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Was Van Halen’s ‘Live: Right Here, Right Now’ Released Because of David Lee Roth?

Van Halen, 'Live: Right Here, Right Now'
Warner Bros.

Following the release of 1991's 'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,' Van Halen embarked on a world tour that capped a phenomenally successful decade for what was already one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. Not a bad time to release a live album, in other words, and in 1993, they did just that, with 'Live: Right Here, Right Now.' According to a new report, however, that double-disc collection might never have seen the light of day if not for David Lee Roth.

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David Lee Roth Sings ‘California Girls’ With The Beach Boys’ Mike Love

YouTube.com
YouTube.com

David Lee Roth joined honoree Mike Love for a spirited rendition of 'California Girls' as the Beach Boys singer was honored as recipient of the 21st Ella Award in Beverly Hills. The award is given out annually by the Society of Singers. 

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David Lee Roth Discusses Influences In New Webcast

STONE Music Festival 2013

David Lee Roth kicked off Season 2 of his online webcast series 'The Roth Show' with another free-form discussion, this time on how a wildly varied set of childhood influences ultimately shaped his time in Van Halen. The video is embedded above.

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26 Years Ago: David Lee Roth’s ‘Skyscraper’ Released

David Lee Roth
Warner Bros.

The spring and summer of 1986 bore witness to one of the most hostile public airings of dirty laundry in rock and roll history, courtesy of Van Halen and their recently departed lead vocalist, David Lee Roth, whom they had of course recently replaced with successful solo artist, Sammy Ha

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David Lee Roth Offers Timetable for New Van Halen Album

Van Halen
Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

It was 14 years between Van Halen's last two albums (or even longer if you don't want to count the Gary Cherone debacle), but it seems like we won't have to wait nearly as long for new music from them again. In a new interview, David Lee Roth says that they could have something ready by the middle of 2015.

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Van Halen’s ’5150′ Vs. David Lee Roth’s ‘Eat ‘Em and Smile’ – Great Rock Debates

5150 Eat Em and Smile
Warner Brothers

Rock and roll history is rife with intra-band family feuds, but perhaps none received quite as much publicity or caused a bigger fan base rift than Van Halen’s ugly divorce from singer David Lee Roth in 1985. Certainly, this was the battle royal of ‘80’s hard rock! After all,

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Weekend Songs: David Lee Roth, ‘Just Like Paradise’

David Lee Roth, 'Just Like Paradise'
Warner Bros.

Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords and tight harmonies. But it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times. And there’s no better time for that than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.

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David Lee Roth’s ‘Greatest Hits’ CD + DVD Coming in November

David Lee Roth
Friday Music

If a little ain't enough for you when it comes to David Lee Roth's solo career, good news: The Van Halen frontman has a new best-of compilation headed for stores this fall.

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Billy Sheehan On The Winery Dogs, Touring With Van Halen + Working With Diamond Dave

Marcus Cuff, Loud & Proud Records
Marcus Cuff, Loud & Proud Records

Lest you fear that the rock band is an endangered species (and at times when you turn on the radio, it certainly can feel that way), the Winery Dogs are here to bring it back to the masses. Isn’t it appropriate that Billy Sheehan (Talas, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth), one of the baddest bass players known to man, is part of the mission?

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Van Halen Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide

Van Halen Lineup Changes
Rob Vernhorst / Ebet Roberts / Tim Mosenfelder (x2) / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Rock and roll never dies, but as any fan can tell you, band lineups are a lot less permanent -- and for groups that have been together for decades, such as Van Halen, the personnel shifts can be hard to keep track of. With that in mind, we've decided to take a band-by-band look at the ins and outs of some of our favorite acts' rosters, pausing to sample the music along the way.

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