In a new interview with StarTribune, David Lee Roth was asked if he is thinking about retiring from the road.
“At my age, everything is a possible farewell tour”
He also addressed criticism about his live performance.
“I’ve never had any delusions about my voice. It sounds like four miles of flat road with knobby tires. Mom used to say that; in fact, she said it last week. However, some people’s definition of perfect vocals might be pristine and pretty like Adam Lambert. My definition of absolutely the best vocal in the last 20 years is [sung off-key like Biz Markie]: ‘Girl, you got what I need! And you say he’s just a friend…'”
Asked directly about his VAN HALEN bandmate Eddie Van Halen — who has been the subject of a lot of rumors regarding his supposedly worsening health — Roth simply said:
“You know what I know.”
“Ed, God bless him, may have a fair amount of time ahead of him.”
“But going out on the road is an unforgiving task. It kills people.”