Prior to achieving mainstream success with Slaughter, Strum recorded albums with Rod Falconer and Danny Spanos, and served as a talent scout of sorts for the Los Angeles metal scene. A longtime friend of Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, he introduced Osbourne to guitarist Randy Rhoads and was later credited with placing Jake E. Lee in Osbourne's band. He is also recognized as having placed Mark St. John in Kiss. Dana Strum produced Kik Tracee's 1991 'No Rules' under BMG Music. Dana Strum has lately been playing with Vince Neil and has recorded a new studio album with him.