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David Lee Roth talks about his voice performance

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David Lee Roth talks about his voice performance

In an interview with the Star Tribune Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth talked about his voice performance now at age 65. He is currently Kiss opening act on their farewell tour.


David Lee Roth said:

“At my age, everything is a possible farewell tour… I’ve never had any delusions about my voice. It sounds like four miles of flat road with knobby tires. Mom used to say that; in fact, she said it last week. However, some people’s definition of perfect vocals might be pristine and pretty like Adam Lambert.”

“My definition of absolutely the best vocal in the last 20 years is [sung off-key like Biz Markie]: ‘Girl, you got what I need! And you say he’s just a friend…'”

About Eddie Van Halen, he said:

“You know what I know. Ed, God bless him, may have a fair amount of time ahead of him, but going out on the road is an unforgiving task. It kills people.”

Next David Lee Roth tour dates


  • Mon, MAR 2 Rabobank Arena, Theater and Convention Center Bakersfield, CA
  • Wed, MAR 4 Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
  • Fri, MAR 6 Oakland Arena Oakland, CA
  • Mon, MAR 9 Don Haskins Center El Paso, TX
  • Tue, MAR 10 United Supermarkets Arena Lubbock, TX
  • Thu, MAR 12 BOK Center Tulsa, OK
  • Sat, MAR 14 CAJUNDOME Lafayette, LA
  • Sun, MAR 15 Mississippi Coast Coliseum Biloxi, MS
  • Wed, MAR 18 House of Blues Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
  • Fri, MAR 20 House of Blues Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
  • Sat, MAR 21 House of Blues Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
  • Wed, MAR 25 House of Blues Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
  • Fri, MAR 27 House of Blues Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
  • Sat, MAR 28 House of Blues Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV


  • Fri, MAY 1 Epicenter Festival Concord, NC


  • Fri, AUG 28 KeyBank Pavilion Burgettstown, PA
  • Sat, AUG 29 Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City, NJ
  • Mon, AUG 31 CMAC Performing Arts Center Canandaigua, NY


  • Thu, SEP 3 Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion Bangor, ME
  • Fri, SEP 4 Xfinity Center Mansfield, MA
  • Sat, SEP 5 Xfinity Theatre Hartford, CT
  • Tue, SEP 8 Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood Atlanta, GA
  • Wed, SEP 9 Coastal Credit Union Music Park At Walnut Creek Raleigh, NC
  • Fri, SEP 11 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI
  • Sat, SEP 12 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Tinley Park, IL
  • Mon, SEP 14 WSU Nutter Center Fairborn, OH
  • Tue, SEP 15 American Family Insurance Amphitheater Milwaukee, WI
  • Sat, SEP 19 Gorge Amphitheatre Quincy, WA
  • Sun, SEP 20 Sunlight Supply Amphitheater Ridgefield, WA
  • Tue, SEP 22 ExtraMile Arena Boise, ID
  • Thu, SEP 24 USANA Amphitheatre West Valley City, UT
  • Sun, SEP 27 North Island Credit Union Ampitheatre Chula Vista, CA
  • Tue, SEP 29 Ak-Chin Pavilion Phoenix, AZ

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