In a recent interview with The New York Times, former Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth has cast doubt about a future Van Halen tour happening.
“I don’t know that Eddie is ever really going to rally for the rigors of the road again,” he said. “I don’t even want to say I’ve waited—I’ve supported for five years. Because what I do is physical as well as musical and spiritual—you can’t take five years off from the ring. But I did. And I do not regret a second of it. He’s a bandmate. We had a colleague down. And he’s down now for enough time that I don’t know that he’s going to be coming back out on the road. You want to hear the classics? You’re talking to him.”
Eddie’s son, Wolfgang, who plays bass for the band, apparently resented this statement. After a photo of Eddie appeared on Loudwire’s Instagram with the headline: “David Lee Roth Doubts Eddie Van Halen Will Ever Tour Again,” Wolfgang commented: “Yeah I don’t really think that’s up for him to decide.”
Earlier this year, Roth has resumed his solo career with a Las Vegas residency, claiming Eddie van Halen is not doing well and that he needs to keep on performing.