Tuesday, August 14, 2007


It's not a huge deal, but it is still cool.

David Lee Roth and Van Halen are going to do a reunion tour of North America!

As far as I'm concerned, musically, Van Halen was never as good without DLR on vocals and on stage, so this should be a fun show.

The original bass player, Michael Anthony, is not going to be there (his spot is going to be filled by Eddie Van Halen's son, Wolfgang). Not that it matters - maybe die-hard VH fans will blast me for it, but Anthony and drummer Alex Van Halen always seemed to be pretty inconsequential, at least in terms of performance. (I think they had a had in the songwriting, so they deserve kudos for that.) But the whole draw was DLR's stage presence and EVH's guitar wizardry. The other guys could be anyone, for all I care.

I just like seeing bands I used to listen to reunite for some shows -- maybe it's just for the money, or maybe it's some philosophical thing, but either way it's a promising show.


Chip Malafronte said...


I'm going to have to go ahead and disagree with you here. Michael Anthony, while nothing special as a bass player, puts his stamp on the Van Halen sound in his own way. Anthony's backup vocals are distinct and as important a tradmark of a Van Halen tune as Eddie's solos and DLR's voice/antics.

Anonymous said...

Get real. Sammy Hagar 4ever!

Al said...

I liked Sammy Hagar when he was Sammy Hagar (Three Lock Box!) -- but he didn't do it for me in VH. I will say, though, that I like "Poundcake" ... but the rest were too pop-sounding for me.