|[Eternal Betrayer] Friday, June 24, 2011 11:29:43 AM|| |
|"Believe it, or believe it not!": The latest comments from the band - Metal Hammer, July 2011:|
(on KK's announcement)
IAN - "Disagreements between members of the band? That never happened before with us - ha! To Be honest, when you're in a band as long as we've been this sort of thing always happens. In the past, though, we've always got over such issues."
ROB - "We had no clue beforehand that KK felt this way. I recall exactly how I felt when he broke the news. It was as if the floor had opened & swallowed me. My mind was going off like a box of fireworks."
IAN - "We'd all agreed this was the way it should be (the last tour). But (it was) his voice that was loudest. I wouldn't say he was behind the plan, but he seemed keener than the rest of us."
GLENN - "I think part of the problem was that he'd had a few injury problems, with his wrist in particular. But it was still something that none of us expected."
ROB - "None of us understood why he was doing this. We were all stunned. I remember lying awake that night, wondering what had happened, why things were going so wrong. But I think Glenn, Ian & I all felt that it would blow over, KK would change his mind & we'd get back on track."
IAN - "That's the reason we never announced this in the first place. We all went round to see him, all phoned him & did our best to persuade him to come back."
GLENN - "We wanted to give him as much time as we could. In the end we came close to messing everything up, because we gave him too much time. There was never the slightest indication from KK that he might come back, but we held on to the notion that he must return. It couldn't all end like this."
ROB - "My initial reaction was that it was over for Priest. It surely was the end, as we couldn't go on without KK. But then it dawned on me that this band is a lot bigger than any one member; we had to carry on."
GLENN - "We had a meeting & a choice to make. Either we stopped Judas Priest right now, or we looked for a new guitarist. Thankfully, all of us agreed that we owed it to ourselves & the fans to carry on."
(& on KK returning)
IAN - "He's not coming back. I've talked to him a lot recently & I know he has no interest in doing anything in music again. This won't come up. It's over."
GLENN - "The door will never be shut on him. If KK says he's up for a reunion, then we'll never dismiss it."
ROB - "I would welcome him with open arms. I know it would be difficult for Richie, but... when I returned [in 2003], Ripper graciously handed me the microphone & bowed out."
Edited at: Friday, June 24, 2011 11:39:48 AM
|[Doubting Thomas] Friday, June 24, 2011 9:22:46 AM|| |
|SO YOU STARTED THIS *&^%$ #$%[email protected] !!!!!!|
Wise Old WWOL. It sounds as if you are giving up on KK coming back and accepting Richie Rich.
I'm glad you have kids and I hope you tell them ..."when you look up to the left side of the stage think of KK and what might have been".
Let your children know that this is not true Judas Priest but an incredible simulation... kinda like Beatlemania.
Let them know and instruct them to pray very hard at night... for KK to return to the band, his band, JUDAS PRIEST...in the near future.
Let them also know that we are all Victims of Changes and JP Management needs to extend the olive branch to KK.
Finally, if your children and you see people with eye patches covering their left eye and chanting KK... they are just angry because they can't play golf like Sir Lord KK Downing of the STEEL MILL.
I too have come to the point of entry... I will see the show when it comes to my town... I will be in front of the entrance with all the Jesus Bible thumpers preaching..."Repent your sins and turn from false profits and Richie Rich".
