Ian Hill Explains Why Judas Priest Didn’t Ask K.K. Downing To Rejoin Band

During a chat with Metal Wani, Judas Priest bassist Ian Hill commented on former guitarist K.K. Downing’s recent statement, in which he said he was “stunned” that he was not asked to rejoin the band after Glenn Tipton stepped down from touring due to Parkinson’s disease. Here’s what Hill had to say:

“Well, I don’t know where Ken is coming from, to be honest. He retired seven years ago and he made it clear at the time that he didn’t wanna come back. So I’m surprised that he’s saying that he was surprised that he wasn’t asked,” Hill told Metal Wani in a recent interview. “I think we all thought he probably would have been surprised if we had asked him. So I don’t know,” the bassist went on, adding, “It’s a bit like your quarterback retiring, you replace the guy, and then two or three years down the line, [when the new guy] gets injured, you’re not going to come back to the guy that just retired. You’ll find somebody else. And it’s pretty much the same thing.”

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