Ex-Judas Priest Frontman to Appear on Spike TV’s ‘Bar Rescue’
Ripper's Rock House, co-owned by Owens and a local landscaping businessman, has been selected for a future episode of Bar Rescue. The Spike TV series stars consultant Jon Taffer, who offers struggling business owners and staff advice on improving their fortunes.
Owens says he welcomes the show's arrival. After all, he and Micah Posten have "never owned a restaurant," Owens tells Ohio.com. "We don't know how to run one. We need help to figure that out."
Owens, who sang on 1997's Jugulator and 2001's Demolition before Judas Priest decided to reunite with Rob Halford, opened Ripper's Rock House in 2013 after a previous establishment called Ripper Owens Tap House closed its doors.
"Nowadays, it's hard," Owens said. "In this day and age, even being open for two years is good. But we've never made any money. We're gradually losing money, and people don't see that. If people see one show going on, or a show on the weekend, they think, 'You guys are doing really good.' But they forget what happens Sunday to Thursday."
Bar Rescue airs on Sundays; episodes can also be found on spike.com.
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