David Lee Roth Reacts To Van Halen Tribute Tour News
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Former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has responded to the recent rumors of a possible Van Halen tribute tour. This comes following Joe Satriani‘s recent revelation that he has been talking to Alex Van Halen and Roth about the proposed trek.
In a previous interview, Satriani shared with Rock of Nations with Dave Kinchen that the potential tour “was gonna be a true tribute to Eddie and the Van Halen legacy.”
“For me, it was a terrifying prospect of doing something like that, but I realized that it was something that would be a real labor of love for me. I was just so honored to take on the challenge.
“It’s very complicated. And all I can really say about it is that if it does happen, I know we’ll make it the greatest thing ever for the fans and we’ll all celebrate together not only the great Eddie Van Halen but the legacy that that band created, the amazing amount of music and the goodwill and good vibes they created as a band.”
Satriani’s statement came days after former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted revealed to The Palm Beach Post that he jammed with the Van Halen drummer six months ago and leaked the news even if there wasn’t any confirmation yet. Now, Roth reacted in a statement to the Van Halen News Desk and said:
“In my mind, ‘Van Halen 4k,’ in the age of COVID is going to require two of us for every position. Satriani and Lukather, Anthony and Newsted, Al or Tommy Lee.”
Surprisingly, Roth didn’t mention bassist Wolfgang Van Halen and his counterpart Sammy Hagar. Instead, he suggested a different singer to take his part saying:
“Probably the only one who could do my job is Pink.”
Earlier this year, Roth was forced to cancel his entire farewell residency in Las Vegas due to COVID-related issues.