Hard rock guitar sensation Doug Aldrich of Whitesnake and DIO fame “waltzed” his way into Austria with his Steamroller tour, Velden, Austria.
who’s played with the likes of David Coverdale’s Whitesnake (a member since
2002) and also with Ronnie James Dio’s band, DIO, was in the southern Austrian
town of Velden during his “Steamroller Tour” in the Bluesiana club, a great
little venue for many outstanding concerts (such as Steve Vai and the upcoming
concert with former Rolling Stones legend Mick Taylor). For old Kiss fans out there, Doug had even auditioned once for that famous band but
didn’t get the gig. As a result though
of the audition he eventually met Gene Simmons and the two are still friends to
joined on stage by Joe Travers, who also happens to play drums with Dweezil
Zappa’s, “Zappa Plays Zappa”. Yes
indeed, Dweezil just happens to be the offspring of that other unforgettable rock
legend, Frank Zappa (Travers has had a musical relationship with Dweezil for more than 15 years).
He’s also considered
the “Vaultmeister” of the Zappa family musical archives, unquestionably an
enviable task seeing that the vault
itself contains all media types from audio to film & video (Travers was lucky to have seen
Frank in concert in 1988, his
first and only time too).
component was bass-vocalist Michael Devin, also of Whitesnake fame.
The Velden show
was also a chance for Aldrich to take this great little jam band on the road
around Europe during Whitesnake’s year-long hiatus.
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