David Lee Roth News

Van Halen recently released its first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 at the famed Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs, spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. Available on double CD; four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl; and digitally.

‘Eat ‘Em and Smile’ Band 30th Anniversary Reunion – Foiled


"Look who showed up for the reunion! Guess I'm singing back ups lol" —Michael Starr Last night (Wednesday, Nov 25th) was to be a very special event at the Ultimate Jam Night at Lucky Strike in Hollywood. It was to be a one-time event — a concert for the 30th Anniversary of the EAT EM’ AND SMILE BAND, with original musicians Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan, and Greg Bissonette. … [Read more...]

Van Halen Halloween Costumes 2015! (Updated)


Update 11/3/15: Gallery added with 33 more photos!  Here's our collection of 40 creative photos of Van Halen, or VH-related costumes that people sent us this Halloween. Enjoy, and start thinking about your costume(s) for us to feature on VHND for next year... Diamond Dave in purple spandex. Note the fury boots, circa 1980! Love the attention to detail! Do you prefer … [Read more...]

Did Sammy Hagar Almost Replace Van Halen’s David Lee Roth in 1977?


We'll never forget the first time we heard the rumor. It was 1986, just when Van Halen started doing press around the release of “5150,” the band’s first album with Sammy Hagar. Band members were saying that even before they recorded their first album, someone within the Van Halen camp actually thought it would be a good idea to get rid of David Lee Roth and replace him … [Read more...]

David Lee Roth’s Ten Greatest Van Halen Song Lyrics


“If I should ever do a book of my lyrics it should come with a bong, a thesaurus, and a driver-side airbag.” – David Lee Roth In celebration of the great Van Halen frontman, here is my list of the top ten Diamond Dave song lyrics. Some may lead you to deep thought, some may lead you to ruin, while others may lead you to utter confusion. 10)  "When was the last time … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Diamond Dave!


Happy Birthday, David Lee Roth! You can wish him happy birthday right here, and also on VHND's Facebook page. The happiest of birthdays to this guy. Much love, D-Ro! #DavidLeeRoth #VanHalen pic.twitter.com/Tit8lXWTUT— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) October 11, 2015 … [Read more...]

Bernie Sanders On The Issues


Bernie Sanders will always tell you where he stands on the important, and not so important, issues. Watch him tell The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where he stands on the following: America South America Post-David Lee Roth Van Halen The Carpenters Rainy days & Mondays Kissing on a first date Interesting to see where Bernie stands on the Roth vs. Hagar debate! … [Read more...]



Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal is a new book coming this October that solely focuses on Van Halen’s incredible rise during the ‘70s.  We have an advance copy, and trust us — this book is absolutely loaded with wild and interesting details on Van Halen’s beginnings that even the most knowledgeable fans have never heard. It's … [Read more...]

‘Led Zeppelin Meets The Temptations’ — David Lee Roth Explains What Musical Ingredients Created the Classic Van Halen Sound

Roth Explains What Musical Ingredients Created the Classic Van Halen Sound

'Have you ever used the term “Party like a rockstar?" I'm the guy you're talking about.’ —DLR David Lee Roth stopped by Sway in the Morning in 2013 or 2014 and proudly opened up about his past and connection with “urban music.” He even freestyled live and hopped out of his seat and danced with Heather. Watch the interview below. … [Read more...]

David Lee Roth: Rock’s Best Martial Artist?


From FIGHTLAND BLOG: When a reporter with Metropolis, Japan’s leading English magazine, asked David Lee Roth if he was studying kendo while living in Tokyo in 2013, the Van Halen singer and solo star was quick to correct him. “No it’s not kendo. It’s kenjutsu. And I’m going for my menkyo kaiden and I’ve been doing that since I was 12,” he explained. “Today, I’m the master of … [Read more...]

David Lee Roth Appearance in “Hot For Teacher” Music Video by Trisha Paytas


Where is David Lee Roth? He's right here! And we’re guessing he doesn’t feel tardy... Keeping you abreast of the latest Van Halen oddities – here’s Diamond Dave offering up an introduction to Trisha Paytas’ top-heavy spoof of Van Halen’s “Hot For Teacher” video. "Hot For Teacher" is the new single and video released today by Trisha Paytas—a YouTube celebrity/blogger who … [Read more...]