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    David Lee Roth is retiring after 50 Years.

    https://www.vhnd.com/2021/10/01/davi...7z_UYL0fQCVWbg

    I know some of you may not care because David Lee Roth isn't what he was at one time.

    But I love that man and somehow with Eddie being gone this hurts even more.

    Dave performed great with his solo band when I saw him open for Kiss last year. He killed it for all things considered.

    When I was 13, I wanted to play to like E.V.H. but I wanted to look like D.L.R. (without the chaps).

    Those two arguably the biggest influence on me.

    I hope Roth will at least continue to tell stories and maybe "get on the real" with us.
    It honestly sounds like he was on the verge of tearing up a little with his interview announcement. It's heavy...

    I don't know if it's possible but I hope somehow Vai, Sheehan and Bisonette could get together to make up that show they ended up having to stop at Lucky Strike due to capacity overload.

    With all that to say, we love you DLR. Thank you and God Bless you.
    Last edited by Ghost.; 10-02-2021, 01:40 AM.

    #2
    I wonder whether this will be like the Ozzy "retirement" where he got bored after a few months and decided to unretire.

    It's kinda hard to imagine Roth sitting around the house doing not very much.

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      #3
      Originally posted by jacksonplayer View Post
      I wonder whether this will be like the Ozzy "retirement" where he got bored after a few months and decided to unretire.

      It's kinda hard to imagine Roth sitting around the house doing not very much.
      I can see him doing like a "book tour" thing or get his Youtube channel again or he may just live out his days in solitary.

      I think E.V.H. being gone is the nail-in-the-coffin for him because they were going to do that last tour and everything.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Ghost. View Post

        I can see him doing like a "book tour" thing or get his Youtube channel again or he may just live out his days in solitary.

        I think E.V.H. being gone is the nail-in-the-coffin for him because they were going to do that last tour and everything.
        Roth's memoirs would certainly be an interesting read, assuming the presence of an editor who could turn Dave's gibberish into actual English.

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          #5
          Dude's 66 years old and wealthy. I'd retire too.

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            #6
            Originally posted by jacksonplayer View Post

            Roth's memoirs would certainly be an interesting read, assuming the presence of an editor who could turn Dave's gibberish into actual English.
            I would absolutely 110% buy an audiobook of DLR reading his own memoirs. Dude tells a story like no one else, for sure. As for him as a musician, he just isn't there for me anymore, but he changed music along with Eddie back in the day, and even continued with his solo band.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Jeff View Post

              I would absolutely 110% buy an audiobook of DLR reading his own memoirs. Dude tells a story like no one else, for sure. As for him as a musician, he just isn't there for me anymore, but he changed music along with Eddie back in the day, and even continued with his solo band.
              Yeah man. 100%

              I imagine Dave will be dropping some wisdom on us here and there.
              It just seems like he wants to live out his days peacefully and with insight.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Jeff View Post

                I would absolutely 110% buy an audiobook of DLR reading his own memoirs. Dude tells a story like no one else, for sure. As for him as a musician, he just isn't there for me anymore, but he changed music along with Eddie back in the day, and even continued with his solo band.
                Truth. An untouchable, charismatic, bombastic frontman was, IMO, every bit as important to VH's success as EVH's guitar work was. It's the same as Sabbath, Skid Row, etc. Fantastic bands full of great musicians that nobody would ever have heard of if not for their less-musically-talented frontman.

                DLR is a legend.

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                  #9
                  Wow, he had a great career and will always be a legend. I’ve always preferred Van Halen over Van Hagar and i’ve always loved DLR’s solo stuff even after VH.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Shawn View Post
                    Wow, he had a great career and will always be a legend. I’ve always preferred Van Halen over Van Hagar and i’ve always loved DLR’s solo stuff even after VH.
                    Same here.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Chris View Post

                      Truth. An untouchable, charismatic, bombastic frontman was, IMO, every bit as important to VH's success as EVH's guitar work was. It's the same as Sabbath, Skid Row, etc. Fantastic bands full of great musicians that nobody would ever have heard of if not for their less-musically-talented frontman.

                      DLR is a legend.
                      Speak nothing but truth in the sentences you typed.

                      I think EVH would eventually been famous on his own but David Lee Roth paved the way for VH's success in so many ways.

                      Music Videos, Brown M&M's, telling EVH to turn around when playing his licks and lie about his amp settings.
                      Roth protected that band in more ways than anyone would realize.


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                        #12
                        The best.
                         

