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2013-04-15 02:37:20 AM  
Thanks, subby.  About halfway through now- this is a great article.
 
2013-04-15 08:17:36 AM  
No.
 
2013-04-15 08:21:39 AM  
I don't always quit Van Halen, but when I do I age quickly, play some crappy concerts with Sammy Hagar, and then try to get back into the band again.
 
2013-04-15 08:23:37 AM  
I heard a long interview with him on O&A and was surprised that he seemed to be less of a douchebag than I thought.
 
2013-04-15 08:26:27 AM  
Roth is what all the boomers thought they'd become once they reached their fifties. He's the only one who achieved the boomer dream.
 
2013-04-15 08:33:31 AM  
Congratulations Dave on getting somebody to write something about you.
 
2013-04-15 08:34:57 AM  
hilobrow.com
 
2013-04-15 08:39:31 AM  
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-04-15 08:40:26 AM  
I have to admit that I liked his show when he took Howard Stern's old spot.
He didn't last long, but I enjoyed the ol' D-Ro Show!
 
2013-04-15 08:45:12 AM  
He is interesting.  That is the best word to describe him.
 
2013-04-15 08:47:07 AM  
Long, but absolutely worth the time to read.
 
2013-04-15 08:47:50 AM  
I got as far as the Fire pole GIF, and thought. Buffalo Bob.
 
2013-04-15 08:55:25 AM  
Thanks, Subby! Good read. I miss my Van Halen concert shirts. Something something wife thinking she knows what I should wear. Grumble. I think I'll crank up 1984 for the drive home.

I am the single best rock singer ever, you know. Provided I'm in the Jeep. Alone.
 
2013-04-15 09:20:31 AM  
Need to add NSFW- Boobies in the 2nd TFA pic.
 
2013-04-15 09:35:12 AM  
Great story subby. Thanks.
 
2013-04-15 10:07:18 AM  
Good read.
Roth era Van Halen set the standard for big time party rock. Friends and I listened to their debut constantly. Just heading into high school, it was like a shot of adrenaline for a bunch of 14-15 yr olds already pumped up with raging hormones.
There are certain bands that can act as time machines to specific points in life. Van Halen is one of those bands for me. Roth was the only front man for that band.
 
2013-04-15 10:14:28 AM  
Best frontman ever.  You either "get" Dave or you don't.  I love him.
 
2013-04-15 10:16:58 AM  
NSFW image about halfway through
 
2013-04-15 10:27:21 AM  
I always liked Diamond Dave with Van Halen.  I saw them twice in the early 80's...very entertaining shows.

I like Sammy Hagar solo...never really liked Van Hagar.

Dave was THE frontman for Van Halen.
 
2013-04-15 10:32:45 AM  

Spad31: Thanks, Subby! Good read. I miss my Van Halen concert shirts. Something something wife thinking she knows what I should wear. Grumble. I think I'll crank up 1984 for the drive home.

I am the single best rock singer ever, you know. Provided I'm in the Jeep. Alone.


Damn, that may be one of the saddest things I've read on here in a while.

Why do men let their wives treat them like that?
 
2013-04-15 10:33:28 AM  

Psycoholic_Slag: Best frontman ever.  You either "get" Dave or you don't.  I love him.


Yep.  He's definitely in the top three of the best frontmen.  You can argue all you want about his diva-esque attitude, but I don't think anyone out there can deny that he's probably rock and roll's greatest showman.

The thing is, I get sad sometimes seeing interviews with him.  He just seems almost manic or schizophrenic and never really introspective.  So, you never really know if you're talking to him or someone who is trying desperately to entertain you.

Anyway, if there was ever anyone born who needs to be on the stage, it's freakin' David Lee Roth.
 
2013-04-15 10:36:33 AM  

darch: Spad31: Thanks, Subby! Good read. I miss my Van Halen concert shirts. Something something wife thinking she knows what I should wear. Grumble. I think I'll crank up 1984 for the drive home.

I am the single best rock singer ever, you know. Provided I'm in the Jeep. Alone.

