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13th June 2012

jake e lee

Slash's bassist Todd Kerns has revealed that he and drummer Brent Fitz have been recording with former Ozzy guitarist, Jake E Lee.

On his blog he states: "I found myself at a top secret recording session for Jake E Lee's brand new solo album! I'm totally serious. Jake is the unsung hero of Ozzy Osbourne. He played on Bark At The Moon and The Ultimate Sin before the world had heard of Zakk Wylde. Mr Fitz and I play on a song from the forthcoming album. You can say you heard it here first."

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Little has been heard from Jake E Lee since the split of his post-Ozzy band, Badlands in 1993. As Todd said, Jake was Ozzy's guitar hero through the 'Bark At The Moon' and 'Ultimate Sin' eras, considered by many to be Ozzy's finest hour and it provided the Prince of Darkness with one of his biggest chart successes in the form of the hit single 'Shot In The Dark'.

No release date or further details on Jake's new project have yet been released.



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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