LEE KERSLAKE


Lee Kerslake was born 16 in 1947 in England and he's a well-known drummer and backing vocalist for Uriah Heep and Ozzy Osbourne. In the late 1960s to early 1970s, Kerslake played with The Gods, releasing three albums.

Next he joined Uriah Heep in1971 and he left the band in October 1979 rejoining them in April 1982. He also played on David Byron's and Ken Hensley's solo albums.

Kerslake's work can be heard on Osbourne's two classics as Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman.

Kerslake left Osbourne's band in early 1981 to care for his mother, who was ill.

On the Diary of a Madman notes, Kerslake and bassist Bob Daisley were not credited, with drummer Tommy Aldridge and bassist Rudy Sarzo instead receiving credit. In 1998, Kerslake and Daisley filed suit against Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne, seeking royalties and songwriting credits for their contributions to both albums.

As a result, the 2002 reissues of two albums removed Kerslake and Daisley's performances, replacing them with newly recorded tracks by Robert Trujillo and Mike Bordin (when the albums were again reissued in 2011, the original bass and drum tracks were restored).

In 2003 Kerslake was involved in Living Loud project, with BOB DAISLEY, STEVE MORSE, JIMMY BARNES.

Don Airey made a guest appearance. The group released a debut self-titled CD, featuring covers of several Daisley/Kerslake penned Ozzy Osbourne tracks.

Lee next plays with his own band the "Lee Kerslake Band", guests with various bands and regularly joins ex-Heep members Ken Hensley and Paul Newton in "Uriah Heep Legends" In early 2007 it was announced on the Heep website that Kerslake left the band 'due to ongoing health problems'. Kerslake is currently semi-retired because of illness. On 15 October 2015, Kerslake and Ken Hensley joined the current lineup of Uriah Heep at Crocus City Hall in Moscow for a two-hour set.

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