Damn, that may be one of the saddest things I've read on here in a while.

Why do men let their wives treat them like that?


It's called a vagina, Darch.  I've seen dudes who have given up a hell of a lot more than some concert shirts for one of those things.
 
2013-04-15 10:40:18 AM  
From the pictures I think he is turning into Sting
 
2013-04-15 10:42:52 AM  

Vodka Zombie: darch: Spad31: Thanks, Subby! Good read. I miss my Van Halen concert shirts. Something something wife thinking she knows what I should wear. Grumble. I think I'll crank up 1984 for the drive home.

I am the single best rock singer ever, you know. Provided I'm in the Jeep. Alone.

Damn, that may be one of the saddest things I've read on here in a while.

Why do men let their wives treat them like that?

It's called a vagina, Darch.  I've seen dudes who have given up a hell of a lot more than some concert shirts for one of those things.


I guess I'm really, really, really lucky in that I married the love of my life AND she's totally cool. Wearing a Machine Head t-shirt and ripped jeans atm. Her favorite outfit. Lol.

Not bragging, just lucky.
 
2013-04-15 10:43:34 AM  
Spad31:
I am the single best rock singer ever, you know. Provided I'm in the Jeep. Alone.

I will give you a run for your money in my Chevy Cruze, of course, I have to be alone as well, so...not sure who would judge this competition.
 
2013-04-15 10:50:12 AM  
I graduated highschool in 1985, and at the time, there was a rumor going around that Dave was my cousin.  It was very weird, because the more I denied it, the more everyone believed it!

/took it as a compliment
//still didn't help my reputation any
///Dave rocks!
 
2013-04-15 10:52:12 AM  
Nice article.
 
2013-04-15 11:08:25 AM  
Van Halen was my go to music when I was in HS during the 80's.  I always jammed to them on the way to pick up my dates.  It seemed to really get me going.  It seemed to give me a rush. there will never be a band that makes people feel this way again. that was their magic. nice white teeth, pretty smile. I think I shall play some Van Halen now.
 
2013-04-15 11:17:13 AM  

buntz: I have to admit that I liked his show when he took Howard Stern's old spot.
He didn't last long, but I enjoyed the ol' D-Ro Show!


I thought I was the only person that liked his radio show.  My husband tolerated it, but I was truly disappointed when it was canceled.
 
2013-04-15 11:22:48 AM  

Fair_Poopsmith: Thanks, subby.  About halfway through now- this is a great article.


yeah, this.  that was a heck of an interesting read.
 
2013-04-15 11:24:29 AM  
If you liked that one, try this one

http://www.avclub.com/articles/david-lee-roth,13772/
 
2013-04-15 11:28:53 AM  
Good going Dave, you're still having fun.
Van Halen - 1984 + Crazy From the Heat is still the go-to music on beach days.
 
2013-04-15 11:30:03 AM  
I think it's admirable that he was a paramedic...but I would think already being a millionaire it would seem more like an adventure versus the people who have to do it.
 
2013-04-15 11:38:25 AM  
He also did the Joe Rogan podcast a few weeks back, also a great interview.
 
2013-04-15 11:42:29 AM  

munko: Van Halen was my go to music when I was in HS during the 80's.  I always jammed to them on the way to pick up my dates.  It seemed to really get me going.  It seemed to give me a rush. there will never be a band that makes people feel this way again. that was their magic. nice white teeth, pretty smile. I think I shall play some Van Halen now.


What do current 16 year old boys have as an equivalent these days?   Mumford and Sons?    The Lumineers?  Some other band where the members look like they first met standing in line at the Farmer's Market?     Instead of a Jack Daniels bottle bass guitar, do they have a kombucha bottle shaped guitar?  Yeesh.
 
2013-04-15 11:53:42 AM  
DLR is kind of like an American Joe Strummer, with cocaine induced Parkinsons.
 
