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Jake E Lee Burns Down NAMM Jam 2014
Jake E. Lee is best known for his work in Badlands and as guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne on Bark at the Moon and The Ultimate Sin albums. But now he is out on his own with his new band Red Dragon Cartel. They have only done a few shows to date but on Friday, January 24th they made a stop at The Grove in Anaheim, CA for NAMM Jam 2014 (National Association of Music Merchants).
This was an industry event only open to NAMM attendees from around the world. RDC played much of their new CD which was release this January 28thas well as some Ozzy Osbourne songs that Jake wrote when he was in the band like, “Ultimate Sin,” “Rock n Roll Rebel,” and closed out the night with a thunderous version of “Bark at Moon”. Stand outs for new RDC material was “Wasted,” “Feeder,” and “Shout it Out”. During every break fans as yelled out, “We love you!”and Jake gracious smiled and thanked them. The band played for about 90 minutes and Jake dazzled the crowd showing everyone he still has what it takes to be a guitar hero and true showman. Singer, DJ Smith may have had a rough start on their first show in Hollywood, but tonight he was in perfect form belting out tune after tune. The band consists of bassist; Ronnie Mancuso, singer; D.J. Smith and drummer; Jonas Fairley.
Be sure to pick up their debut CD available now!
Red Dragon Cartel
Red Dragon Cartel have been making waves since the band announced the release of their upcoming debut last year. Now, the band made up of guitar legend Jake E. Lee, bassist Ronnie Mancuso, singer D.J. Smith and drummer Jonas Fairley are unveiling their debut video for the song “Deceived.” The song comes from their soon-to-be-released Frontiers Records album Red Dragon Cartel out on January 28th. The video for the song can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/DeceivedVideo and fans that pre-order the album digitally on iTunes at http://smarturl.it/reddragoncartel receive the song as an instant download. The album is also available for pre-order on Amazon.com at http://amzn.to/1aYjMng.
Jake E. Lee is best known for his work in Badlands and as guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne on Bark at the Moon and The Ultimate Sin albums. Red Dragon Cartel also features various guest appearances from some of music’s most notable faces including legendary Cheap Trick vocalist Robin Zander, original Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di’Anno, Kill Devil Hill/Pantera bassist Rex Brown, Sass Jordan, Slash’s Conspirators Todd Kearns and Brent Fitz and In This Moment front woman Maria Brink. The album was produced by Ronnie Mancuso and Jake E. Lee and was executive produced, mixed and mastered by Kevin Churko (In This Moment, Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch).
Red Dragon Cartel will be hitting the road in the road in March to showcase Jake E Lee’s return to the world. The tour kicks off March 5th in Tempe, AZ and runs all the way through April 6th, where it wraps up in Seneca, NY. The tour will make stops in Oklahoma City, Houston, Raleigh and Philadelphia to name a few. The band will also be heading over to Europe where they are confirmed to perform at this year’s Download Festival in Donnington, England and the famed Sweden Rock Festival. More dates are being added around the world as the band looks to bring the music of Red Dragon Cartel to every corner of the globe.
From the opening riff of “Deceived” to final sustained piano chord of “Exquisite Tenderness,” it is clear Red Dragon Cartel has created an album that stands amongst some of the greatest hard rock albums of all time. Infectious songs such as “Shout It Out,” “Wasted” and “Slave” showcase the band’s ability to write memorable hooks and vocal melodies. Robin Zander of Cheap Trick lends his voice to the track “Feeder” and a lyric video for the song can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/FeederLyricVideo. Maria Brink of In This Moment lends her unique vocals to the track “Big Mouth.” Paul Di’Anno and Sass Jordan also lend their talents to the band’s debut. Jake E. Lee’s trademark playing style instantly shines through and picks up right where he left off.
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