David Lee Roth has decided to change his name to David L. Roth or just El Roth.
It was influenced by the Grammy-winning Lady Antebellum, which goes by the name of Lady A.
“David ‘Lee’ Roth changes name! Diamond Dave, following LADY ANTEBELLUM ‘s (now ‘LADY A ‘) example, will be dropping the ‘Lee.’ From now on, he wants us all to call him “David L. Roth ‘ or simply ‘El Roth..'”
For the past two months, David has been posting paintings on his Twitter account that reflect the times and channel the mass anxiety around the novel coronavirus.
Van Halen fans went on social media to comment on this move.
Here’s what they said:
“Keeps him from getting confused with all the other David Lee Roths in the business.”
“It’s so drastic a change that his former fans might find him now unrecognizable. Brave move!”
“He can add lousy artist to go along with washed-up singer.”
“This is getting stupid now, uncle bens rice, etc the age of overreacting and being overly sensitive. F*ck em. Dave, your peeps were persecuted way worse.
“The guy’s long past his prime. Maybe someone will remember him now.”