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K.K. Downing Forms KK’s Priest

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  1. That 70s Guy

    That 70s Guy Rocker Staff Member

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    Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing has joined forces with two other ex-members of the band to form a new group, KK's Priest.

    The group includes Tim "Ripper" Owens, who sang with the band on Jugulator and Demolition, and drummer Les Binks, who played on Stained Class, Killing Machine (known as Hell Bent for Leather in the U.S.) and the live Unleashed in the East. They're rounded out by bassist Tony Newton and guitarist A.J. Mills.

    KK's Priest has its origins in a one-off show the former Priest trio, Mills and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson played in November. It was only Downing's second large-scale live appearance since parting ways with Judas Priest in 2011; the first came when he played four songs with Ross the Boss at the U.K.'s Bloodstock Festival a few months earlier last year.

    Downing recently signed to Explorer1, a label and management company. The group is now in the studio working on an album, with plans for "extensive touring and festival dates" underway in celebration of Judas Priest's 50th anniversary, according to a press release.

    “Forging ahead with KK’s Priest was not only inevitable but essential for me to perform and deliver everything that is expected from me and KK’s Priest,” Downing said. “Due to the massive demand and overwhelming support from fans around the world, I feel this is where I belong, and a set combining the true, classic songs and sound of Priest, together with great, newly forged metal tracks, is what fans can expect when KK’s Priest is taking to stages.”



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  2. Sharp Dressed Man

    Sharp Dressed Man Down South Jukin' Staff Member

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    Geez, I've lost count of how many cover bands Tim Owens is in. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed his albums with Priest and I really like his two albums with Iced Earth (especially The Glorious Burden), but in some way, it's turning into a bad joke. We all know this is going to sound like yet another Priest clone and who needs that? I have nothing but respect for KK and if this makes him happy, then more power to him, but personally, I have no interest.
     
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    Right on Sharp Dressed Man.. This story kinda reminds me of.... Megatallica..;)
     
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    I think that a lawsuit on title rights is really possible here.
     
  5. Lynch

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    Great White, Queensryche, Ratt (at one point), I'm sure a few others that I'm not remembering, and now we can add Judas Priest to this list. *sigh*.


    @Sharp Dressed Man pretty much said what I was going to say, so no need to repeat it.
     
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  6. Arkie Malija

    Arkie Malija Senior Poser

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    Ill give it a listen , but " Rippers " vocals are not a favorite.
     
  7. Darth Pazuzu

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    In order to sidestep any possible legal difficulties, and to enable the possibility of future growth beyond cover-band status (a la Black Star Riders), how about...

    Downing Street? :D
     

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