An audio recording of JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis admitting to Canada's Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles magazine that the band are hoping for a reunion with former singer Rob Halford in time for a possible summer tour has been posted online in MP3 format at this location (file size: 348 KB).The recording in question, the existence of which was put in doubt by an official "denial" from the group's management, features Travis stating that "We hope Rob rejoins the band so we can go out this summer, but part of the ball's in his court, so he's going to have to make a decision." Despite JUDAS PRIEST's official position that Tim "Ripper" Owens is the band's singer and that there are no plans for a reunion with Halford, all signs seem to point to the fact that Owens' days in the group are numbered. Ripper, a former vocalist in an Akron, Ohio JUDAS PRIEST tribute band who, in 1996, was selected to be the new lead singer of the heavy metal legends, has most recently been passing time by making several live appearances with the Ohio-based "nü-metal" cover band THE SICKNESS. (Thanks: BW&BK)
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