David Lee Roth
David Lee Roth • Rock • Hair Metal
The consummate frontman. Diamond Dave is everything you want as the frontman of a hair metal band, lacking only exceptional vocal power.
Dave was the charismatic spokesman vocalist of the luminous band, Van Halen for the first 12 years of the band's existence. When that took a pause - ok, extended pause - DLR went and formed his own band with folks like Steve Vai (Whitesnake), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big) and a slew of others. He then rejoined VH in 2006-2007, entering the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with them in 2007. Interestingly enough, Roth only appears on two Van Halen Album Covers.
Roth just retired from performing in 2021 and we wish him all the best. But first, here's Roth performing Van Halen's Jump with Vai in 1986.
Because Just Like Paradise is more fun than California Girls and Just a Gigolo. Diamond Dave slays on Just Like Paradise. Well, he and guitar god Steve Vai.
Not many people can replace EVH ... but Steve Vai can.
David Lee Roth is 67. He was born on October 10, 1954.
David Lee Roth left Van Halen in 1985. He was making an EP and movie (Crazy From the Heat) and some other jazz. The band wanted a different direction. Friction. Stress. All the same stuff.
Singer and red rocker, Sammy Hagar replaced David Lee Roth as the lead singer in the group Van Halen. Gary Cherone of Extreme could also be counted as a replacement for Diamond Dave, but technically he replaced Sammy Hagar for Van Halen III.
The internet says he is 6 feet tall. Only DLR really knows though. He's tall enough to throw down amazing jumpkicks though, and that's saying something.
He is retired. As of October, 2021, Diamond Dave r
No. Despite the same last name, David Lee Roth and Keith Roth are not related.