Recently talking with IndiePower.com, iconic guitarist Steve Vai talked about his time in David Lee Roth’s solo band.
“Well, there were so many. Touring, becoming a ‘rock star’ basically overnight by joining David Lee Roth‘s solo band when he left Van Halen was just a shocker. Every night on tour was just… Oh my God, it was something that I’m really glad I experienced. And there was a lot of other things.
”The camaraderie between me and Billy and Gregg was, and still is, very strong, and those are life relationships that you can’t put a value on them. So that I got out of that. And one of the things I really enjoyed doing was learning things from Dave. I mean, he was an intense guy.
”We hung out a lot and would do things like go climbing — he was really into climbing mountains at the time. So we’d hire these fantastic guides and we’d go and do stuff like that. He got me into working out because I looked like a noodle when I joined the band. [Laughs] And I really enjoyed all of that. I really had a good time there.”