In a recent interview with Guitar World, former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E. Lee has shared his thoughts about another Ozzy guitarist Zakk Wylde.
Here’s the statement:
“We’ll probably be doing bars and clubs, although we were hoping to go out on tour with somebody. Ideally, we wanted to do something with Zakk Wylde, because I just think that would be really cool to have two Ozzy guitar players together.
The idea has already been broached with Wylde’s management because I don’t know Zakk personally. I only met him once and that was when he was 19 — back when he was skinny and pretty, you know? [Laughs] But it’s been a long time since I’ve actually talked to Zakk.”
On his first met with Zakk Wylde, he said:
“We were at some hotel in L.A. — I can’t think of the name — for a Badlands meeting. And Ozzy walked by. And then Zakk walked by and he introduced himself. And he was really cool. I mean, I had nothing against him… I just wished him luck. It was a very brief meeting. But he seemed like a nice guy and he’s always been very kind to me in the press.”
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Back in December, he talked about Ozzy and said:
“I haven’t played any Ozzy songs in 30 years, I thought it would be fun so we threw some of that in there. It quickly, for me, became uncomfortable to play the Ozzy songs. I know I was the guitar player on those songs, and I wrote the music but it just didn’t feel honest to me.
They are Ozzy songs, despite my contribution to them, they pretty much belong to Ozzy as far as I’m concerned.So it became uncomfortable for me to do Ozzy songs live, and now that we have enough songs that we can really concentrate on the Red Dragon Cartel stuff, I decided we won’t be doing any more Ozzy songs.
We might throw a couple of Badlands songs in there, they’re still fun for me to play, but the new record [‘Patina’] is really going to make up most of the set.”