In a recent interview with Backstage Axxess, former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing has shared his thoughts about returning to the band.

Here’s the statement:

“Well, you kind of say in the music industry, ‘Never say never,’. So it’s all a question of how you’re being asked and under what circumstances you’re being asked. It’s not just a question of somebody picking up the phone and saying, ‘Oh, K.K., do you feel like doing this? We’d really like to have you back with us just for this special moment.’

And then you start thinking about, ‘If we did that, then we could do this.’ It’s all about how you’re asked. But it somebody picks up the phone and says, ‘Yeah, a couple of people from the record company have asked if you’d do this with us,’ it’s a different thing. That’s the way we are as humans. I mean, probably not everybody is maybe as sensitive as me, but it’s all in the asking, isn’t it?”

He continued:

“I’ve had a couple of relationships myself in my life, and the ladies have often said to me, ‘You know, the problem is not with what you say; it’s how you say it.’ And I have to take that on board. [Laughs] I think, ‘What do they mean?’ It’s the tone of voice and the right time and all of that.

Maybe I could [play with PRIEST again], if they said, ‘Would you mind doing this?’ Not just saying, ‘Can you do that?’ Or, ‘That needs doing.’ But [if they say], ‘Do you think you can do this for me, please?’ There’s a massive difference.

Especially with the ladies, timing is critical. Sometimes you can say it like that; other times… That’s what confuses us as men. I’m diversifying now a little bit. I say something one day, and it’s okay. And I say it exactly the same way the next day and all hell breaks loose.”

You can watch the entire interview below. Click here to source of the statement. (Via Blabbermouth)