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Judas Priest, November 2011

Judas Priest
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

It's always a thrill to photograph metal icons like Judas Priest, but this trek was especially bittersweet as the band called it their farewell tour. Their 'Epitaph' tour rolled through the U.S. during

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Judas Priest’s ‘Epitaph’ European Tour Finale Filmed for DVD Release

Judas Priest
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It didn't exactly start off the smoothest, with longtime guitarist K.K. Downing bowing out of the band and unclear talk about this being a "farewell tour," but Judas Priest's performances for their 'Epitaph' album have been some of the most vital shows in years.

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Win Judas Priest’s ‘Complete Albums Collection’

Judas Priest Complete Albums
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Legendary heavy metal act Judas Priest recently released a limited-edition 17-CD box set called 'The Complete Albums Collection,' and Loudwire is teaming up with Ultimate Classic Rock to give away a copy of this incredible collection (pictured above).

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Original Singer: Judas Priest Would’ve Sounded ‘More Like AC/DC’ If I’d Stayed in Band

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AtkinsMayProject.com / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Al Atkins was the founding singer of Judas Priest who regrettably had to trade in his mic for a 9 to 5 to support his family. Atkins recently spoke about his new project and how Judas Priest would've sounded "more like AC/DC" had he stayed on board.

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Judas Priest Guitarist Richie Faulkner Checks In On Epitaph Tour

Richie Faulkner
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

After the untimely departure of longtime Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing, the band had to decide what their next move would be. With their Epitaph world tour around the corner, Judas Priest finally found a formidable replacement for Downing in the London based guitarist Richie Faulkner. Faulkner had been playing in Lauren Harris' band, and if the name sounds familiar, yes, Lauren Harris is the daughter of Iron Maiden's Steve Harris.

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Ex-Judas Priest Guitarist K.K. Downing To Develop Luxury Hotel + Sporting Complex

KK Downing
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

While Judas Priest fans are still missing the presence of longtime guitarist K.K. Downing since his departure from the band last April, Downing is moving into the next stage of his career which will now center around developing a multi-million dollar sporting complex that will include a luxury hotel with a spa, indoor swimming pool and restaurant in addition to his world class golf course.

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Judas Priest Releasing ‘Complete Albums’ Box Set

Judas Priest
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Judas Priest have been making records for almost 40 years now, and to celebrate, they've put together a career spanning box set. For anyone that may have missed out on a release or two throughout the years, you can pick up their monstrous 17-CD box set, ‘The Complete Albums Collection,' due Jan. 24.

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K.K. Downing: No Longer in Judas Priest, But Still Championing Metal

K.K. Downing
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K.K. Downing may have punched his Judas Priest timecard for the last time, but that doesn't mean he's lost his love for metal. Quite the contrary, in fact -- and he's using his official site to not only get the word out about his own current projects, but raise the flag about albums and artists he feels are doing exciting work.

Tops on Downing's list right now? The reunited Black Sabbath, whose upcoming album and tour earned a devil-horned salute in the guitarist's year-end note to fans.

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Rob Halford’s Judas Priest on Growing Old with Fans

Judas Priest
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Judas Priest have been ‘Breaking’ the Law’ for almost 40 years now, and after several decades of metal, the band are currently out on their farewell ‘Epitaph’ tour. However, don’t confuse farewell with goodbye. The band is not calling it a day-- just scaling things back a bit. In a recent interview, Halford talked about the band's longevity, the diversity of their fans and how he got his start.

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K.K. Downing Says Leaving Judas Priest Took ‘Massive Consideration’

K.K. Downing
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Former Judas Priest guitarist Kenneth “K.K.” Downing recently opened up about his earth-shaking decision to leave the metal titans. Speaking with Valley reporter Grace Bailey (via Blabbermouth), Downing explained that the decision didn’t come quickly, and it came down to an “unsettlement” with “working relationships.”

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