TIM "RIPPER" OWENS On Being In The Music Industry - "Nowadays You Have To Have Endurance More Than Ever; Get Out There And Do What You Love To Do" (Video)
December 8, 2016, 5 years ago
Former Judas Priest / Iced Earth frontman Tim"Ripper" Owens is featured in a new interview with Eric Blair. In the clip below he talks about Ronnie james Dio, Vivian Campbell, politics in 2016 and more...
Alan Dixon from Canada's The Metal Voice recently spoke Owens in Montreal, Canada during his Night of Metal Canadian mini tour on October 27th. Owens recorded two studio albums with Judas Priest, Jugulator and Demolition.
Owens spoke about the new Charred Walls Of The Damned album, if he would have changed anything in his time with Judas Priest, a Trinity album in 2017 and his upcoming musical projects.
On what would have happened if he would have recorded a third Judas Priest album:
“I don't know one of the problems when I joined Judas Priest it was probably the worst time in rock and heavy metal. Rob Halford wasn't selling, no one was selling, bands disappeared. What happened is exactly what should have happened. Rob Halford needed to come back to Judas Priest for himself. Judas Priest needed to have Rob Halford to come back and I needed to go out and do other things. I tour the world, financially I make more money. I don't know if a third record would have changed it. I didn't want to leave Judas Priest. I wanted out of Judas Priest cause I wanted to do other stuff but I would have never quit Judas Priest. It would have been great to do a third record. What I written for Beyond Fear were songs in there that I had written while I was in Judas Priest like 'Save Me' and 'Scream Machine' and songs that I think could have been in Judas Priest (third album).”
On if he could go back and do something different in Judas Priest:
“First of all I wouldn't come out on a Harley motorcycle because the band was like this is our thing. I never really cared for that. We turned down a lot of gigs, Ozzfest they didn't want to do it and I wish they would had done, I'm not sure why we turned it down.”
On future plans with Trinity (Geoff Tate former Queensryche) Blaze Bayley ex-Iron Maiden):
“It's all little teasers, we do a little bit of a teaser on Geoff's record and we do this little teaser of this tour and I guess the whole main goal is to make a record and have these three voices on there. We have this tour coming up in November we have about ten shows and then next year we are going to try to do more shows around the world and make a record.”