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[.] Wednesday, June 29, 2011 2:44:15 PM 
 Richie is a mean guitar player.
And he has balls: taking over from KK is a risky decision that can make or break his career. I think he's doing great and we'll get to hear more of him as himself, rather than KK's replacement.

If I knew how to play guitar I would give my right nut to be in Priest. 
[Eternal Betrayer] Wednesday, June 29, 2011 11:02:53 AM 
[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Saturday, June 25, 2011 11:12:48 PM 
I too would like to thank Richie for saving my all time favorite band!! He is kicking ass on stage and I can't wait to see it for myself

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[Eternal Servant] Saturday, June 25, 2011 9:39:25 PM 
Richie is doing great on stage according to YouTube vids. I'd like to thank him for saving JP's ass to keep Epitaph tour going!
If it wasn't for him, JP most likely would have had to pay fines for cancellations. That would have affected KK financially to keep his golf course.
[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Saturday, June 25, 2011 6:27:25 PM 
Hallelujah Bev!!!! I'm SO glad to hear that you have had a change of opinion on this. Maybe it was seeing Rob the night the announcement was made - I could just see it in his eyes that he was devastated. But I knew that the guys tried everything and that this was not how they wanted it to be. Check out Richie on YouTube, he is REALLY GREAT!! And he is a great guy too. Check out his fan page on FaceBook - he posts some great stuff! He isn't KK and he never will be and I don't think he is trying to be KK either. I think after some time, you will see that he fits right in.

I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL HAMMOND AND DEEEEEEETROIT!!! I see a fifth of Patron in your future!  And then a 'Rita falls in mine!



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[Metal Goddess] Saturday, June 25, 2011 4:07:03 PM 
When I saw that pic I was like lol.

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[Paulo_MetalGods] Saturday, June 25, 2011 2:52:00 PM 
Rithie você esta mandando muito bem cara !
Foi uma ótima escolha da banda !


[Paulo_MetalGods] Saturday, June 25, 2011 2:52:00 PM 
Rithie você esta mandando muito bem cara !
Foi uma ótima escolha da banda !


[You Don't Know What It's Like!] Saturday, June 25, 2011 10:28:28 AM 

I've got to admit, his face does look kind of familiar.

Richie Faulkner

[Eternal Betrayer] Saturday, June 25, 2011 10:17:18 AM 
You're very welcome \~AuntieB~/.

There are quite a few pre-Priest pix on here: http://www.myspace.com/richiefaulkner/photos/4330115#%7B%22ImageId%22%3A8125500%7D

Lots of hair covering his face though, not to mention Zakk Wlyde-esq live poses.

...but not this one:

Motley Crue Tour 09. Sound checking Micks Mars Guitar!!    Richie Faulkner
[\~AuntieB~/] Saturday, June 25, 2011 10:02:47 AM 
Many, Many "Thanks"!!! Doesn't look at all like MJ here   
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[Eternal Betrayer] Saturday, June 25, 2011 9:57:08 AM 
Courtesy of DR:Steel, posted elsewhere on the noticeboard - many thanks.



[\~AuntieB~/] Saturday, June 25, 2011 9:20:44 AM 

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[\~AuntieB~/] Saturday, June 25, 2011 9:14:09 AM 
Too funny ... the first person I thought of was Iommi - lol  Then I thought of RoyZ ... MetalMike.  But no one really fit the part.  And to be honest, when I first saw the pic of Faulkner on the site I thought it was a joke!  I mean look at it.  He couldn't look more like MIchael Jackson?! I thought WTF?  Someone's really hacked the place!  Need a new pick of Richie guys.  It doesn't do him justice ... at all!  

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[joedraper] Saturday, June 25, 2011 9:13:02 AM 
Bev, that is so well put. You are 100% right.
After reading that interview that Eternal Betrayer so kindly shared with us, I have a totally different perspective on the situation.

