That time David Lee Roth blasted the media, ten days after O.J. Simpson’s dirty deed in Brentwood
By Steve Newton
Ten days before David Lee Roth called me up from L.A. on June 22, 1994–to promote his latest album Your Dirty Little Mouth–football legend and sometime actor O.J. Simpson had taken a knife and carved himself up a big chunk of infamy.
The media circus was in full P.T. Barnum-style swing by the time Roth and I connected, so I had to ask him if he’d been in L.A. when the crime occurred. Never one to waste an opportunity to talk, Diamond Dave ruminated on how the news media was handling the case, and then tied it in to the media’s own sensationalizing of his minor drug bust in Manhattan the year before.
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