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Tim “Ripper” Owens talks about former Iced Earth bandmate Jon Schaffer’s recent criminal activity

Posted by on June 11, 2021

  Tim “Ripper” Owens did not precisely leave Iced Earth on good terms; in fact, he had a bad falling out with Jon Schaffer. Owens spent four years with the band from 2003 until December of 2007 until questions about “Ripper’s” commitment to the group started to surface. Unfortunately, the split was less than amicable. […]

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Headbangers Brawl: What do you think of the new KK’s Priest song “Hellfire Thunderbolt?”

Posted by on May 13, 2021

  KK’s Priest, the group, comprised of former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing and former vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, surprised us with a video yesterday (12) for the brand new song “Hellfire Thunderbolt.” The track is taken from the band’s upcoming debut album, Sermons of the Sinner, out August 20th via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records […]

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Ripper Owens on Trump: “even though he’s an ass, he might be the ass America needs”

Posted by on October 3, 2016

The 2016 election is just a little over a month away, and after watching last week’s debate, you’re probably wondering who you can trust to give you straight talk about who should be our next President. Have no fear, as Tim “Ripper” Owens of Charred Walls if the Damned and onetime Judas Priest singer, is […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: Unsuccessful replacements in metal and hard rock

Posted by on May 4, 2016

AC/DC defied the odds 36 years ago when they recorded one of the most iconic rock albums of all time, Back In Black, with the late (and very beloved) Bon Scott’s replacement Brian Johnson. Now they’re taking a similar gamble by bringing in Axl Rose to fill in for a sidelined Johnson on the road. […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Who could fill Brian Johnson’s shoes in AC/DC?

Posted by on March 8, 2016

AC/DC shocked a lot of people yesterday when they cancelled the remaining 10 dates of their tour, due to Brian Johnson’s hearing issues. And while bands cancel dates for health reasons all the time, the fact that they said that dates would be made up, likely with a guest vocalist, that was the most surprising […]

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Metal Allegiance pays tribute to Dio with “We Rock”

Posted by on September 22, 2015

[youtube]https://youtu.be/xjxpMCiUI7Q[/youtube] Do you have the Metal Allegiance album yet? If you haven’t picked it up yet, you might want to splurge on the deluxe edition, especially if you’re a Ronnie James Dio fan. That’s because “We Rock,” the track that kicked off Dio’s sophomore album, The Last In Line, has been covered as a bonus […]

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Metal Allegiance song lineup, release date announced

Posted by on June 16, 2015

[youtube]https://youtu.be/dMgHSwqDDGk[/youtube] We knew last month that the all-star Metal Allegiance was expanding from a one-off jam on a boat or on land to a full-fledged album. Today, the album release date and track lineup has been released and wow, it’s a doozy. Dropping September 18 on Nuclear Blast, the scope of artists involved and the […]

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New & Noteworthy, March 3rd – You Can’t Kill Rock and Roll

Posted by on March 3, 2015

Although this year has started off on a fairly slow note, time and experience have proven that the release calendar is hardly a measure of the spirit of metal fans. 2015 is going to be a big year for heavy music, make no mistake. In the meantime, don’t skip out on what this week has […]

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Randy Rhoads tribute to feature Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, and more

Posted by on January 12, 2015

In just 25 years, on Ozzy Osbourne first two solo albums and a stint in Quiet Riot, Randy Rhoads cemented himself as one of the best and most imitated guitarists in metal. And while the guitarist’s life was tragically cut short in 1982, he’s getting his due via a tribute album (and no, we’re not […]

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Five Finger Death Punch is for the children

Posted by on May 15, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/HRYnhwG9Coc[/youtube] Five Finger Death Punch were one of the headlining bands at last month’s sold-out Fort Rock Festival in Fort Myers, FL. During the song “Burn MF,” Ivan Moody brought 9 year-old Olivia Douglas onstage as he sang the touching, thought-provoking chorus “burn motherf*ker burn motherf*cker burn.” Her father, Mark Douglas, videotaped the exchange from side stage, […]

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