Originally Posted by Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
I don't get all the Ripper hate, either. He's just doing what any of us with his talent would do. Is it his fault Judas Priest, Iced Earth and Yngwie hired him to sing for them? He's tried doing solo material and no one gave it the time of day. I don't blame him for going where the money is.
I never had a problem with him joining bands like Iced Earth and Yngwie. Plenty of singers join bands who need a singer. The problem is he's never been in anything that's lasted, so it looks like he just hops around taking pay cheques.
But other things are different. Like joining a money-making tribute band on top of starting a covers band and playing several covers in solo shows.