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[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Thursday, April 21, 2011 7:05:47 AM 
Yes, he will add you. Just go to my page and look at my friends list and click on him to get to his page and request to be friends. That is much easier than trying to figure out which of the multiple Scott Travis on Facebook is really him.

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Becks from Thursday, April 21, 2011 1:44:37 AM)
[Budred] Thursday, April 21, 2011 7:03:21 AM 
I can't wait to read what he has to say. He may not deserve it be he surely should have expected it.
It's their last tour. Some may never have seen Priest and to expect him to be there for the last hurrah
isn't asking too much. I'm sure he has his reasons and they may be valid (at least to him) so I'm trying
not to bash him. My posts have shown disappointment but that stems from sadness.

I'm glad and appreciative for all he has given us.

To K.K.,     THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Edited at: Thursday, April 21, 2011 7:04:08 AM
[Leather Devil] Thursday, April 21, 2011 6:58:11 AM 
 Now, we need more details. Priest members really have to speak. We need the truth. Priest is not only a band, it's a band with 5 (4) members. 
Whatever happened to KK, without any good explaination, I think they should have cancel the tour. 
[Udo Sapper] Thursday, April 21, 2011 6:42:38 AM 
Well, there is supposed to be an official announcement from KK on his website later on today.
Personally I'll wait for what he has to say before I go over the top. KK doesn't deserve this kind of behaviour. He's done too much for the band for over 30 years or am I wrong?

Edited at: Thursday, April 21, 2011 6:43:27 AM
[Budred] Thursday, April 21, 2011 5:59:08 AM 
I posted a video but I took it down.
Edited at: Thursday, April 21, 2011 6:12:45 AM
[J.D. DIAMOND] Thursday, April 21, 2011 4:58:11 AM 
Its almost like K.K. has forgotton that " JUDAS PRIEST IS A HEAVY METAL BAND" and he was wanting to put out another Nostradamus type of an album?  If thats the case which I honestly think it is,then Priest is better off without him! They are a metal band for christ's sake not a god damn opera laden band!!!!!!!!!  He could of easily created "nostradamus" on his spare time while Rob is doing  a Halford tour instead of golfing!  "SIGH". 

To Scott Travis if your reading:  Sorry for all the negative remarks from all of us as we know K.K. is your friend ect... but its incredibly hard to accept the Nostradamus album as a Priest album and then wait for a real metal masterpiece for over 3 years and counting. 

Yes its hard to accept the fact that the next album(If there is going to be one now) will be without K.K. but Scott's drums will be on the album(thanks for that) and Rob,Glenn and Ian too will be on it,if the song writting is good and the songs themselves turn out to be ultra classics this may work out well. Now....Hellrider is 100% correct....there is no room for tracks like Worth Fighting For even though I love the track,we need every track a scorcher,barn burner metal mayhem like Painkiller....

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[JT_Small_Deadly_Space] Thursday, April 21, 2011 3:48:57 AM 
This is really shit news I aint gonna lie it has put a downing on my week! Seriously though, yeah it really is shit and no one can replace him but we really don't know the situation yet.

But the way I look at it is, you have 4 of the 5 definitive members left, did Megadeth lose all there fans when everybody but Dave Mustain was different? No they didn't, even Guns 'n' roses still have fans.

Priest have Halford, Tipton, Hill, Travis and now Faulkner I say give him a chance he might breathe some life into Priest as they have lacked that recently. 
[ptaskas] Thursday, April 21, 2011 2:21:53 AM 
 This is a shock to me.  I remember last summer, watching interviews with Halford, talking about 2011 and Priest.  And he said they were going to do another tour and more British Steel shows.  Then that Epitaph announcement comes out of nowhere.  Now this KK business.

KK is my favorite guitarist in Priest.  Its going to suck now not seeing him on that left side of the stage.  This new guy may be a guitar god, but it dont matter, cuz he isn't KK, and he isn't fuckin PRIEST.  Now im getting that uncomfortable feeling, just like I had during the Ripper years.

