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Judas Priest to move forward as a four piece leaving Andy Sneap disappointed

Posted by on January 11, 2022

  Ex Judas Priest touring guitarist, Andy Sneap, stated that he is “incredibly” disappointed by the band’s decision to perform as a quartet on their upcoming tour. Sneap co-produced Judas Priest’s most recent album, Firepower, began touring with the band four years ago in place of guitarist Glenn Tipton. Tipton, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s […]

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Judas Priest announce rescheduled “50 Heavy Metal Years” North American tour dates

Posted by on November 30, 2021

Judas Priest have announced the rescheduled 50 Heavy Metal Years North American tour dates for March-April 2022. Look at those below. The tour will include support from Queensrÿche. 2022 Tour Dates: 03/04 Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Theatre 03/06 Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom  03/07 West Valley City, UT @ Maverik Center 03/09 Everett, WA […]

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Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner feeling “Very strong and positive” in his recovery from heart surgery

Posted by on November 18, 2021

  Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during a performance at the Louder Than Life festival. The incident occurred on September 26th while he was onstage with the band performing, oddly enough, “Painkiller.” Luckily for him the venue was just a short distance from Rudd Heart and Lung Center at […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/12: Mastodon top the charts

Posted by on November 12, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Mastodon absolutely crushed the charts with their eight studio album. Fun fact, this was the first time since 2002’s Remission where Scott Kelly of Neurosis didn’t guest on a track. Also making a surprised impact was […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/03: A View From The Top Of The Charts

Posted by on November 4, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. A day late, but here we are! Dream Theater battled it out with Every Time I Die for the highest debut this week. Amazing albums from both bands, especially the Buffalo die-hards. Dropping hard […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/29: Welcome to Horrorwood

Posted by on October 29, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Welcome to Horrorwood! The hype for Ice Nine Kills is real as they hit #4 for their debut week. The internet is loving them and their witty horror-themed concept albums. Most of the debuts […]

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Judas Priest drop trailer for “50 Heavy Metal Years” book

Posted by on October 26, 2021

  Judas Priest has teamed up with Rufus Publications to publish the first-ever official book documenting the band’s extensive history over the last 50 years. The book is called Judas Priest – 50 Heavy Metal Years, the book has been put together by David Silver, Ross Halfin and Jayne Andrews. This huge, 648-page coffee table […]

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Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner suffered an aortic aneurysm at Louder Than Life festival

Posted by on October 7, 2021

  Guitarist Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest talked about his health issues, ultimately resulting in emergency heart surgery. the guitarist suffered an aortic aneurysm during his performance with the band at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, KY on September 26th. Judas Priest has postponed shows moving forward while he recovers. On October 5th […]

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Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner in stable condition after emergency heart surgery

Posted by on September 29, 2021

  Yesterday (28th), Mariah Lynch posted an update on guitarist Richie Faulkner’s condition after it was revealed on Monday that the Judas Priest guitarist had to undergo emergency heart surgery. In an Instagram post Lynch, who is Faulkner’s significant other, posted: “Thank you to everyone for all your messages 🙏🏼 I will try to get […]

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Judas Priest postpone tour due to guitarist Richie Faulkner hospitalized with heart condition

Posted by on September 28, 2021

  Judas Priest have been forced to postpone the remaining dates of their 50th anniversary tour, due to guitarist Richie Faulkner being hospitalized with a heart condition. The group issued the following statement: “It is with deep regret that we have to postpone the rest of our US Tour – Richie has major medical heart […]

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