K.K. Downing Leaves Judas Priest
Remaining members – singer Rob Halford, guitarist Glenn Tipton, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis – issued a press release to announced Downing's replacement as Richie Faulkner, the 31-year-old guitarist behind Lauren Harris and Dirty Deeds.
In a recent interview Downing was asked for his thoughts on the farewell tour, and he said, "To be perfectly honest, I have not given any thought as to possible case scenarios after the final tour. At the moment though I feel that Priest has played its part in music history and feel very proud to have achieved what we have. So there is a good positive feeling inside me and, of course, I feel very indebted to the fans all over the world. As for the future, we probably need the help of [Priest's most recent album] Nostradamus." more on this story
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