Jake E. Lee

One of the biggest brain-scratchers in metal history is the fact that Jake E. Lee isn't king of the world. It seemed like he definitely had the potential to be exactly that when he was guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne in the mid ‘80s, during the Bark At The Moon/Ultimate Sin era. His post-Ozzy band Badlands was pretty spectacular too. But Jake just never seemed to make that push to stay up there with his contemporaries.

Now Lee has revealed he's working on a new album with producer Ron Mancuso, and he's looking for a lead vocalist to sing one track on the album and to undertake a world tour starting in 2013.

Why only one track? Because he's already got tracks recorded with Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Paul Di'Anno (ex-Iron Maiden) and Maria Brink (In This Moment). Jake says there are other big names attached to the project too. The idea seems similar in spirit to Slash's first solo album, where he had various guest vocalists and took one (Myles Kennedy) on the road.