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[Eternal Betrayer] Saturday, June 25, 2011 9:01:10 AM 
"Finding Richie Faulkner" - more from Metal Hammer, July 2011:

ROB - "I went through something similar to him (KK) in quitting the band. I believe that he would want us to continue. It's the way I felt about Priest when I departed - I felt they should replace me & I'm certain that's how KK will now be feeling."

GLENN - "There are so many pals we could have called to do this. But that would have been the wrong move."

IAN - "You can just imagine what people would have said if we'd have gotten someone like Tony Iommi to help us out. 'Oh, it's Judas Sabbath now. How many Black Sabbath songs will be in the set?' We had to go for someone who'd be part of this band & not merely a guest helping us out."

RICHIE - "The first I knew of it was when I got a call out of the blue from Priest's management, inviting me to come & meet the guys. I thought it was a joke & told them to f..k  off!"

GLENN - "We started by emailing him, but he ignored that. However, as soon as we met Richie, we knew this was the man for us. It was important he got on with all four members, as people as well as being a really good guitarist - & it worked on every level. I said to him that any time he needed some help musically, just give me a call. But he's ended up showing me thing!"

RICHIE - "I was nine or ten when that (Painkiller) came out & it immediately made me a fan of the band. I worked back from there. When I got this job, I went straight to reacquaint myself with their albums. What I want to make sure I do is keep the essence of what KK did, but not just mimic him. that would be daft. You know, I still can't believe I've been given this opportunity. I am determined not to let anyone down."

IAN - "We lived with this (scepticism) when Ripper was in the band. Things started off with a lot of fans chanting for Rob, but slowly Ripper won them over. I think the same thing will happen here. Once people see how good he is they'll accept Richie."

GLENN - "He's the right age for this job. If he were ten years younger, then he'd be a little too inexperienced to cope. If he were ten years older, then the fear would be he'd be too set in his ways. Right now, I can't wait to get onstage & show what we can do. He's given Judas Priest a real shot in the arm."
[\~AuntieB~/] Saturday, June 25, 2011 7:07:05 AM 
You know, Hellrider, I thought just the opposite.  My thinking was that KK had played so many years with the band that by picking a relative newcomer was the ulitmate diss.  My thinking was they should have filled the spot with someone of equal longevity, etc., which would give credit to Ken's legacy.  But now, having read more of the personal comments from the guys, I'm thinking I've been incredibly bullheaded about my thinking.  And since KK waited 'til the 11th hour to let his friends know he wouldn't be touring with them they were indeed left in a lurch about what to do.  By that time, even their old friends would have had tour schedules of their own to fulfill.  It's a good thing the network is tight, with regard to who knows who, eh.

Anyway.  I'm gonna go listen / watch some vids fans have posted around the web.  See if I can gain some respect for Richie.  He is due some respect.

Afterall, and at the end  of the day, Ken let us down, whether he meant to or not, deserves to or not, he did.
[.] Friday, June 24, 2011 3:48:26 PM 
 If Glenn Tipton picked him, then the guy can play. 
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[metallo] Friday, June 24, 2011 10:43:51 AM 
Just saw him playing two days ago.
Really not too bad. Is difficult to substitute KK but at last he is a very good guitar player and I'm sure that at the end of the tour all of us will love him.
[.] Sunday, June 12, 2011 2:09:30 PM 
 Yes, I know what you mean but enjoy that change. I think it's for the better, to keep them fresh. They're songs to be played live and not a monolithic structure. Even priests at catholic mass tend to alter their sermons to fit the occasion.
And I also know what you mean by travelling long distances and all that it implies in cost and time, especially because our parents don't pay for our shit any more. I hope you get to go one more time for good measure, though.
I was never as lucky to have seen them as often as you or many others, but I've seen them twice. The third and probably last, I want it to be the best experience! Don't like living in the past. 

Being more stable these days makes me confident I'll attend one of their shows and I'll rock and headbang. Just to be sure to have something to complain about three days later, like neck pain or constant nosebleeds for 3 months. 





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