Joe Holmes

Joe Holmes (born June 11, 1963) is a Heavy metal guitarist. Born in New Jersey, he took lessons from guitarist Randy Rhoads in 1979. Holmes joined an L.A based band called Terriff in 1983. Holmes left Terriff to join Lizzy Borden in 1987. He left Lizzy Borden in 1988 and rejoined Terriff, staying with the latter group until 1990.

Holmes then joined David Lee Roth's band in 1990 replacing Jason Becker who was diagnosed with ALS while recording the album A Little Ain't Enough.

In 1995, after Ozzy Osbourne had finished recording the Ozzmosis album, a replacement for Zakk Wylde was needed for the tour.[1] Holmes auditioned and got the job. Holmes did not mention that he had taken lessons from Randy Rhoads (former guitarist for Osbourne) as he thought it would hurt his chances at the job.[citation needed] Holmes performed on the Ozzmosis tour with Osbourne. He started the tour 5 September in Monumental Stadium , Argentina, South America.

Holmes left the band in 1998.[citation needed] He rejoined in 2000 for the Ozzfest tour. Holmes left the band while recording and writing the Down to Earth album. While Holmes doesn't play on the album, the songs "Facing Hell", "Junkie", and "That I Never Had", which were co-written by Holmes.[citation needed] , appear on the album. The only songs from his work with Ozzy that have been released is "Walk on Water", which first appeared on the Beavis and Butt-Head Do America soundtrack, before appearing on the bonus disc for Ozzy's 1997's compilation The Ozzman Cometh and "Perry Mason" live from the 1997 Ozzfest Live CD.
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SFR - 104 Joe Holmes - Recording Black Culture album art John Work III* I'm Gonna Drink No Mo' John Work III* - Recording Black Culture(CD, Comp) Spring Fed Records SFR - 104 US 2007 Sell This Version