JUDAS PRIEST leader Rob halford said he didn’t hear THE PRIEST OF KK, the new group launched by PRIESTthe founding guitarist of KK Downing.
The 70-year-old singer, who promotes the recently released Limited Edition PRIEST box “50 years of heavy metal music”, was asked about his former bandmate’s new band in a new interview with Spain Mariskal Rock.
“Well, I didn’t hear it,” Rob said about THE PRIEST OF KK (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). “And when I do, I’ll let you know. I’d much rather stay focused on this 50-year celebration, [on] this box. This box set is an extraordinary representation of this life story that this group went through. “
In addition to tear down, THE PRIEST OF KK old features JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim “Ripper” Owens (voice), with the guitarist AJ Mills (HOSTILE), bass player Tony newton (VAUDOU SIX) and drummer Sean elg (Dead Riders, CAGE).
THE PRIEST OF KKthe first album of, “Sermons of the sinner”, was released on October 1 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 records.
tear down spent four months writing and recording “Sermons of the sinner” and, with new ideas, he even resurrected some archived riffs from the ’80s.
KK form THE PRIEST OF KK after JUDAS PRIEST declined his offer to join the group for their 50th anniversary tour. He followed a few famous stage appearances, first with the former MANOWAR guitarist Ross the boss in the summer of 2019, then with a unique program that included alumni MEGADETH bass player David Ellefson and old PRIEST drummer The Binks later this year.
tear down left PRIEST in 2011 amid allegations of gang conflict, poor management and declining performance. It has been replaced by Richie faulkner, nearly three decades his junior.
In 2019, tear down said he contacted JUDAS PRIEST to go on the band’s 50th anniversary tour, but their response was that they weren’t interested in including it in the celebrations.
In 2018, tear down revealed he sent two resignation letters to his bandmates when he decided to quit JUDAS PRIEST. The former was described as “a graceful exit note, involving a smooth retreat from the music”, while the latter was “more angry, exposing all of his frustrations with specific parts”.
tear down later said he thought the second letter was “a main reason” he was not invited to join PRIEST after Glenn tiptonthe decision to withdraw from touring.
In his 2018 autobiography “Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest”, tear down wrote he said Tipton and PRIEST director Jayne andrews that he “hated” them both “since 1985”. Earlier this year, he explained his outburst to Classic rock magazine: âI was angry. Glenn had formed a relationship with Jayne from day one, and it was kind of like a John-and-Yoko situation. I didn’t like it. ”
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