“I gave them one last chance”: KK Downing says he won’t be making another appearance with Judas Priest

K.K. Downing and Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest, onstage in 2022
(Image credit: Kevin Kane / Getty Images)

K.K. Downing’s onstage reunion with Judas Priest at last year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony looks to have been a one-off, after the guitarist recently dismissed any chances of a repeat appearance.

Downing debuted his new project KK’s Priest featuring former ’Priest vocalist Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens back in 2021. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.