David Lee Roth Sues Former Manager

Having already waged a public battle against his former bandmates in Van Halen, David Lee Roth is now preparing to duke it out in court with his former manager, Edmund Anderson, according to the Associated Press.

At issue is a Web site set up by Anderson where fans can purchase DLR memorabilia. Apparently, when Roth stopped working with Anderson in February, he wanted the site shut down. Anderson complied, but then set up another site. The suit was filed Friday in Los Angeles, according to Roth’s attorney, Jeff Benice.

According to Benice, the suit was filed as a result of Roth wanting to clean up the bootlegging and pirating of his image on the Internet.

The suit has sent ripples through Roth’s online fan base; the “DLR Army” site recently shut down, and the fan-driven “David Lee Roth Newsdesk” has warned all other fan sites that there is a crackdown on Web sites posting any unauthorized multimedia.

Meanwhile, Roth’s official Web site, target="new">www.slawterhouse.com, reports that not only is Diamond Dave is working on his next album, but also that he has five concerts scheduled for this month, all in Texas. Here’s where you can catch him if you’re in the Lone Star state:

  • 11/9 – Lubbock, TX @ Liquid 2000
  • 11/11 – McAllen, TX @ Tejano Station
  • 11/12 – Loredo, TX @ Casa Blanca
  • 11/14 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Wooly Bully
  • 11/15 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Wooly Bully