Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Van Halen Reunion?

From billboard.com:

Reuniting the original Van Halen lineup is just a matter of time, according to David Lee Roth. "I talked to the drummer [Alex Van Halen] about a week ago," the band's former lead singer tells the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. "And I think, eventually, the inevitable will happen."

"It definitely won't be rockers with walkers," he adds, seemingly indicating that a reunion is in the near, as opposed to distant, future. "Getting onstage and singing 'Dance the Night Away' -- let me tell you how difficult that isn't going to be."

The comments came in a Q&A about Roth's new career: morning radio host. Once one of rock's notorious bad boys, the performer debuted today (Jan. 3) in the 6 a.m.-10 a.m. slot on more than a half dozen stations that formerly broadcast Howard Stern, who will soon bow a show on Sirius Satellite Radio.

...[D]espite that and plenty of public feuding with his old band, some of it aired in his 1997 autobiography, "Crazy From the Heat," Roth holds his career with Van Halen in an honorable place. "When people bring up Van Halen, I talk about it with pride and with no apprehension at all," he told the Tribune Review. "I play those songs all the time."
As do I.

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