David Lee Roth

  1. Van Halen European Tour Not Happening: Irving Azoff

    March 12, 2013 6:10 PM EDT Comments by Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth that the band will tour Europe beginning late this year are incorrect, according to Irving Azoff, manager for group founders Alex and Eddie Van Halen and bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. In comments picke ...

  2. Van Halen, Billy Joel Headline New Aussie Stone Fest

    February 17, 2013 6:45 AM EST Van Halen and Billy Joel will headline the new two-day Stone Music Festival in Sydney this April. Other international acts confirmed for the April 20 and 21 fest at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium include Buckcherry, Richie Ramone, Lifehouse and so-called “ ...

  3. Backbeat: Metal Masters Unites Phil Anselmo, Kerry King, Billy Sheehan, Others For Monster Jam

    September 17, 2012 2:23 PM EDT Herding Cats: What's cooler than cramming a bunch of metal icons on one stage to destroy the genre's classics? Getting them to sit still to take an afterparty photo. From Left: Anthrax bassist Frank Bello, SiriusXM Octane/Liquid Metal PD ...

  4. Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results Big-event tours and superstars are supposed to sell tickets, so the best indicator for the success of the touring industry is when the list of top tours also includes a health ...

  5. Roger Waters' 'The Wall Live' Tops Billboard's Mid-Year Touring Chart

    July 18, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Roger Waters' The Wall Live tour is continuing on its blockbuster pace, finishing as the highest-grossing year so far in Billboard's Midyear Charts, according to Boxscore. The midyear numbers are based on concerts reported to Billboard B ...

  6. Van Halen Postpone Over 30 Tour Dates without Explanation

    May 17, 2012 8:14 PM EDT Van Halen's 2012 reunion has hit a snag -- the final three months and 31 dates of the group's North American reunion run have been abruptly postponed. The Van Halen tour will continue as regularly scheduled through the group's May 2 ...

  7. Van Halen Vs. Adele For No. 1 on Billboard 200 Next Week

    February 08, 2012 6:03 PM EST Van Halen might be on its way to a sixth career No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart -- unless Adele's 21 stands in the veteran band's way. Industry sources suggest that Van Halen's A Different Kind of Truth may sell about 180,000 ...

  8. Backbeat: Van Halen Packs VIP-Loaded L.A. Club Show

    February 02, 2012 1:16 PM EST HOLLYWOOD, California -- Henson Studios is located just across the street from Crazy Girls. It's hard to imagine a better place than the crossroads between Kermit the Frog and a Hollywood strip club for David Lee Roth to lead Van Halen throug ...

  9. Chart Moves: Van Halen's 'Tattoo' Debuts, Train's Chart 'Drive,' the Wanted Arrives

    January 20, 2012 7:30 AM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reporte d , Rihanna reigns atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris. The song becomes of one just 11 by lead female artists to rack at least 10 frames o ...

  10. This Week in Billboard History: Van Halen Breaks Up; VH1 Launches; Monte Lipman Named Universal Prez

    January 10, 2012 9:58 AM EST VH1 Logo Launch Tape on Vimeo . 1985: VH-1 'Optimistically Introduced' A page one Billboard story with the headline "MTV'S VH-1 Opens on An Optimistic Note" reports that MTV Networks' second 24-hour cable music servic ...

  11. Backbeat: David Lee Roth's Uncle, Cafe Wha? Founder Manny Roth, Calls Van Halen Gig 'Phenomenal'

    January 06, 2012 4:16 PM EST David Lee Roth rips it up on the mic at last night's (Jan. 5) intimate gig at Café Wha? in New York. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage) Van Halen kicked off what promises to be a busy 2012 with a fiery, hit-laden show at Cafe Wha? in New York on ...

  12. Van Halen Is Back: Announce Nation-Wide Tour, New Album, Play NYC's Cafe Wha?

    January 06, 2012 8:52 AM EST They'll be playing arenas when they tour next month, but on Thursday night, a regrouped Van Halen provided thrills in a tiny club where a VIP crowd stood elbow to elbow as the storied band played some of their greatest hits including "Ju ...

  13. Van Halen Sets NYC Show, Teases Album Release

    January 03, 2012 1:00 PM EST Reunited rockers Van Halen will invade New York's Cafe Wha? on Thursday night (Jan. 5), presumably to play their first concert with frontman David Lee Roth since the band's reunion trek ended in 2008. The show will precede a 2012 tour as ...

  14. Van Halen Confirm 2012 Tour

    December 27, 2011 11:11 AM EST Van Halen diehards just received a belated Christmas gift: the 80s rock icons are roaring back with a 2012 tour, which was announced through a series of video messages on the group's official web site on Monday (Dec. 26). Van Halen - Long Ver ...

  15. Official: Van Halen Signs With Interscope Records

    November 17, 2011 11:01 PM EST Left to Right: Alex Van Halen; Wolfgang Van Halen; Eddie Van Halen; Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records; Irving Azoff, executive chairman of Live Nation Entertainment and chairman/CEO of the Front Line Management Group; Ste ...

  16. Van Halen To Sign With Interscope

    November 11, 2011 5:42 PM EST Iconic rock band Van Halen are set to sign with Interscope Records, says a source familiar with the negotiations. The deal is expected to be finalized next week, marking the first time in 35 years that the band will not release music through Warne ...

  17. Van Halen Sign With Columbia Records?

    September 19, 2011 8:40 PM EDT The rumor mill is abuzz with talk of a new Van Halen album -- their first with original singer David Lee Roth since he left the band in 1985, the band's first since 1998's "Van Halen III" and the first to be released on a label ...

