February 26, 2015

Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) joined THE FOUNDRY, the band featuring former IRON MAIDEN frontman Blaze Bayley alongside bassist John Moyer (DISTURBED),drummer A.J. Pero (TWISTED SISTER) and guitarist Rick Plester (BLACK SYMPHONY),on stage on February 24 at Ripper's Rock House in Akron, Ohio to perform covers of classic songs by BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN and JUDAS PRIEST.

Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.

Regarding how THE FOUNDRY came together, Blaze told CantonRep.com: "I was working with Rick Plester a few years ago on some songs for the 'Soundtracks Of My Life' CD that I put out, and we decided to do a few shows. It's a really good chemistry, and it's a lot of fun. Nobody really needs to do it, but we get together because every time we’ve done it, it's so much fun that we just have to do it again. We do quite a few of my songs, a couple TWISTED SISTER songs and a few covers. It goes from an hour to about 90 minutes. Rick and A.J. do solos where they get carried away. Then there are a few sing-a-long sections where I get carried away! But the reactions have been really great, and it's really a lot of fun."

Bayley also talked about performing at Ripper's Rock House. He said: "I've wanted to do that for a while. We just finished the 'Metal Singers' tour together here in Brazil, which was Ripper, Udo Dirkschneider, Mike Vescera and myself. Ripper kept telling me about the food at his place, so I [couldn't] wait to go there and have the food! And the gig, too, of course."


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