Former Judas Priest singer Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens talked about the band’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in the video shared on Cameo. He also mentioned that joining back to the group for touring would excite him.
Judas Priest members and fans have waited for the band to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for years. They thought that the band would properly represent the heavy metal scene in the museum. Rob Halford encouraged the fans to vote for them for 2022 nominees after the inductees were revealed in May 2022.
In the previous days, Judas Priest received a ‘Musical Excellence‘ award, making them technically one of the inductees of the Hall Of Fame. Although they would not be among the 2022 class of inductees, Rob Halford expressed his excitement to become an inductee after a long waiting.
Recently, the current singer of the band KK’ Priest, Tim Owens, talked about Judas Priest’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. After celebrating a fan’s birthday, Owens stated that Judas Priest’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame might be the chance to gather the band and the KK’s Priest members. As he mentioned, he wanted to see Judas Priest touring with KK’s Priest.
Tim Owens said in his words:
“I know you’re a Priest fan. Hopefully, you’ll see K.K. and me out there doing it. I mean, who knows? Maybe the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame thing will get K.K. back in Judas Priest. Who really knows what’s going on? Which would be fantastic, wouldn’t it? But I’d like to see KK’s Priest out there touring.”
Owens also added that KK’s Priest’s plans for touring have failed because of Covid-19. The rocker declared that they had difficulties rearranging the schedules as a new band because of the pandemic. However, as Owens stated, they would be on tour in any case in the future.
“The thing is, we’ll do it. We’re just behind on touring because of Covid. What people don’t realize is a tour of KK’s Priest’s size; those kinds of tours were booked years ago before Covid. And then Covid stopped it all. So all the tours like this past year and coming up, pretty much all of these tours were in the works.
It’s hard for a new band to be able to do that. I can get out and do some solo touring because I’m playing clubs in small venues like that, a thousand seaters and under; thousand seaters to fifty. But I could do that.”
According to Tim Owens, Judas Priest’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame could give a chance to get back together the former members currently playing in KK’s Priest. Owens’ request excited the fans since there may be incoming news about this soon.