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Video: Judas Priest Perform First Concert With New Guitarist

Posted by on June 9, 2011

Last night (June 7), Judas Priest kicked off their Epitaph world tour in Tilburg, Holland. While new guitarist Richie Faulkner technically made his debut with the band during their American Idol appearance, this marked the first full concert Priest performed with their new guitarist. Fan filmed videos taken from the show have already swamped the […]

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Video: Judas Priest Performs On American Idol Season Finale

Posted by on May 25, 2011

In what was probably one of the worst kept secrets of the day, Judas Priest performed on the season finale of FOX’s American Idol with James Durbin earlier tonight (May 25). Priest and the elimated contestant, who earlier in the season performed Priest’s “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” and Sammy Hagar’s “Heavy Metal” with Zakk […]

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Video: Judas Priest Hell Bent For Press

Posted by on May 25, 2011

Judas Priest’s upcoming North American tour with Thin Lizzy and Black Label Society wasn’t the only thing that they discussed at their press conference in Hollywood yesterday. The band also took time to discuss their “farewell” tour and new album, introduce their new guitarist Richie Faulkner, and announced plans to release a CD singles box […]

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Wait, Is Judas Priest Actually Bidding Farewell Or Not?

Posted by on May 12, 2011

The metal world was stunned when Judas Priest announced plans to embark on a farewell tour, only to be equally shocked by K.K. Downing’s departure from the group. It definitely seemed unimaginable to see the Metal Gods calling it a day, especially without Downing. Yet if you read recent interviews with members of Priest, you […]

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First Judas Priest Picture With New Guitarist Released

Posted by on May 9, 2011

As they are about to embark on their Epitaph farewell tour, Judas Priest unveiled a new “band picture,” the first the feature new guitarist Richie Faulkner (Lauren Harris, Dirty Deeds). At first glance, the picture (which can be seen off to the side) made us think about two things: Though Faulkner is only 31 years old, and […]

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Judas Priest Farewell Tour To Take Place Without K.K. Downing

Posted by on April 20, 2011

Judas Priest announced their farewell Epitaph tour late last year, stating that after they release a studio album next year, they’ll tour the world one last time. Well, today, they announced that the tour will take place without founding guitarist K.K. Downing. The 59 year-old founding member of the band stated that he’s retiring. In […]

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