Wednesday, January 24, 2007

David Lee Roth Reunites With Van Halen

According to Billboard, 40 ampitheaters just got a little more awesome:

"Sources tell a contract could be signed as soon as today for Live Nation to produce a 40-date amphitheatre tour by Van Halen this summer, with original frontman David Lee Roth back in the fold for the first time in more than 20 years. As previously reported, guitarist Eddie Van Halen's 15-year-old son Wolfgang has stepped in for original bassist Michael Anthony in the new incarnation of the group, which also features drummer Alex Van Halen."

One thing I don't get is why Michael Anthony won't be there. One thing I do get is why they need a boy (or castrato) to fill in for him. Here's Diamond Dave's take on it: "To me, it's not rocket surgery. It's very simple to put together. And as far as hurt feelings and water under the dam, like what's-her-name says to what's-her-name at the end of the movie 'Chicago' -- 'So what? It's showbiz!'"


Anonymous said...

"rocket surgery????"

"water under the dam?"



Anonymous said...

FOR SHAME! Van halen isnt whole without Michaels style and harmonies. What is Eddie thinking? A 15 year old, no matter HOW talented can fill a legends shoes and keep up with the stresses, drinking and womanizing that accompanies a tour! Has Valerie lost her mind permitting this? HE IS A 15 YEAR OLD CHILD, not a serious rocker!