D'Molls & Desi Rexx

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September 15, 2017 at 9:38 am Quote #57151

ron
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Came across a “news story” that mentioned a connection between a band called “D’Molls”, and David Lee Roth. It mentioned they were managed by DLR. Haven’t no memory of this, I did a little digging.

Seems that D’Molls were originally known as The Chicago Molls, and they came to LA back in 1985 and landed a record contract with Atlantic.

Not sure if they were actually managed by DLR, or DLR’s people (Pete Angelus and Pat Whitley).

Eventually the lead guitarist, Desi Rexx, moved on and joined David Lee Roth’s touring band playing rhythm guitar, but after months of rehearsals and a couple of days on tour, he was let go.


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September 16, 2017 at 4:39 pm Quote #57163

King Edward
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I have a radio broadcast on cassette of the premiere of “A little Aint Enough” hosted by “Red Beard” (remember that guy) and its pretty much a song by song breakdown and DLR references Desi Rexx and Brett Tuggle on keyboards who were going to be touring members. Didnt know he got dropped so quickly.

BTW: I have two D’Molls CD’S – Not to bad, the signer has a kind of talk/sing thing going on.


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September 16, 2017 at 7:15 pm Quote #57167

Dave
(1940)

Roth, while he doesn’t name him explicitly, does not talk about Rexx kindly in his autobiography. Basically Roth said the guy asked for more money once the tour started or he would walk. So Roth let him walk.


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September 16, 2017 at 8:38 pm Quote #57169

JasonA
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Dave: Roth, while he doesn’t name him explicitly, does not talk about Rexx kindly in his autobiography. Basically Roth said the guy asked for more money once the tour started or he would walk. So Roth let him walk.

I remember that part in the book, but I wasn’t sure if he’s referring to Rexx or Joe Holmes? Or is Joe Holmes the replacement who joined the tour after the first guy left…


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September 17, 2017 at 3:47 am Quote #57171

Van Haggis
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Rexx was definately in Glasgow on the opening night, playing some nice slide guitar. Think he did the UK then was punted!


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September 20, 2017 at 11:52 pm Quote #57218

Halenberg
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No- Terry Kilgore is who David was referring to in his book. On the ’94 Tour he quit unexpectedly supposedly wanting more money according to Dave then was replaced by Rocket Richotte for the rest of the ’94 Tour

There’s a lot more to this Desi Rexx D’Molls 1991 connection I ran across a few tidbits last year while compiling info about DLR’s 1991 era. I’m surprised to see this post topic pop up here now.

Bob Ezrin was the initial producer for the ALAE album. He brought in Steve Hunter. There were many demos with another guitarist before Jason Becker during preproduction.

Now- This Desi Rexx D’Molls connection had something to do with a dispute within the band aallegedly Pete Angelus & Patrick Whitley whom were involved had Desi Rexx join the DLR tour specifically to dissolve the D’Molls band without entangling them from contractual stipulations of some sort.

Rocket Richotte worked on demos touring first in ’91 then again in ’94.

She’s My Machine was originally demoed in ’91 with Bob Ezrin


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September 21, 2017 at 12:28 am Quote #57220

Halenberg
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Rudy Leiren was guitar tech on the ’91 Tour as well as the ’93 studio sessions in NYC Power Plant with Nile Rodgers producing for the Filthy Little Mouth album.


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September 21, 2017 at 8:11 am Quote #57224

JasonA
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Halenberg: No- Terry Kilgore is who David was referring to in his book. On the ’94 Tour he quit unexpectedly supposedly wanting more money according to Dave then was replaced by Rocket Richotte for the rest of the ’94 Tour

There’s a lot more to this Desi Rexx D’Molls 1991 connection I ran across a few tidbits last year while compiling info about DLR’s 1991 era. I’m surprised to see this post topic pop up here now.

Bob Ezrin was the initial producer for the ALAE album. He brought in Steve Hunter. There were many demos with another guitarist before Jason Becker during preproduction.

Now- This Desi Rexx D’Molls connection had something to do with a dispute within the band aallegedly Pete Angelus & Patrick Whitley whom were involved had Desi Rexx join the DLR tour specifically to dissolve the D’Molls band without entangling them from contractual stipulations of some sort.

Rocket Richotte worked on demostouring first in ’91 then again in ’94.

She’s My Machine was originally demoed in ’91 with Bob Ezrin

Interesting, I’ve never heard anything about Bob Ezrin being involved in ALAE. What are you compiling the info for?

I’m pretty sure Rudy was also guitar tech on DLR’s 1994 tour as well. I remember DLR introducing him at one point during a show: “Ladies and gentleman, Rudy Leiren. Works for me, works for Ed Van Halen – both for 20 f*cking years”


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September 22, 2017 at 9:19 pm Quote #57258

Dave
(1940)

JasonA: I remember that part in the book, but I wasn’t sure if he’s referring to Rexx or Joe Holmes? Or is Joe Holmes the replacement who joined the tour after the first guy left…

Joe Holmes wasn’t the replacement. He was the other guitarist for the entire tour.


Stay Frosty


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September 22, 2017 at 9:23 pm Quote #57259

Dave
(1940)

Halenberg: No- Terry Kilgore is who David was referring to in his book. On the ’94 Tour he quit unexpectedly supposedly wanting more money according to Dave then was replaced by Rocket Richotte for the rest of the ’94 Tour

There’s a lot more to this Desi Rexx D’Molls 1991 connection I ran across a few tidbits last year while compiling info about DLR’s 1991 era. I’m surprised to see this post topic pop up here now.

Halenberg: No- Terry Kilgore is who David was referring to in his book. On the ’94 Tour he quit unexpectedly supposedly wanting more money according to Dave then was replaced by Rocket Richotte for the rest of the ’94 Tour

There’s a lot more to this Desi Rexx D’Molls 1991 connection I ran across a few tidbits last year while compiling info about DLR’s 1991 era. I’m surprised to see this post topic pop up here now.

Bob Ezrin was the initial producer for the ALAE album. He brought in Steve Hunter. There were many demos with another guitarist before Jason Becker during preproduction.

Now- This Desi Rexx D’Molls connection had something to do with a dispute within the band aallegedly Pete Angelus & Patrick Whitley whom were involved had Desi Rexx join the DLR tour specifically to dissolve the D’Molls band without entangling them from contractual stipulations of some sort.

Rocket Richotte worked on demostouring first in ’91 then again in ’94.

She’s My Machine was originally demoed in ’91 with Bob Ezrin

Bob Ezrin was the initial producer for the ALAE album. He brought in Steve Hunter. There were many demos with another guitarist before Jason Becker during preproduction.

Now- This Desi Rexx D’Molls connection had something to do with a dispute within the band aallegedly Pete Angelus & Patrick Whitley whom were involved had Desi Rexx join the DLR tour specifically to dissolve the D’Molls band without entangling them from contractual stipulations of some sort.

Rocket Richotte worked on demostouring first in ’91 then again in ’94.

She’s My Machine was originally demoed in ’91 with Bob Ezrin

Terry didn’t leave the tour because he wanted more money. He left the tour because he was sick as a dog. At least that’s what he told me when Dave & I interviewed him for our podcast recently.


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