It’s Official: David Lee Roth Is Retiring
David Lee Roth in an interview for Lipps Service - Lipps Service / Youtube
David Lee Roth confirmed that he is finally retiring from his career in music.
In a phone interview with Las Vegas Journal, the 66-year-old musician confirmed the news last Friday. “I am throwing in the shoes. I’m retiring,” Roth admitted. “This is the first, and only, official announcement. … You’ve got the news. Share it with the world.”
The former Van Halen frontman and soloist of his right mentioned a while ago that he still has a few shows on his schedule that he plans to do so. With that, the rocker will perform at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, January 5, and January 7 & 8. Roth confirmed that these 5 shows are his last.
The frontman revealed his reacquaintance with Van Halen’s drummer, Alex Van Halen, and has been reconnecting with the former bandmates as well, reliving the olden days.
Speaking of his former group, Roth was also thinking and reflecting about the death of the legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen, who passed away last October 6, 2020. He noted how the doctors and the handlers he’s been seeing advised him to be careful when he’s up on stage, as he may be close to endangering his life performing.
Roth elucidated how his lasting career made him the man that he is now. “It’s been an amazing, great run, no regrets, nothing to say about anybody.”