Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens says that he would love to record a duet with the band's original frontman Rob Halford.
Owens said, “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 just 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 cover. And it's funny, 'cause that’s 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.
Owens joined PRIEST in 1996 after being discovered when the band's drummer was given a videotape of him performing with the PRIEST cover band BRITISH STEEL. JUDAS PRIEST at the time was seeking a replacement for Halford, who has since rejoined the band.
Owens recorded two studio albums with JUDAS PRIEST — 1997's "Jugulator" and 2001's "Demolition" — before Halford returned to the band.
These days you can find Ripper tearing things up in the new supergroup A New Revenge, with Rudy Sarzo, James Kottak, and Keri freaking Kelli. (Do yourself a favor – look up Big Bang Babies)