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


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).