JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing has issued the following year-end update via his official web site, dubbed "K.K. Downing's Steel Mill":"I am writing to wish everyone happy holidays and seasons greetings, and not forgetting a happy new metal year! "2008 has been a fantastic metal year, as you know, and next year is also kicking of with a bang — not just with PRIEST on the road again but we will also be getting METALLICA, AC/DC and tons more bands again. I have also heard that the festivals are going to be bigger and better than ever before so best start saving now for the best seats in the house. "I just saw CHILDREN OF BODOM, MACHINE HEAD and SLIPKNOT in my hometown; now there is some energy, full-on metal!!! There are definitely some great packages being put together these days. Saying that, please don't forget to check out PRIEST, MEGADETH and TESTAMENT. In fact this will be the original 'Painkiller' touring line up for Canada and North America in 1991, so if you weren't there then, you certainly can be this time around. "Until then, again all my best for this time of year, please drive carefully and do most things in moderation. "Lastly, my greetings and special thanks to the Millworkers once again for their great work and dedication. Here's to a fantastic 2009 for everyone!"
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