David Lee Roth

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Will David Lee Roth be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


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David Lee Roth has the biggest ego in the world, I would give everything just to see him never inducted...

Posted by Robert on Wednesday, 05.2.07 @ 21:54pm

Yeah, and he also had the lamest and most boring talk show (replacing Stern) here in the NYC area. It was painful to listen to and I think he was axed in like 2 months - he sucked as a talk show host.....as for the HOF, he is already in with VH....no way

Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, 06.3.07 @ 17:30pm

I was the 200th person to vote for David Lee Roth. He will make it.

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 03.24.09 @ 15:49pm

I have to say no to Diamond Dave's solo work. No influence, no innovation.

Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 07.20.09 @ 21:58pm

I love his medley of "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody", but hell no for solo.

Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 07.21.09 @ 17:56pm

Although he only lasted in the limelight for about 5-6 years ('86-'91), he produced and wrote most of his stuff, which was rare in a culture that was becoming obsessed with boy bands. That's innovative and influential to me.

Posted by Roger on Wednesday, 07.22.09 @ 13:45pm

Many artists have written thier own songs that's not much of a big deal. And you forgot that his first EP was all cover tunes. I don't think you can find one major artist influenced by his solo work. Now I think we should end this before we basically repeat the whole Steve Perry solo thing.

Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 07.22.09 @ 13:55pm

DLR should be inducted. He had a very influential and productive early career, helping launch a whole genre of music influencing bands like Poison, Winger, Bon Jovi, Skid Row, etc. He kind of tailed off towards the end, though. And he never showed up at Van Halens induction, so this would be a chance for the RnRHoF to rectify that omission.

Posted by Vilos Cohaagen on Tuesday, 12.1.09 @ 11:00am

He's in with Van Halen. Case closed.

Posted by Keebord on Tuesday, 12.1.09 @ 16:26pm

I'm from N.Y.C ...And for the haters ...Once a hater ..always a hater.He did great on the radio show considering he had no experience.The owner tried to screw Dave and really wanted Oppie & Anthony those schmucks to replace Howard.The owner chose Dave when Stern walked and was without a voice .So he chose Dave and tried to screw Dave out of his share and contract .Roth is to smart and held out and got PAID $$$ BIG money for that short stint on the air and he did GREAT .Your just a hater.Also Roth had a big ego was the best front man of his time and maybe ever.Ed had a bigger ego and was a real selfish prick and could not squash the feud for the sake of the loyal VH fans.They both screwed over the people who made them what they were and became.So don't be blaming it on Dave.Talk what you know.THE DAVE VH YEARS KICKED ASS !!! I WAS THERE FOR ALL OF THEM.

Posted by CLUTCH on Monday, 02.28.11 @ 23:39pm

Samamy Hagar's book is out, and it is mentioned on the cover of Rolling Stone, now in stores. He calls Van Halen the most depraved band ever.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 03.17.11 @ 06:41am

DLR's going to be pissed when he finds out there are a few more comments on the Sammy Hagar page than on his own!!

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 03.17.11 @ 06:54am

Excellent rock n roll artist,unprescedented talent.Try to match him! {Duluth,Mn.]

Posted by Bruce on Sunday, 03.27.11 @ 16:02pm


Rock Hall denies snubbing David Lee Roth
March 10, 2007 10:36 PM Filed in: Van Halen

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame responded to David Lee Roth's allegations that he is not allowed to perform during this Monday's Induction Ceremony. Rock Hall president and CEO, Joel Peresman, sent an e-mail to the L.A. Times:

"The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is sorry that David Lee Roth will not attend this year's induction of Van Halen. We offered him opportunities to play and sing a Van Halen song of his choice with our House band, including his own guitar player or a song with Velvet Revolver and he refused those opportunities."

Peresman concluded the e-mail with a curt denial that the Hall is somehow the bad guy in all this: "We made every effort and the decision not to come was solely his, not ours."

That obviously differs from David Lee Roth's version of the story.

