Leslie West came in to promote Mountain's new album of Bob Dylan covers, "Masters Of War." Leslie said he did heroin for six years, spending about $500 a day on his habit. Leslie claimed he "skin-popped" instead of "mainlined" in order to use less heroin. Artie said he came really close to picking up a needle, because he became more and more immune to the less-intense method of snorting. Howard asked why the guys didn't "stockpile" heroin, but Artie laughed that Howard was assuming addicts acted reasonably.
Howard asked Leslie if he played guitar on "Who's Next." Leslie admitted that he played lead overdubs on the demos while Pete Townshend played rhythm. Leslie said he was paid, but noted that Pete copied a lot his leads. Howard asked Leslie why Mountain wasn't in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, and Leslie replied that they hadn't sold enough records. Leslie said Bob Seger just recently got in, adding that, for a long time, a lot of the groups that got in tended to be signed to Atlantic records.
Leslie said he had cancer last year, but thanks to proper treatment, it was now in remission. Leslie announced that Dean Guitars is manufacturing his new signature guitar and then presented one to Howard. Howard noted that the volume knob goes up to 11, as a tribute to "Spinal Tap." Howard thanked Leslie for stopping by and played the title track from Mountain's new album, "Masters Of War," featuring vocals by Ozzy Osbourne.