David Lee Roth Release New Version Of “Jump”
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David Lee Roth, the iconic frontman of Van Halen, has gifted fans with a fresh solo version of the band’s timeless hit, ‘Jump.’ Recorded on May 3, 2022, at Henson Recording Studio in Hollywood, California, this rendition captures the essence of the original with a contemporary twist. Noteworthy is the live recording approach, eschewing pitch-correction technology like auto-tune, highlighting the raw talent of Roth and his band.
Featuring Al Estrada on guitar, Ryan Wheeler on bass, and Francis Valentino on drums, this session yielded a total of 14 songs, an impressive accomplishment achieved in just two hours.
Take a listen to David Lee Roth’s latest version of ‘Jump’ below to experience the energy and vitality infused into this classic track.
The decision to revisit Van Halen classics, including ‘Jump,’ might be David Lee Roth’s response to recent criticisms of his live performances. Sammy Hagar, another former Van Halen frontman, expressed his views on Roth’s singing earlier in the year, stating
“Roth doesn’t care about singing. If he did, he’d take care of his voice or he’d take voice lessons and get warmed up and do something. ‘Cause the guy sang so bad last time he was doing shows, it was embarrassing.”
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Hagar attempted to invite David Lee Roth to play Van Halen classics
Hagar, in a subsequent appearance on the Howard Stern Show, extended an invitation to David Lee Roth to join him on stage and sing Van Halen classics together, saying:
“We’re gonna invite every musician in every town… Other guitar players, we’ll get them involved; other singers, get ’em involved. If Alex Van Halen wants to jump out — if David Lee Roth wants to come out and join us, come on motherf**ker, you are welcome. This is about Van Halen.”
David Lee Roth’s latest rendition of ‘Jump’ highlights the enduring quality of his voice and his commitment to delivering exceptional music. Whether responding to critiques or simply celebrating the timeless appeal of Van Halen’s catalog, Roth’s live, untouched gem is a treat for fans old and new.
Listen to the new version below: