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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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?
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.
This is one of the cool things about being David Lee Roth: If you feel like starring in a five-minute movie about an anonymous hitman who drinks milk and kicks butt, you don't need to wait for someone else to offer you the part.
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