Powerhouse American vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will play a special acoustic show at Ripper Owens Tap House in Akron, Ohio on Friday, May 4 at 8:00 p.m.
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Video footage of Owens performing acoustic versions of TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA‘s “Old City Bar” and JOAN BAEZ‘s “Diamonds Rust” (also recorded by JUDAS PRIEST) on November 25, 2011 at Ripper Owens Tap House 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.
According to CantonRep.com, the Tap House “is decorated with artifacts of Owens‘ heavy-metal adventures, including signed guitars from PRIEST axemen K.K. Downing and Glen Tipton, Ripper‘s studded leather PRIEST jacket, autographed photos of ANTHRAX and PANTERA, a large collection of backstage passes and more. There’s even a poster from the 2001 film “Rock Star”, which stars Mark Wahlberg as a fledgling rocker loosely based on Owens.”
“Our motto is that everybody needs to be treated like a rock star,” said Owens.