David Lee Roth life and biography

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David Lee Roth biography

Date of birth : 1953-10-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-26
Credited as : Rock musician, Van Halen,

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David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.

Roth's date of birth is confusing. Some sources have him listed as being born in 1955 or 1954. In reality, he was born in 1953. The reason for this discrepancy is, when Van Halen was first launched, the band members lied about their age, to give the group a more youthful image.

Roth is best known as the original and current lead singer of the southern California-based hard rock outfit Van Halen. After departing Van Halen in 1985 Roth first enjoyed a successful career as a solo artist, which originated while still a member of that band and yielded several RIAA-certified Gold and Platinum records. After more than two decades apart, Roth rejoined Van Halen in 2007 for a North American tour that became the most successful in the band's history and one of the highest grossing of that year. Roth has remained the lead singer of Van Halen since his 2007 return and has recently completed recording new material with the band for their first album since 1998.

Roth was ranked nineteenth by Hit Parader on their list of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Singers of All Time.

Discography:

Albums with Van Halen:
Van Halen (1978)
Van Halen II (1979)
Women and Children First (1980)
Fair Warning (1981)
Diver Down (1982)
1984 (1984)
TBA (2011)

Studio albums/EPs:
Crazy from the Heat EP (1985)
Eat 'Em and Smile (1986)
Skyscraper (1988)
A Little Ain't Enough (1991)
Your Filthy Little Mouth (1994)
DLR Band (1998)
Diamond Dave (2003)

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