The guitarist songwriting shares of “Breaking The Law” & “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin,” along with many other Judas Priest classic songs are said to generate $400,000 annually.
The “Ex-Priest Axeman” is selling the rights as part of the bankruptcy proceedings for his failed Astbury Hall golf course, which fell into administration (the British equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy) last fall after “tougher economic times within the wider corporate hospitality market” placed “unsustainable pressure” on the golf course.
Astbury Hall golf course has since been put up for sale for $13.5 million.
KK “Ken” Downing, is thought to have invested millions in developing the 18 hole course in the hopes of one day attracting the Open Championship.
Downing’s departure from Judas Priest in 2011 was attributing to irreconcilable creative and personal differences with his bandmates. Earlier this year he sparked a controversy when he claimed he was “shocked and stunned“ that Priest didn’t enlist his talents when guitarist Glenn Tipton retired from touring due to his battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Since the “Heavy Metal Gods” formed in 1969, they have sold over 50 million records. Judas Priest most recent album, Firepower, debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 when it was released in March – the bands highest charting record in the U.S.