Guitarist Jake E. Lee spoke in a recent interview with Tone-Talk and admitted that Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe wanted him to replace Mick Mars.
Here is his statement:
“I quit Ratt. I had nothing going on. I was going to Mötley’s fucking gigs… Nikki and Tommy wanted me in the band. They actually wanted me to replace Mick — which you can understand that. I was fucking better looking and fucking better playing.
They wanted me to replace Mick. Mick‘s in-law or whatever was funding the band, so that didn’t happen. And there was [talk of Mötley Crüe] maybe [having] two guitar players, which even then, I was, like, Mötley Crüe. Two guitar players. I don’t know about that.’
So, anyway, it kind of started with that. ‘Cause there was that thing going. Whether somebody denies it or not, that’s what started the rift between me and Mick.”
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Guitarist Jake E. Lee spoke in an earlier interview with Ultimate-Guitar and revealed the last story of him and Ozzy Osbourne.
Here is what he said:
“Well, Ozzy called the next day to wish me luck. He said it was time for me to spread my wings and do my own thing. And that’s all he said. He didn’t say anything, he wished me the best. And that was the last time I talked to Ozzy, too.”
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