Saw them twice in summer of 86 in Oxford and the Marquee in London. Absolutley brillaint, "Welcome to the real world" is the only song title I remenber as they played 90% orginal and new material, all very good, though they did play Gambler from Slide it in. I remember they demoed an album and at one time Bobby Kimball (Toto) was gonna take the LV role.
Shame this project never went any further I think it had real potiential I remember having a brief chat with Neil Murray at the Oxford gig. I asked him how serious was this new band he said depending on what happened with Whitesnake, he really wanted to give this ago as they had some really great songs but he thought he would wait and see what DC wanted to do before commiting further.
DC then dumped him in favour of Rudy Sarzo. ouch! by which time the MGM thing had wrapped.
I guess Bernie has these demos somewhere...