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Remember When Joan Rivers Matched Wits With David Lee Roth and Elton John?

With the sad news today that comedy legend Joan Rivers has died, we've decided to take a look back at the first episode of her late-night TV show, when she was visited by not one but two rock legends: David Lee Roth and Elton John.

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30 Years Ago: Van Halen’s Original Lineup Plays Their Last Concert

Any rock band with a flamboyant frontman is bound to face its share of personality conflicts, and in the preening David Lee Roth, Van Halen had a singer more flamboyant than most.

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Photo Credit: David Lee Roth

David Lee Roth’s Uncle Manny Roth, Owner of Famous Cafe Wha?, Dies at 95

Manny Roth, who owned the famous Greenwich Village nightclub Cafe Wha? and was also the uncle of David Lee Roth, has died. He was 95.

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Is a David Lee Roth Album With John 5 on the Way?

Guitarist John 5 says that he and David Lee Roth have an album's worth of material waiting to be released.

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Watch David Lee Roth Cover Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’

When David Lee Roth met up with a New York a cappella group, they didn't harmonize on a classic Van Halen cut -- or even one of Dave's solo hits.

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29 Years Ago: David Lee Roth Quits Van Halen

Though long-time fans likely hoped it was an April Fool's joke gone terribly wrong, original frontman David Lee Roth did in fact quit Van Halen 29 years ago today, on April 1, 1985.

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Michael McDonald on Writing ‘I’ll Wait’ With David Lee Roth: ‘An Interesting Experience’

Between his string of hits with the Doobie Brothers and his solo career, five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald seemed to be everywhere in the early-'80s, but the songs that featured his distinctive voice only told part of the story -- he was also a busy songwriter whose list of credits included a surprising collaboration with Van Halen.

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

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

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

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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