Posts by Jari Asell

KK`s Priest – details of K.K.´s new band!

Los Angeles, CA – February 18, 2020 – K.K Downing, founding member of Judas Priest, today announces the name of his new band KK’s PRIEST. This all new band features some very familiar faces. With Downing on guitar, KK’s PRIEST features ex-Judas Priest members Tim “Ripper” Owens on vocals, who fronted the band for eight years and recorded two studio albums, Jugulator, featuring the GRAMMY® nominted track “Bullet Train,” and Demolition, plus two live albums, and Les Binks who was the drummer on the studio albums Stained Class and Killing Machine and the live album Unleashed in the East. They are joined by Tony Newton (Voodoo
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K.K. signs global deal with Explorer1 Music Group!

LEGENDARY GUITARIST K.K. DOWNING SIGNS GLOBAL DEAL WITH EXPLORER1 MUSIC GROUP VETERAN ROCK MANAGER ANDY GOULD JOINS E1 Los Angeles, CA – January 30, 2020 – Explorer1 Music Group (E1) is proud to announce a global partnership with legendary guitarist K.K. Downing, founding member of GRAMMY® Award winning, multi-platinum selling metal icons Judas Priest, with veteran rock manager Andy Gould joining E1 as Principle Manager for Downing. After what was meant to be a one-off live performance in November, K.K. Downing has been in the studio, working on the next chapter of his career. After receiving offers from multiple labels and
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K.K. reports from Bloodstock !

Hi All Just checking in after saturday gig at Bloodstock festival It was a big thrill to see such a large crowd of metal fans face to face again after so long , Ross and the band played a phenomenal set with some of their well-known classics and at one point I thought that this is going be a hard act to follow but Ross and the band really did the Priest songs proud , not just how well they played but also how they adapted to the classic Priest sound for the day, for me it could have been
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K.K.´s blog 2019

Hi Everyone, I sincerely hope and trust that you are all well,I just wanted to touch base to give a special thank you, especially to everyone who has acquired and read my book “Heavy Duty” Days and Nights in Judas Priest, I have to say how appreciative I am for such a great response to the book. The book is just now being released in Germany and soon hopefully Italy will be added to the growing list of countries that will release the book, I very much hope also that a Spanish version may also be released in the future. If anyone would still like
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KK`s Steel Mill presents- Vince Neil

KK’s STEEL MILL PRESENTS: VINCE NEIL LEGENDARY VOICE OF MOTLEY CRUE METAL FANS – I am thrilled to announce that we are hosting one of the most Iconic front men in Rock. On Saturday the 28th of July we prepare ourselves to be blown away by non other than VINCE NEIL – The Legendary Voice of Mötley Crüe when he brings all the Mötley Crüe Hits LIVE to the STEEL MILL Venue in Wolverhampton….   After completing ‘The Final Tour’ on New Years Eve 2015 with Mötley Crüe VINCE has continued to keep the Legacy alive performing classics like ‘Kickstart
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K.K.´s Steel Mill – Live Music Announcement

KK’s Steel Mill – Live Music Announcement It’s with great pleasure and excitement I can confirm another new chapter in my lifelong musical journey, however this time on the other side of the crowd barriers. As many fans may have already seen I will be hosting live Rock and Metal shows at an exciting new venue close to home in Wolverhampton, based in the heart of the Midlands… ’The Home of Metal’…. Last year I was asked to visit this venue by a good friend, and together we agreed it would make an amazing place for fans to see Top
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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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Sad Wings Of Destiny celebrating 40 years!

40 years ago heavy rock progressed into Heavy Metal in form of Judas Priest´s “Sad Wings Of Destiny” album. Read brand new commentary when K.K. and Chris Tsangarides talk about creating the classic album and recording sessions. Check out Steel Mill’s extensive guide to Sad Wings Of Destiny
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Crazy Christmas update !

Check out K.K.’s latest video blog for December! Also stay tuned for Steel Mill’s upcoming BIG Christmas update with interviews, reviews and brand new Fuel of the Furnace column! -K.K.Downing & Millworkers-
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K.K. Downing, Pete Alander and Mark Wilkinson talking about Judas Priest album covers!

Check this out. K.K. has a chat about Judas Priest album covers together with Pete Alander and Mark Wilkinson to Pure Grain Audio. http://puregrainaudio.com/features/and-justice-for-art-a-look-back-to-some-of-judas-priest-s-album-covers-featuring-guitarist-kk-downing-and-designers-mark-wilkinson-doug-johnson-and-pete-alander – K.K. Downing & Millworkers –
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