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Chris View Post

                          Truth. An untouchable, charismatic, bombastic frontman was, IMO, every bit as important to VH's success as EVH's guitar work was. It's the same as Sabbath, Skid Row, etc. Fantastic bands full of great musicians that nobody would ever have heard of if not for their less-musically-talented frontman.

                          DLR is a legend.
                          Did you just say, somebody singing THIS, is "less-musically-talented"?
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                          Change Skid Row to "MÖTLEY CRUE"... And I would agree
                          Last edited by Blazon_Stone; 10-04-2021, 04:58 AM.

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                            #14
                            Fair. I post more praise for Bach around here than anyone. He was a bad example - I've said many times that nobody would have given a shit about Skid Row without him.

                            I was just trying to get the point across before the Division Hipster Crew came in and started shouting about Ozzy being useless and Iommi writing all the songs.

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                              #15
                              No Ozzy and no one hears of Iommi. Music is about emotion and making a connection with the listener. Ozzy (and Roth) did that perfectly for their bands. Dio, IMO, is a better singer than Ozzy. The Dio versions of the sabbath classics are laughably bad (except War Pigs which some how works).

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Überschall View Post
                                No Ozzy and no one hears of Iommi.
                                Yup, exactly.

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                                    #18
                                    No noodles, no Division.

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                                      #19
                                      I think i need to swap out RJD for DLR
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                                      I definitely appreciate the older VH more than haggar's work, mostly because it's less poppy and more 'metal'. Humans being was awesome in the 90s, though. Twister was the best

                                      I would love to see an off-couple debate show with these old musicians.

                                      Crazy personalities Like DLR and Seb Bach vs the more intelligent/well spoken types like, Dee Snider or Henry Rollins

                                      I think that could be a hoot.

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                                        #20
                                        DLR and EVH just had that type of songwriting chemistry that can't be explained. Nothing either did with others comes close.

                                        Hagar and EVH were the opposite. It's like they brought out the worst in each other as writers.

                                        As for DLR the singer, check out 1978 shows on Youtube. He sounds just like the record--pretty good, actually. Touring--and bad technique--clearly damaged his voice pretty quickly. I always liked the way his voice sounded, regardless.

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by jacksonplayer View Post
                                          DLR and EVH just had that type of songwriting chemistry that can't be explained. Nothing either did with others comes close.

                                          Hagar and EVH were the opposite. It's like they brought out the worst in each other as writers.

                                          As for DLR the singer, check out 1978 shows on Youtube. He sounds just like the record--pretty good, actually. Touring--and bad technique--clearly damaged his voice pretty quickly. I always liked the way his voice sounded, regardless.
                                          I feel like by the time Hagar was on board, EVH was more interested in going the Richie Blackmore in Rainbow route: write a bunch of pop tunes, rake in piles of cash. There is absolutely no arguing that Hagar was the better singer, but the music lost all the excitement that made the Roth era fun.

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by noodles View Post

                                            I feel like by the time Hagar was on board, EVH was more interested in going the Richie Blackmore in Rainbow route: write a bunch of pop tunes, rake in piles of cash. There is absolutely no arguing that Hagar was the better singer, but the music lost all the excitement that made the Roth era fun.
                                            Undoubtedly. I was shocked to learn a few years ago that it was Roth who objected to the keyboards and poppier material coming into the band on 1984, and Eddie who insisted on it. On the other hand, it was pretty good for Roth's bank balance.

                                            I also occasionally listen to Sammy's pre-VH music to remind myself that the guy did, in fact, make some great records. He's turned into a Jimmy Buffett wannabe in old age, but he was one of the classic bluesy hard rock singers at one time.

                                            It was probably time for Roth to split in 1985, but I wish Eddie could have found a more suitable collaborator to replace him.

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by jacksonplayer View Post



                                              It was probably time for Roth to split in 1985, but I wish Eddie could have found a more suitable collaborator to replace him.
                                              I think they did with Hagar, what else could they be doing, Also lets not forget that VH needed Hagar more than Hagar needed VH at the time. He imprinted a new sound and they made at least two good records with him. Cherone on the other hand is like the Blaze Bailey of VH...

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                                                #24
                                                After 50 years, he's earned it.

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by jacksonplayer View Post
                                                  I also occasionally listen to Sammy's pre-VH music to remind myself that the guy did, in fact, make some great records. He's turned into a Jimmy Buffett wannabe in old age, but he was one of the classic bluesy hard rock singers at one time.
                                                  His work with Montrose is unfuckwithable. There is a pretty short list of male rock vocalists who can wail in rafters without actually sounding like they’re in the rafters. And evoke the Van Hagar era stuff was mostly cheese, the dude never blew out his pipes like many of his contemporaries.

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