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.'
Dreams: Imagining Van Halen's '5150' With David Lee Roth
Let's make some educated guesses based on history and artistic trajectories – and a little bit of wishful thinking.
Alex Van Halen Compares David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar
Drummer celebrates “strange chemistry” with original singer.
Sammy Hagar: Van Halen Tour Would Have Been Double-Frontman Show
Singer confirms trek would have featured both him and David Lee Roth, allowing them to play "[all] the Van Halen hits"
David Lee Roth Reveals Origins of Eddie Van Halen Tribute Song
Singer was inspired to write "Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bar and Grill" after walking past a bar.
Sammy Hagar Wants to Buy David Lee Roth's 'Red Rocker' Cartoon
"Is it for sale? How much? And where can I see it in person?"
David Lee Roth References Sammy Hagar in New Cartoon
"Red Rocker Refuses to Fly 55 in Afterlife," reads Van Halen singer's newspaper-styled drawing.
Will Van Halen Ever Release a Concert Film With David Lee Roth?
Doubt remains whether “Holy Grail” Oakland show from 1981 is hidden in the vaults.
Van Halen Pulled Beach Ball Prank on David Lee Roth at Final Show
They took advantage of one of their frontman's biggest pet peeves.
Van Halen Discussed Anthony, Hagar and Roth 'Kitchen Sink' Tour
Trek planned for summer 2019 was to include all three singers and longtime bassist.