When Atkins subsequently discovered a band called Freight rehearsing without a singer, he effectively completed a newly minted quartet.
Fans of rock and metal music know full well the frustration apparent due to the organization’s shoddy selection process, and in recent years there have been more and more outraged voices raised toward the rock hall’s seemingly neverending bias.
“We have always flown the flag for heavy metal, and we believe that it can be what you want it to be. The legacy that we will leave behind is that we have widened the horizons of what is acceptable in heavy metal.”
Once representing half of the blistering twin-guitar attack that fueled Judas Priest, K.K. Downing is already entrenched in the annals of Heavy Metal history and heralded among the most iconic ax-slingers of the genre.
Owens took the music world by storm 25 years ago, joining legendary English Heavy Metal act, Judas Priest as a relatively unknown singer. Much to the delight of Priest faithful, Ripper’s fiery vocals and captivating energy captured the essence of the band’s classic sound.