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David Lee Roth
David Lee Roth live in 1980.David Lee Roth live in 1980.
Birth NameDavid Lee Roth
Nickname(s)Diamond Dave
BornOctober 10, 1954
Bloomington, Indiana
OriginPasadena, CA, USA
OccupationMusician, songwriter, actor, author, radio personality
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, harmonica, synthesizer, saxophone
Years Active1972-Present
LabelsWarner Bros., Interscope Records, Magna Carta, CMH

David Lee Roth
(born October 10, 1954) is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality. In 2007, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Dave was the original Van Halen frontman (1974–1985) and the current (2006–present) lead singer of the Pasadena-born hard rock band. He is also known as a successful solo artist, releasing numerous RIAA-certified Gold and Platinum records.After more than two decades apart, Roth re-joined Van Halen in 2006 for a North American tour that became the highest-grossing in the band's history, and one of the highest grossing of that year.In 2012, Van Halen released the critically successful comeback album, A Different Kind of Truth.