Van Halen singer David Lee Roth discussed the state of the world in a new Joe Rogan Experience interview.
“I stopped being pissed on my behalf a long time ago. I’m angry on behalf of future generations. What kind of fuck-shit world are we leaving behind where they don’t get to go to Florida because it’s underwater?
“What kind of place are we going where? Yeah, there used to be some really great, giant trees now, but they’re dead?
“Are we still arguing over women’s rights? Are we still struggling over Roe v. Wade? Really?”
Roth called himself a “left-wing liberal” but said ‘defund the police’ angers him.
“The idea that we’re going to defund the police? And expect what? You gotta be crazy. So here’s your solution – and that we haven’t gotten to it is starting to f**king piss me off…
“You got to triple the paychecks, and then you’ll start getting the genius-level, combat-proof, full-blast, industrial-strength brains.
“Because you’re gonna have to be a psychiatrist, a social worker, a Delta team member, a SWAT team fella, all in one. I can get you that. Let’s start with $3,500 a week.
“Police chiefs should be making what that grubby, fuck-shit lawyer down the street makes, which is $300 an hour. Yeah, an hour! And now, once you’ve established some proper, thoughtful paychecks. I have some reforms.” Ultimate-Guitar transcribed his comments.