Judas Priest

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    The 2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest Survival Guide

    Fun Fun Fun Fest hits Austin hits this weekend, and for many of Texas' most devout music heads, it's the music festival of the year. That's because, unlike many of the nation's biggest fests that cannibalize lineups from one another and rarely deviate from the norm, Fun Fun Fun rewards its audience' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Scavenger Hunt Hits Deep Ellum This Sunday

    Want to contribute to a good cause while also getting a sweet hookup on some concert tickets? Sure you do. For the third year running, the folks at Fun Fun Fun Fest are hosting a scavenger hunt in Deep Ellum as a way to preview the upcoming festival (it takes place November 7 to 9 in Austin) and to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Reveals Date and Stage Schedules

    They've already let us "Guess the Fest." They've also given us the full lineup. Now the folks at Fun Fun Fun Fest have gone a step further and laid out the day-by-day schedule, which will be spread out over three days (and three stages) this fall from Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9. That m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Judas Priest to Headline Fun Fun Fun Fest This November

    Betcha didn't see this one coming: Austin's annual late-year concert extravaganza, Fun Fun Fun Fest, just revealed the lineup for this year's edition, and the headliners will be none other than everyone's favorite metalhead leatherboys, Judas Priest. That's right, of "Breaking the Law" fame. The sam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Avenged Sevenfold is One of The Best Bands in America: Show Review

    Often erroneously lumped into softer, newer corners of the heavy music world, California's Avenged Sevenfold are much more influenced by the old school metal of Judas Priest and Thin Lizzy than some realize. And that was on display Saturday night at the American Airlines Center as the band (plus a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Last Shot: Time Is Running Out

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV Colon Cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for our sister paper OC Weekly on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Patrick Stark is Dallas' Most Rock and Roll Chef

    He's played music in front of 25,000 people, opening for Styx, and cooked for folks like Johnny Winter, Butthole Surfers (we don't even wanna know what they ordered), ZZ Top and more recently, as part of his sweet new gig as the head cuisine honcho at Sundown at Granada, actor Will Ferrell. He also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    How to Appreciate Metal: A Four-Step Guide

    Step One: Admit the world and worry obliterating limitations of Indie Rock, Top 40 and basically everything else. Boss getting you down? Spouse (or partner) ripping you a new one? Fido pissing in the house? Friend forgetting to pay you the $20 that you loaned him (or her) last Friday night? Is your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Warbeast Split EPs, Skulls in 2013

    When Arlington thrashers Warbeast flew overseas to co-headline a tour with legendary Pantera/Down vocalist Phil Anselmo, the band's pulverizing riffs and grueling lyrics slew metal fans across Europe. A joint album seemed like another one of the devil's pipe dreams until the two entities announced t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    The 10 Best Metal Songs of 2012

    Compiling a list of the best metal songs of the Apocalypse nearly drove us insane, especially when the tiny devils swarmed our offices, screaming, "We said Warbeast, assholes!" But we ignored their irritating voices and came up with a list that would make David Letterman's original body turn over in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Opeth, Mastodon, Ghost - Palladium Ballroom - 4/19/12

    Opeth, Mastodon, Ghost Palladium Ballroom Thursday, April 19 Last night started with Sweden's Ghost, a wonderfully over-the-top six-piece that lit uncountable amounts of incense before they even hit the stage. I felt like I had entered a heavy metal meditation therapy session. Featuring costumes th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Hell, Texas: Taz Bentley On Cheap Trick, Judas Priest, Guns N' Roses...

    Patrick "Taz" Bentley, the powerful drummer behind Rev. Horton Heat, Burden Brothers, and Tenderloin, will be back in action this week with his latest band, 76. Since their sound owes a lot to the sonic messiah that is mid-'70s arena rock, it's no surprise to hear Bentley saw some of rock's heavywei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    The Top Ten All Time Best Replacement Lead Singers in Rock and Roll

    The Misfits' Michale Graves​Nothing pisses rock fans off worse than the lead singer of their favorite band being replaced. This happens across genres, but it's most common within hard rock -- pop, country and R&B vocalists' departures are usually a precursor to their solo efforts; very rarely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    The Ten Best Concert Photos of October 2011

    Mike MezeulI know, bro, we're sad too.​Closing out October, for us, is a sad deal. For starters, we're still feeling nostalgic over the incredible time we had at the Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase and Ceremony. Second, we're waving goodbye to Pete Freedman as he sails off into the Grey Have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    All-Time Top Five: Testament's Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick Give A Metal History Lesson

    Testament​Berkeley's Testament has now been shredding for almost three decades. Just the fact that they're still making quality examples of the style they helped usher in says a great deal about the group's artistic character. Sure, as is the case with just about every other band that's stayed rel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Last Night: Judas Priest, Black Label Society and Thin Lizzy at the Allen Event Center

    Judas Priest, Black Label Society and Thin Lizzy Allen Event Center Sunday, October 16, 2011 Better than: getting all decked out in studs and leather and going to Oak Lawn.Judas Priest​ Back in the '80s, when Allen, Texas, was nothing more than a speed trap between Dallas and Oklahoma City, folk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Q&A: Rob Halford of Judas Priest Talks Coming Out and His Band Continuing On.

