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Van Halen Bio: Roth Paid $100 per Groupie Hookup
Everybody Wants Some, an unauthorized Van Halen bio due out in August, reveals, among other things, precisely how David Lee Roth got some from female groupies. According to an excerpt cited by the New York Post, pre-show Roth would hand out backstage passes marked with individual security guards' initials. Then, during a show, Roth from the stage would single out hotties in the crowd. Depending on whose initialed pass said lass would show up wearing backstage, Roth would pay that guard $100 the next morning at breakfast. Writes author Ian Christie, "As far as intimacy went, it was a little like the invention of the drive-through window at McDonald's." Ah, but were billions served? (Actually, don't answer that.)
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