DLR Book: How David Lee Roth Changed the World

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August 8, 2023 at 6:58 pm Quote #66818


DLR Book: How David Lee Roth Changed the World
by Darren Paltrowitz

What does a rock star do after leaving one of the world’s biggest bands? If you’re David Lee Roth, you write a memoir, become a radio host, sell a screenplay to a major studio, record an album in Spanish, star in a Japanese-language short film, launch a tattoo skincare line, and put out bluegrass versions of some of your biggest hits. And then you rejoin Van Halen for one of the highest-grossing tours in history.

Encompassing both the highs and lows of a truly unusual career, DLR Book is an intimate look at the force of nature that is David Lee Roth, from his start with Van Halen to his highly publicized departure from the band and his triumphant return. The fruit of nearly one hundred exclusive interviews with entertainment industry expert Darren Paltrowitz, the book also delves into Diamond Dave’s many extracurricular activities, including his unclassifiable video series “The Roth Show,” the rise and fall of his syndicated radio program, and how and why he became a certified EMT. Included here are conversations with some of Roth’s most popular collaborators (among them Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan, Travis Tritt, Mötley Crüe’s John 5, Korn’s Ray Luzier, and Van Halen’s Michael Anthony) and contributions from musicians and entertainers influenced by Roth, such as country singer Jason Aldean, The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan, producer Butch Vig, and legendary sumo wrestler Konishiki.

Filled with photographs never published in book form—including exclusive photography from Lit bassist Kevin Baldes—and an introduction by WWE Hall of Fame inductee Diamond Dallas Page, DLR Book is not simply the first book about Roth to be published in several decades. It’s a front-row seat to one of the wildest and most unpredictable artists of all time.

Print length: 272 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Backbeat
Publication date: January 1, 2024

August 15, 2023 at 9:58 pm Quote #66891


cool thanks for the heads up

December 20, 2023 at 4:15 pm Quote #67425


Darren Paltrowitz & Kevin Baldes (DLR Book: How David Lee Roth Changed the World)
Chuck Shute
Dec 19, 2023
Darren Paltrowitz is an author, licensed investigator and host of the Paltrocast podcast. Kevin Baldes is a photographer and musician, best known as a founding member and bass player of Lit. Darren has a new book out titled “DLR Book: How David Lee Roth Changed the World”, which also includes photos taken by Kevin. In this episode we discuss several David Lee Roth anecdotes including why Van Halen asked for no brown M&Ms, the Van Halen food fight, DLR in a straight jacket, how Beverly Hills 90210 almost used a DLR song as their theme, DLR & Sammy Hagar’s relationship and more!

0:00:00 – Intro
0:00:13 – Interest in Roth
0:03:00 – Joe Rogan Interview
0:04:40 – David Lee Roth Knocks on a Door
0:08:00 – Kevin’s DLR Interaction
0:10:15 – DLR Legends & Influence
0:14:30 – Mention of Kevin & Razzle in the Book
0:15:50 – Odin & Other Where Are They Now
0:18:30 – DLR Food Fight & Straight Jacket
0:20:45 – DLR Sleep & Health Habits
0:28:54 – Beverly Hills 90210 Theme Song & Influence
0:32:45 – Kevin Experience in California & DLR Mansion
0:36:26 – Darren’s Experience Writing the Book
0:37:45 – Book Intermission
0:41:10 – Brown M&M’s & Artist Demands
0:43:39 – DLR Movie & Bart Walsh
0:47:40 – Being a Fan & Influences
0:49:11 – DLR Impressions & Influences
0:50:50 – Being a Diehard Fan & Deep Cuts
0:53:10 – Different Languages
0:54:25 – Why Van Halen Didn’t Go to Scotland
0:56:00 – Podcaster & Musician Rob Lane & DLR England
0:58:10 – DLR Copyright & Trademarks
0:59:10 – Why Sammy Pulled the Plug on Sammy & Dave Tour
1:01:10 – DLR, Axl Rose & Sebastian Bach
1:02:30 – DLR, Billy Joel & Steven Tyler
1:03:10 – Blues Saraceno & DLR
1:04:40 – Sammy Hagar & Bad Blood
1:07:10 – Dave Jellison’s Take on DLR & Potential Book Sequel
1:08:50 – Kevin’s Run Ins with DLR
1:10:20 – Backstage Van Halen MTV VMA’s & Various
1:11:40 – Kevin’s Photos & Lit
1:12:45 – Outro

December 30, 2023 at 11:27 am Quote #67447


January 11, 2024 at 5:48 pm Quote #67497


Join us and Darren Paltrowitz, author of DLR Book: How David Lee Roth Changed the World for an author event you won’t forget! With host JT Turret, Darren and guests will discuss stories covered in the book and anything else “David Lee Roth” that may come up along the way, followed by a small musical performance from local musicians covering some of David Lee Roth’s(lead vocalist of Van Halen and more) most famous songs!
Long Beach Public Library
Saturday, February 10, 2024
1:00pm – 3:00pm

January 22, 2024 at 3:57 pm Quote #67531


ron: Long Beach Public Library Saturday, February 10, 2024 1:00pm – 3:00pm

I’m gonna try and be there, so if you’re also there, be sure to say hello.

February 9, 2024 at 8:57 am Quote #67567


Reminder of the book event on Long Island tomorrow.

March 15, 2024 at 11:16 am Quote #67721


Finished up the book this week, and can recommend it. Much thanks to Darren for all the work putting it together, truely a labor love (since I doubt he’ll get rich off it unless he sells the movie rights).


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