K.K. Downing Forms New Band

2020-02-19 by TheNotrap | 25 Comments
Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing has started a new band called KK's Priest. The band consists of ex-Priest Tim "Ripper" Owens and drummer Les Binks, who played on classic Priest releases Stained Class, Killing Machine and Unleashed In The East. The line-up is completed with guitarist A.J. Mills (Hostile) and bassist Tony Newton. (Voodoo Six).

K.K. Downing commented:
"Forging ahead with KK's Priest was not only inevitable but essential for me to perform and deliver everything that is expected from me and KK's Priest. Due to the massive demand and overwhelming support from fans around the world, I feel this is where I belong, and a set combining the true, classic songs and sound of Priest, together with great, newly forged metal tracks, is what fans can expect when KK's Priest is taking to stages."

The band is working on their debut album, to be released via Explorer1 Music Group. KK's Priest will also play in selected gigs later this year to celebrate Priest's 50th anniversary and Downing's career as a founding member. The band's setlist will include Judas Priest classics and new songs.

For more detailed information:
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/k-k-downing-joins-forces-with-tim-ripper-owens-and-les-binks-in-new-band-kks-priest/

Tagged: KK's Priest

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TheNotrap
February 19th 2020
13447 Comments


I have mixed feelings about this, yet we are dealing with one of the greatest heavy metal guitarists of all time.

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wham49
February 19th 2020
5187 Comments


dont like it

el_newg
February 19th 2020
462 Comments


seems really petty and spiteful about not being invited back into Priest when Tipton had to stop.

el_newg
February 19th 2020
462 Comments


hopefully it's better than Frequency Unknown lol

TheNotrap
February 19th 2020
13447 Comments


Without a great producer, I'm concerned about what might come out of here.

Space Jester
February 19th 2020
8330 Comments


Can’t they call it something that doesn’t sound lame

Friday13th
February 19th 2020
7044 Comments


DUDE, yes KK Downing is in it, but also LES BINKS and RIPPER OWENS!!! Frick I'm excited. FYI Les Binks wrote the greatest Priest song, "Beyond the Realms of Death."

The name is your typical money grab reformation project, but hopefully the music is good.

thecheatisnotdead
February 19th 2020
1039 Comments


Oh, the tautology of that statement's first line...

gordodustin
February 19th 2020
289 Comments


Really lame name, just sounds like they're a cover band. Who knows though, might be good.

gordodustin
February 19th 2020
289 Comments


Really lame name, just sounds like they're a cover band. Who knows though, might be good.

botb
February 19th 2020
13683 Comments


Dude just formed a cover band version of his old band and it’s news?

Static
February 19th 2020
54 Comments


oh judas priest right

not animal crossing

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
February 19th 2020
8684 Comments


Okay.

Now I can continue waiting for the new Sumerlands album due this year.

RunOfTheMill
February 19th 2020
4072 Comments


Bout time we got some new Sumerlands, when's Eternal Champion doing a new one?



bloc
February 19th 2020
60139 Comments


Band name could use another K methinks

Source
February 19th 2020
16418 Comments


lol

oltnabrick
February 19th 2020
38983 Comments


LMFAO

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el_newg
February 20th 2020
462 Comments


KK Slider doing painkiller would be sick

Sabrutin
February 20th 2020
6748 Comments


Les Binks tho

Lookin4NuFriends
February 20th 2020
12 Comments


Boomer band name

rockandmetaljunkie
February 21st 2020
8662 Comments


KK's Priest >>> Judas Priest

Static
February 22nd 2020
54 Comments


"KK Slider doing painkiller would be sick"

+1

Willie
Moderator
February 22nd 2020
18545 Comments


Live they'll be fine... I'm betting the album they're working on is a train wreck.

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Nagrarok
February 24th 2020
8616 Comments


Pretty much a glorified tribute band of course, but good for him and the other ex-Priest members to be back at it I guess. Obviously there's no Priest without Rob (never really considered the albums with Owens as such), so I'd still rather catch what's left of the real thing on the road.

el_newg
February 24th 2020
462 Comments


[2] never agreed with a comment harder ^^^



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