WHITE LION guitarist Vito Bratta was the in-studio guest on Eddie Trunk's "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM on February 16. In what was being billed as his first interview in over 15 years, Bratta discussed what he has been doing since the band's breakup and spoke about the possibility of reforming WHITE LION with singer Mike Tramp. You can now listen to the interview in its entirety at EddieTrunk.com. For a partial transcript of the interview, click here. Several photos of Vito Bratta, taken during his appearance on "Friday Night Rocks", have been posted online at this location.
WHITE LION's "The Definitive Rock Collection", a two-disc compilation featuring the band's hit 1987 single "Wait", plus "When Children Cry", "Tell Me", and several rare rehearsal recordings, came out on January 23 via Rhino.
According to Wikipedia, Vito Bratta was the guitarist and main songwriter for WHITE LION from 1983 to 1992. Bratta's style earned him worldwide acclaim, as well as numerous awards, including Guitar World magazine's "Best New Guitarist" in 1988. Following the breakup of WHITE LION, Bratta produced an album for the band CPR on Atlantic Records. Despite his cult status and guitar-based following, Bratta has not been involved in the music industry in any capacity since 1994. He is currently residing in his childhood house in Staten Island where he lives a modest life trying to keep himself out of the spotlight.