Jake E. Lee emerged from an '80s metal scene that celebrated excesses of every sort. Not the least of which was over-the-top guitar playing, many times at the expense of the music that was being created. Lee, however, stood out for being able to shred with the best of them but never at the expense of the song. From the lighting fast solos during his period with Ozzy Osbourne, to the bluesy-swagger
Jake E. Lee is one of the great metal guitarists, but has been absent from the scene for a while. Back in the early ‘80s he was in the band Mickey Ratt, which became Ratt. He was also in Rough Cutt and played briefly with Dio, but he is best known for his time with Ozzy Osbourne, joining his band after the tragic death of Randy Rhoads. Lee appeared on the albums ‘Bark at the Moon’ and ‘The Ultimat
Welcome back, Jake E. Lee! That was the general consensus as the guitar great made a triumphant return to the stage Thursday night (Dec. 12) in Los Angeles, painting the walls of the historic Whisky-a-Go-Go with wicked guitar licks as he unveiled his new band Red Dragon Cartel.
Ozzy Osbourne has had some great guitarists in his solo band over the years, starting with Randy Rhoads. Following Rhoads' tragic death in a 1982 plane crash, Jake E. Lee took over and appeared on Ozzy's 1983 album 'Bark at the Moon' and 1986's 'The Ultimate Sin.' After that, Lee went on to form the band Badlands. Now, Lee is back with an all-new outfit.