via his version of “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’” and even performing with Priest themselves for the season’s blowout finale. [...]
Megadeth bassist David Ellefson manned the backstage interview
The members of Judas Priest recently held a press conference—in advance of their show-stopping American Idol guest spot last night—to discuss the future of the band, and what guitarist K.K. Downing’s departure means for the band. Check out what they had to say below.
No, really. Watch the evidence after the jump.
As previously reported, longtime Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing officially retired from the band yesterday, right before the band was to embark on their final world tour. At the time, no official reason had been given for his departure. Since then, however, the former Priest guitarist has issued the following statement: “Dear friends, It is [...]
Judas Priest have just announced that original guitarist K.K. Downing has made the decision to retire from the band ahead of what was to be their final tour. The official statement from the band reads: “It is with regret that Judas Priest announce that K.K. Downing has formally retired from the band and will therefore [...]
When Baroness singer-guitarist John Dyer Baizley isn’t on tour, he creates vivid, psychedelic album art for his group and others. To date, his evocative images have graced the covers of discs by Darkest Hour, Pig Destroyer, Kylesa, Torche, and Skeletonwitch, as well as for the cover of Revolver’s new special issue devoted to the Big [...]
Oh the humanity