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What David Lee Roth Does on Saturday Night

BuzzFeed's Steve Kandell on a recent hang with Diamond Dave

Friday, April 19, 2013

Van Halen's David Lee Roth in an episode of his video podcast, 'The Roth Show.' Van Halen's David Lee Roth in an episode of his video podcast, "The Roth Show." (Courtest of The Roth Show)

Most of us know David Lee Roth as the original frontman of Van Halen during the mega-rock band's peak in the early 1980s. You might also know Roth as an onstage martial artist, expert jump-kicker and enthusiast of leather chaps. But to BuzzFeed music editor Steve Kandell, Diamond Dave was a childhood hero. 

Kandell followed Roth during the singer's solo career and later work as a morning radio host, podcaster and, yes, New York City EMT. With Roth recently reunited with Van Halen, Kandell spent a Saturday night with his hero and lived to tell us about it.


Steve Kandell

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