David Lee Roth Shares New Solo Version Of Van Halen’s “Dance The Night Away”

David Lee Roth has released a new solo version of Van Halen’s “Dance The Night Away.” The frontman recorded the track live at Henson Recording Studio in Hollywood, CA with guitarist Al Estrada, bassist Ryan Wheeler, and drummer Francis Valentino.

David Lee Roth Shares New Solo Version Of Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”

David Lee Roth has released a new solo version of Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.” The frontman recorded the track at Henson Recording Studio in Hollywood, CA with guitarist Al Estrada, bassist Ryan Wheeler, and drummer Francis Valentino.

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) Premieres “Nothing Could Have Stopped Us Back Then Anyway” Music Video

David Lee Roth has premiered a new video for his latest single “Nothing Could Have Stopped Us Back Then Anyway.” The track, which was written about Van Halen, is one of the previously unreleased songs that the singer recorded with John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.) a number of years ago.

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) Premieres New Song “Nothing Could Have Stopped Us Back Then Anyway”

David Lee Roth has premiered a new song titled “Nothing Could Have Stopped Us Back Then Anyway.” The track, which was written about Van Halen, is one of the previously unreleased songs that the singer recorded with John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.) a number of years ago. The guitarist previously said the following about the single during an appearance on “Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz”:

“There’s a song that I just can’t wait for Dave to release. It’s called ‘Nothing Could Have Stopped Us’ and it’s about Van Halen. It’s my favorite song that I’ve ever done with Dave, and it is beautiful. I don’t know why he’s not releasing that one yet. And I just can’t wait for people to hear that one. ‘Cause it’s about Van Halen. It’s just absolutely wonderful. I just am really looking forward to him releasing that one.”

[via Blabbermouth]

David Lee Roth Reportedly Holding Up Van Halen Tribute Project

There has been numerous reports about a possible Van Halen tribute show/tour to honor the band’s late guitarist Eddie Van Halen. However, SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk is now reporting that the idea has stalled due to frontman David Lee Roth, who he says is “a difficult guy to wrangle.”

Trunk said the following:

“I had a very, very, very reliable source tell me last night [June 30] at THE BLACK CROWES show that the hold-up on the VAN HALEN-anything happening is a lot of it falling on David Lee Roth, that David Lee Roth — to no surprise; it shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody — is a difficult guy to wrangle, a difficult guy to get an answer on, a difficult guy to get focused on anything, a difficult guy to get to sign off on anything. He is all over the map, as you would expect and have seen throughout history, and that the big hold-up in anything happening with VAN HALEN is not Alex, who wants to do it and is trying; it’s actually Roth who needs to sign off and be involved. Also, contrary to any reports of anything different, Alex and [former VAN HALEN bassist] Michael Anthony are totally cool and there’s no issue there at all. And the stumbling block is trying to get Alex and Dave on the same page and Dave wanting to do this and how they’re gonna do it. And that’s really one of the big stumbling issues. And it did not escape anybody, as I’ve said before, you’ve got two Taylor Hawkins [tribute concerts] in two different countries [announced] two months after Taylor passed or so, and here we are coming up on two years [after VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s death] and they can’t figure out anything for Eddie. It’s crazy. Hopefully that’ll be corrected.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Van Halen’s David Lee Roth: “I’m Only In The Middle Of My First Retirement”

It looks like David Lee Roth (Van Halen) is rethinking his retirement plans. The frontman told Fox News the following when asked if he will be returning to the road:

“There’s always a tomorrow for a singer, not so much for a trombone player these days. How many times did Rocky retire? Seven. I think No. 3 was my favorite? How many times did Rambo have to come out of retirement in order to make the sequel?”

He also added the following when asked about the previous reports of a Van Halen tribute tour:

“Ya, I wrote the songs … I was the one who named the band. I’m only in the middle of my first retirement.”

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.