VAN Halen rocker David Lee Roth announced he will be retiring in January of next year.
The musician’s retirement announcement came a year after his bandmate, Eddie Van Halen, died of cancer in October 2020.
Who is David Lee Roth?
David is est known for his lead singer role in the rock band, Van Halen, and his energetic presence on stage.
He met the Van Halen brothers while he attended Pasadena City College. David joined their band, which was called Mammoth, before the band changed its name to Van Halen.
After gaining traction in the Los Angeles area and releasing their debut album called Van Halen in 1978, the band became nationally known.
David was born in Indiana and moved to Pasadena, California, in his early teens.
After his first stint with Van Halen, the musician embarked in his solo career. He released the his debut solo EP, Eat ‘Em and and Smile, which sold over two million copies in the US and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard top 200.
He rejoined Van Halen twice since he left the band. The group officially disbanded in 2020 after Eddie died of cancer.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 as a member of Van Halen.
Although David’s career was primarily music, he did other things. In the late 1990s, he trained as an EMT and went on more than 200 ambulance rides. He also appeared on The Sopranos TV series, and hosted a radio talk show in 2006, dubbed The David Lee Roth Show. Since the age of 12, David has been a martial artist.
He created INK the Original, a full line of skincare products made specifically for tattooed skin, with tattoo artist Ami James, in 2018. David also draws and paints, as a visual artist.
David announced he will retire in January 2022 after performing a slew of shows.
“I know that when I am in the audience, whether you come out with a ukulele or a marching band, all I ask you give me everything you’ve got to give,” he said about his retirement.
“That’s what I did for the last 50 years,” he continued.
How old is David Lee Roth?
David is 66 years old.
He was born on October 10, 1954.
Is David Lee Roth married?
The musician was never married.
He admitted to having “four great loves” in his life, but never came close to marrying any of them.