The Night Ozzy Handed Jake E. Lee The Torch

In 1984, Ozzy Osbourne offered the spotlight to a young Jake E. Lee during Suicide Solution and to put it simply, Jake Crushed It!


Lee was once asked if he “clicked” with Ozzy on a personal level.

“We definitely were different types of people,” he said. “And I’m sure that had a lot to do with it. I mean, I don’t know personally what Ozzy’s relationship with Randy was like, but from the outside it looked like they were brothers. Ozzy and I, we never connected on anything more than, ‘Here’s a song, let’s play it.’ We never became friends. We never bonded. We worked well together, but I think maybe at some point Ozzy wanted to get a deeper connection with his guitar player. And he obviously got that with Zakk Wylde, because they spent a lot of years together.

Jake E. Lee’s killer improvised guitar solo!

Suicide Solution – Jake E Lee guitar solo 1984
Suicide Solution - Jake E Lee guitar solo 1984Suicide Solution - Jake E Lee guitar solo 1984

I was surprised to be let go. I didn’t see it coming at all. In fact, it was my roommate, who was my tech at the time, who told me I was out of the band. He came back from the Rainbow one night and he said, ‘Everybody’s talking about how you just got fired.’ So I called up Sharon, and I was like, ‘I just heard the weirdest rumor.’ She said, ‘Oh, my god. It’s true, it’s true.’ I went, ‘I’m fired?’ And she said, ‘Yes.’ My whole world got turned upside down.” – Jake E. Lee

Jake explains:  Guitarist get “Bark at the Moon” wrong!

Jake E. Lee talks Bark At The Moon
Jake E. Lee talks Bark At The MoonJake E. Lee talks Bark At The Moon

Jake E. Lee is undoubtedly one of the greatest!


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