Former JUDAS PRIEST Frontman Is 'Mr. Mom' At Home

Dan Kane of has issued the following report:

The day-to-day life of Tim "Ripper" Owens is ripe material for a VH1 reality series. Owens, an Akron native with an awesome heavy-metal warrior voice, toured the globe for several years as frontman for JUDAS PRIEST, playing to crowded arenas and major outdoor festivals.

Currently, the Ripper's mighty pipes are in service to two internationally touring hard-rock bands, ICED EARTH and BEYOND FEAR. This spring, he spent a month performing across Europe with the latter as opening act for ANTHRAX.

But when Owens is off the road and at home in Kenmore, he's Mr. Mom all the way, chasing around after his two toddlers — Timmy, 3, and Taylor, 1. (His wife Jeannie is an engineer who develops charter schools for an Akron firm.)

Just the other day, Owens was riding his mountain bike down a Kenmore side street, pulling his children in a little two-seat trailer when he heard a guy yelling, "That's not heavy metal! That's not JUDAS PRIEST!"

"It was a riot," Owens says, chuckling at the anecdote.

The only thing Satanic in this heavy-metallist's life is his ornery son, Owens says with a chuckle.

"My son dances around in his underwear all the time to things like SHAKIRA and BEYONCE," he says. "Thank God he doesn't know what half the words mean. He loved the PINK song 'Stupid Girl' and he'd be walking around the grocery going, 'Stupid girl, stupid girl.'

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