K.K. Downing on how KK’s Priest is passing the baton: “Us dinosaurs won’t be around forever... We must keep the music alive”

KK Downing plays with Judas Priest in 2009
(Image credit: Joey Foley / Getty)

K.K. Downing has shared his thoughts on the future of heavy metal, acknowledging that the days of the genre’s founding giants are coming to an end.

In a new interview with Chile’s Radio Futuro, Downing discussed the fate of the music he has spent his career championing in Judas Priest and, more recently, KK’s Priest

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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.