Judas Priest, Halestorm, Etc. Members Added To Virtual Ronnie James Dio Birthday Fundraiser

More artists have been added to the “Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday” virtual fundraiser. That event will take place on July 10 and tickets can be purchased at rollinglivestudios.com.

Here’s the newly announced guests: Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen), Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass, Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), John Bush (Armored Saint), Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Brian Tichy (ex-Whitesnake), Lena Hall (“Hedwig And The Angry Inch”), Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs, etc.), Derek St, Holmes (Vanilla Fudge, Michael Schenker Group), Scott Travis (Judas Priest), Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), and The Warning,

Here’s the previously announced guests: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath), Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro, Holland, Shout), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Aynsley Dunbar (ex-Journey), Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses), Lita Ford, Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple), Terry Ilous (ex-Great White), Liliac, Sean McNabb (ex-Quiet Riot), Jeff Pilson (Foreigner), Rudy Sarzo (ex-Quiet Riot), Paul Shortino (ex-Rough Cutt), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Wildside), Wyn Davis, and Ronnie’s widow Wendy Dio.

The Dio band, Oni Logan, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Rowan Robertson, and Bjorn Englen, will perform as well. Eddie Trunk and Matt Pinfield will also be on hand conducting interviews.

KK’s Priest (Ex-Judas Priest, Etc.) Premiere “Hellfire Thunderbolt” Video

KK’s Priest, the band featuring K.K. Downing (ex-Judas Priest), Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Tony Newton (Voodoo Six), A.J. Mills (Hostile), and Sean Elg (DeathRiders, Cage), have premiered a new video for their new song “Hellfire Thunderbolt.” This track is from the group’s new album “Sermons Of The Sinner,” which will be released on August 20. Downing commented:

“We are delighted to finally be able to release our first track to the world. It gives a real flavour of the sound and showcases the amazing players I’ve got in this band. We can’t wait for the fans to hear the record.”

“Sermons Of The Sinner” Track Listing:

01. “Incarnation”
02. “Hellfire Thunderbolt”
03. “Sermons Of The Sinner”
04. “Sacerdote Y Diablo”
05. “Raise Your Fists”
06. “Brothers Of The Road”
07. “Metal Through And Through”
08. “Wild And Free”
09. “Hail For The Priest”
10. “Return Of The Sentinel”

In other news, KK’s Priest have also revealed that Les Binks (ex-Judas Priest) will now be playing a smaller role in the band due to a wrist injury. He is still expected to make guest appearances at upcoming shows.

KK’s Priest (Ex-Judas Priest, Etc.) Tease New Song

KK’s Priest, the band featuring K.K. Downing (ex-Judas Priest), Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Les Binks (ex-Judas Priest), Tony Newton (Voodoo Six), and A.J. Mills (Hostile), have shared a teaser for what is believed to be the title track of their new album “Sermons Of The Sinner.” Pre-orders for that effort will launch on May 12.

KK’s Priest (Ex-Judas Priest, Etc.) Mixing New Album

KK’s Priest, the band featuring K.K. Downing (ex-Judas Priest), Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Les Binks (ex-Judas Priest), Tony Newton (Voodoo Six), and A.J. Mills (Hostile), are currently mixing their new album. Owens confirmed the news in the below tweet:

Tim “Ripper” Owens (Ex-Judas Priest) & Ted Kirkpatrick (Tourniquet) Cover Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Gethsemane”

Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Ted Kirkpatrick (Tourniquet), and Bruno Sa (Geoff Tate) have teamed up for a cover of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Gethsemane” from “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Kirkpatrick commented:

“‘Gethsemane’ has been a favorite of mine from the very first time I heard it in the early ’70s. I’ve wanted to cover it for years — and Tim was the first person that came to mind who I knew could truly do it justice. So with the additional talents of Bruno Sa, who layed down the awesome keys and piano, and Aaron Pace (mixing/mastering), here it is — on the 50-year anniversary of its release in 1970. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.”

Former Judas Priest Members Join Forces In KK’s Priest

Former Judas Priest members K.K. Downing (guitar), Tim “Ripper” Owens (vocals), and Les Binks (drums) have launched a new band called KK’s Priest. The group, which also features bassist Tony Newton (Voodoo Six) and guitarist A.J. Mills (Hostile), plan to perform Judas Priest tracks as well as new songs. They are currently working on their debut album, which is expected to be released later this year. Downing commented:

“Forging ahead with KK’s Priest was not only inevitable, but was essential for me to perform and deliver everything that is expected from me and KK’s Priest. Due to the massive demand and overwhelming support from fans around the world, I feel this is where I belong, and a set combining the true, classic songs and sound of Priest, together with great, newly forged metal tracks, is what fans can expect when KK’s Priest is taking to stages.”

Tim “Ripper” Owens Says He Would Like To Record A Cover Of Queen’s “Under Pressure” With Rob Halford

During a recent appearance on the “Ouch, You’re On My Hair” podcast, ex-Judas Priest vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens said he would like to collaborate with the band’s longstanding frontman Rob Halford. Specifically, Owens said he would “love to” record a cover of Queen’s “Under Pressure” with Halford.

Owens said the following when asked about a possible collaboration:

“We’ve never talked about it, which would be pretty awesome. Rob and I are friends, and it’s great… I would love to do something with Rob, and I’ve always thought about it, and I think the fans would love it. Even if we do a song or two.

Somebody laughed when I said this, but for the last 15 years, I’ve always said, man, I would love to do the song ‘Under Pressure’ with Rob. It would be a great over. And it’s funny, ’cause [that song features] two of my favorite singers, Freddie [Mercury] and especially David Bowie — I absolutely love David Bowie — and for Rob and I to do it, I think it would be an amazing thing.

I think it would be awesome to work with Rob. And I’m still great friends with the Priest camp and great friends with Rob. So it would be pretty awesome.”

[via Blabbermouth]

The Three Tremors (Ex-Judas Priest, Etc.) Premiere “Sonic Suicide” Music Video

The Three Tremors, the band featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest/Iced Earth, etc.), Harry “The Tyrant” Conklin (Jag Panzer), and Sean “The Hell Destroyer” Peck (Cage, etc.), have premiered a new video for their song “Sonic Suicide.” This track is from the group’s self-titled debut album.

Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Tim “Ripper” Owens (Ex-Judas Priest), Etc. To Perform At Rock N Roll Ribs 10th Anniversary Celebration

Rock N Roll Ribs, the Coral Springs, FL based barbecue restaurant owned by Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain and his friend Mitch Tanne, will be hosting a special event for its 10th anniversary on Saturday (December 14). The event will feature performances from McBrain’s The McBrainiacs project, Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Made Of Metal, Kinlin, and Track Nine, the band featuring Nicko’s son Justin. More details can be found HERE.

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Tim “Ripper” Owens Perform Judas Priest’s “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” With Night Ranger

During Night Ranger’s December 7 show at MGM Northfield Park in Northfield, Ohio, the band were joined onstage by former Judas Priest singer Tim “Ripper” Owens. You can see footage of them performing Judas Priest’s “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” below: