On a recent episode of The Roth Show, Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth discussed the heartbreaking truth about The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, saying he was ‘laid out’ by health issues. Alternative Nation transcribed Roth’s comments
Roth: I only need to wear the bunny suit when I need to get attention when somebody’s not paying attention and I’ll tell you how I got started with it. I was working with a producer who decided he was an Eddie (Van Halen) man and not a Dave (Lee Roth) man. That happens a lot of times, I get a lot of haters. It’s sort of like the most famous personalities, fifty percent of our audience watches us constantly because they hate us. It’s sort of like being the bad guy in WWE. I don’t take it wrong because it’s sort of hating an action figure. You hate GI Joe!
[Dave looks off, confused]
Roth: Well, we used to have those kinds of conversations. Anyway, the producer says to me he can’t come down today because it’s Super Bowl day. I say that I gotta go to the studio because you guys have froze me out for the last four days and I haven’t written any lyrics. It’s important to write lyrics because last I looked, people sing along to the words. It’s just a thing. I’m looking down to get there at the studio and I’m going to Famous Henson studio. Henson studios, one of the most famous studios in history, used to be A&M Records. The Carpenters, Mamas & Papas, among others. The Rolling Stones were just there rehearsing for the tour before Mick (Jagger) got laid out a little bit. John Mayer is in there, I’m in there and I think Pharrell (Williams) passed me by. I didn’t want to say anything because I’m a big fan.