    For over four decades, England's Judas Priest has been making one hell of a heavy metal racket. Formed in 1969, the band didn't find widespread success until the late '70s and early '80s. But classic metal songs such as "Living After Midnight" and "Breaking the Law" (both off the seminal album Bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    The Dallas Observer Music Awards Showcase and The Rest of Your Weekend Shows...

    ​This is one of our favorite weekends of the year, where a good handful of acts nominated for the Dallas Observer Music Awards perform all over Deep Ellum on Saturday night. The much-anticipated headliners, Toadies, Old 97's, Centro-Matic and Sarah Jaffe will perform on Elm Street in the lot acros ... More >>

  • Music

    October 13, 2011

    Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Black Label Society

    Sunday, October 16, at Allen Event Center in Allen

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Songs For Your Casey Anthony Trial Hangover

    ​OK, so it wasn't the trial of the century or anything. But with planking beginning to become passe, all the good sports either in their off-season or lockout, and no high-profile Robert Blake/Phil Spector/OJ Simpson murder cases going on, the Casey Anthony murder trial thing provided plenty to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    The Mumbles' Darin Robinson Had The Flu, But He Still Paid Good Money to See The Who

    Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Darin Robinson​Even though they play cover songs, you'd be remiss to think of The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Idol Rich: Can Tim Halperin Make the Top 12?

    ​During last night's showing of the Top 12 gents, it bame abundantly clear: This competition is unbelievably tough. And it's not just because there's a great deal of talent on this season of American Idol. Rather, it's because the judges and the show have included some niche performers who, in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    If You Ever Wanted to Own Firewater Bar & Grill, The New Asking Price Is Quite the Steal

    ​Back in '08, federal agents snatched up Melvis "Ty" Denman and several others charged with being part of a ginormous pot-selling operation; Denman pleaded guilty a year later and is presently serving a lengthy stint in the pokey. But the U.S. Marshals Service still had in its possession one of De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Clearing Out The Mailroom: Monday, September 20, 2010.

    ​We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take a few at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it.Amy Cook (Austin, TX)Let the Light In (Root House)It's easy to assume that Dall ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010
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    November 5, 2009

    Dethklok, Mastodon, High on Fire

    Wednesday, November 11,at House of Blues

  • Music

    August 13, 2009

    Judas Priest, Whitesnake

    Thursday, August 13,at Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Top 10 Metal Albums of 2008

    In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers in the face. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    Flashback Tour: Judas Priest and Motorhead

    While everyone in Dallas is going gaga over Ozzfest (and everyone outside of Texas is throwing a shit-fit), somehow people are overlooking that Judas Priest -- yeah, Judas Fucking Priest -- is coming to town around the same time. And it's not just Rob Halford and Co., but also one of my favorites, M ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Money $hot (CD release), Dirt & Earthy Vibes

    Sunday, October 28, at Hailey's, Denton

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    October 11, 2007
  • Music

    August 2, 2007

    Three Inches of Blood

    Thursday, August 2, as part of OzzFest, at the Smirnoff Music Centre

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2007

    Or Maybe You Just Listen to Coldplay

    Pride Radio DFW -- Clear Channel's new local radio endeavor aimed at Dallas/Ft. Worth's gay-lesbian-bi-transgender community ("the 6th largest in the nation and GROWING!") -- is getting plenty o' pub for being the first such station in the area. And while most of us here think it's way past time for ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    August 3, 2006

    Trail of Tears

    Prey should be called Dances With Tedium

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Electric Eel Shock

    Tuesday, June 20, at Rubber Gloves

  • Music

    April 20, 2006


    Metal Black (Sanctuary)

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2005

    Image Enhancements

    Follow your intuition to Psychic Drive-In

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    No Place Like Ozzfest

    A report, complete with badly drawn pictures, from the summer's biggest family concert

  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    Black Sabbath

    Black Sabbath--The Complete Black Sabbath 1970-1978 (Rhino)

  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    Monsters of Metal

    Rob Halford rides again with the mighty Judas Priest

  • Music

    May 27, 2004

    Queer Eye for the Country Guys

    Have today's country and western stars been consulting with the Fab Five?

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Mark Kozelek

    January 25

  • Film

    May 9, 2002

    Made on the Margins

    For 15 years, the Dallas Video Fest has flickered on the fringe

  • Music

    January 24, 2002
  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Radio DJ

    Cindy Scull, KEGL-FM 97.1 "The Eagle"

  • Film

    September 6, 2001

    Metal Meltdown

    Marky Mark becomes a Rock Star, but he doesn't get to enjoy it

  • Music

    February 1, 2001

    The Donnas

    Turn 21 (Lookout! Records)

  • Music

    April 27, 2000

    The artist formerly known as print

    Our quarterly roundup of the latest in music books

  • Culture

    November 11, 1999


    Another thing coming; Friends in high places; Arts movement

  • Music

    May 18, 1995

    Jesus, this is really bad

    The Nixons go national with the dread-inspiring Foma

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