Saturday, September 16, 2017

VIDEO: David Lee Roth performs at Summer Spectacular Under The Stars benefit

David Lee Roth and band - Sep 9/17
Photo courtesy of guitarist Toshinari Yanagi

David Lee Roth performed at a benefit for the Brent Shapiro Foundation at a private estate in Beverly Hills, CA on September 9, and video from the event is streaming online.

The Van Halen frontman delivered a four-song set that featured a pair of covers from his 1985 EP, “Crazy From The Heat”“Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” and “California Girls” – alongside Van Halen’s 1978 cover of John Brim’s “Ice Cream Man”, and the band’s only US No. 1 hit, “Jump.”

Hosted by actor Mario Lopez, the “Summer Spectacular Under The Stars” event raised more than $1 million for drug awareness and prevention programs by the Brent Shapiro Foundation.

Launched by Robert and Linell Shapiro, the organization is named in honor of their late son, who battled with alcohol and drugs on and off throughout his short life before passing away after a night of substance abuse at the age of 24.

The foundation and its signature Brent's Club program works in conjunction with The Boys & Girls Club Of America to provide incentives for kids to abstain from drugs.

To learn more about the Foundation and/or to donate, visit

Roth’s appearance marks the first live action from a Van Halen member since the group closed out their North American tour in support of “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert” with a pair of shows at the Hollywood Bowl in October of 2015.

While there’s been no update on activity within the Van Halen camp for some time, bassist Wolfgang Van Halen recently shared a brief audio clip of music from his forthcoming debut solo album, although no timetable for the project’s release has been revealed to date.

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