In a recent interview ex-White Lion singer, Mike Tramp, was very clear that he doesn’t want to have anything to do with Vito Bratta, the band’s guitarist. “The thing is that I would not wanna play with Vito Bratta for anything in the world, I wouldn’t wanna spend any time with him,” Mike told “Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon”. “We have not talked for many, many years. There’s nothing to talk about. He has nothing to add to the table, and I will let him rest in peace. Because I don’t need him and I will not go back and do that. I don’t know what was so special [about the musical chemistry between Vito and me], except for when you listen to the songs, of all the bands we were competing against in the ’80s, if you can call it that, when you now go back to the catalog and you listen… And the fans will do this, and they will say, ‘White Lion has its own place,'” he said. “I don’t think you can compare.
“Vito Bratta and Mike Tramp had no friendship together except for [the fact that] we played in the same band,” he continued. “We had nothing that we shared except for the songwriting we accomplished when we sat down and looked at each other, like almost two chess players or something like that. But when that song was written, Vito went home and I went out into the real world and shared my life with people — [whether] it was riding my Harley, playing baseball… whatever it was. So we had nothing, absolutely nothing in common except for we knew when we had written a great song.”
Note that Mike Tramp hasn’t played with his former songwriting partner and bandmate since White Lion performed its last concert in Boston in September 1991.