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David Lee Roth

After launching his solo career with a 1985 EP that included covers from the Beach Boys and Louis Prima songbooks, former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth assembled a band that would help him score hit records until the end of the decade. But Roth’s star began to fade in the ’90s as band members like guitarist Steve Vai left the fold. He started mixing things up, releasing an album in 1994 with producer Nile Rodgers called ‘Your Filthy Little Mouth,’ but by that time he was considering a reunion with Van Halen. But that ended in 1996 with only two new songs added to a greatest-hits package and more hard feelings among the perpetually feuding bandmates. Roth then wrote a book and trained as an Emergency Medical Technician. He continued to release solo albums, and in 2007, he started touring with Van Halen again. In 2012, the group returned with its first new album with Roth since the triumphant ‘1984.’

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Jesse Grant, Getty Images

David Lee Roth Sort of Comments on New Van Halen Book

Former Van Halen manager Noel E. Monk's new memoir of his years with the band contains plenty of backstage stories, many of them involving singer David Lee Roth.

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Scott Greis, Getty Images

15 Years Ago: David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar Launch Joint Tour

David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar did the unthinkable 15 years ago while both were estranged from Van Halen; they decided to embark on a co-headlining tour.

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Ethan Miller / Larry Marano (2), Getty Images

Michael Anthony Says Time is Right for Van Halen to Tour With Both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar

Michael Anthony also discussed whether David Lee Roth donated $10,000 to the fundraising team honoring his late infant grandson.

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Warner Bros.

Did David Lee Roth Contribute to Michael Anthony’s Fundraising Walk?

In news that should warm the heart of every Van Halen fan, it appears that David Lee Roth has donated an impressive sum of money to Michael Anthony's upcoming fundraising walk.

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Sammy Hagar Wants to Tour With David Lee Roth and Van Halen

Sammy Hagar wants to tour with Van Halen, including original singer David Lee Roth, because he believes the competition between the two frontmen would make fans “die and go to heaven.”

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Warner Bros.

20 Years Ago: Van Halen Briefly Reunite with David Lee Roth for ‘Best Of Vol. I’

David Lee Roth's second stint with Van Halen began and ended when he recorded some songs for a greatest hits compilation.

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Jeff Kravitz, Getty Images

20 Years Ago: The Van Halen / David Lee Roth Reunion Turns to S—

Van Halen's brief mid-'90s reunion with original frontman David Lee Roth ended with a thud – or, more specifically, a scathing open letter from Roth.

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Jesse Grant, Getty Images

David Lee Roth: ‘Help! I Have a Stalker’

David Lee Roth is asking for help stopping a stalker that has called him 75 times in the past four months.

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20 Years Ago: Van Halen Reunite With David Lee Roth on MTV

When host Dennis Miller announced reunited members of Van Halen, the crowd at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards went crazy.

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Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

30 Years Ago: David Lee Roth Kicks Off His First Solo Tour

David Lee Roth proved he didn't need Van Halen to put on a spectacular arena show with his 'Eat 'Em and Smile' tour.

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