Video footage of powerhouse American vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) performing an acoustic version of THE BEATLES classic “Hey Jude” at Ripper Owens Tap House in Akron, Ohio can be viewed below.
Owens joined forces with restaurateur Randy Arehart to re-launch the Tap House on Waterloo Road in Akron, Ohio in October 2010 to become a “rockin’ sports eatery” named Ripper Owens Tap House. Guests such as Wendy Dio, Simon Wright and Don Jamieson from VH1 Classic‘s “That Metal Show” were in the house that evening and it was a special event for both Owens and Arehart.
DIO DISCIPLES, the new project featuring singers Tim “Ripper” Owens and Toby Jepson (LITTLE ANGELS, GUN), bassist James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, WHITE LION) alongside former DIO members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) will embark on a full U.S. tour in September. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
DIO DISCIPLES‘ European tour will kick off in early June.