Prior to Judas Priest going around the world once again on their ‘Epitaph Tour’, long-serving guitarist KK Downing announced he would not be joining them. Having been a member of Priest since the early 1970s, KK decided it was time to bow out of the limelight. The Priest machine rolled on, with new guitarist Richie Faulkner on board.
In May 2012, Downing posted a video message on YouTube, which can now be seen below. For those wanting more, the second embedded video features a full length interview with KK, with The Valley FM.