TIM “RIPPER” OWENS (ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) has announced that he won’t be joining the DIO DISCIPLES on The Monsters Of Rock Cruise, which will embark on its second voyage March 16th and sail till the 20th. Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this cruise will visit the private island of CocoCay, plus Nassau, Bahamas with a rockin’ bonus day at sea.
Says Ripper: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, I will not be on the Monsters of Rock Cruise with Dio Disciples, I am still in the band and we will be celebrating the great RJD this summer in South America!!!”
Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ROYAL HUNT, ULI JON ROTH vocalist Mark Boals will replace Ripper on the trek. Dio Disciples also feature singer Oni Logan (LYNCH MOB), guitarist Craig Goldy (DIO), bassist Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), keyboardist Scott Warren (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL) and drummer Simon Wright (DIO, AC/DC, UFO).