The Ex-Man with Doc Coyle

Bad Wolves and ex-God Forbid guitar player Doc Coyle talks to professionals in the music world and other creative industries about the challenges and transitions of leaving monumental ventures. This podcast is for those passionate and driven 20-30 somethings at a crossroads trying to figure out "what's next?"


episode 164: K.K. Downing (KK's Priest, ex-Judas Priest)

Doc welcomes former Judas Priest guitarist, K.K. Downing, to the show and they talk about K.K. being inspired by American blues artists as a young man in Birmingham, UK, how Jimi Hendrex laid the foundation for hard rock and metal, how his writing process has evolved over the years, why he is still just as much a fan of metal and rock as he is a creator and performer, what motivated him to start KK's Priest, his relationship with Tim "Ripper" Owens through the years, and he tells the story of why he's no longer in Judas Priest.

This episode features the songs "Addiction" by Silent Season and "Thunderbolt Hellfire" by KK's Priest.

Follow K.K. on Instagram @K.K.Downingsteelmill and Twitter @KKsPriest

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 2021-06-15  1h1m