“I don’t walk in the light. But I have an aura like a burning tire. And around it, all dance.”
David Lee Roth gives the Van Halen News Desk an exclusive interview about his upcoming Las Vegas residency.
Interview by Jeff Hausman
VHND: It’s not every day that you announce a tour, or a Vegas residency, and I appreciate you reaching out to the Van Halen News Desk today…
We do not sound like Van Halen live. You have not heard this. Van Halen live is lead guitar, bass, drums, sing. Here, we bring it the way a record brings it. To do that requires 2 or 3 guitars. We have 5 people hollerin.’ It’s BIG ROCK sound. It’s not Just a Gigolo. It’s not brass band. That was a quickie vacation. And this is not a tribute band. I wrote these songs. I structured these songs. And we bring the respect and dignity to what we are doing the same way that the Lincoln Center brings to the Beethoven Festival with the latest Philharmonic. It’s a new orchestra, and a whole new sound.