Sad news for David lee Roth fans.
Diamond Dave has announced his retirement date.
He will retire after the last concert of his Las Vegas residency in January.
Here’s what he said:
“I’m throwing in the shoes.”
“I’m retiring. This is the first, and only, official announcement. … You’ve got the news. Share it with the world.”
“I’m not going to explain the statement. The explanation is in a safe. These are my last five shows.”
On Eddie Van Halen, he said:
“I thought I might have been the first, frankly.”
“I might have thought the Marlboro Man would’ve got me. Hey, Ed, objects in the rear-view mirror are probably me. And my doctors, my handlers, compelled me to really address that every time I go on stage, I endanger that future.