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 the newest issue of 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 article sheds light on Roth's ill-fated 'Crazy from the Heat' movie … [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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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...]
One of the biggest shakeups in rock 'n' roll history is when David Lee Roth quit Van Halen in 1985. But did he really quit? This insider, who was known as "one of the fifth members of Van Halen," says David did not quit ... Legend has it that on April 1st, 1985 ... April Fool’s Day ... David Lee Roth left Van Halen. (First, let's get this out of the way ... it didn't happen on … [Read more...]
Just as he did after the 2012 tour, David Lee Roth has uploaded a new video thanking fans for attending the 2015 tour. Watch it above. You can enjoy photos, videos, and reviews for each show of Van Halen's 2015 tour on our 2015 Tour Page! … [Read more...]
This new episode of The Roth Show includes the DLR original song, "Red Bull and Pop Tarts." Listen below. … [Read more...]
DLR: "As kids we knew nothing, later on we learned nothing, and soon after achieved nothing. My accountant says soon I'll have nothing. All this would've been impossible without football..." A new episode of The Roth Show is live, “Victory Field...” Listen to the full episode below. … [Read more...]
David Lee Roth has remixed the new site, davidleeroth.net. The main change being, there are now placeholders for more videos. The black background is overlaid with line drawings of Go boards. Dave has a little something for Everybody Wants Some & Eddie the Eagle, as both films feature Van Halen in their soundtracks. Links to all of Dave's social media are there, … [Read more...]
David Lee Roth has made a tribute to David Bowie. He sent it to the VHND as an exclusive for us tonight, with only the advice of "Do not try this at home..." for fans. Listen to his tribute below. Roth states "Bowie, for me, was...one of the top three. ...He's up there with Zeppelin, Stones...The Eagles...absolutely the top pantheon, and perhaps the highest arc of what he … [Read more...]
Seeing this photo on David Lee Roth's Facebook a couple days ago peaked our curiosity. He captioned it with, "Go lesson with Myungwan Kim; losing as usual." We asked him what this was all about. It's a game called "Go," an ancient board game which has enthralled players for millennia. Dave's very into this fascinating game. His Go professor comes to his house every week. … [Read more...]
If you've been following David Lee Roth on Facebook, you might have seen some photos he's been posting from Henson Studios the last week or two. Fans have been wondering what he's been recording. When we asked what he's been recording, he answered, "The Roth Show." ...Naturally! The photos he's posted from the studio so far can be seen below. Stay tuned for more episodes of … [Read more...]
David Lee Roth sent another exclusive message to readers of the Van Halen News Desk today, regarding his new tune, "Ain't No Christmas": "On second thought if all work is autobiographic maybe this song is about Van Halen..." “Ain’t No Christmas” David Lee Roth Sure looked good on paper, once upon a lie. Happily never after, and I’m not OK to drive. You and me both, … [Read more...]
UPDATE EXCLUSIVE UPDATE #2: David had a change of tune. Check out this: David Lee Roth: 'On second thought...' UPDATE EXCLUSIVE UPDATE #1: We at VHND just received an exclusive update from David Lee Roth, after reaching out to his management about the meaning of this song. They tell us, "It's poetry. It has nothing to do with Van Halen." So there you go, rock fans! Our … [Read more...]