David Lee Roth

David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar Would Have Been Part of Van Halen ‘Kitchen Sink’ Reunion Tour

If Eddie Van Halen's health hadn't deteriorated, then he -- along with singers Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth -- would have reunited in a "kitchen-sink…
Emily Tan / November 16, 2020

David Lee Roth Shares New Song Dedicated to Eddie Van Halen

Tributes to Eddie Van Halen have been rolling in since his death earlier this month, and the latest comes from his Van Halen bandmate David…
Katrina Nattress / October 31, 2020

David Lee Roth Doubts Van Halen Will Tour Again

The last time we heard Eddie Van Halen's name it was because a nugget about him pulling a gun on Fred Durst leaked from a…
Daniel Kohn / July 13, 2020

Ted Templeman Is the Most Interesting Producer in Rock

The ubiquitous advertising campaign featuring "the most interesting man in the world" got it wrong. The most interesting man is indeed a debonair gray-haired gentleman,…
Katherine Turman / July 6, 2020

Coronavirus: Here’s Every Musician Who Has Canceled Tour Dates So Far [UPDATING]

The coronavirus scare is starting to impact everyday life, and that now includes the music industry. Since the outbreak, a number of artists have canceled…
SPIN Staff / March 5, 2020

The 40 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time

This article originally appeared in the September 2002 issue of SPIN. From Black Sabbath to Korn, here is the definitive list of records…
SPIN Staff / October 30, 2019

Poison: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the July 1988 issue of SPIN. Think of Disneyland on acid. No, make it a fistful of Dexatrim and…
Dan Hedges / October 5, 2019

Ozzy Osbourne: Our 1986 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the September 1986 issue of SPIN. It was a dirty job, but somebody had to do it.
Glenn O'Brien / August 3, 2019

David Lee Roth Surprises Hotel Neighbors Blasting Van Halen

Here are some things I learned today about David Lee Roth, the jovial veteran rock star best known as Van Halen’s original frontman: 1. He…
Chris DeVille, Stereogum / May 30, 2019

David Lee Roth Used to Kayak in Sewage

David Lee Roth recently visited New York's office for a longform interview in the spirit of David Marchese's "In Conversation" series, which brought us such gems as…
Tosten Burks / December 13, 2018

Watch David Lee Roth and His Dog Explain Van Halen Are Tired

Following the mysterious disappearance of 30-plus North American dates on Van Halen's summer tour last week, the band's mouthpiece David Lee Roth has stepped up…
Devon Maloney / May 21, 2012

Van Halen Yank 30-Plus Tour Dates With No Explanation

Van Halen seem to have postponed 30 of their North American tour dates scheduled from early July till late September. Pollstar reports (via Blabbermouth) that…
Devon Maloney / May 18, 2012

Viva Van Halen! A Second-by-Second Analysis of David Lee Roth’s Vocal Genius

After some false starts and misleading tweets, the Van Halen reunion becomes a reality on January 5, when the hard-rocking and legendarily harder-partying legends take…
David Marchese / January 4, 2012

Lykke Li Remixed, Van Halen Recording? + More

TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek has remixed Lykke Li's new track "I Follow Rivers," adding awesome, scratchy atmospherics, horns and a glitchy,…
SPIN Staff / January 25, 2011