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Before Judas Priest: Guitarist Richie Faulkner Covers David Gilmour, Brian May and Randy Rhoads — Video

Below, check out three videos of U.K. guitarist Richie Faulkner, all of which were filmed before he was named K.K. Downing's successor in Judas Priest in April 2011.

From top to bottom, you can watch Faulkner play the solos to Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb," Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Ozzy Osbourne's "Mr. Crowley" — covering the fancy fretwork of David Gilmour, Brian May and Randy Rhoads, respectively.

By the way, Faulkner has good taste; each of these solos is included in Guitar World's guide to the 50 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time.

Below the aforementioned videos, we've also included a clip of Faulkner in action with Judas Priest, playing a solo of his own! It's from the band's Epitath DVD from 2013. Enjoy!

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.