Tim “Ripper” Owens (born September 13, 1967) is a Grammy nominated American hard rock singer who first gained attention as the lead singer of Judas Priest (1996-2003) and then Iced Earth and Yngwie Malmsteen. Tim currently tours the World as a SOLO artist and performs as the Lead Singer for the band Charred Walls of the Damned with Richard Christy from the Howard Stern show. Tim has also started a super group called Project Rock w/ James Kottak ( Scorpions ), Keri Kelli ( Alice Cooper, Slashes Snackpit, John Waite ) Rudy Sarzo ( Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Dio ) Teddy Zig Zag ( Guns N’ Roses, Carol King ) Also, The movie Rockstar ( Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston ) was loosely based on Tim’s time in Judas Priest! Ripper is managed by Wendy Dio and Niji management! Tim is also part owner of a great restaurant/venue in his hometown of Akron, Ohio called Tim Owens’ Travelers Tavern!