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Judas Priest Wraps Work on New Album

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Judas Priest's first album in six years is complete.

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‘Breaking the Law’ Vs. ‘Smoke on the Water’ – March Riff Madness

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Judas Priest's ‘Breaking the Law' takes on Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water' in round one of Ultimate Classic Rock's March Riff Madness competition.

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Judas Priest Appear on ‘The Simpsons’

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Judas Priest became the latest in a long line of rockers to appear on ‘The Simpsons.’ The episode, called ‘Steal this Episode,’ aired on Sunday night (Jan. 5).

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30 Years Ago: Judas Priest’s ‘Defenders of the Faith’ Released

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Perhaps the definitive Judas Priest offering of the '80s, 'Defenders of the Faith,' their ninth studio album, was released on Jan. 4, 1983.

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28 Years Ago: Two Judas Priest Fans Attempt Suicide, Parents Blame Subliminal Lyrics

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On Dec. 23, 1985, in a series of tragic and disturbing events that ultimately ended in a pair of deaths and an expensive, sensationalistic trial, a pair of Nevada men ended a night of drinking, drugs, and listening to music by heading to a local playground and shooting themselves.

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35 Years Ago: Judas Priest Release Their Fifth Album – With Two Different Names

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Judas Priest released their fifth album in October 1978. But what it was called depends on where you live.

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K.K. Downing Opens Up About Leaving Judas Priest

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Judas Priest fans were shocked in 2011 when guitarist K.K. Downing left the band he founded in 1969. In a new interview, he spoke in depth about his reasons for leaving, and the differences in the industry between now and when he started.

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Judas Priest Slated for Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp in Vegas

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Ever wanted to hang out with Judas Priest? If you have at least five grand and some vacation time coming up, you'll get the chance early next year at Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp. Frontman Rob Halford, bassist Ian Hill, drummer Scott Travis and new guitarist Richie Faulkner will all be part of 'Hell Bent for Vegas,' taking place Feb. 27 through Mar. 2, 2014, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Sin City.

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10 Years Ago: Rob Halford Returns to Judas Priest

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After more than a decade apart, on July 11, 2003, Judas Priest announced that they had reunited with the "Metal God" himself -- lead singer Rob Halford.

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Geoff Tate Teases Possibility of Adding K.K. Downing to Live Queensryche Lineup

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Geoff Tate's Queensryche has changed its lineup so many times that it's hard to keep track of who's in the band at any given moment -- and as it turns out, that's exactly the way Tate likes it.

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