  18. Van Halen Album, Tour In 2011?

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Welcome news for Van Halen fans: The clearest indications that a new album and tour are in the works for 2011 have emerged. While the webosphere has bantered rumors and various reports about a possible album with original frontman David Lee Roth s ...

  19. Van Halen Jump To $93M Tour Gross

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Though not without setbacks, the Van Halen reunion tour ended up a massive success, wrapping June 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich., with a total gross of more than $93 million and close to one million in attendance from 74 shows. The tour, news of which f ...

  20. Van Halen Beefs Up 2008 Itinerary

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Van Halen has added 23 new U.S. dates to its reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth, extending the trek into April. Beyond the five shows added in mid-November , the Live Nation-produced trek featuring Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen ...

  21. Van Halen Adds 2008 Dates

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, Van Halen's tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth is moving forward with newly announced dates that will extend the run into 2008. The Live Nation produced trek - featuring David Lee Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen and Edd ...

  22. Van Halen Tour Kicking Off In Late September

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first leg of Van Halen's long-awaited reunion tour with frontman David Lee Roth will kick off Sept. 27 in Charlotte, N.C., and run through Dec. 11 in Calgary, Alberta. Tickets for the trek, announced today at a Los Angeles media gathering ...

  23. Van Halen To Announce Tour Monday

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As exclusively revealed here earlier this week, Van Halen will announce its reunion tour with David Lee Roth on Monday morning (Aug. 13) during a media event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. The tour is expected to begin in October and en ...

  24. Sources: Van Halen Tour To Be Announced Next Week

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sources say a Hollywood press conference in one week will announce a 50-date American arena tour by Van Halen to begin in early October. The tour will feature founding Van Halen members David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and Alex Van Halen, with Edd ...

  25. Sources: Van Halen Tour Back On

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A proposed summer amphitheater tour by a reunited Van Halen that was derailed when guitarist Eddie Van Halen checked into rehab now looks like it may be resurrected as a fall arena run. Several arena holds are in place in major markets for potenti ...

  26. Van Halen Tour On Hold But Still In The Works

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST A prospective Van Halen tour with original frontman David Lee Roth has derailed. Sources tell Billboard.com the decision to postpone the outing indefinitely was not due to any internal strife among band members. Insiders close to the situation say ...

  27. Roth Rejoins Van Halen For Summer Tour

    February 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Van Halen summer tour with David Lee Roth exclusively revealed here last week has now been confirmed by the band's publicist. In a statement, the group said it would tour with David Lee Roth on vocals for the first time since 1984. Dates ...

  28. Exclusive: Van Halen Reuniting With Roth For Tour

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sources tell Billboard.biz a contract could be signed as soon as today for Live Nation to produce a 40-date amphitheatre tour by Van Halen this summer, with original frontman David Lee Roth back in the fold for the first time in more than 20 years ...

  29. Opie & Anthony Come Home To CBS Radio

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Duo replace Roth. It's official. CBS Radio and XM Satellite Radio have confirmed the return of Greg "Opie" Hughes and "Anthony" Cumia to CBS Radio, this time in morning drive on seven stations, beginning Wednesday. As Bill ...

  30. David Lee Roth To Be Ousted

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Opie & Anthony to replace Roth in seven markets. According to sources familiar with the situation, David Lee Roth’s CBS radio morning show is coming to a screeching halt within a few weeks and will be replaced by the Opie & Anthony Sho ...

  31. Radio Staffer Slams Roth

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Source: he's 'is impossible to work with.' The New York Daily News is reporting in Lloyd Grove’s “Lowdown” column that David Lee Roth is behaving like a first-class diva at his home base, CBS Radio talk WFNY (Free FM) New York. The ...

  32. Press Pans Roth's Radio Bow

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jan 3. debut viewed as rocky start. David Lee Roth’s first broadcast on Jan. 3 as CBS Radio’s East Coast successor to Howard Stern was blasted by numerous newspapers, who went so far as to predict his demise before mid-year. Roth's new mornin ...

  33. Roth, Carolla Make Debuts As Stern Replacements

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kimmel joined Carolla for most of maiden show. Former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth made his fulltime radio debut Tuesday morning on CBS-owned WFNY New York, simulcast on co-owned KLLI Dallas, WYSP Philadelphia, WBCN Boston, WRKZ Pittsburgh, W ...

  34. Howard Stern's Replacements Revealed

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Infinity Broadcasting has announced its strategy to replace Howard Stern. Along with a rollout of Free FM stations, David Lee Roth and Adam Carolla will go on the air. The long wait for Howard Stern's replacement on 27 stations owned by Infin ...

  35. Stern's Diamond Dave Prank: "Just Testing"

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Roth, Adam Carolla rumored to replace Stern. Fans eager to hear a fresh episode of the Howard Stern Show following the cast’s two-week vacation got a rude awakening this morning. No Stern. Instead, someone purporting to be former Van Halen frontma ...

  36. Stern Replacement: David Lee Roth?

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gossip writer reports rumor. Infinity isn't commenting on an online report penned by a former Howard Stern Show regular that suggests that David Lee Roth will be one of the personalities that ultimately replaces Howard Stern. Chaunce Hayden, ...

  37. Van Halen Summer Tour A Go

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The long-rumored Van Halen summer tour is finally getting off the ground. The group's <A HREF="http://www.vanhalen.com" TARGET="new">official Web site</A> reports that Van Halen will play shows on dat The long- ...