David Lee Roth Comments On Potential Van Halen Tribute Tour

As previously reported, Joe Satriani recently confirmed that he was in talks about doing a Van Halen tribute tour with Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth. The guitarist made the comment after Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica) revealed that he was also approached about taking part in the project. Now, Roth has shared his thoughts on the idea in a statement issued to Van Halen News Desk:

“IN MY MIND VAN HALEN 4K, IN THE AGE OF COVID IS GOING TO REQUIRE TWO OF US FOR EVERY POSITION. SATRIANI AND LUKATHER, ANTHONY AND NEWSTED, AL OR TOMMY LEE. PROBABLY THE ONLY ONE WHO COULD DO MY JOB TODAY WOULD BE PINK..”

David Lee Roth Cancels Entire Las Vegas Residency

UPDATE: David Lee Roth has since issued a statement to Entertainment Weekly:

“Sometimes you win, Sometimes you lose, We got rained out.. Covid cancelled. Future shows? When the benefit concerts for Colorado, Farm Aid, and hospital workers ‘everywhere’ come up; Call me..”

Original Story:

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) has cancelled his entire Las Vegas residency. The singer has yet to comment on this latest development, but a representative for the House Of Blues at Mandalay Bay did confirm the news to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. This news comes after Roth previously postponed two shows after a member of his backing band reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

David Lee Roth Cancels First Two Dates Of His Las Vegas Residency

According to Metal Sludge, David Lee Roth (Van Halen) was forced to postpone the first two dates of his Las Vegas residency at the House Of Blues at Mandalay Bay due to a member of his backing band testing positive for COVID-19. The following statement was issued:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances related to COVID and out of an abundance of caution for those working and attending the shows, the David Lee Roth performances schedule for Dec. 31, 2021 and Jan. 1, 2022 have been cancelled. Refunds will be automatically processed, and ticketholders will be notified directly.”

Is David Lee Roth Rethinking His Retirement Announcement?

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) recently announced that he was planning to retire following his upcoming Las Vegas residency. Despite this, the frontman has since shared a new promo poster for the shows featuring the phrase “The Last Tour (Unless It Isn’t).” The “unless it isn’t” part seemingly implies that he may not be serious about retirement. However, it is still unclear if it was just a joke or not. For now, fans will just have to wait and see.

David Lee Roth Says He Is Retiring After His Las Vegas Residency: “These Are My Last Five Shows”

During an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, David Lee Roth (Van Halen) revealed that he is planning to retire. The frontman will be wrapping up his career following the completion of his five-date residency in Las Vegas, NV.

Roth said the following:

“I’m retiring. This is the first, and only, official announcement. … You’ve got the news. Share it with the world. I’m not going to explain the statement. The explanation is in a safe. These are my last five shows.”

He continued while reflecting on the late Eddie Van Halen:

“I thought I might have been the first, frankly. I might have thought the Marlboro Man would’ve got me. Hey, Ed, objects in the rear-view mirror are probably me. And my doctors, my handlers, compelled me to really address that every time I go on stage, I endanger that future. I am encouraged and compelled to really come to grips with how short time is, and my time is probably even shorter.”

He also added:

“I know that when I am in the audience, whether you come out with a ukulele or a marching band, all I ask you give me everything you’ve got to give. That’s what I did for the last 50 years. I’ve given you all I’ve got to give. It’s been an amazing, great run, no regrets, nothing to say about anybody. I’ll miss you all. Stay frosty.”

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) Premieres “Lo-Rez Sunset” Video

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) has premiered a new video for his new song “Lo-Rez Sunset.” You can check that out below. The track was previously featured in Roth’s online comic “The Roth Project.” That 17-chapter comic is narrated by the frontman himself and it includes music from John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.), Greg Bissonette, Brett Tuggle, and Luis Conte. Notably, it also features songs Roth co-wrote and recorded with John 5 a number of years ago including “Lo-Rez Sunset” and several other tracks.

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) Releases New Song “Giddy-Up!”

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) has released a new song titled “Giddy-Up!.” You can check that out below. The track was previously featured in Roth’s online comic “The Roth Project.” That 17-chapter comic is narrated by the frontman himself and it includes music from John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.), Greg Bissonette, Brett Tuggle, and Luis Conte. Notably, it also features songs Roth co-wrote and recorded with John 5 a number of years ago including “Giddy-Up!” and several other tracks.

David Lee Roth Launches “The Roth Project” Online Comic Featuring Songs He Co-Wrote With John 5

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) has launched a new online comic called “The Roth Project.” The 17-chapter comic is narrated by the frontman and it features music from John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.), Greg Bissonette, Brett Tuggle, and Luis Conte. Notably, it also features songs Roth co-wrote and recorded with John 5 a number of years ago including: “Giddy Up,” “Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bar And Grill,” “Alligator Pants,” “Lo-Rez Sunset,” and “Manda Bala.”

Here’s the featured chapters:

01. “How About A Little Fire Scarecrow?”
02. “Meanwhile…”
03. “Nobody’s Dying In My Helecopter Tonight…”
04. “Bad News Waiting To Be Delivered”
05. “Christmas Early”
06. “Pink Mist”
07. “The Missionary’s Daughter”
08. “Bad Mojo Heat And Serve”
09. “No Dude, Seriously, Fuck You”
10. “Tiger Step, Between Walls”
11. “Bohica”
12. “Chaos”
13. “A Secret Empire”
14. “The Dark Ocean Society”
15. “Knock Knock”
16. “All Pastel And Watercolory”
17. “Let’s Talk”

You can stream the full version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bar And Grill” from the comic below: