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Tim "Ripper" Owens Seeks Musicians For New Band

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Sadie Rene's nightclub in North Canton, Ohio and Canton/Akron's Rock 106.9 are forming Northeast Ohio's "ultimate band." According to a press release, "Tim 'Ripper' Owens [ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH] will be the lead singer and we want three instrumentalists to join him — a bass player, a guitar player and a drummer.

"The contest takes place at Sadie Rene's on Whipple Ave. each Sunday night.

"Doors open at eight on Sundays and the competition starts at 9 'till midnight.

"Everything kick[ed] off on February 24 when the Ripper [had] a concert at Sadie Rene's. Then March 2 the contest begins with the first auditions. There will be three judges each week. The judges will be all professional musicians."

Below is the list of songs that will be randomly chosen each night for auditions:

JUDAS PRIEST - "Green Manalishi"
JUDAS PRIEST - "Grinder"
JUDAS PRIEST - "Breaking the Law'
KISS - "Cold Gin"
PANTERA - "Walk"
ALICE IN CHAINS - "Man in the Box"
MEGADETH - "Peace Sells… But Who's Buying?!"
BLACK SABBATH - "Paranoid"
GODSMACK - "Awake"
GODSMACK - "Forever"
DROWNING POOL - "Bodies"
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS - "Plush"

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Source: Blabbermouth

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1. ...Just Another Number... writes:

I gotta say... that is a pretty horrible list of songs if he is looking for people with some skill. Canton isn't that far away so I might have to go up to watch this some night. Contests like this always bring out the worst people, sometimes the best... but always the worst.

# Feb 28, 2008 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. psythe writes:

Man in the Box is a mad song! But yeah, if they were looking to make contestants show off some skill, they could have chosen better. Looks more like something done for a bit of fun.

Now Playing: Bomba - "Kiss Your Fate"

# Feb 29, 2008 @ 2:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. tim neal writes:

i know tim from school it would be kewl to jam with him i know any song that was ever metal granted im not a dimebag and no body else is either but i can hold my own then some! old kenmore 4 ever!

# Mar 21, 2008 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. dethmonkee writes:

i bet he already knows who's going to be in the band

# Mar 21, 2008 @ 1:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Txmetalhead writes:

"Ripper" Owens is an awesome guy. I wish him success with his new band.
I am still pretty disappointed with Iced Earth giving him the shaft. As usual, though, Owens handled the situation with professionalism. Iced Earth is going to end up screwed like Anthrax, that is my feelings.

# Mar 21, 2008 @ 3:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Terminator writes:

^ the opposite will probably occur in regaurds to iced earth. i imagine IE's reunion with matt barlow will turn out the same as with judas priest's reunion with halford.

and goddamn, ever since being tossed out of IE, this guys been rumored to be in 40 bands. im happy for the ripper and i hope that he finally finds his niche, because iced earth wasnt the right place for him (as much as i loved "the glorious burden").

# Mar 21, 2008 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Txmetalhead writes:

To Terminator - I hope you are right. Remember what happened to Anthrax - they got rid of Bush, picked up Belladonna again, which was a mistake..and look what happened. No singer for Anthrax once again. Personally I despise J. Belladonna.
I happen to like Matt Barlow, though. and ICE EARTH.

# Mar 21, 2008 @ 10:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. tim neal writes:

im gonna tell ya guys something timmy owens has been singin his a$$ off since the arena skating rink days and he knows what im talkin about.
he will kick a$$ like usual ya should have been to a brainicide show awesomw timmy rox!

# Mar 22, 2008 @ 8:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. tim neal writes:

and another thing as long as there is metal music you will see timmy owens rippin it up!

# Mar 22, 2008 @ 8:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Txmetalhead writes:

Thank God for "Ripper" Owens - he has made metal a better place.

# Mar 22, 2008 @ 3:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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