HAIL!'s DAVID ELLEFSON, TIM' RIPPER' OWENS Interviewed; Video Available

Austria's Mulatschag.TV has posted a new 10-minute interview with HAIL! bassist David Ellefson (F5, MEGADETH) and vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH). Watch it below.

HAIL! is the new all-star project featuring Owens, Ellefson, guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH). The group kicked off its short European tour on April 26 at Kytarro in Athens, Greece.

HAIL!'s setlist for European tour:

* Ace Of Spades (MOTÖRHEAD)
* Territory (SEPULTURA)
* Symphony Of Destruction (MEGADETH)
* Grinder (JUDAS PRIEST)
* Fucking Hostile (PANTERA)
* Walk (PANTERA)
* Neon Knights (BLACK SABBATH)
* Wrathchild (IRON MAIDEN)
* Wheels Of Steel (SAXON)
* Suicide Solution (OZZY OSBOURNE)
* Green Manalishi (JUDAS PRIEST)
* Metal Gods (JUDAS PRIEST)
* Peace Sells (MEGADETH)
* Paranoid (BLACK SABBATH)
* Refuse/Resist (SEPULTURA)
* Whiplash (METALLICA)
* Balls To The Wall (ACCEPT)

Addressing the constant question of why HAIL!'s intention is to play the far-off reaches, Ripper explained, "Our goal is to play everywhere. We want the opportunity to personally say hello and have a beer with every fan on the planet." DeGrasso added, All of us grew up in smaller cities and just because we didn't have the same chance to see our favorite bands play locally doesn't mean it affected our love of music any less — in fact, it made our passion that much stronger. When we did get that chance, it was a special event and we appreciated it that much more. Sure, it costs a lot more money and time to travel to some of these places, but the reward is hopefully making a dream come true and providing an exciting experience that you will never forget. The fans have been super-appreciative of our efforts to play for them, and we will do our best to honor and return the respect they have generously shown to us."

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