David Lee Roth doesn’t see a future for Van Halen

By mbrooks on October 1, 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 01: Van Halen, singer Dave Lee Roth and drummer Alex Van Halen perform as part of their 2012 North American tour at Staples Center on June 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

By Matthew Brooks

David Lee Roth sees the end of Van Halen.

Roth joined the podcast “Talkin’ Rock With Meltdown,” a part of WRIF in Detroit.

“I think Van Halen is finished and (the solo Las Vegas residency) is the next phase,” he told WRIF.

“I’ve inherited the band de facto — whatever that means. I think it means if you inherit it, carry this proudly. Van Halen isn’t gonna be coming back in the fashion that you know,” Roth says.

“Van Halen isn’t coming back…” he adds.

In response to a question on the health of Eddie Van Halen, Roth could not confirm anything.

“I hear all the same rumors that you do.” He went on to say that, “it’s not my place to guess.”

In an interview with KSLX in Phoenix two weeks ago, Roth said that “I’m the face of Van Halen from this point on…most likely.”

A Van Halen stadium tour has been scheduled then later cancelled numerous times. The continued cancellations adds more fuel to the fire that Van Halen is leaving the building.


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