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Sunday, 21 February 2010

Jake E. Lee (Badlands)

Name: Jakey Lou Williams
Born: 15th February, 1957 (Virginia, USA)

Profile: He is a guitarist best known for playing with Ozzy Osbourne and his own band "Badlands".

History: At the insistence of his mother, Lee took classical piano lessons as a child; however, he preferred playing his older sister's guitar which exposed him to rock and metal bands in the 70's such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. He played in various high school bands and would eventually bring his skills to the San Diego music scene in the late 70's with his bands "Teaser" for several years.

In 1980, he joined various of bands such as "Mickey Ratt", "Rough Cutt" and "Dio". Soon after the death of Randy Rhoads, Ozzy Osbourne wanted Lee to replaced the deceased guitarist. He was with Osbourne doing albums after albums and toured the world. In 1987, Lee left Osbourne to formed a blues-based metal band called "Badlands" in 1988. Until today Lee is still active in the blues and metal music scenes.

Influences: Jimi Hendrix and Brian May (Queen).

Axology: Jackson Strat, Marshall JCM800 2203, Modified Fender Stratocaster, 2 Charvel Holdsworth Strats


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