David Lee Roth Is Holding Up Van Halen Tribute Show, Eddie Trunk Explains
Is former Van Halen singer David Lee Roth holding up the potential Van Halen tribute tour or concert first mentioned by ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted in an interview this year? According to rock radio personality Eddie Trunk, that is indeed the case. In April, Newsted suggested the trek was to feature him and guitarist Joe Satriani (a member of Chickenfoot with Sammy Hagar, another former Van Halen singer) with Alex Van Halen, Van Halen’s surviving drummer and the brother of their late bandleader, Eddie Van Halen. But such a Van Halen tribute may not come together at all — as its launch, ...
Michael Anthony Addresses Proposed Van Halen Tribute With Jason Newsted + More
Michael Anthony, former bassist in Van Halen and a member of Sammy Hagar & The Circle, has commented on the potential of an all-star Van Halen tribute that former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted mentioned to a newspaper in April, according to Blabbermouth. Pressed for details on the proposed plan, Anthony this week suggested final say in any possible official salute to Van Halen is in the hands of Van Halen drummer Alex Van Halen, the brother of Eddie Van Halen. Eddie, the guitar icon who led Van Halen, died in 2020. “I know it still pains [Alex] a lot as far as Eddie[‘s death] goes, and will ...
Michael Anthony Says Eddie Van Halen Tribute 'Hinges Upon Alex'
Michael Anthony says “never say never” regarding the much-discussed Eddie Van Halen tribute show, adding that such an endeavor “hinges upon Alex [Van Halen].” While appearing on Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, Anthony added further details regarding the conversations he’s had with his former Van Halen bandmates. “I have spoken with Alex on occasion,” Anthony noted (as transcribed by Blabbermouth). “And for the most part, we don’t even speak that much about music — more about just family, how we’re doing and stuff like that. I know it still pains him a lot as far as Eddie goes and will probably ...
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Wolf Van Halen pays tribute to late father Eddie a year after his death
Wolf Van Halen has paid a touching tribute to late father Eddie a year after his death. The Van Halen songwriter and gutarist passed away on October 6 2020- at the age of 65- following a long battle with lung cancer. And his 30-year-old fellow musician son Wolf has penned a letter to his father saying he misses him "so much it hurts". Writing on Twitter, he said: "One year. "You fought so hard for so long but you were still taken away. "It's just so unfair." "I'm not OK. "I don't think I'll ever be OK. "There's so much I wish I could show you. "So many things I wish I could share with you. "I ...
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David Lee Roth set to retire after mini Vegas residency
David Lee Roth is retiring. The former Van Halen frontman has announced he will hang up his microphone following five solo concerts in Las Vegas, kicking off on New Year's Eve (31.12.21) and concluding on January 8, 2022. On his final farewell with the short residency at the world-famous House of Blues, Dave told the Las Vegas Review-Journal: “I am throwing in the shoes. I’m retiring. “This is the first, and only, official announcement. You’ve got the news. Share it with the world. “I’m not going to explain the statement. The explanation is in a safe. These are my last five shows.” The 66-year...
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Eddie Van Halen, Co-Founder Rock Band Van Halen, Dies At 65
The co-founder of Van Halen rock band, Eddie Van Halen, died at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica at 65. The guitarist was reported to have died due to complications involving his throat cancer, which he has suffered from for over a decade.Eddie’s son and costar, Wolfgang Van Halen, announced the news of his father’s passing on Twitter in a heartfelt statement. The portrayed a laughing Eddie and a typewritten note that read, “I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost and arduous battle with cancer this morning,” he said. “He was the best fat...