Star-Telegram: DAVID LEE ROTH's Sleaziness Gets The Better Of Him

Dave Ferman of the Star-Telegram is reporting that former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth's Thursday night (July 24) show at a "maybe one-quarter full NextStage [Dalls, Texas] started a full 30 minutes late and left little room for middle-ground opinions: Roth is either a pathetic display of a once-mighty has-been whose politically incorrect lowbrow patter reeks of a second-rate Vegas comedian or he's doing what so many of his contemporaries do — grind out the oldies — with wink-wink-nudge-nudge humor, a very rare and welcome quality in the world of hard rock.

"At one point, addressing an attractive young woman in the front row, he hoisted a bottle of whiskey and leered, 'Do you want to have a drink with 'daddy'? Are you 'old enough' to have a drink with daddy?' And then he shook up the bottle and, holding it at crotch-level, spilled it all over the front of the stage.

"Now, rock singers have been flirting with pretty young women for decades, but there was just something a little, well, gross about it: Roth, after all, is 47, and the girl looked to be all of 17, and it was like having to watch your drunk uncle trying desperately to pick up a Hooters waitress. It was both sad and creepy, where most of the show was just a simple classic-rock good time." Read more.


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