Judas Priest Makes a Case for Entry Into The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in New Video

Heavy Metal legends Judas Priest has just shared a new video touting their nomination fo the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Packed with their greatest songs and a ton of facts about the bands’ fifty-year card-career makes the case for the band rightly deserving the honor. Not only is “The Priest” one of the longest-running original heavy metal bands ever, elected to multiple Halls of Fame by press and fans, but also as relevant as ever with their 2018 album Firepower (Epic Records). They will celebrate their anniversary as a band next year with the 50 Years of Heavy Metal tour, headline dates, opening for Ozzy Osbourne, and headlining festivals such as Wacken Open Air. The band is nominated for the hall along with other rock and metal icons Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails, Motörhead (both on the ballot for the first time), Nine Inch Nails, Thin Lizzy, Todd Rundgren, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, as well as stiff competition from Pop, Rock and Rap icons such as possible entrants Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Dave Matthews Band, The Doobie Brothers, the Notorious B.I.G., Pat Benatar, T-Rex, and the iconic singer (and likely lock to get in) Whitney Houston. Judas Priest is doing solidly in the early fan voting (fifth behind DMB, Pat Benatar, The Doobies, and Soundgarden), but the fan vote barely counts in the end and is a symbolic gesture. Continue reading

Watch Metal Supergroup Hail Cover Motörhead, Black Sabbath and Metallica in Dubai

HAIL! the metal supergroup cover band project featuring ex-Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler, Exodus vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, Vio-Lence/Ex-Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel and former Megadeth/Black Label Society bassist James LoMenzo, performed classic songs by Motörhead, Black Sabbath and Metallica on October 18 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Watch fan-filmed footage below. Continue reading

Judas Priest, Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails, Motörhead, Depeche Mode and Thin Lizzy Lead the Nominees for the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame evokes a mixed reaction from hard rock and metal fans, but every year like Charlie Brown and the football, we try to score a win. The nominees for this year’s induction includes Judas Priest, Soundgarden and Motörhead (both on the ballot for the first time), Nine Inch Nails, Todd Rundgren, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Dave Matthews Band, the Doobie Brothers, the Notorious B.I.G., Pat Benatar, T-Rex, Thin Lizzy, and Whitney Houston. The fan-vote is often debated publicly about who should be in or not, but has very little weight in the final voting and is a symbolic gesture. Continue reading

Original Motörhead Guitarist Larry Wallis, Dead At Age 70

Sad news has come down as Motörhead’s original guitarist Larry Wallis has died. He was just 70 years old. His death was confirmed on the band’s official web site. As of yet, no cause of death has been revealed. Wallis played Motörheads album On Parole, which was shelved for four years until the band grabbed success with the charts and a rabid following. Although recorded in 1975, the LP became the fourth album released. Despite leaving the group in 1976, Wallis is cited as co-writer on ‘Vibrator’, one of the album’s standout tracks. Wallis went on to become a record producer at new punk and new wave label Stiff Records. He recorded a song single ‘Police Car/On Parole’ for Stiff. The single was produced by Nick Lowe. ‘Police Car’ was later covered by The Members. The Wreckless Eric albums “A Louder Silence” and “Wreckless Eric” were also produced by Wallis. In 1987, Wallis reformed his pre-Motörhead band The Pink Fairies. They recorded and released a new album “Kill ‘Em And Eat ‘Em” in 1987. In all of that time, Wallis only released one solo album, “Death In The Guitafternoon”, in 2001. Continue reading

Super7 To Release Ghost Papa Emeritus II ReAction Figures Next Week

Ghost continues to invade the collectibles market, first with a Cardinal Copia plushie and the news we broke about Papa Emeritus Funko Pop Vinyl’s coming soon. Now they have partnered with Super7 (Misfits, Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne, Motorhead, Megadeth, King Diamond) for a Papa Emeritus II ReAction Figures. They go on sale next Monday, August 12th! Continue reading

Metallica, Ghost, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Idles Win Big at the Annual Kerrang! Awards

Kerrang! Magazine held their annual awards ceremony and party last night Islington Assembly Hall as the world’s biggest rock stars came out in force. Winners and attendees included legendary artists such as Metallica, Motörhead, Jimmy Page, Skunk Anansie, current Kerrang! cover stars Ghost, FEVER 333, Architects, IDLES, Enter Shikari, and Don Broco. Jimmy Page was honored with the Icon Award, while Metallica again won Best International Act. Motörhead won the inspiration award. The Kerrang! Hall of Fame in association with Marshall added Brit Rockers Skunk Anansie The full list of winners can be seen below. Continue reading