David Lee Roth Receives VH Fans’ Stamp Of Approval With New Christmas Song
David Lee Roth has recently released a new holiday song titled ‘Talking Christmas Blues.’ The track featuring the ex-Van Halen vocalist speaking over an acoustic guitar and harmonica received positive fan reviews.
A comment on the song’s YouTube release on Friday (December 8) read:
“Times have changed; your music is still present because you are simply the ‘voice’ of a generation with good taste. Merry Christmas and a successful New Year to you, my Diamond.”
Another fan noted Roth’s writing skills, saying:
“A command of the language and turn of phrase that should be envied by all singers. Dave’s a writer. That’s why we’re still listening to Van Halen records for nearly 50 years now.”
As the song’s cover image was a DLR painting, a third fan expressed admiration for the singer’s artistry and shared:
“Dave, I love your painting and this song in the background! I love your music and your art! Listening to you sing, your voice makes me tremble with joy! Merry Christmas to you, my favorite singer! Thank you very much for always being present and taking us, your fans, into account! I hope for many more videos! Blessings to you!”
Roth’s Latest Songs And Performances
Before this Christmas track, Roth shared a new solo version of Van Halen’s ‘Jump’ and released another original piece titled ‘Wash And Fold.’
For the song from an unreleased 2007 album, the singer worked with John 5. The guitarist talked about ‘Wash And Fold’ in a chat with ‘Trunk Nation’ and said:
“I think what’s magical about those songs is it’s just me and Dave — it’s just me and Dave playing and recording live, and I think that’s what you don’t really hear a lot today.”
In addition to these songs, Roth re-recorded several Van Halen classics like ‘Unchained,’ ‘Panama,’ ‘You Really Got Me,’ and ‘Dance The Night Away,’ in May 2022 at Hendon Recording Studio in Hollywood.
That year, the 69-year-old rocker also stepped away from stage performances. He was set to take the stage for a few more shows in Las Vegas for his farewell tour but had to cancel them due to COVID-19 issues.