Tim Ripper Owens and Judas Priest go way way back. Judas Priest released two albums with Tim on vocals and to date both these albums are rock solid.
Sadly the songs from these albums are not played live by Judas Priest.
Tim was asked about it in a recent interview. He responded:
“I thought the records were great, but unfortunately, the records are not out there for some reason. You can blame whoever you want about why those records aren’t out and in public, but you can’t blame me. They’re fantastic records. They are so good that I play a lot of those songs on my solo tours. I’ve always said to people, ‘you’re not going to hear them from Judas Priest, so, you can come to my shows’ and I’ve played them all. We even play one in the Three Tremors’ set.
He further added:
It is what it is. I get asked that question a lot, but I never bring that up. I never talk about it myself until somebody brings it up because people want to hear about it. Those are old records, and a lot of them are gone now. [People] don’t have them, and they would love to go on iTunes and download. But it’s a shame that you can’t get them. Hopefully, someday they will.”