Richie Faulkner says that he is “glad” to see founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Kenneth “K.K.” Downing “back out there” with his new band KK’S PRIEST.
KK’S PRIEST is Downing‘s collaboration with former PRIEST singer Tim “Ripper” Owens and ex-PRIEST drummer Les Binks.
The band, which pays homage to Downing‘s past, is rounded out by guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE) and bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX).
“The great thing is Ken is playing again. He’s out there with his band, and that’s where he should be — he should be playing heavy metal guitar. And I’m glad to see he’s back. It’s been too long to not see Ken Downing up on stage with his flying V [guitar]. So I’m glad he’s back out there, without a doubt. Everyone knows that anyway.”
KK’S PRIEST‘s debut LP will be released via Explorer1 Music Group.
The group will also play select shows to mark the 50th anniversary of PRIEST and Downing‘s career as a founding member. KK’S PRIEST‘s setlist will consist of PRIEST classics and new songs.