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.

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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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

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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 […]

The Roth Show: The Oo-oka River Blues

The Roth Show: The Oo-oka River Blues

The video of “The World’s Most Interesting Man” playing slide guitar with ancient traditional salt shaker(!) and practicing some of his Iaido moves. The music, which could be right at home in a Quentin Tarantino film, features Dave on guitar, and the Kabuki Orchestra performing “The Oo-oka River Blues.” Recorded June 27, 2014, at Onkio Haus in […]

The Gospel of David Lee Roth

The Gospel of David Lee Roth

Author and storyteller Kambri Crews tells the story of how, as a teenager growing up in a poor family, David Lee Roth became her unconventional life coach. She started off incredibly attracted to the Van Halen singer, and then opened her mind to his words of wisdom, which inspired her and change her life. “The only […]

Lisa Roth on Van Halen, Hawking Heavy Metal CDs for Kids and Red M&Ms

Lisa Roth on Van Halen, hawking heavy metal CDs for kids and red M&Ms

David Lee Roth’s sister Lisa Roth is the label VP and executive producer of Rockabye Baby, the company who has released a CD of lullaby versions of Van Halen songs. Daves’s sister Lisa just gave a new interview in which she talks about the CD, her brother Dave, and Van Halen, below. (And make sure to check […]

David Lee Roth Drive-Thru Prank (Video)

David Lee Roth Drive-Thru Prank (Video)

Some humor for hump day! Come join Diamond David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen as they order fast food.