Judas Priest Manager Says K.K. Downing Seemed “out Of His Depth” At Rock Hall Performance

Longtime Judas Priest manger Jayne Andrews was a guest on the latest episode of Gabbing With Girlfriends, the new podcast hosted by Gloria Butler, the wife and manager of Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler.

Andrews spoke about Priest’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony on November 5 and said, “To be honest, and I probably shouldn’t really say this, [K.K.] seemed a little bit nervous and almost out of his depth. And when we talked about it afterwards, we thought, well, Priest have carried on touring all these years; he hasn’t. So he’s probably lost a bit of confidence, coming to a big event like that, obviously, having to confront all of us. He didn’t know how we would be… I said we’ve got to see one person. He’s got to see six people, really, five [without] me… But it’s just a shame that once he realized that there was no animosity from our side that he didn’t just stick his head around the door and say ‘thank you.’ But there we go. He didn’t, so never mind.”

UK metal gods, Judas Priest, received the “Musical Excellence” award at the 2022 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, held on November 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA. The event aired on HBO on Saturday, November 19.

Former members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Les Binks (drums) joined vocalist Rob Halford, guitarist Glenn Tipton, bassist Ian Hill, drummer Scott Travis, and Downing’s replacement Richie Faulkner for a medley of “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'”, “Breaking The Law” and “Living After Midnight”. Prior to the band’s performance, they were inducted into the Hall by Alice Cooper.

Chaoszine spoke to Les Binks before his show at Classic Rock And Metal Meeting in Helsinki, Finland on November 19. Watch below as he talks about the Rock Hall experience, his future plans, and more.

HQ video of Alice Cooper inducting Judas Priest into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, the band’s performance, and the members’ acceptance speeches, can be viewed below:

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