K.K. Downing (Ex-Judas Priest) Returns To The Stage For The First Time In 10 Years

K.K. Downing (ex-Judas Priest) returned to the stage for the first time in 10 years during the Bloodstock Open Air festival in Derbyshire, UK yesterday (August 11). The guitarist joined Ross “The Boss” Friedman (ex-Manowar) onstage for some covers of Judas Priest’s “Green Manalishi,” “Heading Out On The Highway,” “Breaking The Law.” and “Running Wild.” You can see footage of that below:

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Chris Fehn (Ex-Slipknot), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), & Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe) Guest On Motörhead Guitarist Phil Campbell’s New Song “These Old Boots”

Phil Campbell (Motörhead) has premiered a new song titled “These Old Boots.” This track features Chris Fehn (ex-Slipknot), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), and Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe) and it will appear on Campbell’s new solo album “Old Lions Still Roar.” That effort will be released on October 25 and it will also feature: Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, Alice Cooper, Danko Jones, Nick Oliveri, Joe Satriani, Skindred‘s Benji Webbe, Ugly Kid Joe’s Whitfield Crane, Orange Goblin‘s Ben Ward, etc.

“Old Lions Still Roar” Track Listing:

01. “Rocking Chair” (feat. Leon Stanford)
02. “Straight Up” (feat. Rob Halford)
03. “Faith In Fire” (feat. Ben Ward)
04. “Swing It” (feat. Alice Cooper)
05. “Left For Dead” (feat. Nev MacDonald)
06. “Walk The Talk” (feat. Danko Jones, Nick Oliveri)
07. “These Old Boots” (feat. Dee Snider, Mick Mars + Chris Fehn)
08. “Dancing Dogs (Love Survives)” (feat. Whitfield Crane)
09. “Dead Roses” (feat. Benji Webbe)
10. “Tears From A Glass Eye” (feat. Joe Satriani

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Judas Priest, Amon Amarth, Mercyful Fate, Etc. Set For 2020 Wacken Open Air Festival

The first set of bands have been announced for the 2020 Wacken Open Air festival. The event will take place in Wacken, Germany on July 30 – August 1 and it will feature: Judas Priest (50th anniversary show), Amon Amarth, Sodom (“Agent Orange” show), Mercyful Fate, Hypocrisy, Death Angel, At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” show), Venom, Sick Of It All, Cemican, Beast In Black, and Nervosa.

Phil Campbell (Motörhead) Planning To Release New Solo Album “Old Lions Still Roar” This Year

Phil Campbell (Motörhead) has confirmed that his new solo album will be called “Old Lions Still Roar.” The effort will be released later this year via Nuclear Blast and it will feature guest appearances from Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Alice Cooper, Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), etc. Campbell commented:

“I’m really happy to release my first solo album, ‘Old Lions Still Roar’, worldwide. I’m also honored to have mega talented guests and friends do their thing. Looking forward to everyone taking a listen!”

Judas Priest Cancel Colorado Springs Show Due To Rob Halford’s Bronchitis

Judas Priest have been forced to cancel their June 5 show at Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado due to Rob Halford suffering from bronchitis. The band tweeted the following:

Watch Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Kick Phone Out Of Fan’s Hand During Rosemont, IL Show

During Judas Priest’s May 25 show in Rosemont, IL, Rob Halford ended up kicking a phone out of fan’s hand after reportedly getting annoyed with the camera light that was shining as the person filmed. You can see footage of that below. Halford also issued a statement to Loudwire about the incident:

“The facts are we love our fans and you can film us all you like and watch our show on your phone rather than in the flesh. However, if you physically interfere with The Metal God’s performance, you now know what will happen.”