David Lee Roth has never been the retiring sort — in any sense of the word. Until now, apparently.
Over the weekend, the former Van Halen frontman told an interviewer that a handful of upcoming live shows in Las Vegas would be his last. Is it truth (he made some crytpic references to health issues and aging) or just hype (he IS David Lee Roth, after all)? Well, only DLR knows for sure, and he ain’t talkin’. But we are. Join Eric Alper and I in today’s Sonic Reducers segment as we discuss Roth’s alleged retirement, takes sides about the validity of his claims — guess which one of us thinks it’s all hot air? — and marvel yet again at the magnificence of Van Halen in their prime. Sonic Reducers. One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.