EddieVanHalen400 The Pulse Of Radio reports that guitarist Eddie Van Halen spoke about the status of Van Halen during a visit last week (Thursday, February 12th) to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington D.C., where he was part of its What It Means to be American series.

When asked about the current plans for the band, Van Halen replied, “I’d love to make a studio record. Depends on everybody’s timing. I don’t know what Dave Lee Roth is up to now. I don’t know if he’s living in New York or Japan or wherever he is.”

Addressing what it’s like been like to adjust to three different vocalists over the years — David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone — he said it’s more about the vocalists adjusting to the band. He said laughing, “You sing this, or you’re out of the group.”

Van Halen will be release Tokyo Dome Live In Concert and remastered versions of Van Halen and 1984 on March 31st.

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  • Michael B on

    3 years out from ADKOT and he doesn’t talk to Roth or know where he is. I think that says it all folks.

    As far as the 3 different singers comments, I don’t know what to make of any of that. I always thought Cherone got the shaft on that. He didn’t even sound like himself at times.

    I liked ADKOT for sure. It was a great album, but knowing it was all old reworked demos makes you wonder why there was no new songwriting going on at all. I didn’t understand that, but in light of recent comments, now it makes sense. Even if you’re on the other side of planet, you can send files and song ideas back an forth. Oh well. Btw, Alex’s drumming on that is phenomenal. Such a shame we don’t get to hear him more. These guys seem to be in great shape even as they age, but none of these people are spring chickens (except Wolfgang), and the clock tick, tick, ticks away.

    I’m not even touching the Michael Anthony issue. That just bums me out.

    • James Apple on

      I agree about Gary Cherone not sounding like himself when he was with Van Halen. I loved Gary Cherone as a singer. He had (has) one of the most versatile voices in rock and roll. But he seemed to jettison his talent in VH to adopt something that just wasn’t comfortable to listen to. I really wish they could have released something that really showcased his talent.

    • Tyler on

      I agree, he sounded like he was trying too hard, if he had just toned it down a notch it would have been a better album.

  • Doug R. on

    Wish EVH did TMS this season, then we wouldn’t have to skip an episode this season, the rapper episode, what a shame.

  • Doug on

    “You sing this, or you’re out of the group.” Pretty much says it all why VH is dysfunctional.

  • Medved on

    It’ll also depend on whether EVH still has the ability to write new music or continue to dig up leftovers stored in the vault from 30 years ago.

  • john tison on

    Where in the video is he talking about his current plans for the band or was that part edited out?

    • Dana on


      It’s possible it was edited out for time.

      D 🙂

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