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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007.
By United Press International

Tickets for Van Halen concerts going fast

LOS ANGELES , Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Fans are snatching up tickets to see David Lee Roth and Van Halen in concert for the first time in 22 years, say promoters of the band’s North American tour.

Van Halen, Roth to tour next month

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The reunion of David Lee Roth and the Van Halen family of rockers became official Monday as they announced a 25-concert tour beginning next month.

R.E.M. salutes entire Rock Hall class

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- The gracious salute by R.E.M to other Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees at a New York ceremony was typical of the good vibes all around.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame defends itself

NEW YORK, March 11 (UPI) -- Singer David Lee Roth has been doing most of the talking, until now, in the controversy between Roth and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame sent an e-mail stating that the former Van Halen lead singer had only been telling part of the story,

Rock icons to induct rock icons

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Jay-Z, Keith Richards and Eddie Vedder will help induct the latest class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York.

Van Halen tour now a no-go

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The anticipated Van Halen reunion tour with David Lee Roth has been called off, Los Angeles-based concert promoter Live Nation said Friday.

It's official: Roth to tour with Van Halen

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The much-rumored reunion of American rock band Van Halen with its former lead singer David Lee Roth has been confirmed by the band's publicist.

Van Halen confirms Roth as tour singer

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Van Halen's publicist has confirmed recent reports that the U.S. rock group will reunite with former lead singer David Lee Roth for its upcoming summer tour.

Van Halen singer hopes for Rock Hall peace

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Sammy Hagar hopes peace will reign at Van Halen's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

Van Halen, R.E.M., to join Rock Hall

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Van Halen, R.E.M., Patti Smith, the Ronettes and Grandmaster Flash were announced Monday as inductees to the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Van Halen turning to family for members

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- As part of Van Halen's upcoming U.S. tour, Eddie Van Halen has tabbed his son, Wolfgang, to serve as band's new bassist.

'The Dirt' full of star cameos

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has revealed that Christopher Walken has agreed to play Ozzy Osbourne in "The Dirt," based on Motley Crue's 2001 autobiography.

Three Van Halens prepare to tour

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. rock guitar icon Eddie Van Halen has announced his eponymous band will hit the road in 2007 with a third Van Halen on board -- his son. Longtime Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony has parted with the band and Wolfgang Van Halen, 15, will be joining hi

The Almanac

UPI almanacs for Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006.
By United Press International
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SLP2002060702- MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO June 7 (UPI) Rocker David Lee Roth, performs for the crowd at UMB Bank Pavilion in Maryland Heights, MO on June 7, 2002. jaf/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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David Lee Roth (often referred to as "Diamond Dave") (born October 10, 1955, Bloomington, Indiana) is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality, best known as the original lead singer of Van Halen. In addition to his work with Van Halen, Roth is a successful solo artist, having released several platinum and gold solo albums. Roth rejoined Van Halen in 2007 for a North American tour that became the highest grossing tour in the band's history.

David Lee Roth is the son of the late Nathan Roth, an ophthalmologist, and Sibyl Roth, and the brother of Allison and Lisa Roth. Roth's paternal and maternal grandparents migrated to Indiana from Russia. One of his grandmothers was from Azores, Portugal. Roth's uncle, Manny Roth, is an influential New York City nightclub owner and entertainment entrepreneur. Manny Roth built and owned the famous New York establishment Cafe Wha? in the early 1960s, when the likes of Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix were working there. Seven-year-old David Lee got his first taste of, and desire for, show business from the inside by hanging out at Cafe Wha?.

Roth moved to Pasadena, California in his teens after living in Swampscott, Massachusetts and Bloomington, Indiana.

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