There Wouldn’t Be Judas Priest If Ripper Hadn’t Come Along

Jeff Kerby of spoke with guitarist Glenn Tipton who discussed whether there would even be a band had they not found Ripper Owens to replace Rob Halford. “No, there wouldn’t be a Priest,” he said. “Ripper is the only guy in the world who could have taken over for Rob. There’s no doubt about it. We looked for five years, and we had a short list of ten incredible singers out of the thousands that we looked at. They were tremendous singers, but they weren’t Judas Priest singers. I knew that going into the auditions — these were great singers, but we didn’t have a Judas Priest singer until he walked in the door.” Read more.

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