David Lee Roth says working with Eddie Van Halen was better than any of his ‘love stories’
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David Lee Roth has reminisced about his relationship with Eddie Van Halen in a new episode of his podcast, revealing that he considers his collaboration with the late guitar virtuoso “better than any other love story” he has had. never had.
The former frontman of Van Halen shared his affection for the musician (who died in 2020) during the first episode of the second season of his podcast called The Roth Show (which you can listen to below).
Speaking about the beginnings of his musical career alongside Van Halen, he says in particular: “I miss him. I had a blast with Ed. Walt Disney once said, ‘My love affair with Mickey Mouse was better than any love affair I’ve had with a woman’… I gotta tell you: playing with Ed, writing songs with him, performing those songs together, was better than any love affair I’ve had.”
Assuming some of the songs they wrote together will be “forever,” like Jump, the singer reveals he wasn’t initially enthusiastic about the 1984 hit: “I remember when he played it on the keyboard downstairs. I said no !’. We are a reflection of our times, and back then it was guitars, guitars, guitars; and Jump was one of those hybrids [guitare/clavier].”
Last year, David Lee Roth released a new solo song, titled Pointing to the moonaccompanied by a video clip which presents some of his works.
The new song was Roth’s first since 2020, when the former Van Halen frontman released five unreleased tracks as part of the Roth Project.
The Roth Show – Season 2 – Episode 1: