Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Priest has some words of support for David Ellefson, who was fired from Megadeth following allegations that he was grooming an underaged girl online. As Blabbermouth points out and transcribes, asked by Eddie Trunk on SiriusXM show "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" if he wanted to have Ellefson join KK's Priest, the band he formed with other fellow Judas Priest members, Downing said no. "We're all consolidated now. We've actually been, obviously, working pretty hard for over a year and a half now together as a unit. And, obviously, we've got all of these videos we're about to release. So we're totally consolidated."
"But, yes, Dave and I, every now and again we're in touch," Downing continued, "and, obviously, I did send David a text saying, obviously, 'You've got a lot of friends around the world.' And he does. He's not just liked — he's actually loved. Because he's such a gentleman. He gives time to... I prided myself in PRIEST, I really felt I was the one guy that was the very last person to hang out with the fans and just socialize and all of that. But David is exactly that person — he really is — and everybody says that about him."