David Lee Roth's new episode of "The Roth Show" entitled "one last cup of coffee..." contains a great choice for a cover song — Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street" — and it's superb! The haunting song features a hypnotic saxophone line, which has got to be rock's greatest sax riff. It's lyrics are ultimately about depression, transition, and weary aspiration. Listening to Roth sing … [Read more...]
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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 2016 tour.
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"I was so intent on not being razzle-dazzled by him" — Martha Quinn Martha Quinn was one of the iconic five original MTV VJs. She looks back at the early days of MTV in a new interview, as the history-making cable channel that launched her career (not to mention the careers of hundreds of pop artists) celebrates its big 35th birthday. Quinn was just 22 years old at the time … [Read more...]
Here's a newly surfaced audio interview with David Lee Roth from way back in the summer of 1978! Van Halen was rolling through Texas for a third time during their grueling first tour. Radio station KTRN 1290 AM's Mad Martin interviewed David Lee prior to the Van Halen concert at the Memorial Auditorium in Wichita Falls on August 2nd. This little radio spot was recorded the … [Read more...]
Van Halen's Ice Cream Man David Lee Roth is currently at the Vans US Open at Huntington Beach, CA. He's posting the photos below on his Facebook. Can you imagine bumping into him down there?! Stay Frosty, Dave! We'll add photos here as they surface. … [Read more...]
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth updated his website today with new design and navigation. There's a Playlist page, a new Roth Show page and Backpages. davidleeroth.com … [Read more...]
The "Dave & Dave Unchained" Podcast discusses David Lee Roth's most popular solo album, 'Eat 'em and Smile' with DLR guitarist Steve Vai and 'VanHalen Rising' author Greg Renoff. HALEN HUNGRY? ROTH SERVES UP "EAT'EM & SMILE" Heard you missed us, well we're back! "Dave & Dave Unchained" - Van Halen podcast returns with episode 4 celebrating the 30th anniversary … [Read more...]
For the first time, David Lee Roth has uploaded the complete version of his bizarre, hour-long art project created in 2002, entitled the "No Holds Bar-B-Que." Here's CDNow's review from 2002: We've always known David Lee Roth was a little peculiar, but now we're pretty sure he has actually flown over the cuckoo's nest. Selected journalists recently received two VHS … [Read more...]
In the new episode of The Roth Show released last night, David Lee Roth briefly addresses Van Halen's possible future. "It's not like my career path is gonna be altered — I sort of know what the next ten summers are going to bring. Eddie Van Halen aside — those are ups and downs — I don't know when we're going to tour but I have a sense that we will. I don't know that we're … [Read more...]
CNN just uploaded an interview Larry King did with David Lee Roth back in 1986, just as Eat 'Em And Smile was being released. This interview hasn't been available on YouTube or in collector's circles as far as we can tell, so it's probably the first time a lot of us will see this. Dave talks about why he left Van Halen, why he's interesting in being on the Big Screen, and … [Read more...]
David Lee Roth has been really cranking out new episodes of The Roth Show! Listen to the latest four, embedded below. Food Show... Black Christmas Tree... The Hendrix Mix... Pigeon Wars... … [Read more...]
Today's the 31st Anniversary of David Lee Roth's first solo LP, Eat ’Em and Smile! We have an exclusive excerpt of a lengthy article on the 30th anniversary of David Lee Roth's Eat 'em and Smile album, which appears in Guitar World. The article is written by Greg Renoff, author of 'Van Halen Rising.' Just as 'Rising' shed unprecedented light on Van Halen's formation, this … [Read more...]
On this day in 1982, Van Halen released "Diver Down!" Here's what David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen had to say about every song on the classic album upon it's release. Roth's quotes are from Cream & Van Halen's are from Guitar Player. Eddie: "When we came off the Fair Warning tour last year , we were going to take a break and spend a lot of time writing this and … [Read more...]