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.

Rodeo Delight!

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Rodeo Delight! Van Halen's David Lee Roth having some fun today at the annual PBR (Professional Bull Riders) event in Anaheim. This photo was tweeted by Tanner Byrne, who said, "Pleasure to show Mr David Lee Roth of Van Halen around the PBR scene today." #davidleeroth #diamonddave #dlr #vanhalen #pbr #oclife #oc #949 #orangecounty #rodeo #bull #muscle … [Read more...]

Billy Sheehan Says David Lee Roth Is ‘Into’ Reuniting ‘Eat ‘Em And Smile’ Band To Celebrate 30th Anniversary

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Speaking to "That Metal Show" co-host Eddie Trunk, Bass legend Billy Sheehan opens up about the 'Eat 'Em And Smile' Band near-performance at Lucky Strike Live. Blabbermouth reports: "I had my bass out and was ready to go. And the fire marshal showed up and said, 'We're shutting it down.' And there was a line… Already the place was overcrowded. It holds about five hundred … [Read more...]

The Inside Story of the Eat ‘Em & Smile Band (Near) Reunion

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Interesting details emerge on how it all went down on November 25 — the night Hollywood came super close to seen a full reunion of the 'Eat ‘Em and Smile Band.' Adam Mandel from Ultimate Jam Night posted this great account from that night on Facebook: TheUltimate Jam Night Morning After Report, Version 44 (The Shut Down Edition) If you’ve been to any of the 43 Ultimate Jam … [Read more...]

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

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"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)

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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?

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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

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“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!

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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

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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’ is Coming!

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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...]