You want to tell me, you never heard the name Jake E. Lee? Well, shame on you. It’s one of the guitar heroes, who managed to work his way up to the band of Ozzy Osbourne in the mid-1980s and than VIP band Badlands. Once he announced his return with a band Red Dragon Cartel and a show in Prague, I had to talk to him. However the whole interview didn’t go as planned…
Barking Guitar Hero
Friendly Guitar Hero
Drinking guitar hero
The show was great even though it was held in Exit Chmelnice club, which is situated on the edge of Prague and the quality of the show highly depends on the number of guests. New songs as Shout It Out or Deceived sounded surprisingly attractive already on the album, but the live environment always makes it even stronger. Secondly-mentioned piece with its opening riff showed what everybody came to see: Maestro’s riffing style which gave birth to one of Ozzy’s greatest hits, Bark at the Moon. Band made my day by also playing a Ultimate Sin song. Right away from the beginning of the show we could all see, that Jake is also having a good time. He’s enjoying his time on the stage and this feeling has been supported by a bottomless glass of coke and whiskey. Star of the night was smiling until the end of the show and then kept us waiting, about an hour, for an after-show autograph. I realized right away, there will be no interview tonight, as the crowd was too huge. But I was even more assured when I saw Jake’s condition.
He barely made it out of the door and started giving autographs with a cigarette in his mouth. After I got on the line, the cigarette burned in his mouth, until the half of the filter. I gave him my two albums and a grey ink pen, which I probably shouldn’t have done, as he was grabbing it from both sides until he left giant ink marks on the booklet. When I saw it, I said f*ck it, and asked him to press it, to get at least a fingerprint. Soon after he did that, the band came out of the dressing room, where they packed their stuff in the meantime and quickly moved Jake to a tour bus.
Let’s all sing Ozzy’s piece: You’re No Different
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thanx goes to FB administrators of the band
I’ll go try the new contact they’ve recently placed on the fb page – Lane Six Entertainment