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Tag Archives: Jake E. Lee

Jake E. Lee says Ozzy Osbourne’s ant-snorting scene in ‘The Dirt’ didn’t happen

Posted by on April 18, 2019

While we can read about crazy things Ozzy Osbourne has done over the years in his autobiography, I Am Ozzy, it seems there are stories we’ve heard and seen overall, isn’t accurate. Unfortunately, one of the prince of darkness’ unhinged tales was displayed in the recent Mötley Crüe biopic, The Dirt. This was marked as one […]

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Today in metal: Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘The Ultimate Sin’ turns 30

Posted by on February 22, 2016

Today in 1986, Ozzy Osbourne’s fourth album, The Ultimate Sin, was released. While many, including Ozzy, view it as one of his worst, we disagree. And even though it’s currently out of print physically, you can still listen to it online. It was, in many ways, a transitional album for Ozzy. With him having been checked into the Betty […]

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Ozzy Osbourne’s solo albums, ranked

Posted by on December 3, 2015

Today is Ozzy Osbourne’s 66th birthday. 35 years ago, he released his first solo album after being fired by Black Sabbath. And while many wrote off the drug-addled Osbourne, he’s since gone on to one of the most successful solo careers in music. It didn’t hurt that he had a star in guitarist Randy Rhoads for […]

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Jake E. Lee almost burnt to a crisp in limo fire

Posted by on September 10, 2015

There are lots of hazards of being a touring band. Usually, they tend to be basic ones: battling hangovers, dealing with shady promoters, getting your van broken into when you play St. Louis, and so on. One wouldn’t expect one of those hazards to be escaping a burning limousine, but that’s where Red Dragon Cartel […]

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Faith No More as you might have never heard them

Posted by on May 12, 2015

If you like Faith No More, like most people alive in the ’90s do, you’re very excited for the release of Sol Invictus next week. If you think that Mike Patton is overrated, the band’s sound hasn’t particularly aged well, and all your FNM-lovin’ friends have something wrong with them, then here’s a video made just […]

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New & Noteworthy, January 28th – Have a Blast

Posted by on January 28, 2014

This week, prog music takes the forefront with a few big name releases, the most significant of which is a new EP from the young leaders of the djent craze. Check out the new stuff as January draws to a close, and prepare for the release calendar to start fattening itself up very quickly! Periphery, […]

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Jake E. Lee returns with Red Dragon Cartel

Posted by on January 23, 2014

In the canon of Ozzy Osbourne guitarists, Jake E. Lee is severely underrated. While he didn’t have the tragedy of Randy Rhoads’ potential cut short or the longevity of Zakk Wylde, his performances on Bark at the Moon and The Ultimate Sin were exactly what Ozzy needed at the time. It’s not certain why he was fired […]

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That Metal Show Announces 12th Season

Posted by on May 23, 2013

While it’s only been on the air for about 4 1/2 years, VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show will kick off it’s 12th season next Saturday. Among the highlights of this season will be the show’s 100th episode. The show, which is hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine will kick off with Jason Newsted, […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Other Guitarists Who Played In Randy Rhoads’ Bands

Posted by on March 19, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. 31 years ago today, one of metal’s most gifted and promising guitarists was killed in a plane crash. Randy Rhoads was only 25 years old when he passed, but having played in Ozzy Osbourne’s solo band as well as Quiet […]

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The Best Video Ever Of The Week: Shadows Fall’s Bark Has Bite

Posted by on February 12, 2010

It takes balls to cover an Ozzy classic, so not only do you have to kill it, there better be a great video to accompany it. Shadows Fall’s take on “Bark at the Moon succeeds on both levels. Sure, the video looks like it was shot for about 8 cases of beer, but it pays […]

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