Lee Kerslake 'Not on The Heep' was directed and produced by Tayla Goodman. A documentary about the life of drummer (Uriah Heep, Ozzy ) Lee Kerslake, as well as his mission to complete his bucket list prior to his passing, as he was given 8 months to live by the doctors.
Some of his bucket list items included; finshing his solo album 'Eleventeen'; meeting Kiss; going to California to be inducted into Metal Hall of Fame, recieving two platinum plaques certified by RIAA for his work on Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman.
The doucmentary Stars Lee Kerslake, Uriah Heep's Mick Box, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, Deep Purple's Ian Paice, Kiss' Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer, CEO Metal Hall of Fame Pat Gesualdo, The Metal Voice's Jimmy Kay and many more....
Directed and Produced by: Tayla Goodman
Cinematography by: Tayla Goodman, Catherine Deeds
Music Consultant: Steve Weltman
Edited by: Christian Dines
London Bridge Films Ltd
London Bridge Films
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Lee Kerslake receives platinum plaques and letter from Ozzy and Sharon
On January 2019, Kerslake was inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame 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.
Inducted into the Metal hall of Fame by CEO Pat Guesaldo and presented his two plaques for Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a madman
Lee Kerslake's final solo album 'Eleventeen'
Director Tayla Goodman with Lee Kerslake and Kiss
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.
Lee Kerslake - Celia Sienna [Official Video] taken off his last solo album 'Eleventeen'
Lee Kerslake and Jimmy Kay laughing in his hotel room in California prior to being inducted into Metal Hall of Fame 2019
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.
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Interview with Director Tayla Goodman of Lee Kerslake's 'Not on the Heep' documentary f. Kiss, Deep Purple, Def Leppard
Ex- Ozzy Lee Kerslake Interview-Talks Blizzard of Ozz & Diary of a Madman- 8 months to live R.I.P