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Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner Discharged From the Hospital

Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner has been discharged from the hospital. The musician is now resting at home less than two weeks after suffering an acute cardiac aortic dissection onstage at the Louder Than Life festival.Faulkner suffered through the life-threatening ailment as Judas Priest blazed through “Painkiller” on Sept. 26. The guitarist shredded his way through the full song before leaving the stage and being taken to Rudd Heart & […]

todayOctober 7, 2021 3

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Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner Shares Heart Health Update

Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner has checked in with an update for fans after recently undergoing emergency heart surgery following the band's Louder Than Life festival performance.In the new message, Faulkner reveals a few more details about what happened, explaining that he first started feeling "confusion and anguish" while playing "Painkiller" during the band's set. It was later determined that Faulkner was having an aortic aneurysm and a complete aortic dissection.The […]

todayOctober 6, 2021 1

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Poll: What’s the Best Judas Priest Song?

What's the best Judas Priest song? That’s what we want to find out from you in this week’s Loudwire Nights Artist of the Week poll!Each week, we’ll be asking you to choose your favorite track from a list of 10 of the biggest songs from the next Artist of the Week's catalog.You'll have until Friday at 12N ET to cast your votes. We’ll then play the three tracks with the most […]

todayOctober 4, 2021 1

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Judas Priest Tour Postponed After Richie Faulkner Hospitalized

Judas Priest have reportedly postponed the remainder of their current U.S. tour after guitarist Richie Faulkner was hospitalized with a "major medical heart condition."The band issued a statement that read, "It is with deep regret that we have to postpone the rest of our U.S. tour. Richie Faulkner has major medical heart condition issues which have landed him in the hospital where he is being treated. In the meantime, we […]

todaySeptember 28, 2021

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Watch Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Join Judas Priest Onstage

With the Louder Than Life festival being one of several music events going on over the weekend, it provided the chance for some rock and metal vets to meet up and even pull off collaborations onstage. One of those occurred Sunday (Sept. 26) when Metallica's Kirk Hammett strolled out onstage during Judas Priest's performance to join the band in a menacing version of "The Green Manalishi."As many know, the song […]

todaySeptember 27, 2021 1

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Rob Halford Explains Why Judas Priest Have Giant Bull Onstage

Judas Priest's 50 Heavy Metal Years tour is finally in action after being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Rob Halford has gone into a bit of detail about their current stage setup — including the giant inflatable bull they have on the stage."Judas Priest became famous not only for our music but for the show, the spectacle that we've been putting on for decades," the frontman told LifeMinute. "We give […]

todaySeptember 24, 2021 2

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Judas Priest’s Hill – ‘At Least an Album or Two of New Material’

Judas Priest are working toward a new album and according to bassist Ian Hill, the band may have more than enough material to complete their next release. While speaking with The Morning Call, Hill revealed, "There's at least an album or two of new material."The bassist offered some insight to their approach to new music, being a band with members in multiple countries trying to record during the pandemic. "The […]

todaySeptember 6, 2021 1

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Judas Priest Release ‘Screaming for Vengeance’

They were already metal titans across the world, yet Judas Priest didn’t become popular with the American mainstream until after they released their eighth studio album Screaming for Vengeance on July 17, 1982. The album followed the sonically lightweight and experimental Point of Entry (1981) and marked a return to the distorted guitar crunch, dense, crashing beats and melodic vocals of 1980’s British Steel.What’s more surprising than the idea that […]

todayJuly 17, 2021 1

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Judas Priest Announce Huge 50th Anniversary ‘Reflections’ Box Set

Judas Priest have announced a huge limited-edition Reflections box set to commemorate their 50th anniversary as a band. The collection will be released in the fall of 2021.The 42-CD box set contains every single one of Judas Priest's studio and live albums — from 1974's Rocka Rolla to 2018's Firepower — in addition to 13 unreleased discs. Three previously unheard live songs are included in the set, as well as five previously unreleased stereo […]

todayJuly 16, 2021 4