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.'
Did Van Halen Almost Finish a David Lee Roth Reunion LP in 2000?
The temporarily reunited band wrote at least three new songs together.
Van Halen's '5150' vs. David Lee Roth's 'Eat 'Em and Smile'
They'd just debuted a new lead singer when the old one released his first solo album.
Sammy Hagar Slams David Lee Roth's 'Bulls---' Stage Persona
He also says original Van Halen singer's voice "hasn't aged well."
Underrated David Lee Roth: The Most Overlooked Track From Each LP
He'll forever be known for his time in Van Halen, but there are gems hidden in Roth's solo work.
35 Years Ago: David Lee Roth Stakes His Claim With 'Yankee Rose'
Top 20 single from his debut solo album reintroduced rock's coolest, craziest and corniest king.
Did Prince Steal This Stage Move From Van Halen's David Lee Roth?
According to Apollonia Kotero, her 'Purple Rain' costar may have taken a page out of the Van Halen singer's playbook.
Hear David Lee Roth's Newly Released Song 'Giddy-Up'
The track also features original artwork drawn by the singer himself.
When 'The Bionic Woman' Visited David Lee Roth’s House
An episode of the classic series was filmed in the Van Halen frontman's home.
The Unexpected Way David Lee Roth's Guitarist Got the Job
In a new interview, John 5 recalls how he unexpectedly landed the the gig with the Van Halen frontman over 20 years ago.