Van Halen’s iconic frontman and a famous vocalist David Lee Roth was recently interviewed by Mac Maron on WTF w/ Marc Maron.
David Lee Roth revealed an interesting fact that all Van Halen legend started as being a wedding band.
Marc Maron asked that when he is out in Pasadena and when he started with the band, with ‘a’ band.
Here is Roth’s answer:
“Well first time, I think I was – well, there is a phase, in your life, when you’re going to have all of your friends either, if they are Spanish-speaking they are having Quinceañeras or they are having Bat Mitzvah parties.
Every Bat Mitzvah, every Spanish speaking anniversary or wedding would have a combo. This is how Van Halen started, we would play so times at Maharis Mexican Restaurant in the parking lot for every event that happened.”