Our good friends at Brave Words had a chat with former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E. Lee.
When asked about Jake rarely playing Ozzy material, he said:
“Yeah, I was happy with them. I do agree with him that maybe ‘The Ultimate Sin’ should be remixed because it was a bit of a poppy mix at the time and he wanted to increase his fan base at the time.
“[Producer Ron Nevison] gave it more of a poppy thing, but it’s a heavy record, so I think it should be remixed. Let’s have an alternate mix of that. I would hope he’d invite me to it.”
When asked about Sharon, he said:
“Sharon… Sharon can be so vindictive. Why be that way? I don’t understand it. It seems like it takes a lot of energy.
“She spends a lot of energy to be mad and to get back at people who she thinks have wronged her or Ozzy.”
When asked about the possibility of playing with Ozzy again, he said:
“It would be fun. It would be fun to play with Ozzy again. It would be fun to do another record with him. But Zakk [Wylde] did some good sh*t too.
“Up through [1991’s] ‘No More Tears,’ I think Ozzy’s catalog was good. But I think through ‘No More Tears’ he had a good catalog and was putting out good records. And then I don’t know, he got soft. I think he got lazy. He started letting other people write his sh*t.
“There used to be a definite Ozzy sound. And it was that sound with Randy [Rhoads, guitar].
“It was that sound with me – still the same vein but still a little bit different sound, even then the first couple with Zakk still sounded like Ozzy, and then it quit sounding like Ozzy.”