Monthly archives: August, 2020

Five Things We Learned from K.K. Downing’s Autobiography

In late 2018, Judas Priest’s founding guitarist K.K. Downing, – who left the band in 2011 — released Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest (DaCapo Press). The fast-paced memoir winds from growing up in a council estate in the middle of the Black Country, through the formation and rise of Judas Priest and


I turned sixteen during my inaugural trip to San Diego – a two or three-day affair that marked the culmination of a cross-country roadtrip that summer. Though memories are now steeped in fog, I recall my trip mates singing “Happy Birthday” to me over dinner at the Bahia Hotel, where we were staying. I vividly