Tuesday, December 27, 2022

David Lee Roth reminisces about Eddie Van Halen on new episode of The Roth Show

David Lee Roth reminisces about his late bandmate, Eddie Van Halen, on a new episode of The Roth Show.

In the Season 2 opener, Roth recalls Van Halen’s days on the southern California club circuit in the early 1970s, among other things, before sharing his thoughts about the guitarist, who passed away in the fall of 2020.

“My dear departed Ed, boy I miss him…I had a ball with Ed,” shares Roth (as transcribed by hennemusic). “Walt Disney said ‘you know what? My love affair with Mickey Mouse was better than any love affair with a woman I ever had.’ I gotta tell ya: playing with Ed, writing songs with Ed, presenting those songs – that was better than any love affair I ever had. And some of those songs I think might last forever…or ‘until the last syllable of time’, like Shakespeare said. They became anthems.”

The new episode also sees Roth – who announced last fall he would retire from music – discuss his current status briefly while commenting on America’s love of “the comeback.”

With more than 80 million albums sold worldwide, Van Halen were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2007; the band performed their final concert at the Hollywood Bowl in October of 2015.

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