During a recent interview with Talking Metal podcast, former Judas Priest singer Tim “Ripper” Owens has shared an interesting truth about the band.
Owens said that he was warned by the band because of using them artworks for his solo shows.
Interviewer asked if it’s true that the band’s management requested that he stop using artwork related to his time with the group to promote his solo shows.
“Yeah, it did happen. It was basically… Someone released a tour poster for one of my solo tours, and that’s the artwork that they used. And I just got an e-mail saying ‘don’t use the name’ and ‘try not to use the Judas Priest name.’
Listen, it is what it is. I’m shocked that they wouldn’t want their artwork out there. It’s only pushing Judas Priest, to be honest. Contrary to popular belief — I know they don’t believe this — but some fans do like those records and do wanna see ’em.
They like to see the artwork. But I listen to whatever they tell me. I love the whole Judas Priest camp and all the guys and management, so when they ask me to do something, I listen.”
You can listen to the entire interview below. Click here for the source. (Blabbermouth)