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    Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:11:46

    Judas Priest Guitarist K.K. Downing Retires - He will not join the band on their final tour, either

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    Guitarist K.K. Downing has officially retired from heavy metal thunderists Judas Priest. He will not be joining the band on its upcoming "Epitaph" tour, which is the legendary band's final global trek. Downing, 59, will be replaced by 31-year-old British guitarist Richie Faulkner on this final run.

    Enjoy your life off the road, K.K.! You gave us many years of roaring riffs and you will be missed.

    Are you bummed to hear that K.K. Downing has retired? Are you going to see Priest on their final global tour?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    04.21.11




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