2013-04-15 11:57:08 AM  

Christian Bale: If you liked that one, try this one

http://www.avclub.com/articles/david-lee-roth,13772/


Sounds like he's enjoying his life.
 
2013-04-15 12:00:55 PM  
DLR talks funny.

Restaurant server: "Hi, what can I get ya?"

DLR: "I think I want balance more than ever. You know, feed an Ethiopian, plant the rain forest, save the ozone layer--you gotta have that, "oh woe is me," as a form of self-dramatization; it's always fun. It shouldn't be replaced, but there should be a balance. Sooner or later, it's veal parmigiana time! Sooner or later, there is some hallelujah, watusi-tailgate, light-up-the-goddamn-sky-it's-finally-the-weekend! And I don't care whether you wear a cowboy hat or your hair is purple, I don't care if you have a wedding ring or a clit ring, sooner or later, it's veal parmigiana time! That doesn't mean simple belly laughs, and it doesn't mean high-brow. It just means, 'wanna go have Italian?'"
 
2013-04-15 12:08:10 PM  
No - not even..
 
2013-04-15 12:09:14 PM  
InmanRoshi: What do current 16 year old boys have as an equivalent these days?   Mumford and Sons?    The Lumineers?  Some other band where the members look like they first met standing in line at the Farmer's Market?     Instead of a Jack Daniels bottle bass guitar, do they have a kombucha bottle shaped guitar?  Yeesh.

Rock hasn't been a teenage thing since the nineties.  Around here at the high schools all I hear coming out of kids' cars is rap or country.
 
2013-04-15 12:19:34 PM  

Electric_Banana: I heard a long interview with him on O&A and was surprised that he seemed to be less of a douchebag than I thought.


does he let out a screech ever third word during the interview?

/the screen may be replaced by a 'yeah' 'hey' or rambling to the band/producers
 
2013-04-15 12:26:48 PM  
He didn't have kids to tie him down.  That's why.

Still smart, witty and going for the gusto after all these decades ... I like him more than ever.  Thanks for sharing, Subby.
 
2013-04-15 12:49:38 PM  
Go head on and jump.
 
2013-04-15 12:52:50 PM  
I expected the headline to be a direct quote from David Lee Roth.
 
2013-04-15 12:54:42 PM  

darch: Vodka Zombie: darch: Spad31: Thanks, Subby! Good read. I miss my Van Halen concert shirts. Something something wife thinking she knows what I should wear. Grumble. I think I'll crank up 1984 for the drive home.

I am the single best rock singer ever, you know. Provided I'm in the Jeep. Alone.

Damn, that may be one of the saddest things I've read on here in a while.

Why do men let their wives treat them like that?

It's called a vagina, Darch.  I've seen dudes who have given up a hell of a lot more than some concert shirts for one of those things.

I guess I'm really, really, really lucky in that I married the love of my life AND she's totally cool. Wearing a Machine Head t-shirt and ripped jeans atm. Her favorite outfit. Lol.

Not bragging, just lucky.


you really shouldn't go atm...it's unsanitary.
 
2013-04-15 01:03:40 PM  
Love him or hate him, you gotta admit one thing; he's got a helluva singing voice.
 
2013-04-15 01:18:06 PM  

offmymeds: Love him or hate him, you gotta admit one thing; he's got a helluva singing voice.


I guess thats why he is such a powerful force in our popular culture. Bottom line he is an elderly screeching goblin that in his prime at best was a obnoxious caterwauling Hack at worst well, Viva Las Bananas Baby.
 
2013-04-15 01:23:01 PM  
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2013-04-15 01:29:56 PM  

ScaryBottles: offmymeds: Love him or hate him, you gotta admit one thing; he's got a helluva singing voice.

I guess thats why he is such a powerful force in our popular culture. Bottom line he is an elderly screeching goblin that in his prime at best was a obnoxious caterwauling Hack at worst well, Viva Las Bananas Baby.


You sound young and inexperienced.
 
2013-04-15 01:53:49 PM  
I always like David Roth and he seems to always have so much fun. I'd like to hang around him.
 
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