October 21 [10:00 EDT] — It’s Rothtober for fans of David Lee Roth.
The estranged former Van Halen singer’s single, “Don’t Piss Me Off,” saw its official debut October 10, and this week sees the release of his autobiography, “Crazy From Heat.”
Next up is his greatest hits package, “The Best,” out October 28 on Rhino. Roth will also be touring. The Slawterhouse website reports that the singer’s band will include bassist Billy Sheehan, a former Roth cohort best known in later years as a mainstay of Mr. Big, and also drum legend Carmine Appice.
The book is his life story, covering his childhood, sex-filled road stories mostly from his Van Halen touring days, his take on the famed split from Van Halen, and last year’s short lived reunion with his bandmates.
The new single is a new song among 20 old tracks on the greatest hits packages including cuts from Roth’s four-song “Crazy From The Heat” EP, and his solo albums “Eat ‘Em And Smile,” “Skyscraper,” “A Little
Ain’t Enough,” and “Your Filthy Little Mouth.” It features Roth’s handful of post-Van Halen hits, including his cover of the Beach Boys’ “California Girls” and his remake of Louis Prima’s “Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody.”