Sunday, March 27, 2016

VIDEO: David Lee Roth explores strategy game Go on The Roth Show

David Lee Roth explores the Chinese strategy game Go, among others topics, on the latest episode of The Roth Show.

The game originated in ancient China more than 2,500 years ago, and is one of the oldest board games played today.

“Everybody in China plays it,” explains Roth, “and, if they can afford it, they get tutors to come in and teach their kids every day of the week. You play chess? It’s a little like chess but it’s about four times as big the board and about four billion times the opportunities.”

The singer’s rambling on the game in the latest Roth Show episode blurs with talk of recording studios, websites and painting.

The program also includes a snippet of an unreleased song, “Red Bull And Pop Tarts”, and ends with Roth’s cover of the 2013 Pharrell Williams hit, “Happy.”

Last year, Roth and Van Halen released their first live album together, and supported the project with a 3-month summer tour of North America.

Things have been quiet in the Van Halen camp since they closed out their 2015 tour with a pair of shows at the Hollywood Bowl in early October.

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