lAfter a long absence, it seems that former OZZY OSBOURNE and BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee is poised to return to making new music.  According to Michael Toney, author of the book “TALES FROM THE STAGE VOL 1,” Jake is currently in the studio recording new music for an album that should hopefully come out later this year.

Jake’s new project will be called JAKE E. LEE’S RED DRAGON CARTEL and will feature Ronnie Mancuso (Beggars and Thieves) on bass and Jonas Fairley (Black Betty) on drums.  While a permanent vocalist is yet to be announced, the album will include appearances by several guest vocalists, including Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Sass Jordan (S.U.N), and possibly original Iron Maiden vocalist Paul DiAnno.

Jake gave Michael Toney a sneak preview of what’s to come.  According to Toney:  “The two new tracks that I have heard are very impressive, and are incredibly fresh sounding – but not really in the same family as [Jake’s] work with Badlands or Ozzy. It’s still hard rock, but perhaps a bit more melodic.”

We’ll certainly keep an eye on this here at eddietrunk.com and will give you updates as we get more information.  We’ll look to get the low-down from Jake himself in the coming months!

Michael Toney’s book TALES FROM THE STAGE VOLUME 1 features exclusive interviews with several artists and music industry insiders, including Tim “Ripper” Owens, Bruce Kulick, Brian Tichy, and our own Eddie Trunk.  Check it out HERE!

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  • John from Seattle on

    It’s about freakin’ time. Rock ‘n Roll needs Jake E. Lee…

    • Max Johnson on

      No kidding! Now why doesn’t he shoot himself in the foot before he even gets out of the gate by giving the band a 5 word name that no one can remember?

    • db on

      oh max don’t be ridiculous… it’s easy…it’s Jake … … … something something. i swear his name is in there. whatever, i’ll buy a tshirt

    • Sean mcc on

      Jake is my favorite guitarist of all can’t wait

    • Shawn M Schmidt on


  • Brien DeChristopher on

    This certainly is great news. Can’t wait to hear it. Jake is an amazing guitarist, and it’s good to see him preparing to share his talent with us once again.

  • Rich on

    Please get in touch with Magnus Eckwall former singer of the Quill! It is like the ghost of Ray Gillen inhabits this amazing singer. He would be able to sing anything Jake can come up with and any Badlands tune

  • Geno on

    “Impressive” wow that like saying “it was nice”!!!
    I hope not because I’m a HUGE Jake E Lee fan!

  • Michael C on

    I’ve always felt like Badlands was a band that I knew about, that I had to turn all my friends onto because the world failed them, they never received the recognition they deserved. Seriously, the band and the music was so special to me in the 90’s, so raw, bluesy and honest. I hope Jake gets the recognition he deserves and there’s a new generation that discovers his genius.

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