Through special arrangement, Rivethead Magazine is pleased to present the title track off Priest's new album Firepower .


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Throwback Issue of the Month:  RH #16, February 1990

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Exclusive interviews with legendary show promoter Tom Bunch (TAB Productions), guitar master Larry Berringer (Helstar), and the ever-iconic Judas Priest!! 

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Rivethead Issue #16, February 1990.  Edited and published by Lisa E. Sullivan.  Fabulous cover art by Chris Ochsenbien.  This issue featured Lisa's rambunctious interview with Academy Black ("Blair plays guitar"); as well as Local Lix, Guitar Tips, the monthly Calendar, demo reviews, concert reviews, and as always, very much more!