Van Halen’s legendary frontman David Lee Roth was recently interviewed by Toazted and Roth announced more music with the Van Halen brothers is coming.
Roth also talked about a few myths and of course talk tattoos, free climbing, Van Buren vs Van Halen, getting busted for 10 bucks of reefer.
Host asked that:
“Is this true you passed over 300 hours of getting tattooed in Japan?”
Here is his statement about the tattoos, transcribed by Metalhead Zone:
“Tattooing goes all the way back to my mother who was an art teacher a very unforgiving art teacher. All right, my respect for tattooing begins with the brushes and the paints and the inks in the paper that begins with that.
My mom wasn’t a big celebrator of all hunting all of your efforts and everything. It’s all good just do your best Nana moms disposition was like this she would be watching TV and you would present your drawing for the refrigerator door.
That’s your first presentation, first gallery wall and she wouldn’t look intentional and she would say: “Should I go get the magnet or are we wasting time?”
“You would reconsider your painting and go give me one more minute and you would examine your line or she would before she would look at your painting. She would observe whether you cleaned your brushes reeked ordinated your paper.
My father was a student paper cost money all right it cost money and your paper is a mess.”
You can watch the whole interview right below.