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Aw Jake . E Lee! Was wondering not too long ago what he was up to!
Onetime Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E. Lee's new band, Red Dragon Cartel, will release a self-titled debut album on January 28th. It's the latest in a series of bands Lee has had since leaving Ozzy's employ in 1987. He joined Osbourne in '82, following Randy Rhoads' death in a plane crash.
The new quartet's lineup also includes singer D.J. Smith, bassist Ronnie Mancuso and drummer Jonas Fairley. They're helped out on the album by such special guests as original Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di'Anno, Robin Zander of Cheap Trick, Maria Brinkof In This Moment, Sass Jordan, bassist Rex Brown of Pantera and Todd Kearnsand Brent Fitz from Slash's band, The Conspirators.
Red Dragon Cartel plan to tour extensively after the album release, and currently have four western dates booked for December -- the Whisky a Go Go in L.A. on the 12th; supporting Queensryche at the Marquee Theater in Tempe, Arizona on the 14th; Brick by Brick in San Diego on the 15th and Count's Vamp'd in Las Vegas on the 20th.
I think jake was one of the greatest guitarist that people dont even know most people think that randy rhodes played all the songs before zakk and that it was just randy and zakk who were ozzys only guitarists .bark at the moon is one of my favorite ozzy songs and that jake e lee is one of my favorite players I would love to see him get as much recognition as zakk. I hope his new stuff is really goid