David Lee Roth To Retire – Official Dave Lee Roth Audio Statement

David Lee Roth To Retire
This video above contains the official audio announcement from David Lee Roth. This has been misquoted in various places so you can hear it directly from Mr Roth here.

Thank you for the music Dave, there has never been a frontman quite like you!
I am sure Diamond Dave will continue to fill the world with his wit and observations for a long time to come.

“Personally, I remember seeing David Lee Roth for the first time in 1978 when he supported Black Sabbath as the larger than life frontman in Van Halen. I had never seen anything like it, not only were Van Halen reinventing rock guitar with Eddie Van Halen’s breathtaking guitar playing but they also had David Lee Roth, who very quickly became the greatest showman and entertainer rock music has ever seen”. Phil Aston

“Well that’s the end of an era, to be sure. I think it’s a smart decision too. Nothing, absolutely nothing, will ever beat that feeling of seeing that band on the Never Say Die Tour. I feel SO lucky to have witnessed it. It changed my life. Dave was a huge part of that. Maybe the greatest showman rock has ever seen and will ever see. I wish him a great retirement. It’s been one heck of a ride for all of us” Chris Wright

“A most erudite and witty speaker. His tales from the road are equal parts hilarious, shocking and insightful to the business. I reckon he should make an autobiographical audiobook because hearing him tell it is a big part of the experience. Yep, no point in dying on stage, which guarantees a spot in the history books, but is of no practical value to the person themselves.” Paul Bell

 

What are your memories of seeing David Lee Roth?

NB: I am hoping to talk to DLR on a future Podcast in 2022.

Phil Aston
Now Spinning Magazine

Audio : Courtesy of Van Halen News 

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