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David Lee Roth: "Van Halen's finished"

News 02/10/2019

David Lee Roth has declared that Van Halen is finished.

Following rumours of a potential Van Halen reunion, the singer axes the rumours during an interview with the Talkin' Rock with Meltdown podcast from 101 WRIF.

I think Van Halen's finished

Roth was asked about what happened to the Van Halen stadium tour that was in initial planning stages.

"That's been canceled a number of times," Roth explained. "And I think Van Halen's finished, and this [upcoming solo Las Vegas residency] is the next phase. 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's [Van Halen] got his own story to tell. Not mine to tell it."

Roth was adamant on not speculating Eddie Van Halen's thoughts about this and the rumours around his health. "It’s not my place to guess,” he says.

You can listen to the podcast here.