During a brand new interview with Metal Wani, Hill was asked for his thoughts on Downing’s comments and whether PRIEST considered approaching K.K. to return to the band following Tipton’s decision to step aside from the stage.
“Well, I don’t know where Ken is coming from, to be honest,” Ian replied. “He retired seven years ago and he made it clear at the time that he didn’t wanna come back. So I’m surprised that he’s saying that he was surprised that he wasn’t asked. I think we all thought he probably would have been surprised if we had asked him. So I don’t know. It’s a bit like your quarterback retiring, you replace the guy, and then two or three years down the line, [when the new guy] gets injured, you’re not gonna come back to the guy that just retired. You’ll find somebody else. And it’s pretty much the same thing.”