Sunset Strip local legend Nadir D’Priest talks in depth about London’s history, the LA scene and “Decline of Western Civilization – Part II: The Metal Years”
By: Bay Ragni
Totally Driven Radio, the weekly radio podcast heard live every Thursday night from 8 – 11 pm Est time on the Totally Driven Entertainment Radio Network, covers the world of sports and entertainment each week, as well as bringing you celebrity guests interviews.
This week we had the opportunity to talk with a man that has fronted the legendary Hollywood band London through the heyday of the 80’s Sunset Strip scene, as well as being a featured in the movie “The Metal Years” and has reformed London and back playing the music that he loves and has his heart into.
Nadir discussed a ton of topics like……
**Reforming London which he says is bigger, better & a clean environment now
**The years he wasn’t doing London, doing different styles of music
**Working for the Rolling Stones and making the cover of Wired & Multi Media magazine
**What it is like to have other accomplishments other than London, but no one really knows, or cares about it
**the difference today, where you can have multiple projects, instead of just focus on one thing and nothing else
**Growing up on Sunset Strip and the bands he was in before London
**How he ending up joining London
**How he is the one member of London that has appeared on all recordings and videos and London truly became his band, especially after Lizzy Grey left
**How it affected him personally and emotionally after Lizzy left
**Didn’t understand why Lizzy ended up releasing a cd with London sings, with himself singing
**Where is Lizzy now and word is that he is showing signs of Parkinson’s Disease
**What made them choose to do the cover of The Beatles classic, “Oh Darling?”
**The girls of the LA scene that supported the bands, and how it still happens today
**Being featured in “The Metal Years” movie, and how certain bands didn’t want them in the movie.
**Whether being in the movie helped or hurt them
**How London has had 3 members of GnR, MotleyCrue, WASP, Cinderella and others, and not one of them offered any help at any time over the years
**His feelings people want him to bury London in a grave and to just go away
**His thoughts on the modern era of iTunes, digital music & social media
**The reaction he got when he was actual handing out flyers at a show a few years ago
**How it was for him, once Grunge came in and took over
**How people were spreading rumors he died of AIDS from hanging at the Hustler mansion
**What his children think about his musical career
**Whether or not he wants them to follow in his musical foot steps
**The London Live album with 2 new tracks
**Discussed a new studio album is in the works as well
**His thoughts on Motley Crue retirement tour
Nadir calls in at the 60 minute mark and hangs out for over 45 minutes to discuss these topics and more.
You can listen below on the Blog Talk Radio player.
Nadir with Rik Fox & Fred Coury
London ‘The Metal Years”
Nadir D’Priest in Vertigo pre-London
Nadir & Lizzy Grey in “Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years“
Nadir D’Priest 20 Questions with Metal Sludge from October 2003