Van Halen: David Lee Roth’s Inspiration for His Signature Screams

Greg Renoff:

David Lee Roth, when asked what inspired his signature screams, has said: “People say, I love that scream you do, Dave—where’d you get it? Deep Purple? And I say, no – The Ohio Players, baby!”

He wasn’t joking. Take a listen:

Around the 10-second mark: