Richie Faulkner

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Richie Faulkner
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Richie Faulkner playing live with Lauren Harris at Gods of Metal festival (2009).
Background information
Birth name Richard Ian Faulkner
Born (1980-01-01) 1 January 1980 (age 39)
London, England
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts Judas Priest, Lauren Harris, Christopher Lee

Richard Ian Faulkner (born 1 January 1980), is an English guitarist.

Faulkner was born in London. In the early stages of his career, he played in bands such as Dirty Deeds, Voodoo Six, Ace Mafia and Lauren Harris' band. On 20 April 2011, he was appointed as the successor of K.K. Downing in heavy metal band Judas Priest.[1]

His first performance with the band occurred on 25 May 2011 on American Idol, where the band played "Living After Midnight" and "Breaking the Law" with James Durbin.[2]

He has also arranged music for actor Christopher Lee's heavy metal album Charlemagne: The Omens of Death, which was released on 27 May 2013, Lee's 91st birthday.



  1. Collis, Clark. "Guitarist K.K. Downing quits Judas Priest after 40 years". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 23 April 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Judas Priest Performs "Living After Midnight" and "Breaking The Law" On American Idol Finale". Metal Underground. Retrieved 26 May 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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