David Lee Roth

David Lee Roth

April 1, 1985: Like the histories of all great rock bands, Van Halen’s past includes some landmark dates. On April 1, 1985, singer David Lee Roth shocked the rock world by announcing that he was leaving Van Halen to pursue a solo career. Though long-time fans likely hoped it was an April Fools’ joke gone terribly wrong, he did in fact quit.

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