Ex-Ozzy guitarist recluse resurfaces with new band.
After a self-imposed exile from the music industry and the public eye, noted guitarist Jake E. Lee (Ozzy Osbourne, Badlands) is returning to the fold with a new band Red Dragon Cartel, set to release their self-titled debut on 27/01/2013 in the UK (24/01 Europe, 28/01 US).
The band came about when old friend Ronnie Mancuso helped to coax Jake out of retirement. Ronnie, noted session guitarist/bassist, composer and producer for Beggars & Thieves, was sharing a studio space with producer, engineer and mixer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Hinder, In This Moment). Slowly, Ronnie and Jake along with Kevin’s son Kane (co-writer of Five Finger Death Punch’s ‘Remember Everything’, In This Moment’s ‘Blood’) started writing songs under Kevin’s supervision based on hundreds of great riffs Jake had stored up from his years in seclusion.
The album features stellar guest appearances from legendary vocalist Robin Zander of Cheap Trick, original Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di’Anno, former Pantera and Down bassist Rex Brown, Slash’s Conspirator’s, Todd Kearns and Brent Fitz, Scott Reeder of Kyuss and new metal icons like vocalist Maria Brink from In This Moment and Five Finger Death Punch’s Jeremy Spencer.
With the majority of tracks recorded with the new permanent members ‘Red Dragon Cartel’ (album and band) is about to blast off. This amazing guitarist will once again grace the rock world with his unbridled skill with an extremely talented band backing him up.
Check out the lyric video for ‘Feeder’ below: