CRAIG GOLDY: How I Ended Up Co-Writing 'Lady Luck' With DAVID LEE ROTH


Former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy spoke to Australia’s The Rockpit concerning the expertise of co-writing the track “Lady Luck” with David Lee Roth on the VAN HALEN singer’s 1991 album “A Little Ain’t Enough”. Asked how the collaboration happened, Goldy mentioned: “Well, I used to be a songwriter for Warner Brothers for about six years. I might submit my songs to be thought of by different well-known musicians to be utilized on their albums. Then, someday the cellphone rings and my girlfriend solutions it. Well, you’d assume it was the president of the United States on the opposite finish, judging by the look on her face. So I decide it up and a voice on the opposite finish says, ‘Hey, man, Dave Lee Roth right here. Love your shit, man. Can we get collectively and write some stuff? Here’s my producer.’ And on the time, it was Bob Ezrin, who had labored with the likes of PINK FLOYD. So I am, like, dangle on — Dave Lee Roth and Bob Ezrin need me to jot down some tunes with them.’ So they provide me an tackle and I get there and I am taking part in them concepts, and Dave‘s, like, ‘That’s badass, man,’ and he is grabbing my arm and patting my again. [Laughs]”

He continued: “So [Dave] invited me to his house on daily basis for 3 months — and he is such a pleasant man. He would all the time ask the way you have been doing at present and pat your again like a brother would to a different brother and ask should you wanted something. Then we would head down into the basement and he had all of the VAN HALEN street circumstances down there, which have been simply so cool. So, the studio was additionally the rehearsal room, so he’d get the band to be taught the concepts we had put collectively — and, fortunate for me, ‘Lady Luck’ made it via the sifter and on to the album.”

Goldy added: “You know, Dave is an actual good man too. After each writing session, it could simply be us two out on the patio watching the sundown and speaking. On the second stage, he had a pool with all these rock-climbing grip issues throughout it, and he’d get me to attempt climb throughout the pool, however there was this one bit that was tilted an excessive amount of and I might all the time fall off [laughs], however he might do it. He was such a humorous man, however there may be a lot extra to him as effectively.”

Goldy joined DIO in the course of the “Sacred Heart” tour in 1986 after authentic guitarist Vivian Campbell was fired from the band following a contentious enterprise disagreement with the singer and Ronnie‘s administration.

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CRAIG GOLDY: How I Ended Up Co-Writing 'Lady Luck' With DAVID LEE ROTH

Goldy‘s new band, DREAM CHILD, launched its debut album, “Until Death Do We Meet Again”, on September 14 by way of Frontiers Music Srl. Joining the guitarist within the group are Wayne Findlay (MSG) on guitar and keyboards, Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO, OPERATION: MINDCRIME) on drums, Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, DIO) on bass, and Diego Valdez (HELKER) on vocals.