Friday, September 16, 2011

Van Halen: Ke$ha raves about David Lee Roth

Often seen wearing vintage Van Halen shirts, pop star Ke$ha has been raving about VH frontman David Lee Roth during recent interviews.

The Van Halen News Desk has offered up a couple of examples.

Malextra reports Ke$ha is proud of her wild pop persona – insisting she is the female version of Van Halen hellraiser David Lee Roth.

The 23 year old hit the charts last year with “TiK ToK,” a track about her hard boozing and partying ways. But the star doesn’t understand why she has been slammed for promoting drinking and clubbing to her teenage fans – because there is no reason a female performer can’t be as wild as her male rocker predecessors.

She tells Britain’s Daily Mirror, “You’d have to have no pulse not to come to my show and not have fun. David Lee Roth could be a total badass running around, drinking whiskey and jumping into the crowd. I see no reason why a woman can’t do that.”

“I’ve been watching old DVDs, and there’s this one that I have of Van Halen,” Ke$ha tells Vancouver’s Georgia Straight. “I can’t remember what year it’s from, but he [singer David Lee Roth] is just such a f**king incredible frontman. Watching the way Van Halen commands the stage has been really influential. They didn’t get to rely on tricks, lighting effects, and things. It was all about the music.”

Van Van Halen

Van Halen – Bottoms Up!
Capital Centre – Largo, MD – October 12, 1982

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