Wednesday, October 24, 2012

VIDEO: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth on the language of video

Van Halen’s David Lee Roth has released episode number two in his new series of videos under the banner “The Roth Show.”

Entitled “The Language Of Video,” Roth speaks about the processes of creating films and music videos, including Van Halen's "Jump" as well as his version of "California Girls."

“’Jump’ triggered a whole lot of imitations,” explains Roth. “There are two versions of imitation: they say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I maintain that a defense attorney invented that in a court of law to convince a jury otherwise. I believe, as Dave Mamet quotes it, that ‘imitation is the sincerest form of theivery.’ And we got thieved!”

Roth goes into extended and great detail about the technical history and process of filmmaking before tying that information into the processes he learned along the way while creating videos for both Van Halen and his solo career.

Van Halen continue on their hiatus from the “A Different Kind Of Truth” tour as Eddie Van Halen continues to recuperate following surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis that will have him sidelined for the remainder of the year.

Eddie’s health issue, which flared up following the end of the first leg of the band’s tour, caused the postponement and eventual cancellation of a series of Van Halen concert dates across North America this summer, and the postponement of a series of dates in Japan that were scheduled for November.

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