Friday, December 30, 2022

David Lee Roth revisits Van Halen club days on The Roth Show

David Lee Roth revisits Van Halen’s club days in the latest episode of The Roth Show.

The rocker shares multiple stories from the band’s days on the southern California club circuit in the early 1970s, detailing things like how they extended the lifespan of guitar strings to save money, and how every dollar they earned went back into the group.

The episode also sees Roth stream his 2020 song “Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bar And Grill”, a track from an unreleased album he recorded with guitarist John 5 in 2014 that the singer offered as a public tribute to Eddie Van Halen in the weeks following his passing.

The tune – whose title namechecks the famous Sunset Strip bar and restaurant of the same name and its upstairs private club “Over The Rainbow” – specifically references the period just prior to Van Halen securing a record deal with Warner Brothers in 1977, which would see the release of their self-titled debut the following year.

The second episode of the second season of The Roth Show comes on the heels of the release of the first episode in the latest edition of the series.

Roth also recently shared a new recording of the 1980 Van Halen classic, “Everybody Wants Some!!”

See also:

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