Billy Sheehan on why, 40 years on, it was time to bring Talas back and celebrate the triumphant year of 1985

[from left] Talas guitarist Kire Najdovski, vocalist Phil Naro (1958-2021), drummer Mark Miller and bassist Billy Sheehan. (Image credit: Jeff Gerew)

The year was 1985 and rock ’n’ roll was alive and well. Talas had been flying high – in the few years of their existence they had opened for Van Halen and Yngwie Malmsteen. But just as they were getting ready to record their third album, the band broke up. 

Almost 40 years later, bassist Billy Sheehan decided it was time to revisit those lost songs.

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Adam Kovac

Adam is a freelance writer whose work has appeared, aside from Guitar World, in Rolling Stone, Playboy, Esquire and VICE. He spent many years in bands you've never heard of before deciding to leave behind the financial uncertainty of rock'n roll for the lucrative life of journalism. He still finds time to recreate his dreams of stardom in his pop-punk tribute band, Finding Emo.