Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner suffered ‘aortic aneurysm’ during Louder Than Life performance

Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner suffered an "aortic aneurysm and complete aortic dissection" during the band's Sept. 26, 2021, performance at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky, according to a statement from the guitarist. Faulkner then underwent an emergency 10½ hour open heart surgery and now is recovering. The next day, Judas Priest postponed... Continue Reading →

Judas Priest scores highest U.S. chart debut of career with ‘Firepower’

Judas Priest's 18th studio album, "Firepower" (read Live Metal's review), released March 9, has debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart—its highest chart placement ever in the United States. “This is incredible news, that our band Judas Priest—of nearly 50 years standing, can stay popular and relevant enough to gain our highest first... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Judas Priest – 03/18/18 – The Anthem – Washington, D.C.

LIVE PHOTOS: Judas Priest, Saxon, Black Star Riders ----- Review by Greg Maki ----- First, in 2011, guitarist K.K. Downing retired, and in response, Judas Priest didn’t just continue; the venerable metal act flourished with the addition of new axe-slinger Richie Faulkner. Then in early 2018, the band’s other longtime guitarist, Glenn Tipton, announced he... Continue Reading →

Judas Priest unleashes ‘Firepower’ title track

The buzz surrounding legendary metal band Judas Priest’s forthcoming album, "Firepower," is undeniably growing louder—on the strength of the video clip for the track “Lightning Strike,” as well as many of the limited edition purchasing options made available for fans via PledgeMusic already being sold out. And it soon will reach a fever pitch with the... Continue Reading →

Judas Priest to release ‘Firepower’ on March 9

Judas Priest easily could rest on its laurels at this stage of its career. However, the legendary metal band--singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis--refuses to do so, as evidenced by the impending arrival of its 18th studio album overall, "Firepower," which can be pre-ordered here: http://smarturl.it/ Firepower. Set for release Friday, March 9, via... Continue Reading →

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