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David Lee Roth Drops New Version of Van Halen’s ‘Jump’: Listen

David Lee Roth Drops New Version of Van Halen’s ‘Jump’: Listen

David Lee Roth is back with a fresh take on Van Halen’s mega-hit “Jump.” Diamond Dave recorded the track during a 2022 session. The session also produced fresh interpretations of other Van Halen landmarks.

The veteran rocker recently took to Instagram to share the newly minted track.

Van Halen Fans Are Divided Over Diamond Dave’s New Version of ‘Jump’

Van Halen fans were divided in the comments under the Instagram post. “I’ll stick with the originals!”, one fan wrote. “You can’t improve on perfection …84 was perfection,” another listener agreed.

However, some Van Halen fans showed their support for David Lee Roth’s new version of “Jump”. “You will always have it! Thank you for being you!”, one fan exclaimed. “Dave, you sound really damn good here!! Glad to see you’re still keeping the Van Halen classics alive!!”, another fan enthused.

The magic happened on May 3rd, 2022, at the Henson Recording Studio in Hollywood, California. Accompanying Roth were Al Estrada shredding on guitar, Ryan Wheeler slapping the bass, and Francis Valentino keeping the beat on drums.

Some other notable songs that emerged from that session were “Unchained,” “Everybody Wants Some!!,” “You Really Got Me,” “Dance the Night Away,” “Panama,” and “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.”

David Lee Roth’s New Version of ‘Jump’ Dropped Following Harsh Critiques of His Singing Ability

Roth dropped the new version of “Jump” following harsh critiques of recent live performances. It seems the former Van Halen frontman wants to prove he still has it.

Another former Van Halen frontman, Sammy Hagar, recently took Diamond Dave down a notch. During a recent guest appearance on Steve-O’s Wild Ride! podcast, Hagar praised his counterpart’s charisma, calling him a talented “showman.” However, Hagar also mentioned that Roth’s focus on entertainment sometimes overshadows his singing ability.

“Hey, listen, I’m a showman too,” Hagar told Steve-O. “But that’s his gig. He doesn’t care about singing. If he did, he’d take care of his voice or he’d take voice lessons and get warmed up and do something. ‘Cause the guy sang so bad last time he was doing shows, it was embarrassing.”

Despite this, Hagar extended an invitation to Roth to join him on his upcoming summer tour. However, he clarified that he intended for Roth to perform only for a limited number of shows, possibly just one or two. Roth is reportedly game. The former Van Halen frontmen might as well jump.