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    Default Was it a set-up all long?

    I have listened to Roth Radio since it hit the air. Admittedly, it started painfully, but in recent weeks, I think Dave is starting to find a groove. His interview style improves with each guest.

    Given all the rumors, it appears that the powers that be at CBS are not going to honor their committment to Dave's show. But my question is... did CBS ever really play fair with him?

    (1) Roth Radio Launch Fiasco:
    Dave's first day on CBS Radio, taking the time slot of the biggest personality in radio EVER, and we get Dave's flying instructor and Uncle Manny???? That's a sure sign that CBS intended to scapegoat Dave from the start. If CBS cared it could have had folks from its TV division call in to wish him well. CBS is not a mom-and-pop operation -- it could have used its clout to force the publicists' hands ("so, your client wants to go on Letterman... well, let me ask how you feel about morning radio...") Kevin James of King of Queens (a CBS show) is reportedly a VH fan, as are the folks from Yes, Dear (amother CBS show). It should have been a spectacle, especially given that the dickhead critics had already written the negative reviews and were just waiting to pounce.

    Also, HOWARD STERN, CBS's declared enemy, has been on Letterman (another CBS show) TWICE and no Dave.

    (2) Dave's Roadtrips:
    From the start, I understood the plan was for Dave to travel -- Super Bowl, etc. Well? Again, I don't think that CBS followed through on promises. I would almost guarantee that at least 1 or 2 of the Steelers or Seahawks were VH fans and probably have psyched up to VH tune before a game. I bet one or two of them would have stopped by if Dave was at the Super Bowl. Last week Dave said there was going to be a St. Paddy's Day trip to Boston... but I have not heard anything about the remote show.

    It seems that CBS knew that the ratings were going to drop no matter who came in... they did not want to play the O&A hand early because the ratings still would have fallen destroying any credibility those copycat clowns might have.

    So, our boy was set up... It is a shame that Dave probably did not recognize the look of lying in Joel Hollander's eyes... it would have been the same look that Ed had during 1996 when Gary was hiding in the studio during the MWM and CGTSNM sessions.
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    No, it's simply that Diamond David Lee Roth should not be a radio deejay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen
    No, it's simply that Diamond David Lee Roth should not be a radio deejay.
    I have to disagree... The interview with Henry Rollins was as good as anything else I've heard on radio in YEARS.

    It was a far bit better than Howard's discussions with Tabitha Stevens about bleaching her anus.

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    I'm hearing some buzz on the Allman Brothers website about his interview with Derek Trucks this morning. For those of you who don't know, Derek splits guitar duties with Warren Haynes in the Allmans.....Anyway, people on the website commented on what a great interview it was. Thing is, Dave's an ABB fan from way back and knows a great deal about the history of the ABB. I'm sure all that helps.....Maybe the Diamond one is finding his groove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zino Platinum
    I have to disagree... The interview with Henry Rollins was as good as anything else I've heard on radio in YEARS.

    It was a far bit better than Howard's discussions with Tabitha Stevens about bleaching her anus.
    Henry Rollins is a tool. The angry anti-everything rocker bit was old ten years ago, and now it's just antique. While Dave can gab proficiently, his moods and temperment and personas just aren't suited for radio. Dave's all about visuals and kinetics. For further proof, check out the No Holds BBQ - if you can stomach it. I could only sit through one viewing before pronouncing the thing his worst participation in anything, ever, with the tiny exception of a brief acoustic version of Mean Street.

    For the record, I found Ms. Steven's insights on anal cosmetics fascinating.

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    Default Henry Rollins is a HUGE tool.

    If CBS had any integrity, they would stick with Dave through his entire contract and give him time. But it's pretty obvious by the way they treated Stern that they don't.

    I wouldn't put it past them to fuck Dave over and hire those other 2 douchebags to put the final nail in the CBS radio coffin.

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    I definitely dig the show more when it has music as a topic. Ted Nugent was cool. Rollins interview was good, not really a fan of his but do admire the globe trotting. Brian May was good also.
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    Henry Rollins is a tool? That's just a dumb statement.

    He's an intelligent, driven, well read and well spoken guy.
    A good writer, a great spoken word artist, and an all around fun and deep guy.

    Henry is a very cool person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York
    Henry Rollins is a tool? That's just a dumb statement.

    He's an intelligent, driven, well read and well spoken guy.
    A good writer, a great spoken word artist, and an all around fun and deep guy.

    Henry is a very cool person.

    Sorry for being ignorant but is not spoken word artist another name for rap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls
    Sorry for being ignorant but is not spoken word artist another name for rap?
    No.
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    Thanks Sucka

    No, it isn't rap. It's more like stand up comedy, but more like stories, etc...not only funny, also deep and moving. Henry Rollins is one of the best at that.

    And a good HUMAN. Smart, witty, fun, deep, cool, generous.

    Definately not a tool...

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    Default weird choice of guests and many unanswered questions

    Sticking to the original queries:

    Where are the guests - i mean why wasn't letterman on Dave LR's first show or at least Paul Schaeffer? To me, Uncle Manny was cool but to the non VH hard core Stern head it was immediate dislike and they tuned out. You only get one first impression.

    They always play some Halen at Heinz field - usually F.U.C.K.

    Why the hell was Stern on Letterman? Weird.

    Why hasn't Dave's band at least picked up a show or 2 in Atlantic City or NYC?

    Why haven't more rock stars in general hooked up with Dave?

    Every individual remotely involved with VH is a riddle wrapped in enigma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York
    Thanks Sucka

    No, it isn't rap. It's more like stand up comedy, but more like stories, etc...not only funny, also deep and moving. Henry Rollins is one of the best at that.

    And a good HUMAN. Smart, witty, fun, deep, cool, generous.

    Definately not a tool...

    Having never been a Henry Rollins fan, a number of years ago I was taken to one of his "Spoken Words Tours" .... Turned out to be a awesome night, I wish he did more of them.

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