Naturally, the outspoken singer was the first VH vet to respond to the book — and he’s done it in typically tongue-in-cheek Diamond Dave style.
As previously reported, Monk’s book Runnin’ With the Devil: A Backstage Pass Into the Wild Times, Loud Rock and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen includes plenty of the rock-star debauchery fans would expect to find in a firsthand account of the group’s rise to fame.
Roth, for example, was allegedly captured in “several hours” of X-rated footage while fooling around with groupies, sparked a food fight that left Journey singer Steve Perry crying and covered in guacamole and at one point needed to be buckled into a straitjacket so he’d “settle down.”
Unsurprisingly, Roth hasn’t deigned to respond directly to any of these stories.
Instead, in a series of tweets, he posted a trio of blanket responses to the “inevitable inquiries & questions” sure to be prompted by the publication of “this ‘book.'” (See below....)
***In the end, I think it is safe to assume that Dave's lack of denial means all these tales of those long-ago band days are TRUE! What do you think?
This memoir was published June 13th.
In anticipation of inevitable inquiries & questions posed to David Lee Roth in regard to the publication of this “book”... pic.twitter.com/63VTlVz6gh— David Lee Roth (@DavidLeeRoth) June 20, 2017
Mr. Roth’s responses are as follows:— David Lee Roth (@DavidLeeRoth) June 20, 2017
Answer No. 1: Yes
Answer No. 2: Probably
Answer No. 3: My lawyer says I can't remember.
Final response: What a long great trip it's been, stay frosty.— David Lee Roth (@DavidLeeRoth) June 20, 2017