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:

KISS Announce Rescheduled Dates For North American Tour With David Lee Roth

KISS have announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour with David Lee Roth (Van Halen). The trek is now set to take place in summer/fall 2021.

Tour Dates:

08/18 Mansfield, MA – Great Woods
08/19 Bangor, ME – Waterfront
08/21 Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall (no David Lee Roth)
08/22 Hartford, CT – Meadows
08/26 Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank
08/28 Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek
08/29 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood
09/01 Dayton, OH – Nutter Center
09/02 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob
09/04 Tinley Park, IL – The World
09/05 Milwaukee, WI – Marcus
09/17 Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight
09/18 George, WA – The Gorge
09/21 Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
09/22 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA
09/25 Chula Vista, CA – North Island
09/26 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky
09/29 Austin, TX – 360
10/01 Ft Worth, TX – Dickies
10/02 Tulsa, OK – BOK
10/05 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast
10/06 Lafayette, LA – Cajundome

David Lee Roth Postpones Remaining Las Vegas Residency Dates

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) has postponed his remaining Las Vegas residency dates at the House Of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino due to the coronavirus pandemic. The singer tweeted the following:

David Lee Roth Added To KISS’ 2020 North American Tour

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) has been confirmed as the opening act on the 2020 North American leg of KISS’ “End Of The Road” tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

Feb. 01 – Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena
Feb. 04 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center
Feb. 05 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Feb. 07 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
Feb. 08 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Feb. 11 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
Feb. 13 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
Feb. 15 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
Feb. 16 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Feb. 18 – Springfield, MO – JQH Arena
Feb. 19 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
Feb. 21 – Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center
Feb. 22 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
Feb. 24 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Feb. 25 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Feb. 29 – Laughlin, NV – Laughlin Event Center
Mar. 02 – Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Area (formerly Rabobank Arena)
Mar. 04 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Mar. 06 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Mar. 09 – El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center
Mar. 10 – Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena
Mar. 12 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Mar. 14 – Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Cajundome
Mar. 15 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Aug. 28 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
Aug. 29 – Atlantic City, NJ – Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
Aug. 31 – Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
Sep. 03 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Sep. 04 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Sep. 05 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
Sep. 08 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sep. 09 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park
Sep. 11 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 12 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
Sep. 14 – Dayton, OH – Wright State University Nutter Center
Sep. 15 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
Sep. 19 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
Sep. 20 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sep. 22 – Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
Sep. 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Sep. 27 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sep. 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Oct. 01 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
Oct. 02 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

David Lee Roth Says His Unreleased Album With John 5 Will Surface One Day

During a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF, David Lee Roth (Van Halen) confirmed that his unreleased album with John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.) will be surfacing at some point. The singer said the following:

“It will. There’s been a revision of things, and I can start making real plans and start marching into the future. And, of course, you’ll start hearing that material. This is material that we wrote variously for me solo and for VAN HALEN, and it’s quite a bank of stuff.”

However, it’s worth noting that release plans are still pending and that Roth is currently focusing on “getting out on the road.”

[via Blabbermouth]

John 5 Shares Snippet Of Music From Unreleased Album He Recorded With David Lee Roth

During a recent chat with Masters Of Shred, John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.) shared a snippet of music from the unreleased album he recorded with David Lee Roth (Van Halen). You can check that out below at the 22:49 mark.

[via Blabbermouth]