We haven’t heard yet whether or not the band Van Halen is going to continue after the death of Eddie Van Halen, the band’s longtime founder, leader and guitarist. We haven’t heard from the other bandmates… Wolfgang, Alex, David Lee Roth, etc. on whether or not they plan on continuing without Eddie yet. No statement from the band yet but I’m sure we’ll hear from them soon. I think they’ll make an announcement real soon that the band will probably be done for good.
The band can make its many lineup changes as they wanted to over the years but Eddie is irreplaceable. There can’t be a Van Halen without Eddie ’cause his guitar playing is the band’s sound. That can’t be replaced.
The other bandmates in Van Halen will probably take some time to grieve of Eddie’s passing quietly and then they’ll make a statement sometime this week or later. I say whatever time they need ’cause they need to discuss privately on whether or not they should continue and they’ll probably hang it up.
While the band will probably be done for good, the music of Van Halen will live on. I’m sure David Lee Roth will continue to perform Van Halen songs in his solo career and I’m sure Sammy Hagar will continue to do Van Halen songs in his era.
Other bands and music artists will try to cover Van Halen music but they can’t copy Eddie’s sound and style ’cause Eddie had his own. Eddie irreplaceable.
Are the surviving members of Van Halen gonna put on a tribute concert for Eddie, though? Could be a possibility and wouldn’t surprise me if it happens. We’ll have to wait. I’m sure all kinds of tributes will be happening for Eddie in the future. We’ll hear from the band real soon, I’m sure.
It turns out that Eddie Van Halen might be battling cancer after all but it’s turning out to be throat cancer… however, this news is coming from news reports. Like they all say, you can’t believe everything the news says ’cause they aren’t always accurate so don’t believe it for now. Wait until you hear from Eddie himself or his manager/lawyers/staff and then you can believe it.
If it’s true that Eddie is now battling throat cancer then my heart goes out to him and hope he kicks the cancers ass hard. There was a lot of talk of a Van Halen tour happening but the tour has been plugged and this could explain why. That’s understandable ’cause health should always come first before everything else.
So Eddie maybe battling throat cancer just like Dave Mustaine of Megadeth.
Eddie Van Halen is one of my favorite guitarists for sure and he was one of those responsible for inspiring me to pick up the guitar myself. I wish Eddie the best and praying for him.
There has been a lot of talk that Van Halen maybe possibly reuniting for a tour but it looks like it may never be happening. I’ve been listening to a lot of this stuff on the Eddie Trunk podcast that the tour was gonna happen with Michael Anthony coming back on bass and backing vocals but Michael says the band pulled the plug on the tour for whatever reason.
Later on, David Lee Roth claims Van Halen may be finished for good but there has been no official confirmation from the band themselves yet.
Now Steve Lukather here confirms that some of the members of Van Halen maybe having health issues which is why they aren’t touring or making new records.
Very strange. People are saying that some of the guys in Van Halen are having health issues and it has been said that Eddie Van Halen himself might be very sick, but the news hasn’t got out yet. It’s just a rumor for right now. People are saying that Van Halen are dealing with health issues but no one is saying anything… probably out of respect for privacy and all, ya know?
I just hope that whatever’s going on behind the scenes that Eddie and the other guys in Van Halen are okay.
I’m a huge Van Halen fan, have been for years. They are one of the greatest rock n’ roll bands of all time… love ’em or hate ’em all you want to. If health reasons is what’s stopping them from touring, that’s understandable.
I just hope Eddie isn’t secretly battling cancer or anything ’cause it must be pretty serious if he’s keeping it private. So far Eddie himself hasn’t confirmed any of this but we’ll wait and see, though. I do hope Van Halen reunites someday still… never say never.
This video is some funny shit. David Lee Roth, the legendary frontman has his own podcast show and the people who works for his show walks by a room in a hotel with Van Halen music blasting from another room. The DLR Show staff went to tell David himself who was in his hotel room so he decided to come out and crash these guys party who were having a bachelor party.
As soon as the door opens, there were several drunk men in the hotel room and the guy who answered the door is wearing a black Harambe muscle tank. David introduced himself and said he heard Van Halen music and told the Harambe shirt guy, “We’re your neighbors”.
It’s funny ’cause these guys didn’t even know who David Lee Roth was? David probably thought they were going to be star struck but David didn’t get the response he wanted. Instead, the drunk men apologized for the loud noise. David was probably hoping for this response: “OH MY GOD, IT’S DAVID LEE ROTH FROM FUCKING VAN HALEN. COME ON IN AND PARTY WITH US, DUDE. HAVE A FEW BEERS WITH US!” Unfortunately, David didn’t get invited into the party and didn’t know who he was.
Some of you may ask… why would they play Van Halen music on a stereo and not know who David Lee Roth is? Well, they were probably playing music on an Ipod through a stereo system and they had it on shuffle.
Welcome to 2019, David. An era where music fans forgot that rock n’ roll existed. We’re in an era that is still dominated by pop, rap and country… nobody knows their rock n’ roll anymore. Gene Simmons is right that rock n’ roll is completely dead.
While David was laughing about it, deep down inside I’m sure he was pissed as fuck and offended. He was looking kinda pissed toward the end of the video. He’s probably thinking to himself: “Nobody knows who I am anymore?”
Yep, welcome to 2019 indeed. This is how music is right now.
Last night, I listened to the new Van Halen live album, “Live at Tokyo Dome”. It’s the first live album by Van Halen with David Lee Roth as the front man. Before this album, Van Halen never did a live album with David Lee Roth. Van Halen already did a live album with Sammy Hagar too, though.
