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Guitarist Richie Faulkner talks inspirations, connecting through live music, and 50 years of Judas Priest

In the world of music, the name Judas Priest is synonymous with Rock ‘n Roll. Celebrating FIFTY YEARS as a band they have made their mark amassing a following of generations of loyal and passionate fans. Ahead of gigs in Connecticut on Saturday and Massachusetts on Monday, our own resident heavy music fan Brendan Kirby caught up with their guitarist Richie Faulkner to discuss the band’s new 50th anniversary box set, what it means to connect with fans live through music, inspirations, and more.
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Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner says Dolly Parton’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nomination withdrawal was a “classy” move

Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner has weighed in on Dolly Parton’s recent request to be withdrawn from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee list. Faulkner shared his thoughts on Parton’s withdrawal on the March 15 episode of the Rock of Nations with Dave Kinchen podcast, calling it “a classy move”. “I think she recognises her brand, and it didn’t necessarily fit into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. And I think it raises questions to what the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame’s brand is as well,” he said.
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Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner Praises Dolly Parton for ‘Classy’ Declining of Rock Hall

Earlier this week, Dolly Parton announced that she would be declining induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a move that captured the attention of many as she revealed that while she felt "flattered and grateful" for the nomination, she didn't feel she had "earned that right" and feared her entrance in this year's voting pool would split votes for other deserving acts to get in. Among those commenting on that decision was Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner, who explained in a podcast interview with Rock of Nations with Dave Kinchen that he felt it was a "classy" move by the legendary country star.
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Richie Faulkner Solo Album Features Rex Brown

Former Pantera and Down bassist Rex Brown revealed he’ll be heard on Richie Faulkner’s upcoming solo album. The Judas Priest guitarist used his pandemic downtime to work on the project, which also features an unidentified singer and Brown’s colleague Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Kill Devil Hill, Quiet Riot) on drums.
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Rex Brown Confirms Collaboration With Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner

Former Pantera bassist Rex Brown has confirmed a collaboration with Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner in a recent interview. You can check out the full conversation below. When asked by Tone-Talk if there are any guitarists he would like to work with, Brown responded (as transcribed by Blabbermouth), "I did a record —it's not out yet— I did it with Richie Faulkner. Richie and I have become really good friends. And it's really progressively heavy and cool. Richie is a very melodic player, and then it's got my drummer that played on my first solo record. They tracked him playing on one of those electronic kits, and they sampled the sounds into a real kit— which I'm not too crazy about; that's not the way I would do it. But it's Richie's record. And he's got a new singer now. I don't know when that's coming out. Those guys [Judas Priest] are still touring. That was a real thrill."
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