DAVID LEE ROTH TELLS THE NEW YORK TIMES EDDIE ISN’T READY FOR THE RIGORS OF TOURING
David Lee Roth, current lead singer of Van Halen? Former lead singer of Van Halen? Everything Van Halen is pretty up in the air at the moment. He had been touring with Kiss before the current pandemic. But like everyone else in the entertainment industry, especially the touring component, that came to a screeching halt.
He recently spoke to the New York Times about what he’s been up to in the meantime. He’s been painting quite a lot, had surgery, and briefly discussed Van Halen. He reiterates something he mentioned a few months back when he debuted his new solo band. His feeling is Eddie Van Halen will no longer tour, due to his health issues. This is what he told the New York Times:
“I don’t know that Eddie [Van Halen] is ever really going to rally for the rigors of the road again. I don’t even want to say I’ve waited — I’ve supported for five years. Because what I do is physical as well as musical and spiritual — you can’t take five years off from the ring. But I did. And I do not regret a second of it. He’s a band mate. We had a colleague down. And he’s down now for enough time that I don’t know that he’s going to be coming back out on the road. You want to hear the classics? You’re talking to him.“
David Lee Roth’s “Eat Em And Smile” recently celebrated the 24th anniversary of its release. Here’s the classic “Yankee Rose”:
In related news Wolfgang Van Halen has released a click from his upcoming solo album:
— Wolf Van Halen 🐺🚐🙌 (@WolfVanHalen) July 8, 2020
He recently stated on his Instagram account that he’s ready for the backlash that will come his way once the album has been released.
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I answered a question in my story about whether or not I view my father’s legacy/reputation as a gift or a curse and this is what I said. Judging by the response, the answer seemed to resonate with many so I figured I’d make it a post. Thanks for being cool, y’all. Excited to get this music out. #WVHAlbum