Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth uploaded his recent The Roth Show to Youtube, and revealed that when you say rock and roll, that means The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.
Here is David Lee Roth’s statement (Transcribed by Alternative Nation):
“Armin Van Buuren sends us a track and it’s a remix, I’m hesitant to use the word dance because that’s hyper-specific for a neighborhood that is no longer specific. It used to say rock and roll, and that meant The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, etc.
You could count it on two hands and that’s the classic rock regime. Today it’s everything from Metallica, to the most extremes such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Van Halen to Toto. They all list in the rock and roll department.
That’s a lot of t-shirts in a single drawer, and when you talk about ‘danceable’ music it’s about fifty-five different genres. Go to beat port, we resort to beat portal and there’s gotta be fifteen different categories that reflect when you do this with my hips [Roth dances].”
You can watch the recent show below:
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