K.K. Downing Claims Judas Priest Stopped Spending Him 5 A long time Back


Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing accused his ex-bandmates of breaking guarantees concerning their shared company interests, expressing they’d stopped having to pay him his share of profits 5 years ago.

The lousy-tempered dispute started just after he quit the band 11 years in the past, and was changed by Richie Faulkner. Given that then, he’s documented that he’d attempted to rejoin on a range of situations, only to be rebuffed just about every time.

“Since about 2017… Previously they upheld their guarantee, even nevertheless they in no way gave my any accounts, they would make disbursements to me for what I was promised,” Downing informed Blabbermouth in a statement. “[Y]ou know, portion of what I was entitled to from everything that I was a section of clearly products, et cetera. And then that all stopped. I started out to get lawful letters. And I implored them, ‘Don’t go down this route. Let me occur down. I’m content to sit all-around a table and explore any troubles that want to be mentioned.’ And they explained no. And so the authorized letters saved coming.”

He ongoing: “They’ve ousted me as a director [of Judas Priest Music Limited]. They’ve kicked me off the board, as it is three of them and one particular of me. I’m still a 25 % shareholder, but they claimed it is worthless, it isn’t value just about anything, and they do not pay out me anything of something that I was concerned with — period. So any person that goes out and buys the 50th-anniversary box set, I do not get anything at all from it. I have questioned them if I’m gonna get something from it and they haven’t returned my e-mails. And it can be the identical with any of the items that you see on sale at the venues or in retail or wherever else.”

The assertion was a response to a modern interview with Glenn Tipton, who advised Guitar Environment that Downing, despite his comments, had “never approached any of the band and questioned to rejoin” and had truly been invited to return just before Faulkner arrived on the scene. ”But he didn’t do something,” Tipton asserted. “He did not ask to come again.”

Downing countered that he’d penned to Judas Priest “on two or a few instances now – just lately, almost certainly considering the fact that about 2017 – inquiring to be reinstated. But even when they [briefly] selected to go as a 4-piece, they under no circumstances gave me any thing to consider, an chance to arrive back into the band. And I definitely am entirely certain they in no way would beforehand, irrespective of what Glenn says.”

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