Jake E. Lee recalls Robbin Crosby stopping him from beating up Mick Mars after latter’s racial comment
Former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands, and current Red Dragon Cartel, guitarist Jake E. Lee was recently interviewed by Tone-Talk and spoke about his rift with Mick Mars dating back to before he joined Ozzy Osbourne.
Lee recalled one incident with Mars when Mötley Crüe were opening for Ozzy Osbourne on a US tour back in 1984. Lee advised (as transcribed by Blabbermouth with slight edits):
“So Mötley Crüe is opening for us now. At at one point, I’m out partying with… I think it was Tommy [Lee]… It might have been Vince [Neil]. Who knows? Whoever Mick‘s roommate was. We go back to the room, and Mick‘s in his pajamas and he’s very upset with us. It was with Ratt too — I remember Robbin [Crosby] was there, Stephen [Pearcy] was there. Mick, being the old man, as everybody joked about [him], he made a complaint. I’m not sure what I said. I think just called him ‘the old man’ and [told him to] shut up. And he did look over at me and said, ‘At least I’m not a slant-eyed Japanese bastard.’ And I did not like that — did not like it. I hadn’t heard it, actually, since I was in grade school — the whole ‘slant-eyed Japanese’ thing. And it pissed me off. I walked over. I was gonna beat the fuck out of him. And it was Robbin Crosby, who was six-five, he came up to me, picked me and said, ‘C’mon, Jake. None of that shit matters.’ And he carried me out of the room.”
You can read other excerpts from the interview via Blabbermouth and listen to the interview below:
Ep. 43 – Jake E. Lee of Red Dragon Cartel, Badlands, OZZY! Interview!