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Judas Priest Guitarist KK Downing Owns a Golf Course? Really?

Yep. This is according to an interview published in Digital Journal.

[A]lthough he no longer tours the world with the group he co-founded back in 1970 (bassist Ian Hill is the only co-founder left in the current lineup, that also consists of singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton andRichie Faulkner and drummer Scott Travis), the relaxed and very down-to-earth 62-year-old rarely sits still.

In fact, music only occupies a fraction of his time these days, as most of his energy and drive is currently being channelled into an ambitious project to turn the golf course he owns, and lives on – The Astbury – into a world class tournament venue capable of staging some of the sport’s most prestigious events.
“Yeah, it’s really exciting the whole thing,” enthuses the talkative entrepreneur, who has secured the services of professional golfer, Darren Clarketipped to captain Europe at the 2016 Ryder Cup – to help get the plan up and running.
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