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However, nothing good came of it. During the tour, they sang and Jake and Ray, trying pereorat each other, Li said that it is better to have had a female vocalist. All these scandals were of interest only for the British tabloids.
One of the most talented teams of the late 80 `s was founded in 1988 in the United States. Its founders were former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E.Lee, as well as speaking the same time as "Black sabbath" vocalist Ray Gillen. After five years of working with Ozzy at the end of a successful tour "Ultimate Sin" Jake decided it was time to stir and his own project. Wishing to distance as far as possible from his previous boss, he decided to find a new team for the charismatic frontman ,What is and became Ray Gillen. Last just looking for a job after a tour with the "Sabbath". The two took in have never been lit up with bassist Greg Chaison and drummer Eric Singer (ex "Lita Ford" and "Black Sabbath").
Under the guise of "Badlands" musicians set to work, signing a contract with "Atlantic records". Songwriter became tandem Li-Gillen.
In 1989 came the eponymous disc, which sounded hard rock with an emphasis in the blues, something reminiscent of the works of great "Led zeppelin". However, while the ball is ruled by glam metal and unpolished image and sound "Badlands" not attracted to it a wide audience, although the disc received very good reviews in the press ,and the team itself has appeared on MTV. Due to the constant tension in the team soon left the group, Eric Singer, who joined " Kissam ". He was replaced by former vocalist "Racer X" Jeff Martin, who has mastered the drums. He participated in the second album was released in 1991, "Voodoo Highway". In the same year came the video "Dag the Giblets".However, tensions in the group was growing, especially manifested between Lee and Gillen.
Jake accused Ray that he conspired with the label, to make it more commercial sound in sessions of the second album. This tactic has led to the fact that Guillen officially parted ways with "Badlands".
However, the group remained obligations on UK tourtherefore, he was again called to the work. However, nothing good came of it. During the tour, they sang and Jake and Ray, trying pereorat each other, Li said that it is better to have had a female vocalist. All these scandals were of interest only for the British tabloids. But the ill-fated tour ended and Guillen finally parted ways with the team. Lee, however, said that "Badlands" will continue to exist and even called New Singer - John West. Nevertheless, "Atlantic" group soon kicked out the door, leaving the team was disbanded. Lee started his solo work ,not brought him a special popularity.
Guillen also died of AIDS December 3, 1993, and not having time to finish their debut album with the group "Sun Red Sun". album "Dusk", which contained published singles and rare things "Badlands" was released in 1999.