Richie Faulkner recently sat down with Everyone Loves Guitar and recounted some of his best decisions to date, like having a baby and departing Judas Priest and returning a week later. He stated: “The best decisions I’ve made so far; having a baby, and I remember I quit, you know, one of those moments where I was carrying Marshalls out at three o’clock in the morning, and I quit the band like, ‘I’m not f*cking doing this,’ and a week later, I decided to join again, and that was a good decision.” Even though the guitarist has been with Priest for the previous twelve years, with only a small week-long hiatus in between, the guitarist understands that it will have to come to an end at some point. So the rocker formed his own band, Elegant Weapons, last year, and they have recently released their debut album, ‘Horns for a Halo.’
When asked lately by Blabbermouth how it feels to break outside of the Priest’machinery’ with a new band and an album, Richie stated the grounds for this ‘wonderful’ decision: “You take the machine with you when you do something outside the machine.” Would they agree? Is this sufficient? That is something you must have with you. In my mind, everything I do must be authorized by Priest. It elevates the standard. It’s doing something that can stand on its own two feet alongside Priest.” Listen to ‘Horns for a Halo’ and watch Richie Faulkner’s interview with Everyone Loves Guitar below.