The rift between Sammy Hagar and his bandmates has become the stuff of legend, up to and include their fractured induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — which saw only Hagar and Michael Anthony appear. But is it all made up?
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David Lee Roth explores the things that ripped Van Halen apart, and the shared camaraderie that reunited them — asserting that the group was never the same without him. “There is no Van Halen,” he says, “without Roth.”
‘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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.