Of course, like all hypocrites.... once the smoke clears and the people enter the concert... I will sneak in the back of the stage and see Rob scream... "Under Blood Red Skkkkkkkkkkkyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyysssssssssssssssssssssss"
Edited at: Friday, June 24, 2011 9:25:11 AM
|[wwol] Thursday, June 23, 2011 10:38:25 PM|| |
|Thank You all for sharing. I started this topic a couple of months ago and now that some time has passed I have to say that I just want to see the show. If you told me 25 years ago they'd be touring in 2011, I wouldn't have believed it. The reality is,,,,,,,,,, from now until the day I die i will have only one oppurtunity to see Priest live with my kids,,,,,,,,, I'm still bummed out about KK but all I'm thinking about is: When is Priest coming to my area? When can I get tickets?|
|[kman1759] Tuesday, June 21, 2011 7:41:20 PM|| |
|I am disapointed to hear that K.K Downing left the tour, I would have rather seen the completed band(if they come down to East New England). It is a good thing that the rest of the members have continued to tour with Richie Faulker, who looks a lot like K.K.|
|[ninjagixed] Sunday, June 19, 2011 3:02:06 AM|| |
|[.] Thursday, June 16, 2011 5:56:51 PM|| |
|[MikeSinclair21] Thursday, June 16, 2011 5:12:56 PM|| |
|Super psyched about PRiest touring the states again! I'm getting tickets tomorrow!|
|[I'mtellin'you] Thursday, June 16, 2011 3:56:27 PM|| |
|Hey from behind it looks like Glenn got KK's black pants as a parting gift and Richie Rich was given Glenn's red belt pullover with red striped sweater and red heel lifts to match. I don't care what they say...that Glenn is a giver!|
|[buddie] Thursday, June 16, 2011 12:04:53 PM|| |
|The below picture will be on the link.... THE RICHIE RICH MONTHS (next to) THE RIPPER YEARS |
|[You Don't Know What It's Like!] Thursday, June 16, 2011 11:31:46 AM|| |
|I love how everyone looks like a short-arse when standing next to Scott! (& doesn't Richie look like KK from behind too.)|
Edited at: Thursday, June 16, 2011 11:34:05 AM
|[.] Thursday, June 16, 2011 2:45:02 AM|| |
| I am not terribly familiar with Vader. I am an ocasional listener of Vader (it's been literally years since I heard any of their stuff) but they kick ass live and I wish I was there enjoying the beer, the show, headbanging and having an overall good time. |
Edit: But I'll be sure to check out that live in Warsaw stuff.
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|[The Metallian] Wednesday, June 15, 2011 7:50:39 PM|| |
I got the DVD: "And Blood Was Shed In Warsaw",awesome me and my friend watched it the other night!
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|[.] Wednesday, June 15, 2011 6:46:46 PM|| |
|[The Metallian] Wednesday, June 15, 2011 6:07:41 PM|| |
|[.] Wednesday, June 15, 2011 5:30:29 PM|| |
| I know, I would rather hear the original but that is not what is presently going on and I fall really easy into whining about shit I can't change so I'm looking at this in a way trying to make the best of reality and all the other Priest members are giving their best on stage.|
Some live heavy metal music will get me into the spirit. I'm going to listen to some Vader. I haven't heard them in ages.
And I have to tell you one thing: No, Richie doesn't look at all like KK, because KK is very handsome and has an elegant demeanor while Richie in comparison looks butch.
In terms of playing, KK has had 40+ years of practice, while Richie has had what? 20, if he started at 10 or 11 yo.
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by icomearoundnow from Wednesday, June 15, 2011 4:29:20 PM)
|[guidogodoy] Wednesday, June 15, 2011 4:41:50 PM|| |
|Hmmmm....curious choice in words: "semester." Usually refers to an academic year.|
Soooo, you are a very hairy female college student! I feel SOOO deceived!
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|[icomearoundnow] Wednesday, June 15, 2011 4:29:20 PM|| |
Ritchie Faulkner is 31. When KK was 31 he had just made
The fact that he looks like KK is also a bit cheeky innit?
Drink the Kool Aid guys, this is crass pandering at its most cynical.
What's sad is KK was getting better with age, I would much rather hear the
wisdom of the ages in KK's playing than the mimmickry of Faulkner's
And the other guy in the red corner is the best rock guitarist on the planet
and KK still could do some things he could not.
|[.] Wednesday, June 15, 2011 3:21:03 PM|| |
| Surely different. |
To say one is better than the other right now doesn't feel right to me, but you're the one who went to the show. Richie is the one on stage right now, so in that respect he is better.
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Shipin from Wednesday, June 15, 2011 1:55:18 PM)
|[.] Wednesday, June 15, 2011 3:12:49 PM|| |
And speaking of venting: now that KK Downing link is gone from here, do we really have to be content with Glenn Tipton's?
I was wondering who died that he added updates on his webpage this semester. .....
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Brian_Evans from Wednesday, June 15, 2011 1:15:54 PM)
|[Shipin] Wednesday, June 15, 2011 1:55:18 PM|| |
|I was sceptical until I saw Judas Priest live yesterday in Oslo, but Richie Faulkner is better than K.K! |
He make alot of show and play like the other metal gods. I like the "new" priest better :D
Rock on \m/