And Dincrest, wasn't Winter's Bane Owen's own band? I don't feel like researching to back that up so I'm probably wrong and come to think of it it was probably just a band that he happened to be in.
I wouldn't know. If so, then I stand corrected. Still, in my mind he got the boot from Priest when Halford came back and now got the boot from Iced Earth now that Barlow's back. The guy has skill and talent, but some rotten luck.