Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love

How surprising is this development? Conflict in the Van Halen camp. It's like 1984 all over again. Somewhere in Mexico, Sammy Hagar is laughing his ass off.

Van Halen recently announced summer reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth has been indefinitely postponed, according to a reliable source.

Earlier this month, Van Halen issued a press release in which the group announced it was hitting the road with Roth in tow for the first time since the mid-'80s. The announcement promised 40 shows featuring Roth, group co-founders Eddie and Alex Van Halen, and new bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie's son, who was to take over on stage for fired original bassist Michael Anthony.

The Feb. 2 press release came from Eddie Van Halen's girlfriend, Janie Lisewski, whose publicity firm, High Profile Media, recently became the guitarist's official mouthpiece. Neither the band's management, nor the management's publicity firm, ever commented publicly on the group's plans.

Reports indicated that a Roth-era best-of set was due out from Rhino Records this spring in anticipation of the tour, but it is believed that those plans have also been shelved.


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