Posts Tagged “Second Chance”

KK: no regrets

Former Judas Priest guitarist and founding member KK Downing, who sensationally left the band back in 2011, has elaborated on his decision to leave the heavy metal legends, revealing that it wasn’t his own career that he felt was coming to a close…

“I’ll never get away from this ‘retirement’ thing. What happened was that I quit,” he tells The Midlands Rocks. “‘Retired’ implies that I am not physically able to do it. I am able to do it, but I didn’t want to do it; I just wasn’t enjoying it any more. A lot of things had changed. I think I counted about thirty reasons why I didn’t want to do it at the time, and that’s an awful lot of reasons.

“In all honesty I think that in so many respects it had run its course. If you’re part of a songwriting team you get the recognition and reward for creating something. But for me Priest became about going out and playing live and replicating exactly what people had enjoyed ten, twenty or thirty years ago.

KK with Judas Priest

“The fans would be just as happy if they could see us take them on a walk down memory lane – I think that’s what people enjoy most. And I understand that, because if I could go out now and see Eric Clapton with Cream then I would be the happiest person in the world.”

“If the industry was still healthy and people still had to spend their hard-earned money buying a record, it would be different.

“We used to buy an album and think, ‘Well it’s not that good, but I’ll play it a million times and I’m sure I’ll get into it.’ Now it doesn’t get a second chance.

“In the past there was always the opportunity to create a record like The Dark Side Of The Moon orBritish Steel or Back In Black that would be indelible, and people will always come back to. I think that opportunity has gone now – it would take a miracle for one of those to happen again.”

Meanwhile, Judas Priest look set to release a new album next year, despite many assuming they’d call it quits after their Epitaph “farewell”. tour

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UK metalcore ragers Glamour Of The Kill have unveiled the first video from new album Savages.

Get that head banging to Second Chance below:

Catch GOTK in the UK on tour with Motionless in White and The Defiled in September:

• 12 SEP Dublin, Academy
• 13 SEP Belfast, Mandela Hall
• 14 SEP Glasgow, Garage
• 15 SEP Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
• 16 SEP Manchester, Academy 2
• 18 SEP Leeds, Cockpit
• 19 SEP Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
• 20 SEP Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
• 21 SEP London, The Forum
• 22 SEP Bristol, The Fleece
• 23 SEP Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

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“Second Chance”, the new video from English rockers GLAMOUR OF THE KILL, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Los Angeles with director Robby Starbuck, who has previously worked with ASKING ALEXANDRIA, ESCAPE THE FATE and SNOOP DOGG, among others.

Said GLAMOUR OF THE KILL bassist/vocalist Davey Richmond: “Working with Robby on the video was such a great experience and having the opportunity to shoot it in L.A. definitely had the added bonus of standing outside in sun with an ice-cold beer between takes. The heat turned out to be our enemy, though, as we all just looked like melting pale Yorkshiremen the second we started the performance part to the video. Fortunately, we had a great make-up team who managed to disguise this though! We all had such big ideas on how we wanted the video to look and Robby managed to capture that spot-on.”

“Second Chance” comes off GLAMOUR OF THE KILL‘s new album, “Savages”, which will be released on September 24 in the U.S. through eOne Music, September 20 in Germany and September 23 in the rest of Europe through SPV.

Produced by Joey Sturgis (ASKING ALEXANDRIA), this is the first batch of new material we’ve seen from GLAMOUR OF THE KILL since the release of “The Summoning”, which came out in 2011.

The new CD’s first single, “Break” features a guest appearance by VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! lead singer Michael Vampire.

“Savages” track listing:

01. Break
02. Second Chance
03. The Only One
04. Live For The Weekend
05. A Freak Like Me
06. Heartbreaker
07. Rescue Me
08. Leave It All Behind
09. A Beautiful Day To Die
10. Tears Of The Sun

Fresh off a full U.S. tour with ESCAPE THE FATE and a European tour with PAPA ROACH, GLAMOUR OF THE KILL will be hitting the road with MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and THE DEFILED in the U.K. throughout September before heading back out the Europe with PAPA ROACH in November.

GLAMOUR OF THE KILL has been generating buzz ever since its debut EP, “Through The Dark They March”, came out in 2007. The success of the EP led to tours with BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, DRAGONFORCE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and most notably a performance on the main stage of Download festival in 2008.

GLAMOUR OF THE KILL is: Davey Richmond (lead vocals, bass), Chris Gomerson (guitar, backing vocals), Mike Kingswood (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Ben Thomson (drums, backing vocals).

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Rustyn Rose of recently conducted an interview with former GUNS N’ ROSES and current ADLER drummer Steven Adler.

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Dance Gavin Dance frontman Jonny Craig has issued a public apology for his MacBook scam.

In February, Craig listed a MacBook computer for sale via his Twitter account, and reportedly convinced fans to wire transfer hundreds of dollars in exchange for a laptop that was never delivered.

“I want to apologize for my recent behavior,” Craig commented. “My actions regarding taking advantage of fans was inexcusable. I’m in the process of paying everyone back so please forgive me. My state of mind was completely shot and obviously my decision making skills were heavily impaired due to my drug use. I’ve since been in detox and successfully completed the treatment. I’ve learned a lot from this ordeal and I realized I’ve redeemed my second chance. I want to personally thank Eric at Artery and Craig at Rise for helping me through this emotionally and financially. I’m embarrassed with my past actions, I want to make amends to everyone I hurt. Again, sorry to all my fans, family, band mates and colleagues. I’m truly sorry. Now back to work…I’m looking forward to seeing all the DGD fans and their positive energy that they always bring to the shows. With that being said, the past will stay dead and let’s toast to the future kids.”

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Jonny Craig Apologizes for MacBook Scam – posted on 2011-03-09 01:51:58

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According to, a Michigan man recently won a trip for two to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and an opportunity to meet members of AEROSMITH.

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After having surprisingly passed the initial round of the national Swedish competition for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen, PAIN OF SALVATION are now gearing up for performing their intense song “Road Salt” as part of the next round’s “Andra Chansen” (Second Chance) show in Örebro, Sweden tomorrow, Saturday, March 6, at 8 p.m.

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Shinedown has quietly become one of the biggest rock bands, and their place has been solidified with their hit song “Second Chance.”

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British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have issued the following update:

“If you weren’t able to make it to the SXSW film festival on Wednesday [March 18], we’ve got good news — ‘Flight 666’ will be showing again! Saturday 21st March at Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez, Austin, Texas.

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