David Lee Roth doubtful over whether Eddie Van Halen will ever tour again

music news 14/07/2020

2020's run of poor form has continued with David Lee Roth telling the New York Times that he doubts band mate Eddie Van Halen will ever tour again.

The Van Halen front man says that the revolutionary guitarist is "not doing well," going on to say "I think Van Halen's finished" despite rumours of a reunion.

Roth has a Las Vegas residency booked this year and was featured as the opening act on the latest leg of KISS' ongoing farewell tour. But it's been five years since the singer performed with Van Halen and he didn't paint an optimistic picture that fans would soon see the legendary group back in action.

"I don’t know that Eddie [Van Halen] is ever really going to rally for the rigors of the road again," confessed Roth. "I don’t even want to say I’ve waited - I’ve supported for five years," he continued, "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."

Read the full interview here.