In 1978, Van Halen was a four-man party looking for a place to happen. For the third stop of their first world tour, the band checked in to Madison, Wisconsin’s Sheraton Inn. The problem was, the seventh floor didn’t survive their visit. Inside the liner notes for their second album, Van Halen II, the band thanks, among others, “The Sheraton Inn (seventh floor), Madison, … [Read more...]
David Lee Roth News
Van Halen recently released its first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth, Tokyo Dome Live In Concert. Van Halen earned $26 million and averaged 10,459 tickets sold per show with Roth during their Summer 2015 tour.
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Remember that clever John Lennon & Van Halen mashup we featured years ago? Well, the Foo Fighters just covered it at their show last night in Brazil! Watch the live performance below. Mashup artist Mighty Mike mashed-up two rock classics that, on the surface, have nothing in common. Yet, most rock fans say they like it! John Lennon's instrumental version of … [Read more...]
One of the greatest debut albums in rock history turns forty and Redbeard at InTheStudio interviewed the original band members Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, and Michael Anthony to recall those halcyon days marauding like Vandal hordes from Pasadena to Hollywood's Sunset Strip forty years ago, resulting in Van Halen containing "Runnin' With the Devil","Ain't … [Read more...]
To celebrate David Lee Roth's birthday today, we've got a newly surfaced video interview of Van Halen in 1978! And it's the coolest thing ever! This was filmed in London for the Australian TV show, Countdown. This is the earliest Van Halen video interview that has ever surfaced, and it's a absolute gem. Enjoy! … [Read more...]
David Lee Roth has just inked a new deal with the talent agency ICM Partners according to The Hollywood Reporter. ICM Partners seems to be the perfect fit for Diamond Dave as it is described as a full-service agency representing clients in the fields of motion pictures, television, music, publishing, live performance, branded entertainment and new media. As Van Halen fans … [Read more...]
Having just heard the sad news about the passing of Hugh Hefner, we wondered if the band had ever toured the Playboy Mansion. No news on that, but we were surprised to find that in February 2015, Playboy's website ranked every Van Halen song. That’s right … Jordan Hoffman from Playboy took on the gargantuan task of ranking every single Van Halen song ever recorded, sparing … [Read more...]
David Lee Roth performed at the Summer Spectacular Under the Stars last weekend in Beverly Hills. The annual, invite only event benefits The Brent Shapiro Foundation. Hosts were Mario Lopez, David Lee Roth, Cleto and the Cletones, Demi Lovato, Robert Shapiro, Cassie Scerbo, and Courtney Mazza. The headliner was David Lee Roth, who led the band (complete with brass section … [Read more...]
On this day in 1986 (Aug. 16th), David Lee Roth began his first solo tour in Hampton, VA with Billy Sheehan, Steve Vai, and Gregg Bissonette! In a new interview, Billy Sheehan gives a very candid interview about his years with DLR, his bizarre exit, the near "Eat' em & Smile" reunion, and how he almost ended up in Van Halen! (Listen below). Eat 'em and Smile Tour With … [Read more...]
In a new interview with Maxim, Sammy Hagar says he wants to get Van Halen back together--with both him AND David Lee Roth on the same stage. Here's the Van Halen content for the interview: There’s been talk of a Van Halen reunion tour with both you and David Lee Roth. Have you been approached and would you do it? First of all, I have not been approached. Secondly, it … [Read more...]
Stryper's Michael Sweet posted a great tribute to Van Halen's singer and frontman on his Facebook page. Here it is, for your convenience and reading pleasure: If you don't know already I'm one of the biggest Van Halen fans on the planet. When I heard VH I for the first time not only did it change my life as a guitarist, it changed my life as a frontman/performer too. David Lee … [Read more...]
You may be cool, but you'll never be David Lee Roth-hanging-with-a-harem-of-sixteen-beautiful-women cool. He may not be doing the splits 16 feet in the air off a drum riser, but even after all these years, David Lee Roth still knows how to make an eye-popping entrance. The New York Post reported today that the Van Halen frontman was seen staying frosty at Standard Hollywood … [Read more...]
This is amazing! Listen to an ALTERNATE TAKE of Van Halen's pop masterpiece, "Dance the Night Away'"! This is the first time an alternate Van Halen take has ever publicly leaked. Stuff like this would make up an incredible box set, with alternate versions and unreleased songs. This is what other bands release for their fans, and this is what people want from Van Halen. … [Read more...]