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David Lee Roth Turned Down Offer To Go On Road With Motley Crue, Here’s Why

Paul Bergen / Contributor

Nikki Sixx says that Motley Crue originally invited Van Halen’s David Lee Roth to hit the road with them and Def Leppard on “The Stadium Tour,”¬†but Dave declined.

Sixx says his exact phrase for turning down the gig was:

I don’t open for bands that I influenced.”

“The Stadium Tour,”¬†which also features Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts was originally scheduled to take place last summer but got pushed back to 2022 now because of COVID-19.

Roth did, however, perform as the opening act for the February/March 2022 North American leg of Kiss’s farewell tour.

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