Halford: “We didn’t want an imitator”Halford: “We didn’t want an imitator”

That’s exactly how Rob Halford put it in a Rolling Stone interview recently, when they discussed how their thoughts about how to replace KK Downing:

Rob, would you say Richie joining has revitalized Priest?
Halford: Yes, absolutely. And that’s not dissing what K.K. [Downing] did. You just have to look at it as a different experience, which is what Richie provides. Richie isn’t K.K., and vice versa. We didn’t want an imitator – we wanted a great, world-class, stellar metal guitar player

I daresay that’s not how KK and Glenn thought when they replaced Rob Halford? 🙂

On the whole an interesting interview, it seems like they have a lot of things coming up, even though they have said that this was supposed to be the last tour ever.

I also like how Richie Faulkner puts in when it comes to a question about how it is to be involved in the songwriting process:

Are you involved in the songwriting process, Richie?
(…) I’ve been in bands before [where they said], “Oh, you can’t play that, it sounds like Priest.” Now you can.

Good for him 🙂Japp, precis så sa Rob Halford när han i en intervju med Rolling Stone diskuterade hur dom resonerade när dom skulle ersätta KK Downing.

Rob, would you say Richie joining has revitalized Priest?
Halford: Yes, absolutely. And that’s not dissing what K.K. [Downing] did. You just have to look at it as a different experience, which is what Richie provides. Richie isn’t K.K., and vice versa. We didn’t want an imitator – we wanted a great, world-class, stellar metal guitar player

Ingen vågad gissning att det inte var så KK och Glenn tänkte när dom en gång i tiden skulle ersätta just Rob Halford? 🙂

Intressant intervju i övrigt, verkar som om dom har en hel del på gång, även fast dom tidigare sagt att detta skulle vara deras sista turné.

Gillar annars hur Richie Faulkner tänker om hur det är att skriva material med Judas Priest:

Are you involved in the songwriting process, Richie?
(…) I’ve been in bands before [where they said], “Oh, you can’t play that, it sounds like Priest.” Now you can.

Tacksam sits 🙂

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