The members of David Lee Roth's first solo band aren't giving up on their plans to reunite and play 1986's Eat 'Em and Smile album in its entirety.
The group -- Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan and Greg Bissonette -- were slated to play November 25 at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles, but the gig was shut down before it started by the fire marshal over code violations and overcrowding.
Roth himself was planning to make a surprise appearance at the gig and was spotted leaving the hall, saying, "I apologize for this evening. Looks like we were too popular...So we're going to try and find a place that has (enough space) -- should we got to the Hollywood Palladium, maybe?"
Steel Panther's Ralph Saenz was slated to sing in front of the trio of instrumentalists, but Roth's comments have obviously changed the prospects for the show.
The David Lee Roth News Desk online has even thrown out the idea that the group could be reuniting for a tour, though none of the principals are saying anything about that.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.