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Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth spoke in an intervie with Joe Rogan during the recent episode of Rogan’s podcast.

Roth remembered the time when he was a radio host in 2006. Here’s the conversation:

David Lee Roth said:

“I was broadcasting in seven different cities…”

Joe Rogan said:

“Oh that’s right! I forgot you did that.”

David Lee Roth continued:

“Dallas, New York, Philly I think I was in…etc…etc. It turns out what I think that they wanted was a version of Howard Stern. Okay, great I’ll be a third class Howard Stern or a first class David Lee Roth.

My approach to it is very different then his would be, we are two very different people. Howard is a personality, it’s all about interaction. I see myself more as a show-person and I’m more ‘music first’. So the first thing I’m gonna pick when we throw a BBQ isn’t the food, or the guest list it’s the music.

Well, white people listen to Bob Marley when we are on vacation and when we celebrate we listen to Kool in the Gang. I would play those and the ratings were going up and they were pissing off management.

Joe said “Really?!”, David Lee Roth continued:

“Well we feel that Lynyrd Skynyrd and Nickelback and more appropriate for your audience.”

Joe Rogan:

“So ratings were going up and they were upset?”

David Lee Roth:

“Yes, because you couldn’t reign me in, okay? Now keep in mind I hired Kool in the Gang to open for the Van Halen the tour before last. You have never seen so many people dancing in one place.”

Click here for the source. (Alternative Nation)