The former Van Halen bassist and current Mammoth WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen was joined by his mother, Valerie Bertinelli in celebration of Mother’s Day on this week’s episode of “Wolfgang’s Top of the Pack” on SiriusXM’s Classic Rewind. They spoke about David Lee Roth.
Valerie Bertinelli and Wolfgang opens up on ‘Dazed and Confused’
They spoke about “Dazed And Confused”, when Bertinelli told Wolfgang: “I, for the longest time, thought the name of the song was ‘Dave And Confused’ because when I first would watch the shenanigans that happened, I was new to watching a band and how they worked with each other… So I would watch what would happen, and I would notice when… Your dad had a saying called ‘LSD’ — he called it ‘LSD’ when Dave went on his little ‘LSD rant,’ which is short for ‘Lead Singer Disease.’
And then you’d see the crew kind of get scared and do everything, and everyone was, like, ‘LSD. It’s ‘Dave And Confused’ time.’ And you just hear when someone goes [hums opening notes of ‘Dazed And Confused’], just walking down the hall. And we’re, like, ‘Oh, God. Okay, we have to be careful,’ and we’d start walking on eggshells. I always thought it was called ‘Dave And Confused’ until I… ‘Oh, wow. Oh, it’s ‘Dazed And Confused. I get it.'”
Wolfgang then revealed that David Lee had once fired a video director for not filming his feet well enough. Wolfgang chimed in, saying: “Yeah, I’m familiar with that too. I was in the band… I remember right before the first… In 2015, [Dave] fired the video director because he wouldn’t film his feet well enough. ‘Dave And Confused’.”