Episode 43 with K.K. Downing (Judas Priest/ K.K.'s Priest)

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    Episode 43 with K.K. Downing (Judas Priest/ K.K.'s Priest)
    November 14, 2021

My guest today is Mr. K.K. Downing, original member, co founder and guitarist for the legendary band Judas Priest, and his own project KK’s Priest.

It goes without saying that Judas Priest are one of the most influential bands in the history of metal. It's also a fact that K.K.'s place in the history of metal is intact and secure since he was a part of Judas Priest since the very inception of that band. But K.K. doesn't seem content with resting on his laurels and he continues his legacy by creating new music and forging ahead with his new project named KK’s Priest. They have a brand new record out entitled “Sermons of the Sinner.”

K.K. was kind enough chat with me from his home in England via Zoom and we discussed many topics including songwriting, his early years, influences, the concept of “Light and Shade”, the guitar gear used in the early Priest days, and many other things (including the time Marie Osmond got upset over the use of a bullwhip prop on a TV show!)

As a big Priest fan myself I was thrilled to chat with K.K. He is a very nice guy and enjoyable to talk to. I know you will enjoy it!

Recorded Oct. 11, 2021


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Miriam B.

Sempre boas histórias e boas músicas! Eu não conhecia KK Downing. Riff Raf é perfeito para relembrar grandes músicos e conhecer outros também. Ouvi agora "Irmãos da Estrada". Amei! Obrigada Shane ❤️