David Lee Roth

Rock Vocalist; Lead Singer With Van Halen
Born Oct 10, 1955

David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality. In 2007, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Roth is best known as the original (1973-1985) and current (2006-present) lead singer of the Southern California-based hard rock band Van Halen. He is also known as a successful solo artist, releasing numerous RIAA-certified Gold and Platinum records.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of David Lee Roth.


1954 Birth Born on October 10, 1954.


1976 21 Years Old In 1976, Gene Simmons took note of the band (in particular Eddie Van Halen, who Simmons hoped to recruit for his own band, KISS) and assisted them in producing their first demo tape. … Read More
1978 23 Years Old Released in 1978, the debut album Van Halen earned the band significant national attention. … Read More
1983 28 Years Old …  Van Halen constructed his own recording studio at home during 1983, which led to an argument with the rest of the band as it allowed him to develop songs without their input. … Read More


1985 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Roth formally parted ways with his bandmates on April 1, 1985. … Read More
1986 - 1991 4 More Events
1993 38 Years Old In April 1993, Roth was arrested in New York City's Washington Square Park for buying what he described as "$10 worth of Jamaican bunk reefer" from an undercover police officer. … Read More
1994 39 Years Old In March 1994, Roth released Your Filthy Little Mouth, a musically-eclectic album produced by Nile Rodgers. … Read More


1995 40 Years Old In 1995, Roth returned with an adult lounge act, performing largely in Las Vegas casinos, with a brass band that featured Nile Rodgers, Edgar Winter, and members of the Miami Sound Machine. … Read More
1997 42 Years Old In 1997, Roth wrote a well-received, New York Times best-selling memoir, entitled Crazy From the Heat. … Read More
1998 43 Years Old In 1998, Roth released a final album of self-penned solo material entitled DLR Band. … Read More
1999 44 Years Old In 1999, Roth contacted the Songs of Love Foundation asking if he would be able to sing a song for an ailing child. … Read More
2002 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, The "Song for Song: The Heavyweight Champions of Rock and Roll Tour" paired Roth with his musical nemesis Sammy Hagar, and proceeded to revive the career of Roth.
2003 48 Years Old In 2003, Roth released his final solo album called Diamond Dave, which included one last self-penned John 5 collaboration among numerous cover songs.
2004 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Roth appeared on the TV series The Sopranos as a poker-playing guest of Tony Soprano. … Read More


2006 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, Roth appeared on two tracks of an album entitled Strummin' with the Devil which cover a number of classic Van Halen songs, in bluegrass style. … Read More
On January 24, 2007, after much anticipation, reported that Roth would rejoin Van Halen for a 40-date arena and amphitheater tour in Summer 2007. … Read More
2008 - 2011 2 More Events
2012 57 Years Old 1 More Event
The new Roth-fronted Van Halen album A Different Kind of Truth was released on February 7, 2012. … Read More


2015 60 Years Old On Jan 2, 2015, Roth posted a Happy New Year video featuring the full version of his cover of the song "Mustang Sally". … Read More
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