More Artists Added To 2020 Rebel Rock Festival

More artists have been added to the 2020 Rebel Rock festival. That event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 18-19 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

September 18: Judas Priest (celebrating 50th anniversary), Machine Gun Kelly, Trivium, Sabaton, Sevendust, Fuel, Suicide Silence, Light The Torch, Them Evils, Cherry Bombs, Stark, Eye Of The Bermuda, Rising Up Angry, Falling Through April, and Farewell To Fear.

September 19: Limp Bizkit (celebrating 20th anniversary of “Chocolate Starfish And The Hotdog Flavored Water”), Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and Killah Priest, I Prevail, Skillet, Wage War, All That Remains, Anti-Flag, Cold, Attila, Diamante, Saul, The Convalescence, Defy The Tyrant, Dirty Machine, and Fighting Giants.

Clutch, My Chemical Romance, Judas Priest, Etc. Among 2020 Record Store Day Releases

The full list of special releases for this year’s Record Store Day (April 18) has been posted. You can find a list of rock/metal releases below and the full list HERE.

Record Store Day Exclusives:

  • Asking Alexandria, Stand Up and Scream LP
  • Bayside, “Heaven” 7″ vinyl
  • Black Keys, Let’s Rock. 2LP
  • Cheap Trick, Out to Get You! Live 1977 2LP
  • Gary Clark Jr. (Featuring Andra Day), “Pearl Cadillac” 10″ EP
  • Biffy Clyro, “Moderns” 7″ vinyl
  • Alice Cooper, Live From the Apollo Theater Glasgow Feb. 19, 1982 2LP
  • Dio, “Annica” 12″ picture disc
  • Hawkwind, At the BBC 1972 2LP
  • Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream: Killer Cuts 10″ vinyl
  • Infectious Grooves, Take You on a Ride 12″ EP
  • Judas Priest, British Steel: Limited Edition 40th Anniversary 2LP
  • Motorhead, “Ace of Spades” / “Dirty Love” 12″ vinyl
  • My Chemical Romance, The Murder Scene LP
  • The Pogues, At the BBC 1984 LP
  • Iggy Pop, Kiss My Blood (Live in Paris 1991) 3LP
  • The Ramones, It’s Alive II 2LP
  • The Replacements, The Complete Inconcerated Live 3LP
  • The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed (Limited Collectors Edition) LP
  • The Rolling Stones, Metamorphosis UK LP
  • Skid Row, Slave to the Grind (Expanded) 2LP
  • The Strokes, “The New Abnormal” Cassette
  • Various Artists, Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams 2LP
  • The Who, A Quick Live One EP

Regional Releases:

  • The Alarm, Celtic Folklore Live LP
  • August Burns Red, “Bones” 7″ vinyl
  • Goblin, Goblin’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (1975-1979) 2LP
  • Meat Puppets, Meat Puppets 10″ vinyl
  • Chuck Mosley, First Hellos and Last Goodbyes LP
  • Iggy & the Stooges, Russia Melodia 7″
  • Twiztid, “All These Problems” 7″

First Releases:

  • Badflower, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” / “The Jester” 12″ Picture Disc
  • The Black Crowes, “Jealous Again” 12″ vinyl
  • Chon, Grow LP
  • Clutch, The Obelisk 16X LP Box
  • Collective Soul, Half and Half 12″ vinyl
  • Def Leppard, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 12″ EP
  • DevilDriver, Winter Kills 2LP
  • Dinosaur Jr., Swedish Fist (Live in Stockholm) LP
  • Down N Outz, The Music Box EP 12″ vinyl
  • Entombed, Clandestine Live 2LP
  • Ace Frehley, Trouble Walkin’ 2LP
  • Green Jelly, Triple Live Mother Goose at Budokan LP
  • Hawkwind, Quark Strangeness and Charm 2LP
  • Jimi Hendrix, “Message to Love (Live)” / “Changes (Live)” 7″ vinyl
  • Judas Priest, Sad Wings of Destiny 2LP
  • The Menzingers, Chamberlain Waits LP
  • The Obsessed, Incarnate Ultimate 2LP
  • Primus, Suck on This LP
  • Refused, Not Fit for Broadcast – Live at BBC 12″ vinyl
  • Soul Asylum, Hurry Up and Wait (Deluxe Edition) 2LP
  • Jimmy Urine and Serj Tankian, Fuktronic LP
  • The Who, Odds and Sods (Deluxe) 2LP

