On Friday KK Downing Explains Why He Quit Judas Priest was a top story. Here is the recap: (Rock News Desk) KK Downing quit Judas Priest over a breakdown in the relationship between his bandmates and management, he has revealed. And the metal gods have hinted that, now the guitarist has gone, they may reconsider plans to end their touring career.
Following the band's statement about his departure, Downing says: "It is much regret that I will not be with you this summer. But there has been an ongoing breakdown in working relationship between myself, elements of the band, and the band's management for some time.
"Therefore I have decided to step down rather than tour with negative sentiments. I feel it would be a deception to you, our cherished fans." - more on this story