Video footage of ‘Eat ‘Em And Smile’ line-up minus David Lee Roth but with Jeff Scott Soto playing live

Video footage of ‘Eat ‘Em And Smile’ line-up minus David Lee Roth but with Jeff Scott Soto playing live

Are we one step closer to a reunion of the David Lee Roth‘s classic line-up solo band? Guitarist Steve Vai, bassist Billy Sheehan, drummer Gregg Bissonette and keyboardist Brett Tuggle joined forces for a short live set without frontman David Lee Roth at the Ultimate NAMM Night at the Hilton Hotel Ballroom in Anaheim, California, USA on January 26, 2019. Joining the foursome was singer Jeff Scott Soto (Journey, Talisman, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, W.E.T., Sons of Apollo) who seemed more than capable to handle the lead vocals.

Back on November 25, 2015, Vai, Sheehan, Bissonette and Tuggle were set to reunite to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the group’s first album Eat ‘Em And Smile and play with Steel Panther frontman Michael Starr handling the lead vocals live at the Ultimate Jam Night featured at the Lucky Strike Live In Hollywood, California, USA.  Roth was scheduled to do a surprise appearance but the venue was closed down at the last minute by a fire marshall due to overcrowding.

Both Vai and Sheehan have since publicly indicated that they would be up for a reunion with Roth if the singer wanted to do it.

Eat ‘Em And Smile album line-up with singer Jett Scott Soto playing live at Ultimate NAMM Night on January 27, 2019:

FULL SET Front Row Eat ’em and Smile band reunite for the first time in 33 years, but no Dave

Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan, Greg Bissonette, Brett Tuggle with Jeff Scott Soto on vocals at The Ultimate NAMM Night, NAMM 2019. It’s been 33 years since the Eat ‘Em And Smile lineup played together. Dave couldn’t make it, so Jeff Scott Soto stepped in to blow everyone away.

2019 NAMM: Vai, Sheehan, Bissonette, Soto ~ Shy Boy

http://www.vintagerock.com – Guitarist Steve Vai, bassist Billy Sheehan, drummer Gregg Bissonette, and singer Jeff Scott Soto play “Shy Boy” at the Ultimate NAMM Jam during the NAMM Show in Anaheim on Saturday, January 26, 2019 in Anaheim, CA.