The Darkness’s Justin Hawkins recently posted a new video on his YouTube channel where he talks about singer David Lee Roth and his latest performances.
Hawkins said Roth’s shows would suffer differently than Jon Bon Jovi‘s since they are all about visuals.
Here’s what The Darkness singer said:
“I think in Bon Jovi’s case, it is more of an issue because there is something spectacular about him doing a performance that lands. When Bon Jovi sings well, there is nobody else that can do that. It’s literally amazing. A lot to do with his anatomy, the experience, and the soul that he sings with. He is a great singer. You’ve got to say that. So when his voice suffers, the show suffers in a different way than how a David Lee Roth show will suffer.
”If David Lee Roth isn’t giving his best performance, there aren’t songs like ”Livin’ On A Prayer” and songs that involve prolonged notes sung with real power. His set is totally different from Bon Jovi’s. I think he gets away with it because a lot of it is preening, prancing, and doing Kung Fu stuff.It is all about the visuals, I think, with Diamond Dave.”
“No, Bon Jovi should not retire, and Diamond Dave should not retire. If you are having trouble with your voice, find a way to hit back, see an expert, listen to the people who know but acknowledge it, and work on it if you’re having a great time rocking. Don’t let anybody stop you.”