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    I have a question... Does anyone know who was in Daves band when I saw them at Foxwoods on Nov 4th 1995. It was a big band, Horns, Edgar Winter was a part of the band. Who was the drummer? anyone know????
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    anyone???

    someone must know. I looked over at the rotharmy site, But didn't like all the sammy dissing...

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    After releasing two poorly selling albums in the early 1990s, in 1995, Roth devised and performed an adult lounge act, largely in Las Vegas casinos, with a brass band that featured Nile Rodgers, Edgar Winter, and members of the Miami Sound Machine.

    I'll guess that Ron Wikso was the drummer...



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    Thank you!

    I think you are correct!
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    actually , Nope. ... from ron's site. it looks liek he was with Foriegner in nov. 95....

    In late December of 1993, I received a call from drummer extraordinaire, Gregg Bissonette asking me if I might be interested in going out on tour with his former boss and original Van Halen front man, David Lee Roth. Two weeks later, I was in The David Lee Roth Band!

    We started off with a ton of rehearsals (interrupted only slightly by the famous 1994 Northridge earthquake) at Dave's house in Pasadena...the same house that Van Halen started rehearsing in back in the '70's. The band initially included guitarist Terry Kilgore and bass player James Hunting. After a week or so, it became apparent that we were going to need a keyboard player as well and Dave called Brett Tuggle to rejoin the band.

    At the time, I was still fulfilling some gig commitments that I had with The Storm so there were a lot of days where I would do a rehearsal with Dave in the morning and go straight to the airport so that I could fly up to the San Francisco Bay Area to do a show with The Storm that night. I would then get up early the next morning and fly back to LA so that I could make it to Dave's rehearsal that day. I must have done that about 8 times...what a grind!!

    After we wrapped up rehearsals it was time to start things up so we began with a trip to Hawaii to tape a show for Fox Television that was hosted by Pamela Anderson and Pauly Shore. We followed that up with a live radio broadcast from Capitol Studios on a nationwide show called "Rock Line" with Bob Coburn (produced by The Album Network). That show resulted in the release of a limited edition CD called "Night Life" that featured live versions of the songs "Jump", "Panama", "She's My Machine", "Big Train" and "Experience" and previously recorded studio versions of "Night Life".

    The next step was a sort of warm up tour of the United States before heading over to Japan to start the tour in earnest. While in Japan, Terry Kilgore parted company with the band and after finishing that leg of the tour, he was replaced by Rocket Ritchotte, who met us in London to start the European leg of the tour.

    We toured all over England, Germany and several other European countries before returning to North America for another 4 month stretch of touring.

    One of the highlights of that tour was playing on "The Howard Stern Radio Show" when he held a special event in Cleveland to mark his ascent to the number 1 spot in the local ratings. He held a mock funeral for the competing station in the Cleveland market and had a concert in the Flats that attracted about 10,000 fans. We played several songs with Dave but I also got to play with Howard when the house drummer went missing for awhile. That was fun because the house band included Nils Lofgren of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

    Dave's tour finally wound up in the first week of October and by January of the next year, I was playing with Foreigner!

    In January of 1995, after they had auditioned more than 45 other drummers, I had the great pleasure of being asked to join one of the best, most prolific bands in modern Rock & Roll....Foreigner. Anyone who was awake for the last 20 years could not have helped hearing such great songs as "Hot Blooded", "Double Vision", "Feels Like The First Time", "Cold As Ice", "Urgent" and "I Want To Know What Love Is" as they helped to shape the soundtrack of a generation.

    Lou Gramm's incredible and distinctive voice is one of the best to have ever graced a microphone and Mick Jones' driving signature guitar and keyboard riffs gave Foreigner a unique and undeniable sound that people will enjoy for many years to come.

    I was fortunate to have toured with Foreigner around the world on 1995's "Mr. Moonlight" World Tour. We started off in Europe with The Doobie Brothers opening for us and followed that up with a trip to Australia and New Zealand (also with The Doobie Brothers). After New Zealand, we zipped through Singapore and Malaysia before heading to Japan for a few weeks. Following that, we played 2 shows in Alaska before heading home for a week to get prepared for the North American leg of the tour. We toured all over the U.S., Canada and Mexico from late May until early September before taking the rest of 1995 off.

