The REELZ network will devote an entire episode to David Lee Roth in a brand new upcoming series on iconic rock ‘n’ roll frontmen.
The episode, which will premier on Sunday, December 12th at 8 pm (ET)/5 pm (PT), is part of a four-episode series titled “Frontmen”.
Via press release from REELZ (11/17/21):
REELZ today announced December 2021 premieres with four new original specials Frontmen exploring the real lives and success stories of infamous and immensely talented lead singers Ozzy Osbourne, Bruce Dickinson, Steven Tyler and David Lee Roth with insight from people who knew them best. As lead vocalists for game changing hard rock bands Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith and Van Halen the superstars spotlighted in Frontmen have been the voices of their generations and entertained millions of people on stage. Now in new Frontmen specials viewers will see the defining moments that sparked their insatiable need to perform and the destructive tendencies and addictions they grappled with while making music history.
“Revealing character profiles of music megastars have resonated with our viewers so we’re excited to show them more new original stories in Frontmen,” said Steve Cheskin, SVP of Programming at REELZ. “Illuminated by intimate details from first-hand accounts of experiences shared by friends and colleagues we look forward to delving into the lives of these fabled rockers.”
David Lee Roth: One of the most famous, flamboyant and charismatic frontmen in the world David Lee Roth is unlike most lead singers. The frontman of Van Halen is the same person both on and off stage and craves attention and adulation at all times. Growing up in rural Indiana Roth showed early brilliance turning himself into a ferociously bright teenager. His determination to become a frontman led him to convince the Van Halen brothers to let him join their band and Roth’s infectious personality and memorable acrobatic stage presence helped make Van Halen one of the most popular rock bands in the world. His notorious rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and fun-loving demeanor cemented Diamond Dave as, for some, the band’s only “real” frontman. Sharing their personal stories of Roth are childhood friend George Perez and former Van Halen band manager Marshall Berle.