- NAME: David Lee Roth
- OCCUPATION: Singer
- BIRTH DATE: October 10, 1954 (Age: 59)
- Did You Know?: David Lee Roth has sung in more than four octaves—a rare vocal feat that only a handful of others, including Mariah Carey and Yma Sumac, have achieved.
- EDUCATION: Pasadena City College
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Bloomington, Indiana
- Nickname: Diamond Dave
- Full Name: David Lee Roth
- ZODIAC SIGN: Libra
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Singer David Lee Roth has become a legend of rock 'n' roll, as the wild frontman for Van Halen and as a solo artist.
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Will this rock 'n' roll reunion last? That's the question on the minds of many. Roth and the rest of Van Halen went on tour in 2012, but they ended up postponing some of the dates scheduled for the summer and fall. Sources close to the band, according to Billboard, said that the band members were tired, not bickering. Whatever the case, Roth's legacy as one of rock's top lead singers remains secure. His style,
stage persona and attitude changed the face of hard rock and paved the way for other pop-metal bands, including Poison and Mötley Crüe, that followed in Van Halen's wake.
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