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Photo of Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner

Richie Faulkner. Metal God. Sensational news from the Judas Priest camp this morning. KK Downing has retired and Richie Faulkner has replaced him. The band have released a full statement which you can read below. “It is with regret that Judas Priest announce that KK Downing has formally retired from the …
Photo of The Who drummer Keith Moon

London 2012 Olympic organisers have reportedly inquired about The Who drummer Keith Moon’s availability to perform at the Games, 34 years after he died. The manager of The Who, Bill Curbishley, told the Sunday Times he had been approached to see if Moon “would be available to play”. “I emailed …
Motorhead on stage in Warfield

Lemmy Kilminster led his team to the battlefield once more, and rode away victorious. Long live Lemmy. Words: Tony Conley The sold-out crowd at San Francisco’s Warfield Theater is an experienced, well-dressed rock audience. Everyone here is here for the music, the sights, the sounds, and the lights, and they …
Photo of Allan Holdsworth

The devastating news on Easter Sunday of the unexpected death, at 70 years of age, of pioneering, virtuoso guitarist Allan Holdsworth, was confirmed by this update on his daughter’s Facebook page: “It is with heavy hearts that we notify everyone of the passing of our beloved father. We would appreciate …
Cover of Ace Frehley Origins

Original Kiss guitarist Paul “Ace’” Frehley, aka Spaceman, has found critical acclaim with his solo career and this album, his seventh full studio set, returns to his roots, covering some classic tracks. OK, yes, it’s a covers album, but it’s a bloody good one at that, featuring some notable guests, …
Photos of Captain Kirk

Captain Kirk has gone Heavy Metal!! William Shatner has announced the track listing and details for his new space-inspired cover album, ‘Searching For Major Tom’. The album will feature a large number of Heavy Metal covers, as well as songs by U2, Frank Sinatra, Queen and Pink Floyd. Here’s the …
Photo of Richie Faulkner, Judas Priest

Judas Priest have been blazing across North America in support of the blistering new album ‘Firepower’. Words and Pictures: Jeff Kunze The record has been received with open arms across the globe and is already revered as the album that returned Judas Priest to their Metal throne. Since this date …
ARJEN LUCASSEN of Ayreon

Arjen Lucassen’s ambition to take his Ayreon Universe to the stage was realised in three massively successful shows in Tilburg last year. With the video and audio recordings of the show just released, MetalTalk caught up with him to chat about all things Ayreon. Words: Ian Sutherland Last time you …
The Dead Daisies on stage in Glasgow

A completely packed out Glasgow Garage turned from sold out to burned out and burned down within three magical hours tonight as a super-hyped audience witnessed an explosive first night of the ‘Burn It Down’ world tour. Words: Steve Göldby, Pictures: Carlan Braid Glasgow always parties hard but the Sunday …
Image of 'Fast' Eddie Clarke

Larry Underwood of 6ft Plus interviewed Fast Eddie Clarke of Motorhead and Fastway last week and you can hear the interview below. Fastway’s latest album ‘Eat Dog Eat’ is out now and you can read all the reviews and hear tracks at FastEddieClarke.com.