In an interview with Joe Rogan during the recent episode of his podcast, Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has revealed the reason of why he was fired from his radio gig in 2006.
Joe Rogan mentioned about Roth’s radio job, and said:
“So what did they say to you before you took the job? What was the conversation when you agreed to do it and what did you think was going to happen as opposed to what did happen?”
“Well, what you say and what is real. For example, we discussed commercials and I don’t feel comfortable doing commercials unless it’s for something that I actually use…like sunglasses or cigarettes [laughs] Like the whole Vermont Care Bear thing I had an issue with.
So it was uncomfortable from the beginning. I got fired for playing too much ethnic music and late night humor too early in the morning.”
Interviewer asked whether he would like to do the radio gig again. Roth replied:
“Their exceptions was the funny, the funny, interview the guests and have pop-culture funny guests and the subject matter just as we’ve touched on subjects here that are hilarious and some that are pretty dense.
As I call it it’s gonna detonate halfway down the turnpike, ‘oh that’s what he fucking meant!. It’s not stuff that will go away really quick.’”
“Have you thought about doing that now? Like, what if Apple came to you or one of these streaming services and wanted to do something like that?”
“They always arrive with expectations and the expectations just as we discussed the three phases of Anna Nicole Smith and Elvis, which Dave are you referring to? [laughs]”
Click here for the source of the conversation. (Alternative Nation)