Friday, November 10, 2006
Hold the Presses!
Here's news important enough to interrupt my writing of next week's lesson plans.
David Lee Roth may be coming back to Van Halen. This is good, because they have sucked ass since he left.
I saw that he has been working as a paramedic. If I were injured, and David Lee Roth showed up as a paramedic, I would definitely be looking for Allan Funt and a camera.
Eddie Van Halen's teenage son joins the band
POSTED: 9:28 a.m. EST, November 10, 2006
NEW YORK (Billboard) -- Eddie Van Halen has brought his 15-year-old son, Wolfgang, into Van Halen as the veteran rock band's new bass player, a spokesperson told Billboard.com.
Father and son, along with Eddie's drummer brother Alex, have been rehearsing for a 2007 tour, but it is unknown who will serve as the band's vocalist. (Wolfgang's substitution for original bass player Michael Anthony was first reported by news Web site TMZ.com a week ago.)
Rumors continue to swirl that original singer David Lee Roth, who was replaced by Sammy Hagar in the mid-1980s, will return to the fold, despite years of enmity. Roth, who has recently worked as a radio DJ and a paramedic, told Billboard.com in May that he saw it "absolutely as an inevitability."
No details have been provided about the departure of Anthony, a fan favorite who generally kept out of the internecine warfare in the band.
As for the musical acumen of Wolfgang, Eddie Van Halen enthused to Howard Stern in September, "If I excel at the speed of sound, he excels at the speed of light. This kid is just a natural."
Van Halen is one of nine acts on the ballot for the 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.