With Van Halen seemingly on ice, David Lee Roth is eyeing a Las Vegas residency. Roth revealed to Hollywoodlife.com that a “Diamond Dave” extravaganza might be happening in “Sin City” sooner than you think: “Oh, I just pursued this, I was over at the House of Blues yesterday. There’s lots and lots of people requesting. I kind of am the patron saint of midnight when everybody’s guilty of all ages. It’d transcend neighborhoods. You can be wearing a cowboy hat or you can be wearing five-inch clogs out there with sparkles in your hair. You can have dreadlocks or a crew cut, you can wear a military uniform to work or you can wear a bikini to work and you know what David Lee Roth brings to the proceedings, okay?”
There's been no official word from Roth — or any Vegas venue — regarding the launch of a new Roth show. Van Halen last performed on October 4th, 2015 at L.A.'s Hollywood Bowl.
David Lee Roth is riding high in the club scene with his and Armin van Buuren's studio remix for “Jump” — a project that Roth actually spearheaded, revealing, “I was on-board before Armin had the idea. I said that somebody is going to have the idea of putting some boom in the room with this and taking it way past where it was and I think that’s what Armin did. As soon as I heard it I said, 'Oh, this has got to go live, we can portray this live.' Now, you’re setting a whole new standard for artist remixes.”
A while back, David Lee Roth explained that his endless curiosity and rebellious streak is the ultimate inspiration for the songs he writes: “I like to read. I like to read books, I read comic books. Whenever I used to see the movies, y'know, and go with my pop to the movies when I was very young — I didn't wanna be an actor; I wanted to really go to Arabia. So, now we have the time to do it. If you don't place yourself geographically — if you don't go out there — what are you gonna sing about?”
AUDIO: DAVID LEE ROTH ON ADVENTURE