K.K. Downing on Richie Faulkner: “I’ve Nothing But Respect For Him”

Ex-Judas Priest guitarist K.K Downing did a brand new interview with Metal Talk. The legendary guitarist reflected on how it felt to share the same stage with Richie Faulkner, who replaced him.

Downing, who has been under high tension with the band members and the management since his departure from Judas Priest, had made many striking statements about the band.

However, it seems that it was good for everyone to perform together again and the ice between the two sides melted. As you know, Downing and Les Binks performed with Judas Priest, who was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, at the ceremony held on November 5.

Anyway, Downing answered the question from his last appearance about what it was like to perform and chat with Richie Faulkner.

“Yes, I managed to have a chat with him, and we shared the stage and even jammed together,” he said. “It could have been awkward, but it wasn’t. I’ve nothing but respect for him, and I know he’s working on other projects outside Priest, and I wish him well.”

He laughingly added: “The only potentially awkward moments were because I like a lot of room and have always raced around the stage, and we had to avoid each other.”

Judas Priest’s frontman Rob Halford also reflected on what it was like to be back on stage with Ken and Downing during his interviews. In an interview with Lauren “Lern” Elwell of KSHE radio station last month, Halford explained this situation with these words.

“We hadn’t seen [Downing] forever,” he reveals. “And I’ve still yet to watch footage of that. All I remember is my brief interactions with K.K., because I’m always running around the stage like a mad drag queen. My interactions with Ken and with Les, it was great. It felt wonderful to have that moment together after such a long time.”

“And that just shows you the power, the weight, the vibe that the Rock Hall suggests you try to attempt. Try and recapture something of the essence that it really part of why you’re here, why you’re being inducted. I was just so happy that Ken and Les showed up, because they needed to be there. It was entirely their choice, but I said it makes absolute sense if you’re in the room and we’re playing together. And we did, and it was magical.”

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