Original Van Halen lead singer David Lee Roth has been “tossed” from his critically-reviled gig as Howard Stern’s replacement on CBS morning radio. After months of speculation and reviews so bad he almost singlehandedly rejuvenated the “radio critic” industry, Roth announced his departure on the air Friday morning. According to Billboard:
Telling his audience he was informed of his dismissal “in the car on the way to work today,” Diamond Dave also said the parting was not amicable: “I was booted, tossed and it’s going to cost somebody.”
Roth quipped that he and his “legal team of Darth Vader” planned to meet today with CBS officials to “settle like gentleman or start World War 9.” Roth said he has retained the same legal team employed by Stern, whom he replaced on Jan. 3.
Roth claims he gave up considerable touring money to take a job with CBS, but also said he wanted to continue in radio, hinting that television or satellite radio are future possibilities. “I have a shout-out to Sirius,” Roth said.
In related fake news, Roth will presumably take yet another recent media job vacancy: for White House press secretary Scott “I’m Just a Gigolo” McClellan. “Hummala bebhuhla zeebuhla boobuhla, Hummala bebhuhla zeebuhla bop!”