Watch David Lee Roth’s ‘Eat ‘Em and Smile’ Backing Band Reunite for First Time in 33 Years

The musicians who played with David Lee Roth on his 1986 solo debut Eat ‘Em and Smile—guitarist Steve Vai, bassist Billy Sheehan, drummer Greg Bissonette and keyboardist Brett Tuggle—reunited for the first time in 33 years at the "Ultimate NAMM Night” jam on January 26 for a two-song set. 

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.