Club Quattro, Osaka
Rock guitarist Jake E. Lee is known mostly for his five-year stint with Ozzy Osbourne followed by the band Badlands and solo projects. His new band, Red Dragon Cartel, was formed in 2013 and features bassist Anthony Esposito (Lynch Mob), drummer Phil Varone (Skid Row, Vince Neil), and vocalist Darren James Smith (Harem Scarem).
Late last year, the band put out a second album Patina, and in a recent interview with online magazine Decibel, the guitarist said about the new release, “I wanted it done right. I didn’t want any excuses, I didn’t want to ever have to say, ‘Well, that’s good enough.’ So I approached this record like it would be my last one. Everything about this record was done as if it would be the last thing I ever do. You never know, I could be hit by a bus tomorrow.”
Jake E. Lee is undoubtedly one of the most influential guitarists around. With an already loyal following in Japan from his past projects, this will be a much-anticipated gig for fans and guitarists alike.