David Lee Roth Suspects Van Halen Is 'Finished'


David Lee Roth doubts Van Halen will ever perform again.

The 64-year-old rock icon was appearing on the Talkin’ Rock with Meltdown podcast when he was asked what happened to the band’s rumoured summer stadium tour.

"That's been canceled a number of times," Roth said. "And I think Van Halen's finished. I've inherited the band de facto — whatever that means. I think it means if you inherit it, carry this proudly.

“Van Halen isn't gonna be coming back in the fashion that you know. And that being said, Eddie [Van Halen]'s got his own story to tell. Not mine to tell it.”

Over the summer, Roth explained that he hasn't had much of a friendship with Eddie or Alex Van Halen since the '70s and rarely communicates with the Van Halen family.

Since 1974, Roth has been the on-again, off-again frontman for Van Halen, singing on hits like “Jump” and “Panama.”

Roth released six studio albums between 1986 and 2003. His cover of The Beach Boys “California Girls” and his revamp of the classics “Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” were hits in 1985 and, three years later, he had a hit with “Just Like Paradise.”

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Original article by Andrew Magnotta at iHeartRadio with file by John R. Kennedy