I just dont understand how you can go on a farewell tour, without KK.  I really hope this shit changes from now until the tour begins.  I need that KK solo live during Victim Of Changes, and all his other amazing solos!

The epitaph announcement ruined my week.........this KK announcement has ruined all of 2011 for me, thats how much I fuckin love this band.

[Becks] Thursday, April 21, 2011 1:44:37 AM 
Oh you have him as a friend on FB? When I met him last year he asked if I had facebook but I could never find him on there LOL! If I add him will he accept?

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[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Thursday, April 21, 2011 1:39:57 AM 
I found this one VERY interesting.....  (from Scott's Facebook page)

Scott please tell us i can't find anything on the internet...what's wrong with kk? why can't he tour this last time?:(:(:(:(:(:(

[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Thursday, April 21, 2011 1:35:31 AM 
This is DIRECTLY from Scott Travis. I just checked his Facebook page and these are posts that he made regarding all the questions on his wall about KK. The fan page just copied them and posted them for others to see.

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[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Thursday, April 21, 2011 1:32:17 AM 
Yup, I'd have to say that my first guess is KK didn't like the direction the band was going in. So hopefully this means that the new album is in fact that METAL BEAST we are all hoping for!!!

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[Becks] Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:39:43 AM 
Ok reading Eddie Trunks facebook (I know, some people don't like him, but he's pretty in the know and loves Priest) early unconfirmed rumours are pointing to the future direction of the band being the issue? Hmmm.
[Becks] Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:32:13 AM 
Thanks for that info HRMG!

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[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:28:44 AM 
This was posted on a KK Downing fan site on FaceBook. I thought everyone might want to read this. It is from Scott Travis:

Scott Travis
part I ~
While I can certainly understand all the KK comments & questions, I make it a point to NOT try & get in the head of another man (Hell, spent most of my life tryin' that w women & STILL haven't figured anything out!)
MOST importantly, far as I know, no one is sick or dead.

part II ~
Point is, KK is his own man & he has made a decision. Let's respect it.
He's always been a stand-up guy w me, so I would assume at some point, if he feels compelled to do so, he'll release his own public statement as to his decision. Orrr, maybe not. I really don't know.
I will miss him.

[Becks] Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:27:49 AM 
Fuck I hate all this negativity this has produced, it pisses me off and sorry but it makes some fans seem so so demanding where I believe we should just be grateful KK shared his gift with us all for so many years. I'm not going to bash the band just because of what's going on - I'm going to wait for a full explanation of the KK situation before I make any judgements. I honestly don't see the point in deriding Priest because of this, yes it sucks, and it has probably been a known fact for a while, but known for a while or not to me it makes no difference. KK has retired, but Priest will continue on with their last tour. It would have been so so easy for them to say 'fuck it, lets cancel our shows' but they haven't. Maybe I am just an optimist, but I'd rather be optimistic than shit all over the band I love above all others. Just my opinion, but I hate negativity (although I understand why) and slamming a band for something that was going to happen sooner or later anyway (meaning one, or all, band members retiring). The timing sucks, but if Priest come down to NZ, I will be there no questions asked.
[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Wednesday, April 20, 2011 11:56:00 PM 
I'd say that they have known for quite a while. Just how long? I don't know. And yes, if they sold all those tickets knowing about this, that is VERY slimy!!

I'm to the point lately that nothing seems to surprise me. Things have been going so shitty for the last couple months that I've become used to shitty news and people not doing the right thing.... I don't know how KK can just walk away. But if his heart isn't in it, then I say farewell. It's better to replace him with someone that WANTS to be there then to beg him to stay and have him drag everyone down. Just my thoughts at the moment.....

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[Head banger] Wednesday, April 20, 2011 11:20:19 PM 
Far too long
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[jimmyjames] Wednesday, April 20, 2011 10:47:44 PM 
This band, more than any other, fucks their fans around and blatantly rips them off. What would everyone be saying if AC/DC announced a tour, sold a shitload of tickets, and then said "By the way, Angus has retired and won't be there but we've got a new guy who fits in really well"? Bite the bullet you fuckin' pussies and cancel the tour, call it a day and fuck off with at least a small amount of self respect intact.
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