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.