Wednesday, April 20, 2011

KK Downing retiring from Judas Priest, new guitar player announced

Official Press release (click)
Judas Priest have announced that original guitarist K.K. Downing has formally retired from the band and will therefore not be joining them on their forthcoming Epitaph Tour. The remaining members of the band respect his decision and naturally all wish him well. Having thought long and hard about how to proceed, singer Rob Halford, guitarist Glenn Tipton, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis unanimously agreed that they should go ahead with the tour and not let fans around the world down.

New guitar player is British RICHIE FAULKNER

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