Current Van Halen front man, David Lee Roth has been interviewed by British press newspaper for their web page Guardian.co.uk
Roth: “The job we have is a privilege. The Van Halens [Eddie and his brotherAlex, the drummer] and I have had steady jobs since we were 12 years old. Mine was working before and after school at a horse stable. For them it was paper routes. Mr. Van Halen was classic European: you’re making your money for the rent. I was lucky I didn’t have to do that … Even at your worst moments, there’s a whole lot of Shakespeare going on. How can you not appreciate it? At your lonesomest, most catastrophic, it’s still pretty cinematic. I think the smiles were genuine. Don’t mistake them for simplistic grins — there’s a lot of pirate smiling.”
The full interview can be read here.