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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.
Van Halen exploded out of
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
01) Jump by David Lee Roth with the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band
02) I¹ll Wait by
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
09) Jamie¹s Cryin¹ by David Lee Roth with the John Jorgenson Bluegrass
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
14) Jamie¹s Cryin¹ by David Lee Roth with the John Jorgenson Bluegrass