Monthly Archives February 2018

K.K.wants to refer to and clarify his original statement as he feels parts of it was regretfully misinterpreted

Hi everyone, just to clarify that my complimenting Andy Sneap as I did was no more than I would have said about any other guitar playing producers that have also contributed much more than expected to our past albums. Great talent such as Chris Tsangarides (R.I.P) and Roy Z both not only produced – but also contributed song ideas, riffs and licks, lyric ideas etc. Consequently, albums like Painkiller and Angel of Retribution would not have been the same without them. Even George Martin, I believe, provided much more for the Beatles than just the role of a normal producer.
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K.K.’s statement about Glenn’s retirement

“The news that Glenn has finally been forced to come to terms with his unfortunate condition long term came with deep regret and sadness for me. Equally, this ending of our guitar duo era is also something that I have to come to terms with. The insatiable appetite that myself and Glenn had for creating inspired and unique music for the world to enjoy for many decades, is something that can never be erased. However, everyone who has witnessed the evolution of our beloved music must come to terms with the fact that things will inevitably change, or just simply
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K.K. Downing Heavy Duty -memoir to be published in September 2018

K.K. Downing’s long-awaited biography Heavy Duty – Days And Nights In Judas Priest (co-written by Mark Eglinton) will be released in September. K.K.’s official statement can be seen below: Hi Everyone! I just wanted to make reference to my upcoming autobiography. It was with great surprise to me that I saw articles recently relating to my book, as work is still in progress finalising everything. The internet-led world we live in doesn’t make it easy to keep secrets! However, I was secretly desperate to tell you all about this book, as my life story is something that I am very proud
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