Steve Blaze weighs in on how some past Lillian Axe members want nothing to do with the band
Lillian Axe‘s long-time guitarist and band leader Steve Blaze was recently interviewed by Metal Mike on the 80’s Glam MetalCast podcast.
Blaze spoke about how some past Lillian Axe members do not want anything to do with the band as he stated (as transcribed by the 80’s Glam MetalCast with slight edits):
“There’s a couple guys that were trying to write a book about Lillian Axe, and some of the past members wouldn’t talk to them. It’s weird because there have never been any splits in the band that were bad. Maybe it’s because some people who have left the band wish they didn’t. Look, I’ve tried to include former members on things in the past. We did the acoustic live One Night In The Temple. I invited Ron Taylor to come down for that, he declined. I invited Ron and Darrin Delatte when we got inducted to the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. I invited them to come with us and get an award. They declined that too. I can’t control people. Anyone who has ever been a part of the band is part of the legacy and is always welcome. I won’t go around begging people though and I won’t be held back.”
On the status of drummer Danny King and bassist Rob Stratton who played on the first two Lillian Axe albums — Lillian Axe (1988) and Love + War (1989), Blaze noted: “Once Gelso left Sledgehammer, we brought in Danny to play drums with us. So he’s back with us, and we have had a lot fun. Rob — I have maybe seen once since he left the band. I have no idea what he’s up to. We haven’t stayed in touch.”
You can listen to the interview with Steve Blaze by Metal Mike on the 80’s Glam MetalCast podcast below: