Red Dragon Cartel Make Another Lineup Change
Get a look at the photo above, but don't get too familiar with it. That was the band for the initial self-titled Red Dragon Cartel album that arrived in early 2014, but the group launched by onetime Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E. Lee has just undergone another lineup change.
The original foursome was Lee, bassist Ronnie Mancuso, drummer Jonas Fairley and vocalist Darren James Smith. Early in the promotional cycle for the Red Dragon Cartel album, Mancuso exited and Lee's onetime Badlands bandmate Greg Chaisson took over on bass.
Then, just a couple of weeks ago, Smith announced that he had exited Red Dragon Cartel. The group revealed that his replacement would be vocalist Michael Beck. And now comes word that Chaisson is exiting the group, with Lynch Mob and Ace Frehley bassist Anthony Esposito set to take his place. The band's announcement on the bassist switch can be read below.
After the exit of Chaisson and Smith, only Lee and Fairley remain from the original band. The new look Red Dragon Cartel will return to the road on April 16, playing Grand Central in Miami. They're currently booked with North American dates into early June. Check out their stops here.