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David Lee Roth: My voice is a mix of others

David Lee Roth has revealed that his voice has a bit of David Bowie and Eric Clapton.
Eddie Van Halen is good pals with David Lee Roth
Van Halen's lead singer has revealed the secret behind his unique singing style – it's the product of imitating other artists.

David Lee Roth told the Guardian that he took inspiration from David Bowie, Eric Clapton and other hit musicians.

"This is how you create a signature sound," he explained.

"If you're lucky to have it, there's no way around it. I actively imitated everything from the Nicholas Brothers tap dancing to Mick Jagger going 'Oooh yeah!' But because of whatever it never sounds like anything to you but David Lee."

The star also told the newspaper that he lived a very different life away from Van Halen, especially after he left the band for a while.

As a state-licensed emergency medical technician he has had to deal with over 900 calls in the last six years alone. It's a far cry from his wild days back when the band were at the height of their fame.

"I've been rich and I've been poor," he said. "Rich is better. Totally better."

Jump is one of the band's most iconic singles, which comes from their album 1984.

Posted by KTADNFCR-2133-ID-801282987-ADNFCR Posted on 3 Feb 2012 12:13 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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