Saxon founding guitarist Paul Quinn to retire from touring

Paul Quinn performs onstage with Saxon
(Image credit: Sergione Infuso - Corbis / Getty)

British heavy metal veterans Saxon have announced that guitarist Paul Quinn will step down from live duties following the completion of their European tour.

“After much soul searching, our great friend and fellow warrior Paul Quinn has decided to step back from touring with Saxon,” reads a statement from the band.

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