| I think one of the reasons of retiring was, Richie composed very hard songs for their new album and Rob needs fresh blood and a new style!
K. K. Downing invented Judas Priest and did so much for this band, 40 years long; he laid the foundations for the first real Heavy Metal Band!
I just an injustice and unfair! I think Kenny left involuntary the band and he wanted to stay the last tour. The reason for it is still open and inexplicable. He has sufficient abilities for the new album, but the band wants a new fresh guitarist, to bring the old rockers forward and in the right direction.
Kenny let an opportunity slip involuntary, he is capable to show his very hard side again, but they don´t want him in the band anymore. It is incomprehensible, but he is inexhaustible, undaunted and imperturbable.
An old rocker like Ken with still young feelings has more charisma, enthusiasm, perfection and is more professional like a new one. Faulkner can never replace Downing! Downing is a trademark for quality, ripeness, enrichment and unadulterated perfection. He is the one and only who harmonized with Glenn Tipton!
K. K.´s career is unfinished, it must follow a big tour with him, it is essential! But I don´t think that Kenny wants to play Faulkners songs and solos.
The god of all guitarists is still unequalled, indefatigable and invincible; he has still an immense power and charisma! The meanings are divided; Rob and Glenn are unswerving in his decisions.
Ken and Glenn worked so closely together with much harmony.
I missed every movement, every amazing guitar solo, every licking, shaking, every push and riff of Ken. His crazy sight and his enormous might on a solo!
Only he is able to bow his body back to the ground during his solos. Downing plays always his guitar full of enthusiasm, power, erotic and devotion.
He made Rob compliments and was so proud to be a part of Priest, he is a part of the history of music and he is more as this, he is the inventor of the very hard 2 guitars sound in one band and the founder of really hard Heavy Metal!!!
K. K. Downing is unique, nobody can replace him now and forever, it will be never ever so a Heavy Metal Rebel and guitarist like him! He can very proud of his long career, one of his greatest fans, Trixie
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