UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 02: Guitarists K.K. Downing (L) and Glenn Tipton of the band Judas Priest perform at The Gibson Amphitheatre on August 2, 2009 in Universal City, California.

Former Judas Priest guitarist and co-founder K.K. Downing celebrates his 66th birthday today (October 27).

Downing may have exited the band in 2011, but thanks to the iconic metal band’s first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination this year, Priest has been on the minds of many music fans.

Looking back on Priest’s history, it’s hard not to be in awe of the dueling guitars of Downing and Glenn Tipton, who himself celebrated a birthday on October 25.

Downing and Tipton are undoubtedly one of the best guitar duos of all time, but they’re certainly not the only ones, which leads to today’s poll question:

Who’s your favorite guitar duo of all time?

Listed in the poll are some of our favorite guitar duos. Cast your vote below, and if you don’t see your favorite listed, tear us a new one in the comments!


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.