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Jake E. Lee Is Back And Looking For A Vocalist

Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments24 Comments

Are you a singer looking for a gig? Guitarist Jake E. Lee may want to hear from you.

Apparently Jake is in the process of recording a new record and he needs a singer to lay down tracks. The chosen singer will also tour the world with Jake during 2013. The singer must be able to perform some Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands songs.

Jake is also collaborating with some famous musicians for his new record including Robin Zander and Paul Di'Anno.

If you want to give it a shot, send an email to Ronnie@HideoutLV.com containing an MP3 or a link to an MP3 of yourself singing an Ozzy or Badlands song. You'll also need to submit a sample of you performing another song as well. If Jake likes what he hears, you'll be contacted.

I can't help but wonder if this means we'll be seeing Jake and his new lineup at M3 Rock Festival in May? We can only hope I guess. I'm glad he's back in action. It's been a very long time.


Reader Comments (24)

gr8 news!! hes been away too long.
October 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlou
WOW!!!
October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
What was band that did that recent video with... outside of that Jake has been off the radar
October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig Lam
What was band that did that recent video with... outside of that Jake has been off the radar
October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig Lam
good luck finding a singer with the soulful style, ridiculous vocal range, and mind-blowing power of the late great Ray Gillen.
October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Glenn Hughes!
October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
Glenn Hughes - dear god, no!
October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTony
Welcome Back. It's been way too long!
October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
I'm pretty sure that Jake is looking for a relatively unknown vocalist. If he is going to be doing Badlands, Ozzy, and original songs I don't think he would want a vocalist that is already pigeonholed into one style. I actually had sent this info to a vocalist friend of mine last week.

We'll see if this ever really materializes or not.
October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRock-It
these days, Glenn Hughes is a studio and limited touring vocalist. No doubt he has a great voice, but his pipes would never hold out for any extended touring. Remember how god aweful he sounded on that Black Sabbath tour like 25 years ago? that's how Ray Gillen ended up being in Sabbath before he hooked up with Jake.
October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Ahhhh.. Good point Bob, forgot about that
October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
Bob and Rock-It make the key points here...

Rock-It's right -- get a beyond real unknown vocalist -- some kid no one's heard of who's a total mindblower... But make sure he's not a nerd like James Durbin, that guy who almost won American Idol as a Metal vocalist or that pro wrestler look-a-like dude, Ripper Owens, who bored everyone to tears during his stint with Priest while Halford was checked out.

And Bob makes a legit point about the longevity factor of a well seasoned veteran singer. There's been a longstanding rumor as to why Zep can't really do any sort of multi-date tour and that stems from concern over Plant's inability to sing consistently night after night. Similarly, as Bob points out, so, too, there is doubt whether Hughes, or anyone else who's considered Rock Singer Royalty, would be able to deliver.
October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Except Corabi!

There he was, right under our noses from one of Al's highly commented on recent posts! That's who Lee should get! Perfect match! And we even get a "Hooligan's Holiday" out of it! Yes!
October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I agree with MetalBoy - Except Corabi!
October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoy
Actually, Roy, when you put it that way...

Accept Corabi!

I sure hope Jake is pursuing singers and not just doing a cattle call.

Several times in the Ad Game when we would be making a commercial, I recall the director doing the perfunctory casting calls but always heading his bets with an actor he had in mind.

Jake should pursue Corabi! I wonder if they have any history?

I'm gonna suggest Corabi to Ronnie right now!
October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Sorry, too early in the morning.. Before the caffeine kicked in.. YES, Accept Corabi!
October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoy
Too early in the morning, indeed, Roy...

I recall the director "hedging", not "heading" his bets. Frickin' autocorrect!

I just Emailed Ronnie to recommend Corabi. Since they're all in L.A., they should at least have Corabi in for an audition.
October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Glen Huges from 25 years ago was drug addicted and lost...Glen Huges from 2012 & Black Country Communion has tons of range. Recently saw him on TV performing with that band adn he was awesome...not saying he should connect with Jake but he wouldn't be horrible. What about Paul Shortino? I really like his voice and it fits with Jake in my opinion....listen to the newish King Kobra.
October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJAT
IMO, He should think/step outside the box, and get an unknown female who has an Ann Wilson/Lzzy Hale kind of voice.
October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
What happened to the woman he got to front Badlands?
October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTony

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