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Lee Kerslake Documentary Details, Kiss, Joe Elliot, Bob Daisley, Ian Paice Will be Appearing In Film
Updated: Jan 16, 2022
More details about Lee Kerslake's upcoming documentary 'Not On The Heep' have been revealed from director, producer Tayla Goodman. She recently told The Metal Voice, "the filming of the doc is complete, we are 40% through the edit, Covid did slow things down a bit. However it's due to be completed by Christmas if all the funding comes in. Still looking for another £15k to complete. Also looking at offering shares in the doc to LBF films." She continued," Appearing in it is: Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Max Norman (Producer), Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne), Mick Box (Uriah Heep) and the Heep, the boys from Kiss, Ken Hensley and Neil Warnock, stay tuned for more info."
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Ex- OZZY OSBOURNE and URIAH HEEP drummer Lee Kerslake died on September 19 2020 after a long battle with cancer. He was 73 years old.
Lee Kerslake was inducted into The Metal Hall of Fame in 2019
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In January 2019, Kerslake was inducted into the Hall Of Heavy Metal History in Anaheim, California. During his induction, Kerslake was presented with two platinum discs for his work with the BLACK SABBATH frontman. The presentation was filmed for Kerslake's documentary.
Lee Kerslake (born 16 April 1947) is an English musician, best known as the longtime drummer and backing vocalist for the rock band Uriah Heep and for his work with Ozzy Osbourne in the early 1980s.
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Kerslake was born in Winton, Bournemouth, Dorset, England. At age 11, he began playing drums and got his first professional gig with the Gods in 1969, going on to record three albums with the band. He later played with Toe Fat and National Head Band before linking up with Uriah Heep in November 1971.
In 1980, Kerslake met ex-Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne by chance in an elevator at the Kings Cross Hotel in Australia. "He was in one corner with his bodyguard and his manager, and I was in the other corner with mine. Rather funny". They would soon form the band Blizzard of Ozz with bassist Bob Daisley and guitarist Randy Rhoads, though the band would soon become an Ozzy Osbourne solo project due to a management decision. Kerslake's work can be heard on Osbourne's first two solo albums, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman, as well as the 1980 Live EP and parts of the 1987 Tribute live album.
In December 2018, Kerslake revealed that he is battling prostate cancer, saying that "the doctor gave me about eight months to live". He further stated that five years previously, he had been given four years to live. Kerslake's further health complications include psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and two heart murmurs.
Kerslake revealed that it was his final wish to receive the platinum album certifications for the Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman albums that he had worked on, and Osbourne granted that wish. Kerslake wrote a letter to Osbourne, informing him of his ill-health and desire to receive the records. Kerslake subsequently received his platinum plaques.
Lee Kerslake interview talks Platinum discs from Ozzy-Hall of Heavy Metal 2019- The Metal Voice
Lee Kerslake accepts platinum discs & reads Ozzy Letter at Metal Hall of Fame 2019
Lee Kerslake- Interview-Talks Recording Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman