During a conversation with Cassius Morris, guitarist K.K. Downing talked about whether he’d be back together with Judas Priest, as well he talked about guitarist Richie Faulkner.
Read a few excerpts of the interview:
I would totally agree with that. Were you caught by surprise by the recent Richie Faulkner quote? Because I thought that was sort of… For me at least, that came out of the left field. I’m not sure if you saw it.
”Yeah, I saw a bit of that. Richie is a good guy. I think he calls it the way that it is, really. He tries to be open and honest as well. And no issues at all. I don’t know what’s going on. I sense a little bit of frustration from him, really. But I think he just wants what’s best for the music and the fans, you know. And I feel the same, really. But it is what it is.
Is it important for you that, at some point, everyone in the Priest family is on good terms and maybe you could all get together and do a retrospective show or even have you back in the band? I mean, is this important to you at all? Are you just so focused on what you’re doing that you’re not thinking about that?
”Well, the thing is, I’ve kind of voiced everything I have to, really. And I always thought that I would be able to step back into the band, obviously. And obviously, that’s never happened. The door’s always been closed. So obviously, I’m up and running.
”I really like KK’s Priest obviously, ‘Sermons of the Sinner,’ the new album. And I think there’s a lot more to come. I think that the band’s great. Tim Ripper on vocals, Tony [Newton] on bass, and everybody… It gets a lot of good comments and it’s all good. Sean’s [Elg] amazing on drums. And obviously, A.J. [Mills, guitar]. We’re just looking to get out there now and play some shows for everybody. And it’s going to be a game-changer when we do.