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Rolling stone calls Roth a loser
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  1. #1
    No cheer******s allowed!
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    Feb 2004
    I haven't been kind with my impression of DLR's new radio gig, but even i haven't gone as far as the moron's at Rolling Stone magazine!
    There is a story regarding Howard & Roth's shows so far, and it isn't pleasant reading.
    R. Stone goes as far as to call Dave "the archetypal, american loser who hasn't realized his eat 'em & smile days are long past" and describes his show "as more interesting than Howard's because it is just so indescribablly awful."
    They claim Roth is fascinating because he has proven he knows absolutely nothing about running a radio program, which is only getting worse.
    But now that i think back to what Jane has said recently, i think these guys are off the mark with the first criticism. He's not doing any of the early Dave/eat 'em & smile shtick, in fact, he's doing the complete opposite of the old DLR persona.
    So, in effect, i think he does realize those days are over!
    And calling the guy a "loser" is absolutely ridiculous.
    He fronted the greatest hard rock band of all time, and deserves some serious respect.
    Your thoughts?

  2. #2
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    Jan 2006
    Rockford, Illinois
    It's a premature judgement, it really is. If someone can show me one radio personality that started smoothly and natural right out of the gate, I'll show you a liar. Stern, Limbaugh, Imus, etc., etc. all had embarrasing and horrific first months on the airwaves, and the only reason they're even regarded as pioneers is because they stuck with it and improved. Critics will always be coming after Dave because their expectations of anything Dave does is huge, and anything less than what they're expecting is considered a disappointment. I say give him time...the show has potential, and not only that, he's only 19 shows into his broadcasting career for chrissakes. If we are to hear a fair evaluation of the show, it will be a month or two down the road, and if by that time Dave hasn't found his groove yet, there may be some credibility to what they're saying. Throwing words like 'loser' in an article suggests that the writer of the article has more against Dave than he does against Daves radio show, you know what I mean? (Let's not get personal shall we?)
    When Van Halen first formed, do you think they sounded anything like they do on the first album? My guess is 'no', it takes time, and it's going to take me some time before I can give a fair assessment of RothRadio....it's just too soon in the game to be making calls.

  3. #3
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    Feb 2004
    Excellent points!
    Your right about giving him time, and i'm convinced your correct the R.S. writer just didn't like Dave, personally. It was a pretty harsh assessment.
    I think we should set this guy straight and flood them with letters to prove our point.
    The only loser was the guy on the cover of the magazine! (Kanye West in full-on Jesus Christ pose...i'm not joking.) Granted, i'd love to have that guy's confidence & bank account, but God-like, he ain't. Maybe Edward in 1981 would have fit the bill!

  4. #4
    Metal Up Your A$$!
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    Oct 2004
    Far, far away
    Wasn't Rolling Stone the ony magazine that never had Classic Van Halen on its cover? Though, I remember one issue from 1986 with Van Hagar on it.

    Hambone, your points are great, man! :184:
    Wolfgang Van Halen - "I love being a bass player. Its just me and Al a groove section. Just boom, boom, boom, and were good". GW
    Edward Van Halen - "What is next for Wolf is the next record and the next tour. Hes no different than I am. Music is his life. If he goes back to school, Ill probably go with him. GC

  5. #5
    THEE bassist for VH
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    Oct 2003
    someplace you're not
    I'm assuming the article is from the latest issue of Rolling Stone isn't it unchained? It's too early to judge him as Hambone has said. It was going to take some time to settle in and get adjusted for Dave.

    Perhaps it's their cheap jab at Dave for an old comment that came out about them from DLR way back in the early 80's where he said "Why do most rock critics like Elvis Costello and not Van Halen? Because most rock critics look like Elvis and not like me!" --David Lee Roth ????

    Kind of ironic that useless rag had DLR on it's April 1985 cover too. I haven't had any use for them in a LONG time!
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  6. #6
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    Jun 2005
    Panama City Beach, Florida
    My views?

    Well, Rolling Stone is too fucking big and doesn't fit the mailbox, this especially sucks for people with small apartment boxes.
    The articles are boring and there is more advertising in it than there are ads on a 2 hour show about commercials.

    They should make RS toilet paper, sales would go up if it were actually intended to wipe your ass with.

