Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim “Ripper” Owens has defended Kenneth “K.K.” Downing over the comments the ex-PRIEST guitarist made about his former bandmates in his recently released autobiography, explaining that Downing is “just telling the truth.”
During a January 10 appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation”, Owens said that Downing had every right to tell his story, including insider details on band collaborations and machinations.
“If you want a book, you tell all,” Owens said. “I was around. I know what Ken’s talking about. So it’s not like he’s fabricating stuff. People keep saying that’s all he talks about [in interviews promoting the book]. No, he’s not. People are interviewing him and asking him about the book. He’s answering the questions that people are asking. It is what it is. I was there. I saw things happen. I saw how it ran. I saw how the band ran. And I’m not complaining about it; I was treated great. But I did see how it was run. And from what I see, he’s not lying about stuff; he’s just telling the truth.”