Former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing has come out of music industry retirement – but instead of taking the stage the guitarist will be working behind it as a promoter.
The iconic axeman has announced his first two shows, one in Wolverhampton and one in Birmingham, where he'll showcase rising-star talent.
His aim to is ensure the Black Country – where he war born and where he lives today – remains on the rock and metal map for years to come. His promotion firm will operate under the title The Future Of Heavy Metal, and it's a collaboration with experienced industry man Dave Coleman. more on this story