DAVID LEE ROTH Brings Twang To VAN HALEN Songs

Launch Radio Networks reports: David Lee Roth will be singing VAN HALEN songs again this spring, but not with the band. Roth is featured on three tracks on "Strummin' With the Devil", a collection of VAN HALEN songs done in bluegrass style that will be released on June 6. Roth joins the JOHN JORGENSON BLUEGRASS BAND for twangy renditions of "Jump" and "Jamie's Cryin'", as well as a special radio edit of the latter.

The album also features DAVID GRISMAN AND SONS, BLUE HIGHWAY, MOUNTAIN HEART, IRON HORSE, and others offering new interpretations of such VAN HALEN favorites as "Runnin' With The Devil", "Hot For Teacher", "Panama", "Eruption", "Ice Cream Man", "Dance The Night Away", and "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love".

In addition to his country and bluegrass credits, Jorgenson has also recorded and toured with Elton John.

In the liner notes, the Indiana-born Roth explains that "my roots were always kind of country — not the same country as my first band. Their flag had windmills. Mine had BBQ pit and a shot glass."

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