Tuesday, December 20, 2005

David Lee Roth Matthew Peyton / Getty Images file

Roth Goes Bluegrass for Van Halen

David Lee Roth's not only the iconic, whimsical former lead singer for Van Halen – and his own solo career, but he's received certification as a paramedic, is a world-class mountain climber and replaces satellite-bound radio host Howard Stern next month.

The March 14, 2006 release of Strummin' with the Devil, marks a bluegrass tribute to Van Halen, and features Roth’s vocals.

Van Halen exploded out of Los Angeles in the late 1970s. Their rapid, multi-platinum
success was fueled by Eddie Van Halen's groundbreaking guitar playing and Roth's unbridled showmanship part Robert Plant and part Radio City Rockette.

To honor Van Halen's achievements, CMH Records has brought together the nation's top bluegrass musicians including John Jorgenson, David Grisman, BlueHighway, Nashville Bluegrass Band and others to perform trailblazing VH hits including "And the Cradle Will Rock," "Runnin' with the Devil" and "Panama." And Roth voices two of the album's cuts.

"My roots were always kind of country," Roth explains in the liner notes. "Not the same country as my first band. Their flag had windmills. Mine had a BBQ pit and a shot glass." Roth, originally from Indiana, sings "Jump" and "Jamie's Cryin'.”

Track listing:

01) Jump by David Lee Roth with the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band

02) I¹ll Wait by Blue Highway

03) Runnin¹ with the Devil by the John Cowan Band

04) Dance the Night Away by Mountain Heart

05) Ain¹t Talkin¹ ŒBout Love by Iron Horse

06) Hot for Teacher by David Grisman and Sons

07) Feel Your Love Tonight by Tony Trischka, Dudley Connell, Marshall

Wilborn, Dave McLaughlin

08) Panama by Cornbread Red

09) Jamie¹s Cryin¹ by David Lee Roth with the John Jorgenson Bluegrass


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10) Unchained by Iron Horse

11) Ice Cream Man by Larry Cordle

12) And the Cradle Will RockŠ by the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band

13) Could This Be Magic? by the Nashville Bluegrass Band

14) Jamie¹s Cryin¹ by David Lee Roth with the John Jorgenson Bluegrass


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15) Eruption by Dennis Caplinger Posted by Picasa