[via Loudwire]

Judas Priest Announce 50th Anniversary U.S Tour

Judas Priest will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on a U.S. tour later this year. Sabaton will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/09 Oxon Hill, MD – MGM National Harbor
09/11 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
09/12 Ledyard, CT – Foxwoods Casino Arena
09/14 Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
09/15 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
09/17 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
09/18 Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fair (Rebel Rock Fest)
09/21 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
09/23 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
09/24 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
09/26 Chicago, IL – Rosemont Theatre
09/27 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
09/29 Milwaukee, WI – Miller High Life Theatre
09/30 St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
10/02 Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
10/03 Dallas, TX – Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10/05 Austin, TX – HEB Center
10/06 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
10/08 Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Resort and Casino
10/09 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
10/11 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
10/13 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
10/15 Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
10/17 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theatre at Planet Hollywood

Former Judas Priest Members Join Forces In KK’s Priest

Former Judas Priest members K.K. Downing (guitar), Tim “Ripper” Owens (vocals), and Les Binks (drums) have launched a new band called KK’s Priest. The group, which also features bassist Tony Newton (Voodoo Six) and guitarist A.J. Mills (Hostile), plan to perform Judas Priest tracks as well as new songs. They are currently working on their debut album, which is expected to be released later this year. Downing commented:

“Forging ahead with KK’s Priest was not only inevitable, but was essential for me to perform and deliver everything that is expected from me and KK’s Priest. Due to the massive demand and overwhelming support from fans around the world, I feel this is where I belong, and a set combining the true, classic songs and sound of Priest, together with great, newly forged metal tracks, is what fans can expect when KK’s Priest is taking to stages.”

Judas Priest Writing New Music

It looks like Judas Priest have started writing material for their next album. Richie Faulkner confirmed the news on Twitter:

Tim “Ripper” Owens Says He Would Like To Record A Cover Of Queen’s “Under Pressure” With Rob Halford

During a recent appearance on the “Ouch, You’re On My Hair” podcast, ex-Judas Priest vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens said he would like to collaborate with the band’s longstanding frontman Rob Halford. Specifically, Owens said he would “love to” record a cover of Queen’s “Under Pressure” with Halford.

Owens said the following when asked about a possible collaboration:

“We’ve never talked about it, which would be pretty awesome. Rob and I are friends, and it’s great… I would love to do something with Rob, and I’ve always thought about it, and I think the fans would love it. Even if we do a song or two.

Somebody laughed when I said this, but for the last 15 years, I’ve always said, man, I would love to do the song ‘Under Pressure’ with Rob. It would be a great over. And it’s funny, ’cause [that song features] two of my favorite singers, Freddie [Mercury] and especially David Bowie — I absolutely love David Bowie — and for Rob and I to do it, I think it would be an amazing thing.

I think it would be awesome to work with Rob. And I’m still great friends with the Priest camp and great friends with Rob. So it would be pretty awesome.”

[via Blabbermouth]

K.K. Downing (Ex-Judas Priest) Signs Global Deal With Explorer1 Music Group

K.K. Downing (ex-Judas Priest) has signed a global deal with Explorer1 Music Group. Andy Gould has also joined the company as the guitarist’s manager.

Downing commented:

“I am very much looking forward to my partnership and future with Explorer 1. The reason I chose Explorer1 to manage my future over many other bona fide companies is their extensive roster of so many familiar and qualified experts and veterans of the industry that is surely incomparable. Also, their exciting and innovative business model is something that I truly believe will become the future industry standard, making Explorer1 leaders not followers in the music and entertainment industry.”

Gould added:

“Having been in the hard rock and metal music management business for over four decades, I jumped at the chance to join the Explorer1 team and its innovative artist partnership model. I have been a huge admirer of K.K. Downing’s work throughout his career, from listening to those early groundbreaking albums to watching him every night when Judas Priest had Pantera open for them and with this new partnership I look forward to representing the next chapter in the K.K. Downing legacy.”