Tag Archives: K.K. Downing

Wait, Is Judas Priest Actually Bidding Farewell Or Not?

Posted by on May 12, 2011

The metal world was stunned when Judas Priest announced plans to embark on a farewell tour, only to be equally shocked by K.K. Downing’s departure from the group. It definitely seemed unimaginable to see the Metal Gods calling it a day, especially without Downing. Yet if you read recent interviews with members of Priest, you […]

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First Judas Priest Picture With New Guitarist Released

Posted by on May 9, 2011

As they are about to embark on their Epitaph farewell tour, Judas Priest unveiled a new “band picture,” the first the feature new guitarist Richie Faulkner (Lauren Harris, Dirty Deeds). At first glance, the picture (which can be seen off to the side) made us think about two things: Though Faulkner is only 31 years old, and […]

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K.K. Downing Explains Sudden Departure From Judas Priest

Posted by on April 21, 2011

Yesterday, the metal world was shocked and saddened to hear that K.K. Downing has retired from Judas Priest and will not be joining them on their farewell Epitaph tour. However, Downing has already released a statement regarding his departure. Explaining his decision, Downing said the following: “Dear friends, It is with much regret that I […]

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Judas Priest Farewell Tour To Take Place Without K.K. Downing

Posted by on April 20, 2011

Judas Priest announced their farewell Epitaph tour late last year, stating that after they release a studio album next year, they’ll tour the world one last time. Well, today, they announced that the tour will take place without founding guitarist K.K. Downing. The 59 year-old founding member of the band stated that he’s retiring. In […]

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