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Former ‘American Idol’ Contestant James Durbin Streaming New Song “Stand Up”

Former ‘American Idol’ Contestant James Durbin Streaming New Song “Stand Up”

American Idol season 10 finalist James Durbin–who performed on

Disturbed to Release B-Sides Album, ‘The Lost Children’

Disturbed to Release B-Sides Album, ‘The Lost Children’

For fans mourning Disturbed’s recently announced indefinite hiatus, the band has revealed that they will be releasing a B-side collection on November 8. Featured on The Lost Children (Reprise) will be previously unreleased track “Mine,” as well as “3,” which appeared exclusively on the band’s website earlier this year. Also included are covers of Judas […]

Video: Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Falls Off His Motorcycle Onstage

Video: Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Falls Off His Motorcycle Onstage

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford fell off his motorcycle while riding onstage during the band’s intro in Brasilia, Brazil, last night. You can see it right when he reaches guitarist Glenn Tipton’s side of the stage at around the 28 second mark in the video below. Metal God that he is, he gets right back […]

As I Lay Dying Stream New Song, “Paralyzed,” Reveal Details for 10th Anniversary Release

As I Lay Dying Stream New Song, “Paralyzed,” Reveal Details for 10th Anniversary Release

As I Lay Dying are releasing a new album, Decas, to coincide with the band’s 10th anniversary. The record, due out on November 8, features three new songs, covers, and remixes of classic As I Lay Dying tracks by various artists. Bands covered on the record include Slayer and Judas Priest, while remixes come from […]

Judas Priest to Release New Compilation Album Chosen by Metal Peers

Judas Priest to Release New Compilation Album Chosen by Metal Peers

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 […]

James Durbin Picks His Top Six Judas Priest Songs

James Durbin Picks His Top Six Judas Priest Songs

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’s David Ellefson Interviews Deftones, Zombie, Shatner, and More at the Golden Gods

Megadeth’s David Ellefson Interviews Deftones, Zombie, Shatner, and More at the Golden Gods

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson manned the backstage interview

Watch Judas Priest Discuss Their Future, and the Departure of K.K. Downing

Watch Judas Priest Discuss Their Future, and the Departure of K.K. Downing

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.

Video: Judas Priest Perform on “American Idol” Last Night

Video: Judas Priest Perform on “American Idol” Last Night

No, really. Watch the evidence after the jump.

K.K. Downing Issues Statement on Departure From Judas Priest

K.K. Downing Issues Statement on Departure From Judas Priest

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 […]