Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner claims someone tried to copyright one of his original riffs

 Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest performs on the main stage on day one of the High Voltage Festival at Victoria Park on July 23, 2011 in London
(Image credit: Neil Lupin/Redferns)

In recent months, Judas Priest electric guitar player Richie Faulkner has been posting online “riff challenges” in an attempt to have some interactive fun with fans online.

But apparently some fans have taken things too far, with Faulkner claiming that one even attempted to copyright an original riff.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.