David Lee Roth News

After wrapping up the Van Halen's 2012-2013 A Different Kind of Truth Tour, lead singer David Lee Roth is currently living in Tokyo, Japan. He has recently appeared on many radio shows and done several interviews, all of which can be found below.

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 […]

New DLR Song/Video: ‘Talkin’ Christmas Blues!’


Happy Holidays from Diamond Dave’s Tiki Bunker! Straight from Diamond Dave’s Tiki Bunker! Van Halen’s frontman delivers up some festive cheer in a new song titled “Talkin’ Christmas Blues” — just in time for the Holidays! The Great Rothzonian posted a new video to ‘The Roth Show’s’ YouTube Channel today. The two minute-song features acoustic […]

CIA Admits Role In 1985 Coup To Oust David Lee Roth From Van Halen

CIA Admits Role In 1985 Coup To Oust David Lee Roth From Van Halen

CIA agents reportedly seeded false information in Rolling Stone and other media outlets to convince the public that Roth was toppled solely by his bandmates in a bloodless revolt. Another gem from The Onion: LANGLEY, VA—Shedding new light on a tumultuous period of upheaval that dominated international headlines nearly 30 years ago, the U.S. government […]

6 Times David Lee Roth Dominated The Internet In Honor Of His 60th Birthday

6 Times David Lee Roth Dominated The Internet In Honor Of His 60th Birthday

From VH1.com: 60 years ago today, one of the greatest frontmen in the history of rock n’ roll let out his first cry and he’s been making noise ever since. David Lee Roth made his bones as a member of legendary Southern California band Van Halen who forever changed hard rock with their boisterous party anthems and the over […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: Dave Signing Child’s Cast


Here’s some never seen shots from seven years ago today. This was Sept 28th, 2007, the beautiful morning after Van Halen’s first reunion concert with David Lee Roth in Charlotte, NC. As David was leaving his hotel he was greeted by a group of fans who had been patiently waiting outside. He stopped,  and was glad to […]

David Lee Roth’s Race Across America


In early September of 1985, the MTV Video Music Awards were coming up, and David Lee Roth was planning on attending. After all, his Crazy From The Heat solo EP had come out in January, and his music videos for “California Girls” and “Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” were in huge rotation on MTV that year. Van Halen […]

VHND’s All Access Photo: All Hat & No Cattle


He’s all hat & no cattle… Van Halen’s flamboyant frontman, David Lee Roth, poses backstage wearing a giant cowboy hat at Cobo Hall in July 3, 1981 in Detroit, Michigan. “All Access” Photos is a weekly feature at VHND.com. Every weekend we feature a photo from a roadie, friend, or band insider. Many are never-seen-before exclusives. […]

Watch Joan Rivers Interview David Lee Roth (Twice)


Rest in Peace, Joan Rivers. Joan sadly passed peacefully today, surrounded by family and close friends. As a tribute to Joan, we’re featuring videos of both times she interviewed David Lee Roth back in the ’80s. The interviews from 10/31/85 and 10/9/86 are embedded here..

VHND’s All Access Photo: Davesickle


For our 80th “All Access” Photo, here’s Diamond Dave goofing around backstage with his ‘Davesickle’ guitar at the Cobo Hall on July 4, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan. The hilarious Davesickle guitar was used for live performances of “Ice Cream Man” during the 1980 World Invasion and 1981 Fair Warning/W.D.F.A. tours. This steel-stringed electric/acoustic was shaped and painted like […]

Tribute to Uncle Manny Roth (1918 – 2014)


Photo: Uncle Manny Roth backstage with David after the Van Halen “Friends and Family” dress rehearsal at the LA forum. Feb 8th, 2012. Our respects and condolences go out to David Lee Roth and his family—his Uncle Manny passed away on Friday. “Uncle Manny has passed away,” Roth wrote on his website. “He was 95 years old. He […]

David Lee Roth Shows Off His New Tattoos (Video)

David Lee Roth Shows Off His New Tattoos (Video)

Friday, July 18, 2014: David Lee Roth, of Van Halen, was spotted at LAX, returning from Japan, where he’s recently gotten the latest in a large catalogue of traditional Japanese tattoos. The video above is from X17online.com.

VHND’s All Access Photo: The Beach Boys


Do you recognize the famous musician hanging out with David Lee Roth in this rare photo taken after an appearance on the David Brenner radio talk show in August, 1985? Of course, that’s the late, great, Carl Wilson from the Beach Boys. Even back when Roth was in his first band, Red Ball Jet, he […]