During a recent episode The Roth Show, Van Halen’s legendary frontman David Lee Roth has shared some interesting thoughts on the bands who were imitated Van Halen in 70’s.
David Lee Roth has claimed that Metallica was some kind of imitator of Van Halen for using his haircut and unique style.
Here’s what he said about the imitator bands:
“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.”
He also gave some names as you can read here:
“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.”
You can listen to the entire podcast below.
On October 25, David has posted a video message on Twitter, and announced that tickets of his upcoming tour is available on here.
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Check out the tweet below.
— David Lee Roth (@DavidLeeRoth) October 25, 2019