JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens has once again dismissed suggestions of a possible PRIEST reunion with Rob Halford, telling Montreal Gazette last week that all the talk of a reunion "does get on your nerves, but it's just rumor and it's always going to be there. We're JUDAS PRIEST and I'm the lead singer of JUDAS PRIEST," he said firmly. "Rob Halford is the lead singer of HALFORD. People should feel lucky right now that they have HALFORD out there and they have JUDAS PRIEST out there. You've got the best of both worlds."

In the same interview, Owens talked about his life back home in Akron, Ohio, where he shares living quarters with his wife, his 14-year-old daughter from a previous marriage and their two dogs. Ripper, who is expecting another child in June, says that he goes to the gym every day — and plays golf. "I'm your heavy metal golfer. I'm not your real golfer. I'll go out when it's 100 degrees wearing all black," he said.


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