Judas Priest’s HOF Set ‘Would possibly Kick-Begin’ Ok.Ok. Downing Decision


Judas Priest bassist Ian Hill thinks the band’s Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame look might be a catalyst for reconciliation with former guitarist Ok.Ok. Downing — or it might additional tarnish their already-fraught relationship. The British steel giants will enter the Rock Corridor subsequent month as recipients of the Musical Excellence Award.

Downing, former drummer Les Binks and late drummer Dave Holland will all be inducted alongside a number of of the band’s energetic members, and Downing not too long ago confirmed to UCR that he’ll be part of Judas Priest onstage throughout their efficiency on the Nov. 5 induction ceremony.

Might this efficiency result in a reunion with Downing, who left Judas Priest in 2011, citing “an ongoing breakdown in working relationships between myself and parts of the band and administration for a while”? “I feel time shouldn’t be on our facet for that, you understand?” Hill informed the Detroit Metro Instances.

“By no means say by no means, put it like that. [Downing’s] gonna be there on the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame anyway. He is gonna rise up and play some songs with us there. It’d kick-start one thing, I do not know. Then again, he may pull us all aside.”

Inflicting a rift sounds just like the furthest factor from Downing’s thoughts in the meanwhile. “It is what I’ve executed so many occasions,” the guitarist informed UCR of getting onstage together with his previous band. “It is virtually like cracking a beer, not to mention using a motorbike. It is embedded in me. It is what I do. So it will be fairly one thing to look ahead to, simply to rise up there and crank the amps up and simply do it as soon as once more, for that brief second in time.”

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