The podcast “The Tapes Archive” has just released author Greg Renoff’s complete 2016 audio interview with Steve Vai all about David Lee Roth’s classic 1986 album Eat ‘Em and Smile’!
From “The Tapes Archive”/YouTube:
In this never before-heard 2016 interview, Vai talks with author Greg Renoff about the landmark David Lee Roth album Eat ‘Em and Smile. At the time, it was the 30th anniversary of the iconic album.
In the interview, Vai talks about the song he thought he wrote but didn’t, the jock that wasn’t happy with Vai, the rumored Kim Mitchell song, and the infamous Lucky Strike reunion show that didn’t happen.
The interview is conducted by Greg Renoff. Renoff is the author of two Amazon best-sellers and a must-read for music fans. Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal and Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music. If you haven’t read these books, do yourself a favor and go get them now.
Read Greg Renoff’s article based on this interview over on Guitar World: https://bit.ly/3eMS1Xf
Watch David Lee Roth’s “Yankee Rose”
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