CONCERT REVIEW: Judas Priest – Queensrÿche Live at MGM Music Hall


MGM Music Hall, Boston, MA 10/16/22

I guess the saying, “three times a charm,” holds true every so often. Judas Priest had to cancel their Boston area shows twice in a row on the last two attempts. Once because guitarist Richie Faulkner came within inches of his life a few dates before and the second time the show was canceled the day of due to Rob Halford being ill. Thankfully everyone is doing well now but after the second time I just assumed the show would never happen. Well clearly I was proven wrong. Moved to the newly opened venue by Fenway Park, The MGM Music Hall in Boston, the show went off without a hitch as part of their tour celebrating their more than 50 years as a band.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Queensryche – Digital Noise Alliance


When you think of bands that have an iconic sound, Queensryche immediately springs to mind. Queensryche are known for intelligent lyrics, expansive “world building” in terms of concepts for albums, a futuristic metal sound, and strong almost operatic vocals.

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Queensrÿche Shares a New Single and Video “In Extremis” – New Album Incoming


 

Queensrÿche will release their 16th studio album, Digital Noise Alliance, will release on October 7th, 2022 via Century Media Records. The band has released their new song and music video for “In Extremis” now! Stream the track on all digital platforms and watch the video now!

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Tom Keifer, Night Ranger, Extreme, Queensrÿche, Quiet Riot, Stryper, and More Booked for Monsters on the Mountain


This summer is gonna rule so hard with the upcoming Monsters on the Mountain Festival, brought to you once again from the creators of Monsters of Rock Cruise! Taking place this August 19th-21st, 2022 at The Gatlinburg Convention Center the fest is going to have a ton of killer bands from your favorite era of music such as Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Night Ranger, Extreme, Queensrÿche, Quiet Riot, Stryper, Kix, and Firehouse, plus an array of interactive events and activities for fans! Get ready for photo opportunities with bands, access to the Rock N’ Roll Vendor Market, Rock N’ Roll Art Gallery, and the Outdoor Patio Experience, with more to be announced. The MOTM fest is once again hosted by Eddie Trunk (VH1, SiriusXM), comedians Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine (former hosts of VH1 Classic’s hit TV show, “That Metal Show”), and pioneer rock radio DJ Nikki Blakk. Plus, Eddie Trunk will be broadcasting his SiriusXM show live on Friday (8/19). Three-day packages and individual day tickets on sale now!

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Judas Priest Books New “50 Heavy Metal Years” Tour Dates with Queensryche


One of heavy metal’s all-time greats, Judas Priest, will get the opportunity to celebrate its 50th anniversary again this year with the launch of a new North American fall tour. The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour will also feature Queensrÿche. The band continues supporting their latest album – Firepower (Epic Records).

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Judas Priest Adds Additional Tour Dates to the “50 Heavy Metal Years” North American Tour Dates with Queensrÿche


Judas Priest announced last week that Queensrÿche will be the direct support band on the rescheduled “50 Heavy Metal Years” North American tour dates, taking place next spring. The band has now booked addtional dates added to the tour which you can see below. Judas Priest was forced to postpone two-dozen North American shows on its rescheduled 50th-anniversary tour in late September after the band’s guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during a performance at the Louder Than Life festival. He ended up undergoing a 10-hour life-saving surgery a short distance away at Rudd Heart and Lung Center at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Tickets are on sale now.

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Judas Priest Taps Queensrÿche as Direct Support on the Rebooked “50 Heavy Metal Years” North American Tour Dates


Heavy Metal Gods Judas Priest has announced that Queensrÿche will be the direct support band on the rescheduled “50 Heavy Metal Years” North American tour dates, taking place in March through April 2022. According a published report by Blabbermouth and Ticketmaster, the tour dates will kick off on March 7 in West Valley City, Utah and conclude on April 11 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. A complete list of shows can be found on Ticketmaster. Queensrÿche recently pulled out of the Scorpions rescheduled “Sin City Nights” Las Vegas residency tracking place at the same time. Judas Priest was forced to postpone two-dozen North American shows on its rescheduled 50th-anniversary tour in late September after the band’s guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during a performance at the Louder Than Life festival. He ended up undergoing a 10-hour life-saving surgery a short distance away at Rudd Heart and Lung Center at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Tickets are on sale now.

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Queensrÿche Guitarist Parker Lundgren Has Stepped Down from the Band


Surprising news as longtime member of Queensrÿche, Parker Lundgren has announced he is leaving the band to pursue other business ventures. This news comes from a post actress the Queensrÿche social pages. Parker has been a member of the band for ten years and was a tour guitarist prior to that time for a few years. No announcement yet who the replacement will be. This news follows the ongoing drama surrounding drummer Scott Rockenfdeld, who has been on a hiatus from the band for four years, but has launched his own QR curated website and insists he is still a member of the band. Queensrÿche is in Florida at singer Todd LaTorre’s house, working on the followup to the excellent 2019 album The Verdict (Century Media) with legendary producer Chris ”Zeuss” Harris. .

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ALBUM REVIEW: Flotsam and Jetsam – Blood In The Water


It’s been a long time coming but Flotsam and Jetsam finally look to have reasserted themselves among the top of the speed metal elite. After arriving on the scene with two undisputed classics back in the late ’80s, the Arizona thrashers fortunes dipped and for a while it seemed that they would only be remembered for those releases and supplying Metallica with bassist Jason Newsted.

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Alice Cooper, Queensrÿche, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Skid Row, Lit, L.A. Guns, and More Booked for Monsters Of Rock Cruise 2022


 

Rock and metal cruises are coming back post-lockdown. Monsters Of Rock Cruise 2022 will set sail February 9-14 Miami, Florida aboard Royal Caribbean’s Freedom Of The Seas ship, visiting Cococay, Bahamas, and Lababdee Island. The all-star lineup features Alice Cooper and over 35 Artists including Queensrÿche, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Skid Row, Lit, L.A. Guns, Kix, Winger, Michael Monroe, Great White, H.E.A.T, Loudness, Pat Travers, Y&T, and many more. Hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, Jim Florentine, Keith Roth, Lüc Carl, Nikki Blakk, Izzy and Brian, Metal Dj Will, and Ginger Fish. The public on-sale begins today, at the link below.

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