Roth Erupts and Van Halen Stop Show When Fan Throws Beer Onstage — Video [NSFW]

David Lee Roth had some choice words for a fan who threw a beer onstage at Van Halen’s August 27 performance in Camden, New Jersey.

The group were just launching into “Dirty Movies” at the Susquehanna Bank Center when Roth stopped the show.

“Somebody just threw a beer up here,” he said, while a roadie cleaned up the spillage. “In my younger day I would’ve promised I would’ve slept with [the thrower’s] girlfriend. At this point in my career, the roughest, most fucked insult I could probably make to this guy is that I probably already have slept with his wife.

“Can you control that, motherfucker?” he continued. “I’ll talk to you later, sweetheart.”

Eddie Van Halen laughed, and Roth kicked the band back into action while issuing a parting shot.

“The next time, you save the beer for me, you slime,” then made an obscene gesture with the mic and flipped the thrower the bird.

Van Halen are currently on their North American tour, which runs through October 2, when they play the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. You can find their remaining tour dates here.

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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World, a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.