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.



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...]

Bob Rock & Jason Becker on David Lee Roth’s ‘A Little Ain’t Enough’


David Lee Roth’s third full-length studio album, A Little Ain't Enough, was released on this date in 1991 (Jan. 15th), and went gold soon after it’s release. On its 24th anniversary, we're featuring a new interview with producer Bob Rock, and new and old insights from guitarist Jason Becker. A Little Ain't Enough producer, Bob Rock, recently told Eddie Trunk about his first … [Read more...]

David Lee Roth, Dave Grohl’s “Bucket List Motherf*cker,” Trends at #1 Today!


David Lee Roth's appearance at Saturday night's all-star Foo Fighters concert at the L.A. Forum was still big news on Monday. Rock fans were clearly surprised and interested in the event, flocking to various media sites at the start of the work week, temporarily making David Lee Roth the No. 1 trending term on Yahoo.com this morning. When it comes to current Van Halen news, … [Read more...]

David Lee Roth Performs with Foo Fighters at “Surprise” Birthday Concert for Dave Grohl


UPDATED VIDEO. The video above is the best one yet! Another great one is below, as well. Van Halen's David Lee Roth was one of the surprise special guests at Saturday Night's very special concert at the Forum in Los Angeles for Foo Fighter Dave Grohl's 46th birthday celebration. Diamond Dave was the very last surprise guest, and belted out "Panama" and "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout … [Read more...]

Happy New Year From The Roth Show! (VIDEO)


David Lee Roth just posted a new 'The Roth Show' video embedded above. "My name is Dave Roth, and what a long great trip 2014 was ..." Set to his unreleased recording of "Mustang Sally," this fun video has a lot: footage of him in the streets of Tokyo, backstage singing "Happy" with Naturally 7, performing “California Girls” with Beach Boy Mike Love at The Society of … [Read more...]

Exclusive: David Lee Roth Throws Us a Bone


Fans have been looking for clues about Van Halen's future that might be hidden inside David Lee Roth's zany new holiday video. Could there really be hidden clues? We asked Diamond Dave… and he answered! He sent the Van Halen News Desk the following message… “Yes, there are hidden messages in the video. The Kon-Tiki is the epitome of adventure. The VH flag and the Kon-Tiki are … [Read more...]