The lead singer of Steel Panther and also the vocalist for the David Lee Roth era Van Halen tribute band Atomic Punks, Michael Starr, was recently interviewed by The Paltrocast and exposed how Eddie Van Halen’s death affected his long-time buddy David Lee Roth.
As you may already follow up David’s social media accounts that he’s dead silent on both Instagram and Twitter after the tragic loss of Eddie Van Halen. While David is not quite active to share his emotional status, Michael has revealed that after Eddie passed away, David has been feeling this tremendous loss and not hanging out too much anymore.
While Michael While sharing the current status of David, Michael Starr also told the story of how David Lee Roth refused to perform with Steel Panther. While sharing the current status of David, Michael Starr also told the story of how David Lee Roth refused to perform with Steel Panther.
After reaching out to a woman that works with David Lee Roth who claims that she can arrange a live show with David, Michael was denied by David himself and thought that that woman was full of shit.
Here is what Starr said about Roth refusing him:
“I ran into him at this little club called Lucky Strike, and there was supposed to be a reunion of the ‘Eat ‘Em and Smile’ band. And they were going to get ready to go on stage, and somebody knew somebody back there, and I got back there and I started talking to Dave, and his accountant was one of the accountants that I used to use – that sounds so douchey.
Basically, it was some woman that was smarter than me that paid bills for me and I paid her for it. And I’m like, ‘Oh my god, you’re working with David Lee Roth? That’s crazy!’
She goes, ‘Yeah, here’s my card, and Dave really would like to get up and jam with you guys.’ I was like, ‘Holy shit!’ So I reached out, and he said no. So I think she was full of shit.”
The interviewer asked further:
“It seems like Dave is the most desired person who doesn’t hang out with anybody from the scene. Or am I wrong? Is he secretly hanging out with everybody and no one’s telling anyone?”
Michael Starr responded:
“Well, you know, I think, obviously, since the pandemic, nobody’s hanging out very much. But I know that he was singing with the Foo Fighters back in ’16, that was pretty cool.
I think it was ’16, maybe it was even ’14, it’s been so long. But yeah, I don’t know, man, he’s been doing art and just chilling in his mansion in Pasadena.
Especially after Eddie passed away, I’m sure that he’s got to feel this tremendous loss, and probably not hanging out too much. And hey, Wolfie’s song is pretty cool!”
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