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 than any other album in existence, KISS or otherwise.
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 the band so he could focus on running the golf courses installed on his property...
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 twice is good as metal with just one...
Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Weighs in on Chick-fil-A Anti-Gay Scandal
A few days ago, Noisecreep had the pleasure of talking with Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford. We were on the phone with the Metal God discussing the upcoming 30th anniversary of their landmark Screaming for Vengeance album. Featuring future heavy metal anthems such as "Electric Eye" and "You've Got Another Thing Comin,'" the album broke Judas Priest into the American mainstrea
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 artists' stumbled on their sophomore albums or not...
Heavy Metal Grammy Awards: Who Has Won, Who Should Have Won
"I don't know what this means. I don't think it means anything" -- Eddie Vedder, accepting a Grammy for Pearl Jam's 'Spin the Black Circle,' 1996 I tend to take the Pearl Jam Attitude toward the Grammys, but it's still fun to sit back and watch people who know nothing about metal try and hand out awards for "Best Performance" every year...

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