It was suggested that the new band of guitarist KK Downing- KK’s Priest is another version of the legendary band Judas Priest, the guitarist spoke to Billboard where he said:
”I don’t see it that way. We’re not a new old band or an old new band.
“This is not just a version [of Judas Priest]. That’s where the fans are looking at this wrong. I understand that, though. This is not me saying, ‘Oh, this is my JP.’ [But] I don’t want to dispense with the name Priest, because it belongs to me as much as it does anybody else… and more.”
The guitarist also said that he can’t quite relate to some fans’ insistence on comparing KK’S Priest‘s debut album, “Sermons Of The Sinner”, to past Judas efforts, notably its Grammy-nominated 1990 LP “Painkiller”:
“I don’t quite see that myself, but then again, would I if I’m so close to it? It’s all subjective. It’s absolutely down to the fan, and everybody’s individual as to what they perceive and what they hear.”