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.'
Wolfgang Van Halen Says Fans' Sam vs. Dave War Is 'Dumb'
Bassist plays peacemaker again, telling fans to stop arguing over band's famous singers.
Vinnie Vincent Helped Gregg Bissonette Land David Lee Roth Job
Kiss guitarist suggested that drummer audition for former Van Halen singer's new band.
David Lee Roth 'Isolating' and Painting After Illness and Surgery
Singer says he is "high risk," so he's staying at home and embracing a new outlet during the pandemic.
Steve Vai Recalls Writing ‘Yankee Rose’ With David Lee Roth
Guitarist credits producer Ted Templeman with “money-punch suggestion” and explains how talking guitar sequence came about.
Every David Lee Roth-Era Van Halen Song Sammy Hagar Sang: 1986-04
Watch Van Halen's second singer tackle songs from the group's original lineup.
Which Songs Have Van Halen Played the Most in Concert?
David Lee Roth-era cuts dominate the list, but Sammy Hagar and even Gary Cherone make an impact.
The Strange Path Van Halen Took to the First Roth-Fronted Live LP
'Tokyo Dome Live in Concert' came together only after other plans fell through.
Kiss and David Lee Roth Postpone March Dates Due to Coronavirus
Band previously canceled meet-and-greet portion of each show.