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Bloomington IN, United States

David Lee Roth (born October 10, 1954 in Bloomington, Indiana) is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, rock climber, adventurer, actor, author, and former radio personality, perhaps best known for his work with the band Van Halen and his fast-talking, larger-than-life persona. He left Van Halen due to creative differences in 1985 (being replaced by Sammy Hagar (Montrose, HSAS)) and went solo. After a short time spent performing lounge jazz, Roth recruited a super group of Steve Vai (guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Gregg Bissonette (drums), and released the wildly successful ‘Eat ‘em and Smile’ album in 1986. After this line-up, guitar prodigy Jason Becker (formerly of Cacophony) was brought into the fold in 1989. Sadly, Becker contracted Lou Gehrig’s Disease (a form of paralysis) and could no longer play, having only performed on one DLR album A Little Ain’t Enough (1991). Since then, Roth has employed a revolving line-up of musicians in his DLR Band.

In 2007, David Lee Roth rejoined Van Halen for a semi-reunion with the Van Halen brothers, along with Eddie Van Halen’s son (Wolfgang Van Halen) on bass (replacing Michael Anthony from the original lineup), which lasted into 2008.

On December 26, 2011, Van Halen (again with Roth) announced a tour for 2012, and released their first album in 14 years, A Different Kind of Truth, on February 7, 2012.


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  • Andimainz

    already 60 today...

    10 Oct 9:02pm Reply
  • bobo9390

    "Homo people listen to Poison and Warrant." Only a simpleton equates taste in music with level of masculinity. And only a pussy would bother making that claim to begin with.

    23 Jun 2:16am Reply
  • bobo9390

    Yankee Rose is such a good song

    23 Jun 2:15am Reply
  • deathstar461

    I DO COCAINE!!!!!!

    5 Apr 8:44pm Reply
  • KatyDM

    Happy Birthaday, David Lee Roth! [3]

    26 Jan 5:11pm Reply
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  • Re-Kramer

    Happy Birthaday, David Lee Roth! [2]

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • KatyDM

    Happy Birthaday, David Lee Roth!

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Daffybet

    David's not heard enough ,will have to search him out. Still brilliant.

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Runoflife

    \/What hair bands?

    21 Jul 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    @ Runoflife....You have hair metal in your library...So what does that make you then??

    15 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Runoflife

    naturefirst , no gays at all. Homo people listen to Poison and Warrant.

    7 Jul 2013 Reply
  • naturefirst

    Maxim , how many gays listen Slayer ?

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Runoflife

    \/ says hair metal fan.

    5 Jul 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    V Dude you don't have to tell everyone your sexual preference..Besides we can tell already just by your avatar..

    30 Jun 2013 Reply
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  • Winys_Rockman

    Maybe he's Different in appearance, but his 'sunny california' spirit remains intact =)

    17 May 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    I saw David Lee Roth in a small club in '99 and he looked exactly the same as he was when he was with Van Halen in the early days..Now of course he looks different..

    17 May 2013 Reply
  • Winys_Rockman

    Skyscraper is one of the best albums of all time. Dave of course is the best Frontman EVER. No one in this Earth can be like him. <3

    14 May 2013 Reply
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