Judas Priestin kitaristi Richie Faulkner: ”Haluaisin todella tavata K.K. Downingin”

Vuodesta 2011 asti englantilaisen heavy metal -legenda Judas Priestin riveissä soittanut Richie Faulkner kävi Sam Coulsonin haastateltavana. Häntä pyydettiin listaamaan kolme kitaristia, jotka hän kutsuisi illalliselle, jos pystyisi. Faulknerin listalle päätyivät Jimi Hendrix, Motörheadin Phil Campbell ja ehkä hieman yllättäen listalla oli myös entinen Judas Priest -kitaristi K.K. Downing. Perusteluiksi Downingin tapaamiselle Faulkner kertoi, ettei ole koskaan tavannut tätä, eikä puhunut hänen kanssaan. Lisäksi hän kuulisi mielellään muun muassa tarinoita Downingin Judas Priest -ajoista.

”I think if I could invite any guitar player, living or dead, to a dinner party, I think [one] would be Jimi Hendrix. Purely, I’d love to pick Jimi’s brain about where he comes from musically, what inspires him as a guitar player and a songwriter. Obviously, he came from the blues, but, to me, that musical influence, I’m not sure where that came from — what took it from the blues to something else. So I’d love Jimi to come. Phil Campbell from MOTÖRHEAD. I always have a good time with Phil Campbell from MOTÖRHEAD. He’s a friend of mine. He’s from the U.K. — he’s from Wales — and I always seem to have a good time with Phil; he’s a lovely, lovely guy. We’ve toured a couple of times with MOTÖRHEAD in the past, both in Europe and in South America. I love Phil; Always have a good time. And the third person I’d like to invite is probably K.K. Downing. I’ve never met K.K., and if I’m having a dinner party, I’d love to meet him for once and pick his brain about some stories in PRIEST and that sort of stuff — purely ’cause I’ve never got the opportunity to meet and to talk to Ken. So, yeah, they’re my three.”

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