This Just In...
...David Lee Roth is an asshat. This comes as no surprise to any that have noted the frighteningly affixed perma-grin and the maniacal lift to the right brow. And I'm not the only one with this opinion:
"This wasn’t the flamboyant Diamond Dave of his Van Halen days. What we heard (on Roth's first day as DJ) was an ego-deflated has-been rock star who came across like he was on a triple dose prescription of Lexapro."
Note that I was a huge fan of Van Halen when I was a kid.
I've grown up.
The former lead singer of the band has not. A quote from the first linked article:
"This guy [Roth] is impossible to work with. A real arrogant, self-righteous ass," says a Lowdown spy. "All the execs know they made the two biggest errors in radio history - letting Stern go to Sirius and hiring this moron Roth. He never preps for a show. He is out the door five minutes after the show, unless he is 'forced' to record a commercial or re-record ones he made errors on."
This despite Roth's open letter written after getting the job:
"You have nothing to worry about with me, and things aren't going to change at all. I may not be the King of All Media, but I am the King of Allmusic. Take a look at that website and type in "David Lee Roth"--yeah that's right, I've influenced over ten different bands."
And personally, I think the likelihood of Roth getting back with Van Halen is as likely as me pulling a gold nugget out of my ass.