Things in Van Halen camp are surely not great.
Recently David Lee Roth made a comment on Van Halen coming back in a different fashion.
According to AlternativeNation.net, this has led to rumor that Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, and Wolfgang Van Halen could be choosing to move on as a trio with Wolfgang fronting the band. This hasn’t been confirmed yet.
C Brown posted on VHLinks.com talked about the possibilities, saying:
“Doesn’t sound ridiculous to me. I’d rank fan theories form likeliest to least likely as follows:
1) EVH has decided to retire. Dave is bitter because he wasted 4 years (an eternity for a performer his age) for Eddie to ‘answer the bell.’ If true, this one is particularly sh*tty from DLR’s perspective. It likely means that rather than choosing to be inactive, Dave was told to be inactive by team VH because a tour was in the works…more than once.
2) Word was passed to Dave that the band has decided to move forward as a trio. That’s where Dave’s comment about VH ‘not coming back in the fashion you know’ is coming from. It also explains Dave’s saltiness. If true, he was basically kicked out of the band.
2) Ed has a non-life threatening health condition and has no plans to tour in the foreseeable future. Remember how angry Dave was about Eddie’s hip replacement back in 1996? Rinse and repeat but this time DLR’s window to keep doing his thing is 20 years shorter.
3) EVH is gravely ill and VH in all forms is over. This one is highly doubtful. There would be no reason for Dave to be p*ssed or throwing shade at EVH about writing his solos if the guy was seriously sick. Dave is an odd duck, but I’ve never heard anecdotes of him being cruel or lacking in humanity.”
Van Halen, a legendary band that’s credited with restoring hard rock music to the forefront of the scene have been inactive for a while now. The last Van Halen album titled A Different Kind Of Truth was released back in 2012 and was hugely successful. The band toured for few years and eventually stopped touring once the album cycle ended. In the last few years, there has been a discussion on the possibility of Van Halen reuniting with classic lineup. Although this rumor has been active since 2017, it hasn’t materialized to date. The last update we had was when Sammy Hagar, who fronted the band for more than a decade, hinted about the possibility of a world tour with classic Van Halen lineup.