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David Lee Roth's Biography

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David Lee Roth was born in Bloomington, Indiana on 10 October 1955.

In 2005, it was announced that David Lee Roth would take over from shock jock Howard Stern from January 3, 2006.

David Lee Roth's big breakthrough occurred when he got together with brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen. Together with Michael Anthony, they became the band, Van Halen.

In 1978, they released their eponymous debut album, which made a huge impression and paved the way for a number of top-selling albums including Van Halen II, Women & Children First, Fair Warning, and Diver Down.

In 1985, David Lee Roth set out on a solo career with the EP, Crazy From the Heat - it reached Number 6 in the US charts. As a soloist David Lee Roth made a feature of doing strange covers of the likes of The Beach Boys.

In 1986, Roth issued his first full-length solo LP, Eat 'Em and Smile, which entered the US Top Ten.

The late eighties and early nineties were a relatively lean period for David Lee Roth.

However, after his no-holds-barred, autobiography, Crazy From the Heat (1997), Roth followed up with the critically acclaimed DLR Band (1998).

In 2003, David Lee Roth released an album which took its title from his nickname - Diamond Dave.

In February 2007, the Van Halen website announced that Van Halen would tour in the summer and it will be the first time since 1984 that David Lee Roth will perform with Eddie and Alex Van Halen.

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