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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 10 October 1954Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Nickname Diamond Dave
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Lee Roth was born in Bloomington Indiana in 1954. A few years later, his father Nathan, a doctor, moved the family to sunny California. The move proved to be a good one because while attending Pasadena Community College, David hooked up with the Van Halen brothers and Michael Anthony to form the Mighty Van Halen hard rock band. Their debut album was in 1978, the self titled album "Van Halen". Their biggest success was the song "Jump" in 1984 - the song reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts. In 1985, Dave decided to branch out on his own and leave the popular Van Halen. Dave's EP "Crazy From The Heat" was a hit and his solo career was on its way. As years passed, Dave's solo career faded. In 1996, Van Halen and Dave reconvened (due to the departure of Dave's replacement, Sammy Hagar) for two new songs on the band's greatest hits CD. Their reunion was short lived as the Van Halen brothers chose a another singer (Gary Cherone formerly of Extreme) over Dave. In 1997, he wrote and released his autobiography book titled "Crazy From The Heat". These days, he still tours as a solo artist.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trade Mark (5)

Irrepressibly bombastic interview style, where he will use a variety of cultural, literary, and worldly references, in a very stream-of-consciousness manner.
High raspy voice
Long blonde hair and blue eyes
His charismatic dancing
Performing bare chested

Trivia (27)

Lead singer of the rock group Van Halen from the mid-1970s through 1985. He rejoined the band in 2007.
Before 2007, his last two public appearances with the other members of Van Halen (besides Sammy Hagar) were at awards shows: in 1996, he appeared with Edward Van Halen, Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony as a presenter at MTV's Video Music Awards; his last appearance before that was in 1985, as a nominee (with the other members of Van Halen) at the American Video Awards, a precursor to the MTV awards and produced by Casey Kasem. The last Video Music Awards show was held in 1987.
One of the few all-time famous rock stars who has never married.
He is an avid mountain climber.
After an unsuccessful reunion attempt in 1996, he reconvened with Van Halen again in 2000. They recorded a couple of songs but soon parted ways due to legal reasons.
Appeared on The Sopranos: All Happy Families (2004) playing himself in a VIP poker game that involves Tony Soprano.
He will be training in New York City to be an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician).
He was against having too many synthesizers in the Van Halen sound, especially during the 1984/"Jump" period, which was one of the things that led to his departure because he wanted more of a bluesy sound (according to Dave in his book "Crazy from the Heat").
Worked with guitarists Bart Walsh and Brian Young, who were members of an early Van Halen tribute band called The Atomic Punks.
His uncle Manny Roth owned the famous Cafe Wha in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.
Back in the mid-1970s when Van Halen was forming, the band originally agreed on the name "Mammoth". When they found out later that "Mammoth" was already taken, it was Dave's idea to call the band Van Halen.
Will start as an "all talk format" radio disc jockey in January 2006. He will replace Howard Stern on New York's K-Rock Station and some other United States cities as well.
He is fluent in Spanish.
Although known as a lead singer, he can also play guitar quite well; on tour he plays a three to four minute bluesy acoustic guitar solo that will eventually lead into the "Ice Cream Man" riff; then his band will break into the heavy part of the song; at this point Dave puts his guitar away and sings
Attended John Muir High School in Pasadena, California. Graduated in 1972.
He was released from CBS owned radio station Free Fm, after only three and a half months of being on the air.
When he first joined the band that would become Van Halen, he wanted the group to be an all-covers band.
He resides in Pasadena, California.
Ranked #100 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Obtained a Private Pilot license for rotorcraft-helicopter 12/12/2006.
Is of Ukranian descent.
Lives in New York City and Los Angeles, California.
Son of Nathan Roth.
On tour with Sammy Hagar. Doing The Heavyweight Championship of Rock Tour. [August 2002]
On a 45-city tour as lead singer for Van Halen, promoting their new album "A Different Kind of Truth". [February 2012]
The morning radio host on 92.3 Free Fm (formerly K-Rock) in New York City, and other station affiliated cities (Boston,Dallas,Philadephia,Pittsburgh,Cleveland and West Palm Beach). [February 2006]
Will reunite with Van Halen on a 40 date 2007 tour. [February 2007]

Personal Quotes (6)

I don't get all the women that I want...I get all the women that want me.
I used to jog but the ice cubes kept coming out of my glass.
Van Halen can keep providing the rain and I'll keep providing the parade.
We're not trying to save the world, that is U2's job. We just want to save the 100 cities we will be playing. (On the Van Halen reunion in 2007)
You want a hero in the music world? James Brown. He brought a feeling to music without really using words. He's just famous for his sound.
I wanted to be the center of attraction, but I also wanted to put the moves on you. I've got to do the hands. I've got to do the knickerbocker break and deliver the smile.

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