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FIRST PHOTO OF JUDAS PRIEST WITH NEW MEMBER NO ONE GIVES A SH*T ABOUT RELEASED

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Judas Priest are moving forward with their farewell tour (they’re calling it the “Epitaph Tour,” strongly suggesting they don’t know what an epitaph is) despite the fact that guitarist K.K. Downing is calling it quits. And now they’ve released a photo of the new line-up. By which I mean they got the new guy to pose for a photo and stuck it on the poster with a bunch of other photos of the rest of the band, because no one could even be bothered to get into one room together for two minutes to say “Cheese.”

See if you can spot the new guy:

If you guessed “It’s the dude who’s half the age of everyone else in the band and is dressed like a Beatle!”, you’re right!

His name is Richie Faulkner, and he’s apparently played with Lauren Harris, so he already has a very vague, wholly irrelevant connection to the NWOBHM.

And I don’t really have anything else to say about this. I’m not sure why Downing not being in the band anymore ruins the whole idea of this farewell tour for me, but… oh, wait, yes I do. Because it’s not a proper farewell now. But I know that won’t actually bother a lot of people, so, uh, have fun at this show!

And now I leave you with this clip from That 70’s Show, which was sent in by reader Patrick Arriola. Watch it and remember a simpler time in the history of one of metal’s greatest and most revered bands:

-AR

[via Metal Insider]

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