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‘Most artists are dead and gone in three and a half years’: David Lee Roth on his celebrated return to Van Halen

‘Most artists are dead and gone in three and a half years’: David Lee Roth on his celebrated return to Van Halen

David Lee Roth, in his own inimitable way, discusses his blockbuster reunion with Van Halen — comparing it, by turns, to training for a bike race, a game of chess and even a gridiron film.

‘You learn a lot’: For Wolfgang Van Halen, touring with Tremonti was a different kind of truth

‘You learn a lot’: For Wolfgang Van Halen, touring with Tremonti was a different kind of truth

For bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, who started his music career playing in sold-out arenas with his father’s band, joining Tremonti was a learning experience. He went back to smaller venues, reversing the trajectory of most rock stars.

‘I would be in that band if we could get along’: Sammy Hagar on lingering bad feelings with Van Halen

‘I would be in that band if we could get along’: Sammy Hagar on lingering bad feelings with Van Halen

As Sammy Hagar worked on plans to celebrate his four decades in rock, the former Montrose and Van Halen singer says he lit on the idea of presenting a set that moved through each of his hitmaking eras — with special guests to match.

‘Might as well!’: David Lee Roth on the philosophy behind Van Halen’s 1984 hit ‘Jump’

‘Might as well!’: David Lee Roth on the philosophy behind Van Halen’s 1984 hit ‘Jump’

You may have listened to “Jump,” Van Halen’s lone charttopping hit from 1984, without stopping to realize the deeper philosophical message laying just beneath the surface. David Lee Roth is here to help.

‘Lead, bass, drums and howling at the moon’: Van Halen’s return has David Lee Roth all amped up

‘Lead, bass, drums and howling at the moon’: Van Halen’s return has David Lee Roth all amped up

Outside of a few pick up dates in the U.S., which David Lee Roth attributes to filling in when somebody else dropped out, Van Halen is going to focus on dates outside of the U.S. in 2013.

‘I’m going to raise the question’: David Lee Roth wonders why Axl Rose is still calling his band Guns n’ Roses

‘I’m going to raise the question’: David Lee Roth wonders why Axl Rose is still calling his band Guns n’ Roses

Touring again with Van Halen has David Lee Roth ruminating on bands that continue on without most of their original members — Guns n’ Roses, in particular. He compares the practice to staging a Broadway revival

‘It all just sort of snowballed’: Michael Anthony on how he transitioned from Van Halen to Chickenfoot

‘It all just sort of snowballed’: Michael Anthony on how he transitioned from Van Halen to Chickenfoot

For ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, the thing that makes being a part of Chickenfoot so much fun is “the hang,” the sense of camaraderie that each of its world-famous members brings to the project.

‘I loved the vocal harmonies’: Wolfgang Van Halen’s childhood musical passion? You won’t believe it

‘I loved the vocal harmonies’: Wolfgang Van Halen’s childhood musical passion? You won’t believe it

You might have expected the youthful Wolfgang Van Halen, scion of the hard-rock guitar god Eddie Van Halen, to have been into some kind of horns-throwing metal group. Instead, he says, he always loved the vocal harmonies of Blink-182.

‘We’ll start talking on the phone, exchanging ideas’: Michael Anthony says Chickenfoot to gather again soon

‘We’ll start talking on the phone, exchanging ideas’: Michael Anthony says Chickenfoot to gather again soon

Bassist Michael Anthony says Chickenfoot is ready for a return to the studio for what will be its third release. (Never mind, of course, that the second one was titled III.) First, they’ve got to clear some busy schedules.

‘There hasn’t been any response’: David Lee Roth tries to broker unlikely Van Halen reunion with Michael Anthony

‘There hasn’t been any response’: David Lee Roth tries to broker unlikely Van Halen reunion with Michael Anthony

Van Halen fans aren’t the only ones lobbying for the return of original bassist and background vocalist Michael Anthony. So is frontman David Lee Roth, in a surprising new admission.