Dave Ferman of the Star-Telegram was on hand at former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth’s Thursday night (July 24) show at a “maybe one-quarter full NextStage in Dallas. He says Roth “is either a pathetic display of a once-mighty has-been whose politically incorrect lowbrow patter reeks of a second-rate Vegas comedian or he’s doing what so many of his contemporaries do – grind out the oldies – with wink-wink-nudge-nudge humor, a very rare and welcome quality in the world of hard rock. The truth is a little of both. Roth’s voice is not horrible, but it’s not what it once was and, while he can still do those high-kicks, he is a far less physical performer than in the past. And his band _ well, let’s not talk much about the band.” DFW.com has since removed the article.