The iconic and legendary frontman of Van Halen, David Lee Roth uploaded the latest episode of his most-anticipated YouTube program, The New Roth Show 18a: Combat Hippie.
Roth revealed his unknown side that he’s very interested in boxing and martial arts. He also shared his experiences with fans.
Here is the story, transcribed by Metalhead Zone:
“Something that I can share with moms and dads and cousins and brothers and sisters and wives and husbands who have a very serious concern about that (boxing) you’ve got to have a heart. You have got to please continue, that’s part of boxing. In the martial arts. We have something that was developed over thousands of years well beyond the Marquis of Queensberry bare-knuckles kind of days. Because I love that.
It’s its sport it’s an art form it is something that is particular to itself and I’ll always love it I’m old enough now. Yeah! To remember listening to the Ali – Sonny Liston fight with my dad way back the first one when he was still Cassius Clay and he was imitating wrestlers.”
You can watch the whole show below.