The Roth camp says that the only offer they had received before Friday was an invitation to perform "You Really Got Me" with Velvet Revolver. Roth balked in part because that song, off Van Halen's first album, was originally recorded by the Kinks and is not a "true" Van Halen song.
Roth wanted to do his trademark tune, "Jump," but that was a curveball for Velvet Revolver, apparently, with rehearsal time limitations. On Friday, according to sources close to the show, event producer Joel Gallen offered Roth a chance to do "Jump" with Paul Schaffer and some players of Roth's picking but, for Roth, that came too late, apparently, to allow travel and needed rehearsal time.

Hall officials, privately, were surprised and wondered if Roth really wanted to perform at all. They also said if he had traveled east to New York to work with the producers on site, everything would have worked out.

It's hard to imagine a scenario where David Lee Roth will pass up a chance to be the center of attention, but sadly it looks like this could be one of those times.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.13.11 @ 13:07pm


Van Halen will not perform at Rock Hall Ceremony
March 02, 2007 01:43 AM Filed in: Van Halen

The reunion everyone has been waiting for won't happen at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. David Lee Roth and the Van Halen brothers have decided not to perform during their induction to the Hall of Fame on March 12th. It's still unclear if they will even attend the ceremony.

Scott Weiland and Slash from Velvet Revolver have been selected to induct Van Halen. Velvet Revolver will then perform a selection of Van Halen songs during the ceremony, similar to how Metallica performed in place of Black Sabbath in 2006. Sammy Hagar had openly lobbied for his friends in the Red Hot Chili Peppers to be the ones to induct Van Halen, but apparently his voice doesn't carry much weight with Eddie and Alex Van Halen these days.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 09.15.11 @ 20:26pm


Eddie Van Halen to rehab; David Lee Roth boycotting ceremony
March 08, 2007 11:32 PM Filed in: Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen won't be attending the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Monday after all. He released a statement today announcing he is going into rehab.

In a note addressed to fans he stated: "I have always and will always feel a responsibility to give you my best. At the moment I do not feel that I can give you my best. That's why I have decided to enter a rehabilitation facility to work on myself, so that in the future I can deliver the 110% that I feel I owe you and want to give you."
Alcohol has been cited as Eddie's addiction.
Meanwhile, David Lee Roth has decided to boycott the event because he is not being allowed to perform. After Eddie and Alex Van Halen chose not to attend, the Rock Hall didn't want David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar to be the only ones peforming VH songs, so they brought in Velvet Revolver to do the honors. Roth isn't happy about the situation:

"I don't make speeches for a living; I sing and dance for my dinner," Roth said, adding that the decision to skip the event "rips my heart out."
Roth said he had been preparing since December for the chance to perform for the industry elite and the audience watching on VH1 Classics.

"It's just not an option for me to go and watch some other band who are only performing because they have some new record coming out do our music," Roth said. "I have nothing against Velvet Revolver I'm not familiar with their music but that was my 3 minutes and 22 seconds up there."

Music industry critic, Bob Lefsetz believes this is the last nail in the coffin for the Rock Hall, "When you don't even let the INDUCTEES perform." He continues, "Let every table at the Waldorf-Astoria be adorned with a bowl of brown M&Ms. And when it comes time for Van Halen to be inducted, let everybody THROW THEM AT THE DAIS!"
A reunited Van Halen was going to be the highlight of the 2007 ceremony. It's too bad that it probably won't happen now, but who knows -- things could change over the weekend.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 09.15.11 @ 20:29pm


Velvet Revolver sabotaged David Lee Roth's moment
March 24, 2007 10:29 PM Filed in: 2007 Ceremony

Backstage at the 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Scott Weiland of Velvet Revolver attempted to explain the reason why David Lee Roth wasn't there:

"We were asked to perform. Kinda what happened was, [David Lee Roth] wanted to sing the song 'Jump.' We felt from an artistic standpoint, and I'm being totally honest with you, that it wasn't a song we felt comfortable with. We don't have keyboards. To bring a keyboard on stage wouldn't work for us. We said we'd do 'Janie's Cryin' ' or 'You Really Got Me,' and he was adamant that wasn't OK."

Weiland, how about you pick the songs you want to play when you get inducted into the Hall?

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 07.7.13 @ 22:22pm

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