Edgar Winter Discusses Tour With Johnny Winter, Leslie West, Rick Derringer

08/09/2012
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(Classic Rock Revisited) Edgar Winter has signed on to be part of the Rock & Blues Tour, which will be touring across the USA this summer. Joining Edgar on the trek will be his brother, Johnny Winter, Leslie West, Rick Derringer and Kim Simmonds.

Classic Rock Revisited caught up with Edgar and he discusses his relationship with his older brother, how being an albino has been both positive and negative in his life, how he quit drugs and how the songs "Frankenstein" went from being a fifteen minute jam to a number one hit. Here are a couple excerpts:

Classic Rock Revisited: I want to talk about this tour you are going on, The Blues Rock Tour with Johnny Winter, Leslie West, Rick Derringer and Kim Simmonds.

Edgar: Are you ready to rock and roll? They have done this in years back and they used to call it Hippifest. It just seems like a dream lineup. I always get so emotional when I get to play with my brother, Johnny, as he is my all time musical hero. When it was suggested to everybody, we all jumped at the opportunity.

Rick is part of our extended family. He played in my first band, White Trash, after the original guitarist, Floyd Radford, left. He, then, played with me in the Edgar Winter Group after the original guitarist, Ronnie Montrose, left the band. Rick produced a lot of my early albums, as well. We've been fast friends for years. What could be better than all of us getting together for this particular tour?

Classic Rock Revisited: This seems like a great opportunity for some great jamming with each other on stage during each other's set.

Edgar: I am sure there will be some of that. I am certainly going to invite Rick to sit in. I do about fifteen, to twenty, shows a year with Rick. Johnny and I recently played The Blues Cruise with his band, which was a lot of fun.

There was a period of twenty years, or more, where Johnny and I had not played together. Thankfully, that is no longer the case. I am certainly up for jamming and I will do everything I can to make that happen. Read the full interview here.

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