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K.K. Downing on Leaving Judas Priest: ‘I Wasn’t Happy With the Band’s Live Performance’

K.K. Downing talks about leaving Judas Priest and the band's current lineup.

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Former Judas Priest Guitarist K.K. Downing Launches ‘Metal for Men’ Fragrance

Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing has launched a new fragrance line.

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Judas Priest’s Glenn Tipton: After K.K. Downing Left, I Truly Thought We Were Finished

Despite Priest's active and rejuvenated status, guitarist Glenn Tipton reveals that he truly thought the band was dead after Downing's exit.

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K.K. Downing on Leaving Judas Priest: I Did Not Retire, I Quit

Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing has been relatively quiet since his departure from the iconic heavy metal act in 2011. After 41 years of making heavy metal, Downing put down his axe and bid farewell to Judas Priest, which he recently addressed in a new interview.

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Former Judas Priest Guitarist K.K. Downing Helps Local Bands With New Promotions Venture

After more than two years away from the legendary Judas Priest, guitarist K.K. Downing has become a concert promoter. With the goal in mind of helping young bands reach the heights of iconic acts such as Judas Priest, Downing has created The Future of Heavy Metal promotions.

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Former Judas Priest Guitarist K.K. Downing Talks Collaboration With Geoff Tate’s Queensryche

Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing recently took to his official blog to write about his personal contribution to Geoff Tate's Queensryche's new album, 'Frequency Unknown.' Much criticism and controversy is currently whirling around the head of Tate, and Downing addresses his reasoning for the new collaboration, along with a funny story about nearly being killed by a couch.

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Former Judas Priest Guitarist K.K. Downing Returns to Music as a Promoter

Guitarist K.K. Downing may have officially retired from Judas Priest in 2011, but the rocker apparently isn't one to stray too far from the stage. After spending time in the last few years pursuing various business opportunities, Downing is returning to the music scene as a promoter.

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Former Judas Priest Guitarist K.K. Downing Thriving With New Golf Venture

Fans holding out hope that retired Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing might find himself missing the stage and return to the band should probably put that notion to bed. Downing, who gave up his career with Judas Priest to focus on his love for golf and developing a multi-million dollar sporting complex complete with luxury hotel and world class golf course, seems to be pretty happy with his current venture.

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

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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