David Lee Roth Responds to Van Halen Tribute Tour Rumors


Previous Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has responded to not long ago circulated rumors concerning a possible Van Halen tribute tour.

The proposed trek would entail the remaining band associates celebrating Van Halen’s new music alongside some notable friends. Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted introduced the job to gentle when he just lately mentioned he was invited to jam with Alex Van Halen and guitarist Joe Satriani with eyes in the direction of a likely tour. Newsted eventually bowed out since he “failed to want it to be seen as a revenue seize.”

For his portion, Satriani acknowledged that a Van Halen tribute tour would be “a actual labor of love” for the guitarist. “I was just so honored to consider on the challenge,” he described.

Now, Roth has chimed in for the 1st time. In a statement to the Van Halen Information Desk, the vocalist mentioned: “In my brain, ‘Van Halen 4k,’ in the age of COVID is going to involve two of us for every position. Satriani and Lukather, Anthony and Newsted, Al or Tommy Lee.”

Notably, this is the initial time any one has outlined the opportunity involvement of Toto’s Steve Lukather and Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee in a Van Halen tour. It is also surprising to see Wolfgang Van Halen absent from Roth’s proposed bassists.

As for his possess counterpart, Roth eschewed mentioning Sammy Hagar and in its place brought up a unique singer. “Probably the only a person who could do my job is Pink,” Diamond Dave opined.

Regardless of whether any of the new artists outlined by Roth ended up formally invited to be portion of a Van Halen tribute is unfamiliar. The singer’s allusion to needing more reinforcements “in the age of COVID” makes some feeling. Previously this 12 months, Roth was pressured to terminate his complete farewell residency in Las Vegas owing to COVID-associated issues.

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