In a recent interview on “Focus On Metal” podcast, former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim “Ripper” Owens, who recorded two studio albums with the band before PRIEST reunited with Rob Halford in 2003,
was asked which songs from his era of the group he would like to hear Rob perform live.
“I think Rob… So many of the songs he would sound so good on. And it would be nice, really, because it was a big song live, I think ‘Burn in Hell’ would be a great one for Rob to do, because it was one of our more popular ones.
“And on ‘Demolition,’ ‘Bloodsuckers,’ which was about the court case that they had, would be a good one.
“But I think ‘Burn In Hell’ would be a perfect one to stick in there at a show or two just for the fact of a little nod to that era. And I also think Rob would sing it freakin’ unbelievable.”
This past January, Owens praised Halford performances on PRIEST “Firepower” tour, saying:
“I think Rob‘s probably singing better now than he has in a long, long time,” Tim said. “He sounds absolutely phenomenal. And it’s great to hear some of these classic songs that he’s singing on stage.
That’s a great thing… Like I said, Rob is singing so good now — he really is. And he looks good, and I think he feels good.”