    In 1996, we started off by recording 5 new tracks at The Studios At Linden Oaks, in Lou Gramm's home town of Rochester, NY. I don't know if there are plans to ever release those tracks but I think there is some pretty good stuff there and it would be a shame if the world never got to hear it.

    After those recording sessions, we did a 3 month tour of the U.S. on a bill that included REO Speedwagon and Peter Frampton.

    That tour was a lot of fun for me because my good friend Dave Amato was playing guitar with REO and several other people that I know were working on the tour. Through Dave, I already knew all the guys in REO and of course Mike "Beefboy" Garrigan, who Dave and I had known from our days with Cher and who we later worked with on the Majic Ship project, was REO's tour manager. There were also several other crew members that I had worked with on Cher's tours, including production manager, Omar Abderahmenn. And, I had toured with Peter Frampton in 1992 when I was in The Storm!

    We finished 1996 with a sort of mini tour that included dates in New York and Pennsylvania with Eddie Money and Dave Mason followed by more dates with REO Speedwagon in Florida. We ended the year with a New Year's Eve performance at Pleasure Island in Orlando, FL where none other than the legendary Little Richard played on one of the other stages.

    1997 started off with several dates in the South, including Mississippi and Nashville before we took a few months off in preparation for the Spring/Summer touring schedule that was being put together. We were scheduled to start in Japan in April of 1997 when, to everyone's surprise, we received a telephone call the night before our scheduled departure telling us that the tour was being cancelled. We had been packed and ready to go, our gear and our production manager were already in Japan awaiting our arrival and nobody was sure what to think. We later found out that Lou Gramm had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Needless to say, we were shocked and very concerned for Lou's health.

    Unfortunately, due to Lou's ongoing health issues, the rest of 1997 turned out to be a bust and we didn't do anything much for the rest of the year. We all attended his wedding in August of that year but that was about it.

    In 1998, it was time to move on and that's when I joined Richie Sambora's band.

    shit. good guess though....

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    "That show resulted in the release of a limited edition CD called "Night Life" that featured live versions of the songs "Jump", "Panama", "She's My Machine", "Big Train" and "Experience" and previously recorded studio versions of "Night Life"."

    I would love to get my hands ona copy of that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOC
    "That show resulted in the release of a limited edition CD called "Night Life" that featured live versions of the songs "Jump", "Panama", "She's My Machine", "Big Train" and "Experience" and previously recorded studio versions of "Night Life"."

    I would love to get my hands ona copy of that!
    I believe it is a UK import, but if you look hard enough I think you can find it to buy/trade.
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    there's also 1995 Foxwoods boots available as well...

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    anyone???

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    The band on the Diamond Dave release is really good, but I haven't thoroughly enjoyed a Dave album since A Little Ain't Enough. Since Vai and Sheehan aren't likely to rejoin him and Becker got MS, Dave has really lost his edge I find, at least as far as albums are concerned

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    There's only so many times you can change the ingredients of a classic burger.


    The original tasted great. One for the ages.

    New ingredients were added and essentially a new burger. Different, but still tasted good.

    Keep changing the ingredients and it just ends up getting stale.

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    Holy Crap.

    Nobody here knows who was drumming for Dave in 1995? Voivod got very close. seriously help me out.
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    I got this email from Ron Wikso....


    --- Ron Wikso <ronwikso@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > Hi Steve,
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    > I was not with Dave in November of 1995...you're
    > correct, I was with Foreigner by then. I only worked
    > with Dave in 1994 and while I've played at the
    > Mohegan Sun several times (I'll be back there again
    > in September with Gregg Rolie), I have never even
    > been to Foxwoods.
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    > I'm afraid I don't know who was playing with him
    > then but I seem to recall something about him
    > getting involved with a sort of Vegas lounge act
    > type of thing at that time and I think he got a
    > bunch of musicians from Miami for that. I do know
    > that his current drummer is Ray Luzier, who's been
    > with him for awhile now...but I'm sure you probably
    > already know that.
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    > Sorry I can't help out any more than that.
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    > Take care...
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    > Sincerely,
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    > Ron Wikso
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