"I never considered myself a musician," #VanHalen’s David Lee Roth observes in this summer #1984 interview on Friday Night Videos. “Basically, I’m an entertainer. I’m a song and dance man.” While this interview is full of classic DLR bluster and humbug, in this particular instance we should take the man at his word. As a frontman, he borrowed more from Al Jolson, James Brown, Michael Jackson and Dean Martin than he did from any rock musician.
A rare #VanHalen promo photo, circa #summer #1978. Look at that grin on Alex!
#VanHalen bassist Michael Anthony enjoys his #JackDaniels #Tennessee #Whisky #backstage somewhere on the Diver Down tour, #1982.