Critics Said DAVID LEE ROTH Only Wrote About "Women, Partying & Fast Cars," So VAN HALEN Doubled Down With This 80s Classic; PROFESSOR OF ROCK Reports (Video)
September 19, 2023, a week ago
Professor Of Rock has released the new video below, along with the following introduction:
"Coming up... It may just be the greatest hard rock song ever. With music by the foremost guitar hero of Generation X, the late Eddie Van Halen, and lyrics by rock’s ultimate frontman Diamond Dave... David Lee Roth. He wrote the words in response to a reporter's editorial that he only sang about "women, partying, and fast cars.” Diamond Dave took exception to the reporter implying that he was a stereotypical, vacuous rocker. After pondering on the critique, he realized he’d never actually written a song about “fast cars,” and he did so with piss and vinegar… the result was 'Panama' from their multimillion-selling hard rock masterpiece, 1984. Not even a broken nose could stop him from singing after an accident live on stage... and to think this song barely missed the top 10. Today we're giving it the #1 spot. The story is next on Professor Of Rock."