    And Dave?
    I've heard one show and that's it, so i have no comment on that.

    Maybe i'm biased?
    Well, maybe i am because i hate Rolling Stone, have for years, and their blasting on Dave surely doesn't earn them any brownie points with me.

    Fuck 'Em!

  7. #7
    Band Technician
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    Jul 2005
    Thanks for pointing that out unchained, now I don't have to ever buy that piece of shit paper

    I'm with cathedral, Fuck'em forever
    Can't get this stuff no more

  8. #8
    Band Manager
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    Nov 2003
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    I heard that Rolling Stone (well...one of their writers) recently proclaimed Jack White (yes...of The White Stripes) to be #17 in the 100 Greatest Guitarists of all time...YEAH!! Eddie's #70...
    Rolling Stone = cheap azz wipe...
    1Jimi Hendrix
    2 Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band
    3 B.B. King
    4 Eric Clapton
    5 Robert Johnson
    6 Chuck Berry
    7 Stevie Ray Vaughan
    8 Ry Cooder
    9 Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin
    10 Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones
    11Kirk Hammett of Metallica
    12 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
    13 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead
    14 Jeff Beck
    15 Carlos Santana
    16 Johnny Ramone of the Ramones
    17 Jack White of the White Stripes
    18 John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
    19 Richard Thompson
    20 James Burton
    21 George Harrison
    22 Mike Bloomfield
    23 Warren Haynes
    24 The Edge of U2
    25 Freddy King
    26 Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave
    27 Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits
    28 Stephen Stills
    29 Ron Asheton of the Stooges
    30 Buddy Guy
    31 Dick Dale
    32 John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service
    33 & 34 Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth
    35 John Fahey
    36 Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG's
    37 Bo Diddley
    38 Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac
    39 Brian May of Queen
    40 John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival
    41 Clarence White of the Byrds
    42 Robert Fripp of King Crimson
    43 Eddie Hazel of Funkadelic
    44 Scotty Moore
    45 Frank Zappa
    46 Les Paul
    47 T-Bone Walker
    48 Joe Perry of Aerosmith
    49 John McLaughlin
    50 Pete Townshend
    51 Paul Kossoff of Free
    52 Lou Reed
    53 Mickey Baker
    54 Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane
    55 Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple
    56 Tom Verlaine of Television
    57 Roy Buchanan
    58 Dickey Betts
    59 & 60 Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead
    61 Ike Turner
    62 Zoot Horn Rollo of the Magic Band
    63 Danny Gatton
    64 Mick Ronson
    65 Hubert Sumlin
    66 Vernon Reid of Living Colour
    67 Link Wray
    68 Jerry Miller of Moby Grape
    69 Steve Howe of Yes
    70 Eddie Van Halen
    71 Lightnin' Hopkins
    72 Joni Mitchell
    73 Trey Anastasio of Phish
    74 Johnny Winter
    75 Adam Jones of Tool
    76 Ali Farka Toure
    77 Henry Vestine of Canned Heat
    78 Robbie Robertson of the Band
    79 Cliff Gallup of the Blue Caps (1997)
    80 Robert Quine of the Voidoids
    81 Derek Trucks
    82 David Gilmour of Pink Floyd
    83 Neil Young
    84 Eddie Cochran
    85 Randy Rhoads
    86 Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath
    87 Joan Jett
    88 Dave Davies of the Kinks
    89 D. Boon of the Minutemen
    90 Glen Buxton of Alice Cooper
    91 Robby Krieger of the Doors
    92 & 93 Fred "Sonic" Smith, Wayne Kramer of the MC5
    94 Bert Jansch
    95 Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine
    96 Angus Young of AC/DC
    97 Robert Randolph
    98 Leigh Stephens of Blue Cheer
    99 Greg Ginn of Black Flag
    100 Kim Thayil of Soundgarden
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  9. #9
    Band Technician
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    Jul 2005
    Another reason not to ever buy Rollig Stone
    Can't get this stuff no more

  10. #10
    Mr Mod Extraordinare
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    Apr 2001
    Chicago area
    Rolling Stone hasn't been relevant in decades.

    I don't remember ever buying one--browsing through them, yes, but not buying one!
    LIGHT 'EM UP!!
    Smoke 'em if you got 'em!

    siN / DDLR Moderator



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