After a long absence, it appears as though that former Ozzy and Badlands guitarist Jake E. Lee is poised to return and make new music. According to Michael Toney, author of the book “Tales from the Stage Vol 1,” Jake is currently in the studio recording new music for a record that is expected to be released later this year.
Jake’s new project will be called Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel and will feature Ronnie Mancuso (Beggars and Thieves) on bass and Jonas Fairley (Black Betty) on drums. While a permanent vocalist is yet to be announced, the album will include appearances by several guest vocalists, including Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Sass Jordan (S.U.N), and potentially original Iron Maiden front man Paul DiAnno.
According to Toney: ”The two new tracks that I have heard are very impressive, and are incredibly fresh sounding – but not really in the same family as [Jake's] work with Badlands or Ozzy. It’s still hard rock, but perhaps a bit more melodic.”
Michael Toney’s book Tales from the Stage Vol 1 features exclusive interviews with several artists and music industry insiders, including Tim “Ripper” Owens, Tracii Guns, Bruce Kulick, Herman Rarebell and Brian Tichy. Check it out HERE!