Rob-Halford-630x420Judas Priest as we know are currently on tour supporting their latest record Redeemer Of Souls which received a lot of critical acclaim that the band is contemplating making a follow up to the record, but time may not be on their side. Rob Halford in an interview explains why time is the key, “We have such an incredible reaction to Redeemer of Souls that that really motivated us to crack the whip and get on with making the next record pretty quickly. The clock is ticking, you know. We can’t afford to wait three years, or five years now, to make the record. And especially while we’re having this great, kind of vibe with the fans and just this massive Priest family love fest type of deal. Who wants to go home and sit down for a year. And especially while the band is buzzing and the energy’s there creatively. We had so much stuff happening in the studio we had to put blocks on because we were on a time schedule with the label. So we do have some stuff kind of left over from Redeemer of Souls.” According to Halford, Richie Faulkner has been hard at work writing riffs as the band also sifts through left over material from Redeemer. As far as when we can expect a new record, Halford says, “We’ll be heading out for the rest of this tour ’til Christmas time, take a break, and then more than likely in the studio early of 2016 and see how quickly we can turn this around. It won’t be a rush job, because we treasure everything we do, but I think that the mindset is there to make this record efficiently and hopefully have it out there for our Priest family as soon as we can.”

X Japan is one of the biggest rock bands to ever come out of Japan, but the band hasn’t released any material since 1996. The band has just announced that they plan to release a brand new record on March 11, 2016 which would be their first in twenty years which was the Dahlia album. Yoshiki apparently was in the studio in Hollywood where he met up with Toshi, the bands singer. According to Loudwire.com, “A day after the album arrives in stores, X Japan will debut a new documentary film chronicling their music career. The movie will be part of what’s being dubbed as the #XDAY celebrations on March 12 and will screen at London’s SSE Wembley Arena along with a performance by the band. The Stephen Kijak-directed movie includes footage from the band’s 2014 Madison Square Garden Concert as well as the start of their current project. Tickets are now available for the #XDAY celebration via Live Nation.”

Megadeth-Chris-Adler-630x420There have been a lot of people asking bout how Chris Adler of Lamb Of God could be recording with Megadeth and what does that mean for Lamb Of God. Well in an interview with Jamey Jasta on the Hatebreed singer’s podcast, he clarifies that it’s no threat, “The first thing I did after I had that conversation with Dave Mustaine was to get in touch with the other guys and just see, ‘How does everybody feel about this?’ I don’t want it to come across as a threat. I don’t want this to feel like I’m leaving or anything. If ever it came to a point where there was a question of this or that, it’s gonna be Lamb of God. Lamb of God is my baby. Being in Megadeth is kind of like I’m helping babysit somebody else’s kid. I love being there, but it’s not … that’s not where home is to me … Again, if ever a question came up, I’m staying with you guys.” He did however explain that the band was very supportive of his once in a lifetime chance to play with the Thrash Titans and then he talks about the chances of playing live with Megadeth, “We’re both fairly successful, so we have the ability to, kind of, do … hit different spots and different times and keep everyone happy. If it does come to a conflict, I would say to Dave, ‘Hey, I know some great [drummers I can recommend] if you wanna do something.” To listen to the full interview, just go here.

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson went through a lot already in the past year as he had to battle cancer and he is now cancer free thankfully. It as reported to all of us that Dickinson was diagnosed with a tumor under his tounge, but now we find out that he had another one on his neck. He tells the BBC, “I had two actually. One was three and a half centimeters, the size of a golf ball, and the other was two and half centimeters and getting a bit bigger.” He added, “[The doctors] had a poke around and went, ‘You have head and neck cancer.” Now that he is well, Dickinson and Iron Maiden will release their first double album Book Of Souls on September 4TH. The only thing is that the band will not play any shows until 2016.

Jerry-Only-630x420The Misfits recently announced that the band will be touring in the fall as they will play their 1977 classic Static Age in it’s entirety, but they’ll do it without one of the band members. The band has parted ways with guitarist Dez Cadena who has been with the band since 2001 and the band announced that they have replaced him. The band which features Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein now features Jerr’s son Jerry Jr. on guitar as well as the band is writing is new material with this lineup. The band will perform two new songs that they have written together called Zombie Girl and Vampire Girl on the tour as well as the entire Static Age record. Check out the tour dates below:

 

 

Static Age Revisited Tour

8/8 — Nashville, Tenn. — Ink N Iron Festival
8/29 — W. Palm Beach, Fla. — Outdoors At Respectable St
9/26 — Pozo, Calif. — Picnic In Pozo Festival/Pozo Saloon
10/16 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada — Phoenix Concert Theatre*
10/17 — Detroit, Mich. — Harpos*
10/22 — Baltimore, Md. — Soundstage*
10/23 — Cleveland, Ohio — The Odeon*
10/24 — Sayreville, N.J. — Starland Ballroom, (Static Age)*
10/27 — New York, N.Y. — Best Buy Theater, (Night 2: Wau/Ead)*
10/30 — Stroudsburg, Pa. — Sherman Theater*
11/05 — Dallas, Texas — Gas Monkey Live*
11/07 — Houston, Texas — Outdoors At Concert Pub North*
11/11 — Las Vegas, Nev. — Hard Rock Hotel & Casino At Vinyl*
11/12 — Ventura, Calif. — Majestic Ventura Theater*
11/13 — Pomona, Calif. — The Glass House Concert Hall*
11/14 — W. Hollywood, Calif. — The Roxy Theatre, (Static Age)*
11/15 — W. Hollywood, Calif. — The Roxy Theatre, (Wau/Ead)*
11/16 — Santa Cruz, Calif. — Catalyst Club*
11/19 — Seattle, Wash. — The Showbox*
11/21 — San Jose, Calif. — Rockbar Theatre*
11/22 — Sacramento, Calif. — Ace Of Spades*
11/24 — Denver, Colo. — The Summit Music Hall*
11/27 — Chicago, Ill. — The Portage Theater*
(* with She Demons)

 

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