“I’m throwing within the sneakers. I am retiring,” Roth informed the newspaper in a cellphone name. “That is the primary, and solely, official announcement … You’ve got received the information. Share it with the world.”
CNN has reached out to Roth’s representatives for remark.
The flamboyant entrance man was often known as “Diamond Dave” through the band’s Seventies and ’80s heyday, when the foursome had hits like “Dance the Night time Away” and “Soar.”
“I’m inspired and compelled to essentially come to grips with how brief time is, and my time might be even shorter,” he stated.
The band fashioned after Van Halen and his brother, Alex, met Roth. The band launched greater than a dozen albums over 4 many years, by means of a rotating forged of lead singers: Roth was changed by Sammy Hagar, who was changed by Gary Cherone — the band then went again to Hagar and, ultimately, again to Roth once more.
Roth informed the Assessment-Journal he remembered the early days with the band “like they had been yesterday.”
Roth has 5 reveals scheduled at Home of Blues in Las Vegas starting New Yr’s Eve and operating into early January — 5 reveals he says can be his final.
“I’ve given you all I’ve received to present. It has been a tremendous, nice run, no regrets, nothing to say about anyone. I will miss you all. Keep frosty.”
CNN’s Keith Allen contributed to this report.