Sunday, August 16, 2009

David Lee Roth - Discography

David Lee Roth
Birthday: October 10 1954
Birth place: Bloomington, Indiana,USA
Birth Name: David Lee Roth (AKA: Diamond Dave, Dave Roth, David Lee Roth)

We all remember Van Halen for their big 80s hit Jump in 1984. This song reached the # 1 in the Billboard charts. In 1985, David decided to branch out on his own. His solo career was a total success. Crazy From the Heat was his first hit. After his departure, Roth characterized Van Halen's music as "morose". David was against having too many synthesizers in the Van Halen sound.

David Lee Roth - Skyscraper (1988)
Skyscraper was the second full-length album by David Lee Roth (of Van Halen), released in 1988. It was the last to feature guitarist Steve Vai as he left the group in 1989 to join Whitesnake and continue his solo career. Bassist Billy Sheehan would also leave the group before the tour to eventually form Mr. Big. This album also contained one pop hit single, "Just Like Paradise", which reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Tracks: Tracks: (Download for Study)
All songs written by Roth/Vai unless otherwise noted.

01. Knucklebones - (Bissonette/Roth) – 3:18
02. Just Like Paradise - (Roth/Tuggle) – 4:03
03. The Bottom Line - 3:37
04. Skyscraper - 3:38
05. Damn Good - 5:49
06. Hot Dog And A Shake - 3:19
07. Stand Up - 4:39
08. Hina - 4:40
09. Perfect Timing - (Roth/Tuggle) – 3:41
10. Two Fools A Minute - 4:28


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David Lee Roth - A Little Ain't Enough (1991)
In 1985, while still with Van Halen, singles like California Girls and Just a Gigolo were 80s hits due the ridiculous characters created by Roth. Since then, David Lee Roth has released several platinum and solo albums. In 1991, Roth released his hard rock album A Little Ain't Enough, Jason Becker played in the album, but he had to be replaced by Joe Holmes, cause he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's diseased.

Tracks: (Listen Online as you click or Download for Study)
01. A Lil Aint Enough
02. Shoot It
03. Lady Luck
04. Hammerhead Shark
05. Tell The Truth
06. Baby's On Fire
07. 40 Below
08. Sensible Shoes
09. Last Call
10. The Dogtown Shuffle
11. It's Showtime
12. Drop in The Bucket

In 1993, David Lee Roth was arrested in New York with 24 other people on drug charges, for purchasing marijuana from an undercover cop. He described it as : "$10 worth of Jamaican, bunk reefer man". In 1994, David Lee Roth released Your Filthy Little Mouth, an intricate album that combined rock, reggae, hip hop, lounge and others. In 1995, Roth devised and performed an adult lounge act in Las Vegas casinos, featuring Nile Rodgers, Edgar Winter, and members of the Miami Sound Machine.

On June 1996, David reunited with Van Halen for a brief time. They recorded two songs for Van Halen's Best of Volume 1 Album: Can't Get This stuff No More and Me Wise Magic. On September, at the MTV Video Music Awards, Roth and Eddie Van Halen threatened each other. After this infamous appearance, Roth left and was replaced by Gary Cherone.

In 1997, David released his book Crazy From the Heat, where he revealed that he speaks spanish, he likes climbing and traveling to third world countries. He also talks about his experiences as child, teen and adult while playing in Van Halen. In 2003, Roth released Diamond Dave. On December 31, he played a night one sold out New Year's Eve show at the House of Blues in Hollywood.

In 2006, David Lee Roth toured the United States, performing classic van Halen's hits, as well as song from his solo career. On March 29, Roth was taken off the air, saying that he would return on March 31, but when he returned the format of his show had changed drastically, which fans disliked. The show was cancelled after Roth began complaining that his show was not able to take calls or emails, so he started to read the stories, only getting throught halfway through a story before commenting he didn't care about it. However CBS pulled the plug on him and didn't allow him to say good-bye to his fans.

That year, he obtained a Private Pilot license for rotor craft-helicopter. In 2006, he also recorded the album Strumming with the Devil, a Van Halen tribute album.

In 2007, David rejoined Van Halen for a North American tour, the highest grossing tour in the band history. On June 5, 2008, Van Halen announced their 2007-2008 Tour with David Lee Roth. They played to nearly one million people during 74 arena shows though USA and Canada, beginning on September 27, 2007, in Charlotte, N.C. and wrapping June 3, 2008, in Quebec City for its 400th anniversary.

NOTE:
David lee Roth is living in New York city since the late 90s. He trained as an Emergency Medical Technician and worked as such for some time. Even with this job, he was ranked No.100 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artist.

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