Ok.Ok. Downing will mark his return to Judas Priest after leaving the band, Ian Hill confirmed.
In 2011, Richie Faulkner changed Downing in Judas Priest as a result of a number of points he had with the band. However the affirmation of their upcoming Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame induction, Hill revealed that their former guitarist would stand on one stage with them once more.
Hill lately revealed particulars concerning the reunion in a brand new interview with Metallic Hammer. In keeping with the bassist, his former bandmate already spoke to the administration and stated he can be there.
The occasion will likely be held on November 5 on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. As for the explanation why Downing must be there, Hill stated that members who’ve been with the band for 20 years ought to stand with them on stage.
“[Guitarist] Richie [Faulkner] is unfortunately not being inducted, however actually deserves to be as he is been the driving pressure within the band for almost 12 years now. [Drummer] Dave Holland was within the band for a very long time, and clearly, Ken [Downing] will likely be there. [Drummer] Les Binks was with us all these years, as was [drummer] Scott [Travis], so he’ll be a part of the induction, too,” he stated, as quoted by Final Basic Rock & Tradition.
In the meantime, Downing lately informed Danny Stoakes that he’s unsure what his stage of involvement can be throughout the occasion.
In keeping with Judas Priest’s former member, the induction can be solely about celebration for one evening. It stays unknown what occurs subsequent between him and the band after the reunion.
Judas Priest is about to obtain the Musical Excellence award alongside Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
Why Did Ok.Ok. Downing Depart Judas Priest?
Over a decade since Downing left the band, the founding ex-guitarist shared his ideas about his departure in his 2018 autobiography, “Heavy Responsibility: Days And Nights In Judas Priest” and an interview with Brazil’s “Inside With Paulo Baron.”
In keeping with Downing, he all the time wished to point out all the pieces he had and provides his all to the band. Sadly, his probability acquired snatched.
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After speaking to Hill in April 2011 to precise his need to do the tour, he reportedly acquired a setlist that the bandmates had been engaged on. However the subsequent day, Judas Priest launched an announcement that he retired from the band.
“So, I do not actually really feel as if I left the band,” Downing added, as quoted by Blabber Mouth. “I really feel as if it was orchestrated for me to not be there. So that is what occurred. Then I grew to become a really offended particular person. I uncared for to say that within the e-book, however it’s what it’s.”
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