Judas Priest Frontman Working on his Autobiography

When a band's been around for 50 years, you can be sure its members have more than a few interesting stories to tell. Such is the case with Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford. who says his autobiography has been "rattling around in my head forever." And now he's ready to share it with the world.…

Judas Priest Guitar Fetches Nearly $200K At Auction

Someone really wanted K.K. Downing's guitar and apparently was ready for a bidding war on Tuesday. The mystery buyer dropped $189,000 on the iconic instrument. Auction house Bonhams expected the 1967 Flying V, which was used by the guitarist on several of Judas Priest's classic albums, would fetch about $19,000-$23,000, but it wound up bringing…

JUDAS PRIEST: Not a Gay Activist, But...

Rob Halford says he's not one to get overtly political with his music, but that sometimes he doesn't really have to in order to make a point. He tells Rochester, New York's City Newspaper that when he stands "on stage in Saint Petersburg in Russia, that's a victory for gay people. Sometimes you don't have to say anything. You…

Judas Priest Has Something Special Coming for 50th Anniversary in 2019

Get ready to celebrate 50 years of Judas Priest next year. Rob Halford has confirmed that the band is planning to mark the band's 50th anniversary in 2019 with a special celebration. "We're already having these discussions every now and again in the band and with our label and with our promoters and management. We…

Judas Priest: New Album Is "Modern Judas Priest"

Judas Priest have released a snippet of a new song, "Evil Never Dies", that will appear on the band's upcoming album Firepower. Guitarist Richie Faulkner says the new album is "better than the last one", and says they wanted to do something that was "modern Judas Priest for 2018". Priest will be touring North America…

Judas Priest Releases "FirePower"

"FirePower," the title track from British heavy metal legends Judas Priest, is now available. The latest album from Judas Priest of the same name is due for fans on March 9, and will continue 14 new tracks. Shortly after the release of the album the band will tour North America starting in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania…

Former Judas Priest Guitarist K.K. Downing Announces Memoir

Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing has confirmed the publication of his official memoir. Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest was co-written with Mark Eglinton and promises to lift the lid on Downing’s experiences with the British metal icons. The 320-page book is due to arrive on Sept. 20. “As the band approaches…