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Metal For Men!

Metal is the air tonight as K.K. is involved in a new fragrance line “Metal For Men” out which can be ordered via this link

K.K. has a new blog out on Metal For Men, Jack Bruce and tribute bands among other great stuff. Speaking of tribute bands, another feature is unleashed with Leather Rebels from Finland! And our very special guests this time are the brilliant rockabilly heroes Fatboy from Sweden with interview and live review. So check those out and stay tuned for more!


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Interview with Fatboy Leather Rebels - Judas Priest Tribute K.K. Downing's latest blog



Tribute! To Tribute!

Hi Everyone!
At this time I would like to pay my personal tribute to all Priest tribute bands around the world!
My sincere thanks to all of them for helping to bring additional recognition for Judas Priest and also to help to satisfy the loyal fans of Priest when the band has been writing and recording, as you know these periods of absence have often been for several years.
I commend them all for what they do and it would make me very happy for them if they continue to defend the faith forever.

Young band “Hostile” from the Black Country has just finished a killer tour supporting the mighty Machine Head in the UK. Machine Head for me are without doubt one of the best live bands that I have ever seen. Also musically they are sensational, a big thank you to them for giving a new band a very valuable opportunity.

It is possible that some of you may have heard about my involvement with “Metal ” fragrances for men and women. I thought it was about time that there were some quality products available for rock and metal fans. The fragrances are extremely high quality and I am sure that you will enjoy them. Planet rock in the UK has launched the Fragrances and they are available from the planet Rock Shop.

I would like everyone to join me in remembering the late great Jack Bruce who passed away in October. I was fortunate to have seen both farewell concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in 1968. He will live on forever through the great music he created, and I am sure that most of you will feel as I do that we have lost not only a great musician but also someone that we grew up with who became that special friend that we never got to meet.

Great night last Wednesday at the Birmingham academy - I got to meet a great guitarist and gentleman Steve Stevens playing with Billy Idol. We both remembered that we were the first guys who started playing Hamer guitars in the early eighties. I am sure that we could have talked all night if Steve didn’t have to play a gig.

Lastly as always, I would like to thank the loyal team at the Steel Mill for their continued great work with the site and for those of you who may not know, there are members of Priestone amongst them. So I will end as I began, by paying a special personal tribute to the team and the band.



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