He’s one of rock n roll’s most natural front-men and had a line of chat that was second to none. So, it would only make sense that Van Halen singer David Lee Roth would relaunch his old video series, “The Roth Show”, and rebrand it a new podcast. Roth even has the first two episodes already streaming online.
Roth reintroduced his revamped podcast show with a debut episode entitled “Diamond Dave Goes Ultra”, and to follow that up he uploaded “Ultra Dave..Part 2” – the title referred to the recent Miami, FL music festival where the rocker joined DJ and headliner Armin van Buuren for a new remix of the classic Van Halen track from 1984, “Jump.”
As always Dave isn’t short of things to talk about and touches on a large variety of subjects. Roth has also intimated that Van Halen could be returning after a 4-year layoff. Not that Roth has been taking time off, he has taken this brief hiatus to put together a pair of long-planned business ventures: Ink The Original and Laugh To Win.
Ink The Original is a skin-care line which preserves, protects and highlights tattoos while keeping them from fading. Roth said: ” he created INK the original partially out of a desire to protect his tattoos from fading and sun damage. An avid outdoorsman, Roth also wanted to create an environmentally friendly product.”
Laugh to win is a company that deals in outdoor travel gear, something that Roth knows very well from all of his travels. He has previously said that in his younger days, he generally spent Van Halen cash he’d made on traveling the world without his bandmates — hence his passion for building up Laugh to Win to address the needs of travelers who like to rough it.
He explained: “As soon as I made Van Halen money in the late ’70s, I couldn’t wait to get to the great outdoors,” adding: “…When Van Halen would come off the road in the last airport, I’d head straight for the international terminal and somewhere that would could barely spell, or some place that seemed like a typo. And having experienced a lot of stuff that doesn’t work over the years, I decided that someday I was going to invent this stuff myself.”