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20 Questions With Bart Walsh, 1/16/01



David Lee Roth Guitarist Bart Walsh

This week we tracked down David Lee Roth guitarist Bart Walsh. Bart was also in a band called Lancia back in the day, as well as playing for the Atomic Punks with Ralph Saenz.


1. What are you currently up to? This is the only chance to plug your stuff!
I’ve been working hard on my website with Chris Stuckey who runs DLR army(and he did a great job!) and going thru tons of material to place in film and T.V. and possibly a solo record.Also I’m filming VHS,DVD and online lessons.The site is www.bartwalsh.com and I will updating it frequently so keep checking.I’ve also been writing alot.

2. What hard rock/heavy metal band should give it up and call it a day?
Blue Cheer

3. If you could retract one lie you have told in your life, which would it be?
These guys won’t screw me,they’re my friends!

4. Is Dave going to put out another solo CD and if so, are you going to be a part of it?
Always a possibility.


5. Rate the following guitarists on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 being a hack and 10 being a virtuoso.
Bruce Kulick = 9
Tracii Guns = 8
CC DeVille = 7
Slash = 9
Warren DeMartini = 10
Steve Vai = 10
Joe Holmes = 10
Doug Marks = ?
Erik Turner = 7
Mick Mars = 8

6. Have you heard about Paul Lancia’s new project "Lazy Jane" and what are your thoughts on it?
Haven’t heard it but I wish him well.

7. Do you have Dave’s home phone number and if you called him would he accept your call?

8. What’s the most hilarious thing that happened when you toured with Dave? Give us a story?
Probaly in Dallas, there girls everywhere runnnin’ in and out of locker rooms and it looked like a brothel on broadway.There was a ton of crazy stuff that happened on that tour.

9. How much was your biggest music related check for and who was it from?
Probaly from a publisher but I really don’t know.

Bart’s band Lancia from back in the day

10. Which do you prefer and why:
Kevin DuBrow or Dee Snider = Dee
Ray Luzier or Gregg Bissonette = Luzier,I’ve never played with Greg although he’s great.
Gerri Miller or Paul Gargano = Gerri.She’s a close friend of mine .I do not know Paul.
Paul Stanley or Gene Simmons = Paul
Zakk Wylde or Slash = Zakk is a bad ass but Slash is cool
Jack Daniels or Southern Comfort = J.D.
Atomic Punks or Boogie Nights = Da Punks-
Pamela Anderson or Bobbie Brown = Bobbi
Unchained or Yankee Rose = Unchained
Gazarris or The Roxy = Roxy

11. In your opinion, if Van Halen tours with Dave, how long will it last before it self- destructs?
Man I have no idea. If is the operative word here.

12. Are you embarrassed at all that you played on Bret Michaels’ A Letter From Death Row CD?
No, but I didn’t like the production. Brett’s a cool guy.

13. Being that you played with Dave & Bret, have you ever thought of joining a band with a singer who didn’t have hair problems?
I’d rather be in a band that didn’t have problems but that ain’t gonna happen.

14. Speaking of hair, how is your hair these day? Ever worn any wigs or extensions before?
It’s on my head and I have plenty of it thank God-I cut It short cause I got tired of dealing with it-

15. Why does Ralph Saenz base his career off other people’s songs (Atomic Punks, Metal Shop, Boogie Nights,) instead of doing something original?
I don’t know but he is by far the most talented singer I’ve ever worked with.

16. What rock star deserves a smack in the mouth and why?
Fred Durst because of the Napster stuff.Lars Ulrich is 100% correct and within the letter of the law.If any body has a fuckin thing to say something in Napster’s defense they can suck my dick before they go read the copyright laws and get spanked.Napster will get shut DOWN-(or settle)And yes I’m very well aware It falls in the ”Safe Harbor Provision" and "Gray Market Goods" for third party software providers that Clinton signed as the New Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998.But go back and read then 1976 law on mechanical reproduction then talk to me.(nothin’ personal Metal Sludge).

17. Tell us what the ‘Philadelphia Spanking Experiment’ was and why it got you kicked out of a hotel?
Let’s just say it was an loud exercise in excess that involved me,my belt and 2 very willing young women.

18. Did Dave’s stories ever make any sense to you?
Scarily enough, yeah, when I started drinking J.D. with him.

19. During your tour with Dave, what percent of the time was he singing in key?
A: 10 %
B: 25 %
C: 50%
D: 75%
E: 0 %

20. Time for Metal Sludge’s Word Association. We mention a name and you give us your thoughts.
Neil Zlozower = great photographer and cool bro-
Ralph Saenz = Untapped Talent
Michael Anthony = Amazing singer and nice guy
Eddie Van Halen = The best
Eddy Anderson = BONEHEAD
Howard Stern = My Bro!
Gerri Miller = Good friend
Bret Michaels = Cool hang
Paul Lancia = Is he gonna show up?
Jani Lane = Great songwriter

If you want more info on Bart, you can check out his website at www.bartwalsh.com.

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