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Judas Priest’s K.K. Downing Announces Retirement

April 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

Judas Priest has announced that K.K. Downing has formally retired from the band and will not be joining them on their forthcoming tour.

From the statement:

“Having thought long and hard about how to proceed Rob, Glenn, Ian and Scott unanimously agreed that they should go ahead with the tour and not let the fans down all around the world. 

Fate also stepped in and delivered the perfect replacement – 31 year old British guitar player Richie Faulkner – he has blended into the band perfectly and is a great talent who is going to help set the stage on fire.

The Epitaph Tour will inlude songs from every Priest album and also tracks they have never performed on stage plus all the old favorites.

With a new album due to be released next year the Metal Gods ar preparing to tour the planet once more – heavy metal at it’s best complete with lasers, lights, bikes and hellfire!  It’s a show not to be missed!”

For all the lates info visit the Judas Priest Website

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