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
It's hard to believe, but David Lee Roth's 'Eat 'Em and Smile' is more than 25 years old -- and although Diamond Dave is back with Van Halen promoting the band's latest album, 'A Different Kind of Truth,' plenty of fans still have fond memories of Roth's full-length solo debut. One such fan is guitarist Steve Vai, who played on the record, and shared some stories about the 'Smile' era during a recent interview.
With Van Halen currently criss-crossing the country in support of their new record 'A Different Kind of Truth,' our picture of the week offers a stunning glimpse at 1984, the last time the band was out on the road promoting a new album fronted by David Lee Roth.
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