Tim “Ripper” Owens would love to tour with ex-Judas Priest members K.K. Downing and Les Binks
Former Judas Priest frontman Tim “Ripper” Owens was recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay for Canada’s The Metal Voice and the singer was asked about his upcoming show with ex-Judas Priest members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Les Binks (drums) at K.K. Downing’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton, UK on November 3, 2019.
Owens indicated (with slight edits): “I had gotten a call from some mutual friends of all of us of K.K. and Dave Ellefson. He was like, ‘Listen, I think it’s a good idea to do a show. David‘s coming to the UK doing his book thing, he’s doing a tour and I’m trying to see if maybe K.K. wanted to join in because it’s his hometown and are you interested?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah.’ I mean — I really — I had to squeeze it in though as I am booked with shows that month. Right after that gig, I got to fly right home because I got a drive to Quebec City, Canada and start doing a short Canadian tour there with Glen and Shawn Drover. So when they ask me, I was like, ‘Absolutely. I definitely want to do it and it’ll be a fun time and I am looking forward to it.’ The plan is to make it a great set of music, it’s going to be a great night. You also got Blaze Bayley opening up the show.”
In terms of doing a tour with Downing, Binks and Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson (who will be playing bass at the show on November 3rd), Owens advised: “Right now, this is it. This is what we’re doing. We’re doing this one off. This is just a one-off special show. Right now, that’s the only plan. I would love to do it. It would be great to do a tour but it’s just a matter of working it out with everybody’s schedules. As an example, I’m booked up with an upcoming Three Tremors tour and my solo touring. I’m booked up pretty solid that’s not even throwing in a hologram tour if we end up doing another one.”
You can read other transcribed excerpts from the interview with Tim “Ripper” Owens at The Metal Voice‘s website and/or listen to the interview below:
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