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David Lee Roth To Kick off 2020 With Las Vegas Residency

by Paul Cashmere on September 19, 2019

in News

David Lee Roth will be in residency at the House of Blues in the Mandalay Las Vegas from January 8, 2020 with a brand new band.

Roth has worked up 26 songs for the new band from his old band Van Halen and his solo career. He has no trouble doing Van Halen solo. “I wrote those songs, I structured those songs, I designed the backgrounds on the stage, I came up with the album covers, I thought of the stripes on the guitar. I am the one who said call it Van Halen,” Roth told KSHE.

“I wrote the songs, I wrote every word, every syllable, every melody I structed out, even the guitar solos on the first album,” he says. “Why do you think the solos changed so radically. I sang the solos for ‘Jamie’s Crying’ and ‘Running With The Devil’. I learned to sing from a guy who had a tattoo on his arm from World War II. Our music is laughing at the end of a lot of struggle”.

Roth says today’s bands are lightweights. “Van Halen took five years, five 45-minute sets a night, before we made our first record,” he said. “We did our 10,000 hours before we even sang our first note to you, and that kind of a balance, that’s why we’re on the same station as Queen, The Who, Zeppelin, The Stones. We’re a 70s band. When we go to shows, the fellas and I, I am a cry baby, whiny arse, unpunching, unforgiving little weany”.

David Lee Roth’s new band is called Horses of God. “and that is the way it sounds, the way it sounds in your pick-up truck to work, that’s the way when you celebrated your first kid being born, that’s the way it sounded when you graduated law school or cop school. That’s the way it sounded when you joined the marines. I have one guy who has requested Van Halen music when we bury him”.

“Rocks Vegas 2020” performance dates (Doors 7:30 p.m., Showtime 8:30 p.m.; Ages 18+):
* January 8, 10-11
* March 18, 20-21, 25, 27-28

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