VAN HALEN’s DAVID LEE ROTH – “The Hard Guys Think We’re Pussies For Playing Pop, And The Pop Stars Say We’re Too Rough”
December 11, 2018, 3 months ago
In a new interview with Vogue, Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth spoke about the band’s legacy.
Roth stated, “Our music is timeless and can be played by Filipino bar bands at Hasidic weddings flawlessly. As soon as you hear [he singsongs the opening riff of ‘Dance the Night Away’], every female wrist grabs every male wrist and goes, ‘Get up—you’re dancing.’ Our music transcends genre. The hard rock guys think we’re pussies for playing pop, and the pop stars say we’re too rough.”
The first major art museum exhibition dedicated to the instruments of rock & roll will go on view at New York's Metropolitan Museum Of Art starting April 8th, 2019, reports Rolling Stone.
The exhibit, titled Play It Loud: Instruments Of Rock And Roll, will feature more than 130 instruments that were used by artists including the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Jimmy Page, Steve Miller, St. Vincent, The Rolling Stones and more. The collection, which features instruments spanning 1939 to 2017, will explore rock & roll and the objects that made the genre possible.
Curated from 70 private and public collections in the United States and the United Kingdom, most of the pieces have never been seen apart from their performances onstage. Some of the featured items will include Eric Clapton’s “Blackie,” Eddie Van Halen’s “Frankenstein,” and Jerry Garcia’s “Wolf.” Attendees will also be able to view Keith Emerson’s Moog synthesizer and Hammond organ, and drums from Keith Moon’s “Pictures of Lily” drum set. Forty vintage posters, iconic stage costumes and historic videos will be accompanying the instruments.
Find out more at Rolling Stone.