During a recent online video chat, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner was asked what his "biggest insecurity" was when joining the British heavy metal legends more than eight years ago. He replied (see video below): "I think it was the fact that it's a global audience and it's a band that means so much to millions of people around the world, and you're, all of a sudden, thrust into the public eye with that band. And, of course, that brings some insecurity. But you've just gotta get on and do it and do your best, and that's what I did, and that's what you've gotta do."
Faulkner joined PRIEST in 2011 as the replacement for original guitarist K.K. Downing .
Richie was once the guitarist in the backing group for Lauren Harris , daughter of IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris .
In a 2016 interview with 103GBF , JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford stated about Faulkner : "We can't say enough about Richie . I mean, you know, it's hard to condense it, but if you [see PRIEST in concert] and just look at Richie 's charisma and energy and all of the great stuff that's coming out of his hands, it's wonderful; it really is. And, yeah, I mean, he's infectious; the fans will tell you that. Once the show kicks off, he's at the edge of the stage connecting, and that's a really cool thing to be having happen with PRIEST ."
This past summer, PRIEST completed a North American tour with support from URIAH HEEP .