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"This must be just like livin' in paradise (It's just like paradise) And I don't want to go home (And I ain't never goin' home)"
—David Lee Roth, "Just Like Paradise"
David Lee Roth (b. 1955 in Bloomington, Indiana) is an American hard rock singer who first became famous as, and is best known as, the lead singer in Van Halen. Roth famously split from the group after the 1984 album and was replaced by Sammy Hagar, setting off what may be the single biggest Fandom Rivalry in music. His solo work, starting with Crazy from the Heat, helped launch the career of Steve Vai.As usual, you can find the basics at The Other Wiki.
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Cover Album: His solo debut, Crazy from the Heat, which included versions of The Beach Boys' "California Girls," the Edgar Winter Group's "Easy Street," the Lovin' Spoonful's "Coconut Grove," and Louis Prima's Medley of "Just a Gigolo"/"I Ain't Got Nobody."
Diamond Dave is mostly covers of rock and Blues songs.
Cover Version: "That's Life" (by Frank Sinatra, among others), "Tobacco Road" (written by John D. Loudermilk, originally recorded by the Nashville Teens)
Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Yes, generally no, and yes. Reportedly, Eddie Van Halen's cocaine problem was one of the issues that led to Roth leaving the band. However, he was arrested in Washington Square Park in New York City in April 1993 for buying a dime bag of marijuana.