12th March 02:53
"Boring? We think so."
by Laura Nachman
January 4, 2006
After listening to day one of the new "David Lee Roth Show" on Free
94.1-FM, I can understand why Eddie Van Halen ended his association
with his motor-mouth lead singer. The guy never shuts up.
Roth had no problems talking about David Lee Roth for the majority of
the 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. show. Some of the things we learned: Roth is 52,
"Apollonia" from "Purple Rain" is a former girlfriend, he is a trained
Emergency Medical Technician, and, low and behold, recently became a
The show is all DLR, all the time. The other voices heard were a couple
of groupies/people in the background who laughed at his jokes. There
was no sidekick or newscaster. In fact, there wasn't news at all. The
show consisted mostly of Roth talking to people in his life such as his
uncle and helicopter instructor. Boring? We think so.
There is no doubt that Roth could probably talk for four straight
hours, five days a week, and probably even more than that, but there
needs to be more than stories about his days on the road for people to
remain interested. Oh, like, you know, actually booking guests that
people know. Roth should call in some favors from his old musician
friends--if he'll let them speak.