Mitch Perry Interview talks about Ozzy Osbourne, Cher and a lot more. Perry played as guitarist for hard rock groups like Asia, David Lee Roth, Quiet Riot, Edgar Winter and more.
Mitch Perry Interview
- Mitch Perry talks about his current projects.
- Mitch talks about working with Asia.
- We discuss his auditions for Ozzy Osbourne.
- Mitch being the guitarist for David Lee Roth.
- Playing with Cher with over 100,000 people at a concert.
Mitch Perry Biography
Guitarist Mitch Perry has spent the last 25 years working alongside some of the most renowned and popular musicians in the world. Through his recording and touring experience with such popular and diverse acts ranging from the Michael Schenker Group to Cher, Mitch has accumulated a vast wealth of knowledge and experience that has inevitably led to him fronting his own projects. Be it via his guitar playing or even when singing lead vocals, as he is finally doing on his third solo release (due out by the end of 2004), Mitch is poised to become a star in his own right. Mitch was flown out to Los Angeles at the tender age of 18 by virtuoso Weather Report and Santana bassist Alphonso Johnson in January of 1980. When finished with that project Mitch replaced Randy Rhoads of Quiet Riot in the renamed DuBrow, but quickly left that band when offered the chance to work with Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughes. After the Hughes affiliation Mitch replaced Yngwie Malmsteen in Steeler where bassist Billy Sheehan spotted him and subsequently asked him to record “Live Speed on Ice” with Talas. From there Mitch segued to CBS recording act Heaven where one of the highlights of that association was the recording of MTV favorite “Knocking on Heavens Door”. The band also toured the U.S. and Canada extensively in response to the massive airplay that the single received. During this period he also guested on albums by Faster Pussycat, Keel, Frankie Miller, and Graham Nash as well as adding keyboards to Aerosmith’s “Classics Live” release. In 1987 Mitch was enlisted by Michael Schenker to share guitar duties on the landmark M.S.G. album “Perfect Timing”.