David Lee Roth Wants To Be The “King Of Las Vegas”
via CBS Sunday Morning/YouTube
He Also Shares What Keeps Him Busy During Lockdown
In an interview on CBS Sunday Morning which was filmed prior to former bandmate Eddie Van Halen’s death, David Lee Roth was asked where he sees himself five years from now.
He responds with, “Showbiz. I’m gonna be the King of Las Vegas. This is – Las Vegas is a truly international, think of it as what the old record stores were. You have the dance section. You’ve got the Latino section, you’ve got the country section, and you have to have an appreciation for the neighborhoods. The music changes, shoes and haircuts. But you have to have an appreciation for those communities.”
He adds, “And what the mainstays – those senses of humor, those senses of family, those senses of what’s dramatic, and those senses of what hits you right in the heart. If you had participation in all those communities and you are a genuine fan, then you can say, “I have returned to be your king.””
Diamond Dave kicked of 2020 with a Las Vegas residency but when the coronavirus pandemic struck and lockdown measures were enforced, he took up another hobby – sumi-e which is the Japanese art of ink painting. He went to Tokyo to learn it and Roth calls it his “graphic therapy”.
Check out his interview below.