Faulkner Got Judas Priest Gig In Unusual Place

(Classic Rock) Judas Priest new recruit Richie Faulkner has revealed he was offered the job of replacing KK Downing while the band were in Glenn Tipton's kitchen.

The guitarist was enjoying the atmosphere backstage at the tenth Download Festival in Donington Park this weekend. It's the same place Priest appeared in 1980 for the first-ever Monsters of Rock event as second-headline act under Rainbow. And unlike the modern three-day, 140-band extravaganza, that formative event lasted a single day and featured just seven acts.

Faulkner was invited to join the metal gods after Downing astonished fans by announcing he'd quit last year, ahead of their last-ever world tour. Priest will continue playing and are working on a new album, but don't plan on travelling round the world again in the future.

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