The current iconic frontman of Van Halen, David Lee Roth had a recent interview with “The Mike & Carla Morning Show” of 96.3 KKLZ and hammered Van Halen imitations.
As you will read his statements below, Van Halen icon stated that lots of bands imitated Van Halen and Metallica with their fashion.
Here is his statements, transcribed by BlabberMouth:
“Hairbands were the imitations of Van Halen. It is true. And spandex was what they came up with as something visual. I started off in leather with the same haircut that Bono and Bruce Springsteen and guys in Metallica had. It’s a famous haircut. If I had that haircut today, it’d have its own Instagram.
But Van Halen was a ’70s band — we started off in 1972, and our first two albums were in the ’70s. We sold our first 10 million records before the ’70s were over. We spawned a whole lot of imitators who resorted to gimmickry and trade crap.
It’s easier to imitate a haircut and a kind of pants and to exhibit bad behavior as a way of… I’m probably on your station 14 times a day unless it’s Halloween or New Year’s.”
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