DAVID LEE ROTH Says Contrasting Styles Led To End Of Radio Show
Launch Radio Networks reports: David Lee Roth could be bitter about how his syndicated morning radio show ended last month, but he's actually more philosophical about the whole thing. Rather than lash out at his old bosses, Roth told Launch it was more a clash of styles that led to his firing. "They were looking for familiar morning radio, and I gave them a warm and happy little corner candy store — but Tony Soprano was selling guns out of the back room. (laughs) Which to me is familiar and warm. (laughs) Maybe they live in a different neighborhood — whaddya think?"
Roth was hired with much fanfare as a replacement for Howard Stern, and the show debuted on several radio stations on January 3. While some people enjoyed the program, it didn't really look like there would be significant ratings increases, and he was let go at the end of April.
Roth will reportedly be embarking on an extensive U.S. tour — consisting of 30 dates or so — beginning in late June. So far the following dates have been released:
Jun. 28 - House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Jun. 30 - Summer Celebration - Muskegon, MI
Jul. 01 - Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI
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