AUDIO: Winding the Clock Backwards and Forward with K. K. Downing

By on August 25, 2015

kk8Ken Downing has been known by many names but he is mainly referred to by his friends and fans as K.K., the legendary guitarist from Judas Priest.

After retiring from Judas Priest in 2011, K.K. Downing has been busy enjoying life and developing his website and his new line of fragrances for both men and women called Metal for Men.


We talked to him from England and we discussed his new venture along with many topics in regard to Judas Priest.

Some of those include:

The new wave of band merchandising including Iron Maiden’s Trooper Beer

Judas Priest’s legacy on the Heavy Metal Timeline with Black Sabbath

Beginnings of their style and changing to the leather look in 1978

Evolution of their duel guitar sound

His favorite Priest album

The impact of British Steel In America and Scott Travis on Painkiller

Tim “Ripper” Owens

The possibility of a Judas Priest 6 piece with a triple guitar attack like Maiden

Playing Tennis with John McEnroe after playing Madison Square Garden the night before.

Give it a listen, Give it a download. If you are a fan of K.K. Downing, Judas Priest or Heavy Metal, you will enjoy it.

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