JAKE E. LEE Performs With 3 DAY CRUSH; Attends Black Door Bar & Grill Opening In Las Vegas

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee made a rare appearance on May 22 at the grand opening of Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) Black Door Bar & Grill in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A Stripped Down TV report on the event, featuring an appearance by Jake around the 30-second mark, can be viewed below.

Jake E. Lee is currently playing with 3 DAY CRUSH, a Las Vegas-based rock band also featuring Sydney Levine and Johnny Rocker from THE BUDDY MILES BAND.

Video footage of 3 DAY CRUSH performing a cover version of OZZY OSBOURNE's "Shot In The Dark" with Jake E. Lee on guitar in May 2010 can be viewed below.

According to the All Music Guide, Lee helped Ozzy Osbourne score two of the most commercially successful releases of the singer's long and illustrious career — 1983's "Bark at the Moon" and 1986's "The Ultimate Sin". Lee eventually joined up with another former BLACK SABBATH singer (albeit briefly), Ray Gillen, and formed the LED ZEPPELIN/classic rock-esque outfit BADLANDS. Subsequently, Lee played briefly with a band called WICKED ALLIANCE before setting off on his own, issuing his solo debut, "A Fine Pink Mist", in August of 1996.

Jake E. Lee's "covers" album, "Retraced", was released in the U.S. in April 2005 via Shrapnel Records. The CD, which was engineered by Michael Lardie (GREAT WHITE), featured the following lineup of musicians:

Jake E. Lee (OZZY OSBOURNE, BADLANDS): guitars
Chris Logan (MSG): Vocals
Aynsley Dunbar (WHITESNAKE, MSG, UFO): Drums

All the songs were recorded in a "power trio" format ala BADLANDS and the tracks for the project were cover songs along that style (bluesy power rock).

Navarro is co-owner of the Black Door Bar & Grill, along with Nico Santucci, who owns and operates a number of additional clubs and restaurants.

The Black Door is located across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

Stripped Down TV report on Black Door Bar & Grill opening (Jake appears around the 30-second mark):

3 DAY CRUSH performing OZZY OSBOURNE's "Shot In The Dark" with Jake E. Lee on guitar (May 2010):

3 DAY CRUSH performing "Monkey On My Back" with Jake E. Lee on guitar (May 2010):


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