David Lee Roth said his 2020 Las Vegas residency won’t be a Van Halen tribute show.
The musician announced his residency after he apparently ran out of patience with his bandmates.
“We do not sound like Van Halen live,” Roth recently told Van Halen News Desk about his new band. “You have not heard this. Van Halen live is lead guitar, bass, drums, sing. Here, we bring it the way a record brings it. To do that requires two or three guitars. We have five people hollerin’. It’s big rock sound. It’s not ‘Just a Gigolo.’ It’s not brass band. That was a quickie vacation.”
He noted, “This is not a tribute band. I wrote these songs. I structured these songs. … We bring the respect and dignity to what we are doing the same way that the Lincoln Center brings to the Beethoven Festival with the latest Philharmonic. It’s a new orchestra, and a whole new sound.”
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