Monday, October 15, 2012

VIDEO: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth talks sarcasm and tattoos

Van Halen remains on touring hiatus as Eddie Van Halen continues to recover from surgery this summer as a result of an intestinal illness known as Diverticulitis.

Eddie’s health issue, which flared up following the end of the first leg of the band’s “A Different Kind Of Truth” 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.

While bassist Wolfgang Van Halen is on the road with Tremonti, frontman David Lee Roth has been keeping himself busy with martial arts training and, the continuation of his series of videos under the title “The Roth Show.”

The latest clip, entitled “Sarcasm/Tattoos,” features Roth delivering a rambling monologue on both subjects.

“Trying to explain American humor to people from outside the United States is an art in itself,” explains Roth. “Particularly in Japan, where the idea of sarcasm is completely alien.”

See also:

VIDEO: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth training in martial arts
Eddie Van Halen named Greatest Guitarist Of All Time
VIDEO: Wolfgang Van Halen on joining the Tremonti tour
Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10
PHOTO: Eddie Van Halen attends Tremonti concert in Kansas City
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi named Greatest Metal Guitarist
PHOTO: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth gets tattooed in Japan
Mark Tremonti raves about Wolfgang Van Halen
Wolfgang Van Halen explains joining Tremonti for tour
VIDEO: Wolfgang Van Halen joins Tremonti as tour bassist
REPORT: Eddie Van Halen nearly died during recent health scare
Eddie Van Halen thanks fans for support following recent surgery
PHOTO: David Lee Roth sends Eddie Van Halen get well wishes from Japan
Eddie Van Halen surgery update
Eddie Van Halen undergoes emergency surgery
VIDEO: Wolfgang Van Halen joins Valerie Bertinelli at Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony
Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10 for 2nd week
VIDEO: Van Halen – rare 1981 video surfaces
Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10
VIDEO: Van Halen – New mix of complete Pittsburgh concert
VIDEO: Van Halen – Japanese TV special
Eddie Van Halen talks gear in new Guitar Center interview
Van Halen tour to miss Australia
Van Halen: Japanese TV special to air next week
Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10
Van Halen's Jump voted top sports song
VIDEO: Van Halen unplugged 1993
VIDEO: Dweezil Zappa rocks Van Halen classics
Van Halen: David Lee Roth in Japan promoting fall tour
Van Halen announce Japanese tour
Van Halen: Second Japanese show confirmed
Why Eddie Van Halen donated 75 guitars
Van Halen engineer talks about mixing latest album
VIDEO: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth – Love Train
Eddie Van Halen explains origins of A Different Kind Of Truth
Van Halen addresses Super Bowl rumors
VIDEO: Van Halen soundcheck with soundboard audio
Van Halen in talks to tour Australia this fall
RUMOR: David Lee Roth to address Van Halen Super Bowl rumors
Van Halen dates officially cancelled
VIDEO: Van Halen – Watch complete Los Angeles concert
VIDEO: Van Halen talk about the rock lifestyle
VIDEO: Van Halen – Japan tour commercial
Wolfgang Van Halen thanks fans for North American tour
RUMOR: Van Halen to play Super Bowl 47