David Lee Roth Says Spandex, ’80s “Hair” Era Was Because Of Van Halen

Van Halen‘s influence over the music and look of the ’80s glam metal movement can’t be overstated, and David Lee Roth noted recently that it didn’t go unnoticed by him or his band mates. 

Eddie Van Halen‘s innovations in guitar technique were some of the most crucial advances in the instrument since it was electrified, but Roth says their band’s style and vibe was also pilfered by the scores of “imitators” in the ’80s, the decade following Van Halen’s breakthrough. 

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