Get To Know Our Fakeapalooza Bands: Just Like Priest

“JUST LIKE PRIEST” is Southern California’s tribute to JUDAS PRIEST. They have been paying tribute to the Metal Gods for several years performing at prestige venues such as the House of Blues, the Key Club, the Galaxy Theatre, the BriXton, the Hollywood Palladium, Casino Showrooms as well as Swap Meets and benefits such as Toys 4 Tots and MetalJam raising awareness for autism. 


Performing together for more than a decade, the band heard their calling to pay tribute to JUDAS PRIEST and did their first show without an official name. After the performance a fan said, “I don’t know what you’re gonna call yourselves, but man you sound just like ‘PRIEST” and the band was born. They have evolved into one of the most visually and musically authentic tribute bands anywhere with authentic props such as illumined Judas Priest logos, flags, a mini-Harley Davidson and costume changes throughout their show. Exclusively sponsored and outfitted by “Al Bane for Leather,” the band wears genuine JUDAS PRIEST garments with authentic guitars that everyone associates with JUDAS PRIEST, enhancing the visual stimulation.Highly awarded and even featured on KK Downing’s website The Steel Mill (, these seasoned professionals have performed in front of standing-room only crowds from San Diego, CA, to Las Vegas, NV, to Bellingham, WA, and their reputation has grown with them. JUST LIKE PRIEST takes their tribute to the highest level replicating the look, feel and sound of the world-famous Metal Gods. From the dueling, harmonizing guitars of KK Downing and Glen Tipton to the screaming, soaring vocals of Rob Halford over the thundering bass and drums of Ian Hill and Scott Travis, the gut wrenching metal lives through JUST LIKE PRIEST. Their self-imposed strict rehearsal schedule ensures the music is as if you were listening to the Metal Gods themselves. JUST LIKE PRIEST brings the heavy metal to you ... the way it was, is and will always be.


Frank Casciato: Rob Halford - Vocals

Kevin Pittsey: Glen Tipton - Guitar

Brian Olsen: K.K. Downing - Guitar

Mike E. Stone: Ian Hill - Bass

Gare Howe: Scott Travis/Dave Holland/Simon Phillips - Drums

(Courtesy JLP)

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