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Former Judas Priest Guitarist K.K. Downing Returns to Music as a Promoter

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Guitarist K.K. Downing may have officially retired from Judas Priest in 2011, but the rocker apparently isn't one to stray too far from the stage. After spending time in the last few years pursuing various business opportunities, Downing is returning to the music scene as a promoter.

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Halestorm Break Out AC/DC, Judas Priest, Guns N’ Roses + Skid Row Covers in Philadelphia

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In announcing their 'An Evening With…' concerts, Halestorm promised that fans would get a chance to see different sides of the band. On Thursday night (Dec. 27) in Philadelphia, the band got a chance to prove it, incorporating cover songs from AC/DC, Judas Priest, Guns N' Roses, Skid Row and more into their set.

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Judas Priest, Sebastian Bach + Chris Jericho Highlight VH1 Classic’s 2012 ‘National Metal Day’

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VH1 Classic is bringing back "National Metal Day" for its second year, as the network will deliver a daylong celebration of all things metal on Nov. 11 (aka 11-11, as in 'Turn It Up to 11").

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Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Comments on Possible Legal Fight Over Gap T-Shirt

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

As Judas Priest and metal fans celebrate the 30th anniversary of ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ The Gap is being scrutinized for perhaps borrowing some artwork from the iconic disc three decades later. And now, there's reports of the band taking legal action against the clothing franchise.

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Judas Priest Singer Rob Halford Goes In-Depth on 30th Anniversary of ‘Screaming for Vengeance’

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Rob Halford was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. He spoke all about the 30th anniversary of the Judas Priest's landmark album ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ (which was recently reissued), the significance of the track ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ and how it impacted American radio in the '80s and much more. If you missed Jackie’s show, read the full interview with Rob Halford below:

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Judas Priest – Best Reunion Tours

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The collective hearts of metalheads worldwide were simultaneously broken as legendary vocalist Rob Halford decided to leave Judas Priest in 1991, reportedly due to internal tension between band members. He officially parted ways with Judas Priest in 1992, and was replaced by Tim 'Ripper' Owens in 1996.

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Former Judas Priest Guitarist K.K. Downing Thriving With New Golf Venture

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Fans holding out hope that retired Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing might find himself missing the stage and return to the band should probably put that notion to bed. Downing, who gave up his career with Judas Priest to focus on his love for golf and developing a multi-million dollar sporting complex complete with luxury hotel and world class golf course, seems to be pretty happy with his current venture.

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10 Best Judas Priest Songs

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The process of choosing the 10 Best Judas Priest songs comes with many sacrifices. After 43 years, 30 singles, 16 studio albums and a mass of studio and live material to take into consideration, all of which has constantly evolved since the band's inception, you'll find your brain in a panic in attempting to judge dozens of monumental tracks, which shaped the entire genre of metal. You may even find yourself cowering in the fetal p

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Rob Halford Talks ‘Screaming for Vengeance,’ Future of Judas Priest + More

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

On July 17, 1982, Judas Priest released their eight studio album. 'Screaming for Vengeance.' Thirty years later, the legendary metal band will celebrate one of their most successful albums this September with the release of a special 30th anniversary edition, including the re-mastered original album plus bonus tracks and a live DVD from the 1983 US Festival Show.

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Judas Priest Singer Rob Halford Weighs in on Chick-fil-A Controversy

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The Chick-fil-A fast food chain has been receiving a ton of media scrutiny as of late, after declaring that they, as a company, are opposed to gay marriage. Although opposition to same-sex marriage is prevalent throughout America, Chick-fil-A Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy created a media firestorm after a series of controversial actions. As the most prominent gay man in metal, Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford recently addressed the issue in a new interview.

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