Getting Personal With Former JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. Downing

January 11, 2013, 4 years ago

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The UK-based Express & Star caught up with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing recently who took part in their regular My Perfect Weekend column. Here are a few excerpts from the chat:

Express & Star: It’s Friday afternoon. What’s on your mind?

K.K. Downing: "I’m thinking I ought to be doing something for the Friday night. My favourite way to spend the evening is by going to the local pub and having a nice pint of real ale – though I’m usually too busy and don’t make it. I usually go down to The Station, on the railway – I’ll have to buy a house next door to it, to improve my chances of getting out."

Express & Star: What’s your most memorable weekend ever and why?

K.K. Downing: "Probably when I drove up to Troon for the British Open Golf. I wanted to have a weekend there, that was a real treasured moment for me. I saw my heroes, like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player – all of the legends. Golf has changed now – in those days, everybody was a superstar. These days, there’s only Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy – the others don’t seem to have that superstar rating."

Express & Star: What’s your recipe for the perfect night in?

K.K. Downing: "Basically a hot bath and a cold beer. I’ll rustle something up in the kitchen, with whatever’s in the fridge. Then I’ll put on the TV to watch a bit of footy or golf. I bought a brand new Marshall 100 watt amp for Christmas, it’s awesome. I like to turn it up and play loud."

Read more at Express & Star.

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