Former Van Halen vocalist and current visual artist, David Lee Roth, posted a new piece of his artwork on his Instagram account and insinuated that COVID–19 will back off only if it’s faced by a person strong enough to confront it.
David Lee Roth is one of the most well-known frontmen in the rock scene and he achieved mainstream success as the lead vocalist of the iconic rock band Van Halen. He was the band’s frontman from 1974 to 1985, then in 1996, and finally reunited with the band in 2006 and they continued together until Van Halen’s disbandment.
However, David Lee Roth has been making it our headlines with another talent of his for the past few months. As you may recall, after the COVID-19 outbreak, David Lee Roth started working on his visual artwork and created numerous pandemic, rock, and politically-themed sketches that were highly appreciated by his fans and followers.
His visual artwork is open to interpretation and the messages that he gives are rarely straightforward. His passion for visual art was encouraged by his fans which convinced David Lee Roth that he should start a new visual project. He released ‘The Roth Project‘ back in late 2020 and since then, he has been working on new projects non-stop.
Recently, he posted one of his most recent artworks named ‘The Daily Catastrophe,’ which is probably a satire on ‘Daily Mail.’ The artwork features two figures, one of which is COVID-19 and the other is Smokin’ Joe. As you know, Smokin’ Joe or Joe Frazier was a world-renown professional boxer and was the first boxer to beat Muhammad Ali.
While some fans perceived the sketch as the legendary boxer confronting COVID-19 by punching it and driving it away, others interpreted this as Joe Biden trying to run away from COVID-19 instead of taking the necessary measures to face the pandemic. His artwork was once again appreciated by many and the fact that there are so many interpretations proves that Roth’s aim to make his followers think works.
You can check out David Lee Roth’s recent artwork below.
— David Lee Roth (@DavidLeeRoth) February 22, 2021