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K.K. Downing retires from Judas Priest

Posted by Ehrila on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 6:06 AM (PST)

Judas Priest founding member and guitarist, K.K. Downing, announces his retirement from the band in a statement earlier today on Judas Priets’s official site. Click here to read the full statement.

“It is with regret that Judas Priest announce that K.K. Downing has formally retired from the band and will therefore not be joining them on their forthcoming Epitaph tour. The band respect his decision and naturally all wish him well.”

The forthcoming Epitaph World Tour will go on as scheduled, with Richie Faulkner replacing K.K. Downing.

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