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10 All-Time Greatest Metal Live Albums
Is a live album really ever live? Most are manipulated in some way, either in the mixing stage or the overdubbing of guitar leads or vocal passages. The greatest of them all, KISS seminal Alive!, comes with legendarily conflicting reports of how much it was doctored. But who cares? It rocks harder t…
Former Judas Priest Guitarist K.K. Downing Is Really Wealthy
In a new interview with the Birmingham Post, former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing recalls purchasing his mansion, a 19th century home at Astbury Hall in Shropshire, England, which he picked up back in 1985. He dismissed reports that he left Priest in 2011 after nearly 40 years of service in th…
Heavy Metal’s Greatest Guitar Teams
With the exception of Black Sabbath, early heavy metal was built upon a foundation of two-guitar bands. Whether it was the sturdy rhythm/lead axis of Scorpions' Rudolf Schenker and Uli Jon Roth or Judas Priest's legendary K.K. Downing and Glen Tipton team, metal with two guitars is usually…
Does the ‘Sophomore Slump’ Exist in Heavy Metal
In the second installment of his 'Mean Deviation' column, veteran music journalist Jeff Wagner takes a deep look at the infamous "sophomore slump." Check out the piece as he runs through several metal and hard rock subgenres and examines whether some of our favorite artis…

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