I listened to “Live at Tokyo Dome” from start to finish. I thought it was a really great live album to be honest with you. I was pretty impressed with it. Ya know, Van Halen still kill it live. Eddie still kills it with his guitar playing of course and I still think DLR sings very good. So many people are shitting on DLR’s vocals and I can’t understand why. To me, all it’s showing that people are uneducated when it comes to music and they’re horrible at giving opinions. Sure, DLR doesn’t sing as powerful and strong as he used to but keep in mind, DLR is a 60 year old man now. As a singer age, he’ll lose most of what he had ’cause that’s what aging does to your voice. I mean, look at what happened to Robert Plant? I still think DLR is a great singer. In my opinion, he’s still got the head voice and all that stuff.
The rest of the band still have their energy and power. They still play tight. I was pretty impressed with Eddie’s guitar sound on this album too which is no surprise. Eddie is an expert when it comes to guitar tone. He knows how to get a good sound out of a guitar.
I thought it was really good live album. While the band makes good music in the studio, they sound even better live which is what they are known for mostly. They’re known as live performers and entertainers.
Back to Dave’s vocals, you don’t need to sing perfect ’cause
“perfection” is overrated. Just get up on stage and be yourself. That’s what performing is all about. Dave was just being himself. You don’t need to be an opera singer to have a good time so all those critics need to shut their mouths on Dave’s vocals ’cause it’s unfair, in my opinion. Dave is still a good singer, don’t care what anyone says.
“Live at Tokyo Dome” by Van Halen is a great live record and it’s recommended if you’re a Van Halen fan.
What’s with Eddie Van Halen trash talking his former and current band members of Van Halen? Is Eddie back on the booze again? Eddie did an interview with Billboard magazine and in it he said some pretty hateful things about David Lee Roth, Gary Cherone and Michael Anthony. In this interview… Eddie claims that he and DLR aren’t friends and sounds like he was criticizing David’s hairstyle and his taste in music.
Then he goes on to say some harsh things about their former bassist, Michael Anthony… claiming that he had to teach him how to play all the bass parts for the Van Halen songs. Eddie also went on to claim that all the back up vocals in Van Halen around the time Anthony was in the band weren’t his vocals, they were actually Eddie’s. Is Eddie trying to make Michael Anthony look like an amatuer and trying to take credit for the backup vocals? That’s what it’s looking like to me.
Anyway, Sammy Hagar here read the Billboard interview and he isn’t happy about it. Sammy made a video here, calling Eddie out. Sammy says Eddie is a liar and tries to explain that Michael Anthony is actually a pro! Sammy knows from experience ’cause he used to be a member of Van Halen!
Wow! So Eddie is willing to trash talk all of his members of Van Halen except for Alex and Wolfgang. Why won’t he talk shit about Alex and Wolfgang? Well, obviously because they are Eddie’s family. Alex is Eddie’s brother and Wolfgang is Eddie’s son.
After reading Eddie’s comments about his past and current bandmates, I am now starting to see why Van Halen had too many problems over the years. Maybe it’s because Eddie is an asshole?
Man, ever since those new Van Halen TV performances on Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen started surfacing the internet this week, David Lee Roth’s singing is getting knocked like crazy. Most people can agree that the rest of the band sounds pretty sick and tight but what they’re criticizing is David’s singing. They are saying things like that David should spend lesser time on showmanship like running around the stage, swinging his microphone stand around and all that stuff and just concentrate on the singing. I read all that stuff and I’m like really?
Welcome to the new generation of young music fans where people don’t know anything about rock n’ roll.
When you perform live in rock n’ roll, it doesn’t matter if your singing is good or bad. It’s all about the music. In rock n’ roll showmanship is pretty important as a way to entertain the crowds. Why would a singer want to stand there looking like a fucking zombie??? The goal is, a rock n’ roll singer needs to be all about showmanship as a way to put on an entertaining show… running around on stage, dancing, smiling, swinging the mic and all that stuff, ya know?
If you find all that stuff annoying about Van Halen, then you must be new to them. I got news for ya, people. Van Halen has always been about showmanship. David Lee Roth has always been that kind of performer with his Van Halen career and his solo career. He has always been the same old David Lee Roth.
Sure, David doesn’t have the strong and powerful voice like he used to but he’s still a good singer, in my opinion. When you sing for rock n’ roll, you don’t need to be a perfectionist. I love Van Halen and am planning to get their new “Tokyo Dome” live album pretty soon.
The mighty Van Halen performs on Jimmy Kimmel live. This is the band’s first TV appearance since they reunited with David Lee Roth in 2007. I’m a longtime Van Halen fan. I’ve been listening to them for years.
I’ll have to say that Eddie is definitely looking much happier and healthier in these videos. As some of you know, Eddie spent most of his life as an alcoholic and behind the scenes, Eddie was always a difficult guy to get along with. That is why the band broke up too many times over the years. It seems that he’s been staying sober these days and he’s looking real good. Hope Eddie stays this way and it’s good to see him smiling on stage again.
Van Halen was quick to respond to rumors that were started by Rollingstone magazine, and other music fans. The band wants to set the record straight, that the band, Van Halen, still get along and love each other like brothers. Even Dave and Eddie are both best friends, still. It’s just that the past 18 months overwhelmed the band, and they just want to enjoy the summer for themselves. I can’t blame them!
I have always been a fan of Van Halen, still am too. Glad the guys are all good and cool.
Read the band’s write up about it, here.
Van Halen announced, the band have postponed their Summer tour but they haven’t explained why. Sources say, the band haven’t been getting along again.
More on the story, here.
It wouldn’t surprise me if David L.R., and Eddie are fighting again. What do you expect when you bring back two icons of rock n’ roll together? Ego and jealousy will get in the way with things. It also wouldn’t surprise me if the band breaks up again.