MAMMOTH WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen says that VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth will “always be one of the best” frontmen in rock.
David Lee Roth recently announced his retirement from music after his upcoming Las Vegas residency during the first weeks of January. “I am throwing in the shoes. I’m retiring,” Roth told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “These are my last five shows.”
Wolfgang, who played bass in VAN HALEN for the band’s 2007 reunion tour with Roth, was asked Dave’s retirement in a recent interview with Consequence. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Dave is a… he’s very much a one-of-a-kind [chuckles] sort of guy. We don’t really talk, if ever. We were always cordial on tour together, but it’s not like I’ve spoken to him at all in the last six years. But, I mean, he’s fucking David Lee Roth. I’m so happy for him and for everything that he’s accomplished. And he’s just a phenomenal… He’ll always be one of the best.”
In November 2020, Wolfgang said the following about his relationship with Dave to Rolling Stone: “We’re cordial. But it was very business-related. You know, we were always cool, but we really only ever saw each other onstage.”