Update: David Lee Roth sets the record straight

Still a nutty guy?
Still a nutty guy?

It was the story that traveled across the globe, a report that David Lee Roth had been rescued by Canadian police after a severe allergic reaction to nuts.

Not true, according to Roth, who has just issued the following statement:

"I was in Canada only from July first through the fourth for a performance at the Quebec City Summer Festival. I had no encounters or incidents with the police. The only thing I'm allergic to is criticism." Love, Dave

However, MusicRadar has just uncovered this news segment from CTV, a Southwestern Ontario station, which backs up the original account. Seems like something's a little, uh, nutty here.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.