11th March 16:16
"he's not likely to last even as long as Gary Cherone"
January 14, 2006
Geoff Edgers - Boston Globe
He has the pipes. He knows how to work the big stage. But anybody
tuning in to David Lee Roth's new morning radio show -- the one that's
been created to replace Howard Stern, who moved to Sirius -- knows he's
not likely to last even as long as Gary Cherone in Van Halen. Fear not,
Infinity -- we've come up with a few good, strong candidates to help
send Diamond Dave packing. And we've had some very important experts --
the Comedy Asylum's Chet Harding, Talkers magazine founder Michael
Harrison, and Kevin Myron, longtime producer of the late David
Brudnoy's WBZ radio show -- offer free professional critiques of the
VINCE VAUGHN, actor
Harding: ''He would probably be great, though you would have to have a
good 10-second delay on him. And he might beat up his guests."
Harrison: ''I don't think anybody who has a background other than radio
is capable of filling that slot."
SARAH SILVERMAN comedian
Myron: ''I like her because she'd be local. But she would be just
another person on the radio saying things outrageous just for the sake
of being outrageous."
Harding: ''She would be awesome, but she'd be shut down in a day. If
you think Howard Stern had FCC problems . . . She's cute and
personable, so she might be able to get a second day."
singer and actor
Harrison: ''Anybody who does not have radio experience and [hasn't]
worked their way through radio is doomed to fail."
Harding: ''You know, the ladies love Chris. He's a good singer, a good
actor. I don't know if he makes a good talk show host. He's just a
little too smooth and a little too laid-back. He'd probably be a great,
cutting-edge NPR host, if they want to get a little edgy, if they want
to break out of the box a little bit and get a little crazy."
Harding: ''He's too nice. I think of him more like if there was a radio
Disney host that adults might tune in to, Sinbad's your man. And you
want to see those parachute pants; you don't want to hear him
describing them. He's a step ahead of Carrot Top as host. I don't
dislike him. I honestly think he's just too nice. He's a funny guy, but
he's a little too sterile maybe."
Myron: ''The thing about him is he's one of those made-for-TV
celebrities or one of those made-by-TV celebrities. Where's the beef?"
Harrison: ''The idea that the only person good enough would be someone
not in radio, that's a joke. Ridiculous. It kind of gives the
impression that radio is a lowly medium, and that is, in fact,