TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Performs Acoustic Versions Of JOHN LENNON, PRIEST Classics

February 17, 2010

Fan-filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens's (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) February 6 and February 13 unplugged/acoustic performances at The Tap House in Akron, Ohio can be viewed below.

Owens will play another free unplugged/acoustic show with Scott Jones (US METAL) on guitar on Friday, February 19 starting around 9:30 p.m. at The Tap House. This is a FREE show for all ages. Ripper CDs and T-shirts will be for sale.

The Tap House
491 E Waterloo Rd
Akron, Oh 44319

Owens last summer completed a short European tour as the support act for HEAVEN & HELL. His backing band for the trek consisted of the following musicians:

Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORHCESTRA) - Guitar
John Comprix (BEYOND FEAR, RINGWORM) - Guitar
David Ellefson (MEGADETH, F5) - Bass
Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO) - Drums

"Play My Game", the first solo album from Owens, landed at position No. 66 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. The CD was released via SPV/Steamhammer. The offering consists of around a dozen brand-new tracks that Owens composed himself or together with renowned friends, such as Bob Kulick, Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA),Mike Callahan (ex-EARSHOT) and John Comprix (BEYOND FEAR, RINGWORM).

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