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Richie Faulkner is a British guitarist who is best known for his work with the heavy metal band Judas Priest. He was born on 1 January, 1980 in London, United Kingdom. He began playing guitar at the age of 11 and went on to study at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford. Faulkner has been a member of Judas Priest since 2011, replacing founding member K.K. Downing. He has also performed with other bands such as Lauren Harris, Voodoo Six, and The Answer. Faulkner is married to his wife, Sarah, and they have two children. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 75 kg. Richie Faulkner has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He has earned his wealth through his career as a guitarist and his work with Judas Priest. He has also earned money from his solo projects and other bands he has performed with.

Popular As Richard Ian Faulkner
Occupation Musician, songwriter
Age 44 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 1 January, 1980
Birthday 1 January
Birthplace London, England
Nationality United Kingdom

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On 9 March 2018, Judas Priest released their second album with Faulkner, Firepower, which debuted and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming the band's highest charting album.

In March 2018, Epiphone released Faulkner's signature Flying V guitar.


Vocalist Rob Halford and guitarist Glenn Tipton have credited Faulkner with saving Judas Priest. Halford said in a 2015 interview; "Let's face it, to some extent Richie saved Judas Priest, because if we hadn't have found him at the crucial time that we were looking for a guitar player things could have turned out quite differently."

In 2015, Faulker was awarded the Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award by the readers of British magazine Metal Hammer at their annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.


Faulkner has also arranged music for actor Christopher Lee's heavy metal album, Charlemagne: The Omens of Death. Lee's team sent Faulkner some songs that were very orchestral and symphony-based and asked him to arrange them into metal songs. Both Lee and his team gave Faulkner a free creative reign for any ideas he felt the songs needed. The album was released on 27 May 2013, Lee's 91st birthday.


On 20 April 2011, Faulkner was appointed as the successor of guitarist K. K. Downing in heavy metal band Judas Priest. A mutual friend, guitarist Pete Friesen, recommended him to the band. Friesen and Faulkner had played together in a cover band in London called Metalworks, which coincidentally is also the title of a Judas Priest compilation released in 1993. They called him on a wrong phone number, so they sent him two emails. Faulkner thought they were junk mail, so he deleted them. The band began to track him down and eventually got his real phone number. When Faulkner got a call from the band's management, he thought it was a joke. He went to Glenn Tipton's house the next day to meet him and Rob Halford was present as well. They had a discussion and Faulkner played a few pieces for them. They sent him a few tracks because they wanted to hear what he would play on those tracks on the solos, and they went from there. Faulkner returned about a week later and they offered him the gig. He kept it a secret for a month until the official announcement.

Faulkner's first performance with Judas Priest occurred on 25 May 2011 on the TV show American Idol, where the band performed "Living After Midnight" and "Breaking the Law" with James Durbin. Faulkner's first album with Judas Priest was Redeemer of Souls, released in 2014.


In the early stages of his career, Faulkner played in bands such as Dirty Deeds, Voodoo Six (which he co-founded with bassist Tony Newton), Ace Mafia, Parramon, and Lauren Harris' band. His first signed band was Dirty Deeds, and their first album, 2002's Blown, was produced by Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris. With Faulkner on guitar, the Lauren Harris band was the opening act on Iron Maiden's Somewhere Back in Time World Tour in 2008. Steve Harris told Faulkner that if anything would have happened to any of his bandmates, he would have chosen Faulkner as a replacement.


Faulkner was born in London, and lived in Stockholm, Sweden where he worked as a sausage seller between 1995 and 2000, and learned to speak Swedish while living in the country.


Richard Ian Faulkner (born 1 January 1980), is an English musician best known as one of the lead guitarists for the heavy metal band Judas Priest since 2011, replacing original member K. K. Downing. Faulkner has also performed with Lauren Harris, Christopher Lee, Voodoo Six, Dirty Deeds, and Ace Mafia.


His inspiration to pick up a guitar was watching Jimi Hendrix's concerts at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and at the Atlanta Pop Festival in 1970. Faulkner got his first guitar when he was around 7 or 8 years old. His father played guitar and was a fan of Hendrix and bands like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, and used to show him a few chords. The first song he learned to play on guitar was The Troggs' 1966 single "Wild Thing". When Faulkner was about 13 years old, he connected with the owner of a local music shop who played in a cover band, covering material from Iron Maiden to Thin Lizzy to UFO. He asked Faulkner to play a couple of songs with him at some gigs, which was his introduction to the world of gigging.