Billy Sheehan ( The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth Band, Talas ) discusses his life and career. From his early days in Buffalo and Talas to the near reunion with David Lee Roth Band, the recent fundraiser for Tony MacAlpine, and the new Winery Dogs cd – Hot Streak.
Anthony Esposito discusses his career, from his early start in music, to his time in Lynch Mob and Ace Frehley’s band. He also discusses his new gig in Red Dragon Cartel, and gives us an update on the recording of the new album (a return to Jake E Lee’s Badlands style).
Barry Sparks discusses his life and career. From early bands to such major acts such as Michael Schenker Group (MSG), Yngwie Malmsteen Ted Nugent and B’z. He also discusses his solo albums Glimmer of Hope, Can’t Look Back and his new project Riot On Mars. He also covers his prolific session career and touches upon his brush with Richie Blackmore.
In the second half of the interview with Chris McLernon, he discusses his time in Saigon Kick, including the recent reunion and why he walked away. He also covers his history with Eddie Van Halen, and their bonding over bowling, and finishes with what he’s up to now.
Chris McLernon (Saigon Kick, Cold Sweat, Cold Gin) discusses his life and career. From his early days/bands to the formation of Cold Sweat (originally called Ferrari) with Marc Ferrari and Oni Logan – and having Oni leave the band to join Lynch Mob, finding a replacement singer in Roy Cathey, the unexpected success of his KISS tribute band Cold Gin (with future Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer), and how he got the gig in Saigon Kick following the recording of The Lizard.
The interview will continue with part 2 next week.
Gabe Rosales walks us through his career, from his early days, to joining the infamous “Smoke This” era of Lynch Mob (the recording process and the backlash), working for pop stars such as Jennifer Lopez (and playing Saturday Night Live) his troubles and recovery with addiction, his solo record (Vital Nonsense), activism and working with George Lynch again on the ShadowTrain movie and soundtrack.
P.J. Farley discusses his early days, and the formation of Trixter. He covers their early success (when he was still a teenager), their decline with grunge, his other bands with Steve Brown, his work with Lita Ford, the Trixter reunion and their new album Human Era.
Sean McNabb walks us through his entire career – from his early days to his first big break in Quiet Riot, he explains it all. He covers his time in House of Lords, Great White, Dokken, Burning Rain and now Lynch Mob. He also discusses his solo single “Fresh Air” where he is in singer/songwriter mode, and reveals Burning Rain’s plan to hit the studio and record a new cd for Frontiers Records.
David Ellefson (Megadeth), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Whitesnake), Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch, Mandy Moore), Phil X (Triumph, Bon Jovi, The Drills), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) and Director Fran Strine talk about the in-production documentary Hired Gun, and what it means to be a hired gun musician.
Plus, Phil X gives tribute to bassist Randy Coven.
Jeff Pilson (Dokken, War & Peace, Dio, Foreigner, Lynch/Pilson, Underground Moon, T&N) discusses his entire career, including how he got his start on bass and his early bands/studies, how he joined Dokken, the making of their big albums in the 80’s, why they broke up, why he didn’t join Lynch Mob when they first formed, the formation of War & Peace, his time in Dio, the Dokken reunion, why he left, rekindling his friendship with George Lynch and the recording of Lynch / Pilson, why his name was off Underground Moon, and how he joined Foreigner and their latest recording – The Best of 4 & More. Plus he talks about current producing jobs for Last In Line and Adler, and a new solo rock cd that he is considering making.
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