I saw this post over at Blabbermouth (see below), and I thought I would repost it here. Could it finally happen? Could David Lee Roth actually sing for Van Halen again? Could David Lee Roth pull it off?
I played a lot of Van Halen on my 7 hour drive home Thanksgiving weekend, and I pretty much decided right then and there that I prefer David over Sammy in VH. I am knocking Sammy ( I love him too), but I think the DLR VH tunes were the best. I would love to see David front the band again, but I question his range and if he could actually do it. I saw him live when Sammy opened for him a few years ago, and he couldn’t hit the high notes then.
Could this reunion happen or will Guns and Roses Chinese Democracy album be released first?
Today’s Hard Rock Questions that may never get answered!
Here is the post from Blabbermouth:
EDDIE VAN HALEN: The Ball Is In DAVE LEE ROTH’s Court - Dec. 11, 2006
Eddie Van Halen spoke to Guitar World magazine about the current status of VAN HALEN following the departures of vocalist Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony.
Rumors continue to swirl that original singer David Lee Roth, who was replaced by Hagar in the mid-1980s, will return to the fold, despite years of enmity. Roth, who has recently worked as a radio DJ and a paramedic, told Billboard.com in May that he saw it “absolutely as an inevitability.”
“I’m telling Dave, ‘Dude, get your ass up here and sing, bitch! Come on!’” Eddie told Guitar World. “As it stands right now, the ball is in Dave‘s court. Whether he wants to rise to the ocassion is entirely up to him, but we’re ready to go.”
Eddie has brought his 15-year-old son, Wolfgang, into VAN HALEN as the veteran rock band’s new bass player. Father and son, along with Eddie‘s drummer brother Alex, have been rehearsing for a 2007 tour.
“Wolfgang breathes new life into what we’re doing,” said Eddie. “He brings youthfulness to something that’s inherently youthful. He’s only been playing bass for three months, but it’s spooky. He’s locked tight and puts an incredible spin on our shit. The kid is kicking my ass! He’s spanking me now, even though I never spanked him. To have my son follow in my footsteps on his own, without me pushing him into it, is the greatest feeling in the world.”
I heard “Crazy Bitch” on the Boneyard (XM Radio 41) several months ago before this CD was released in the United States. To me, “Crazy Bitch” is the catchiest song I have heard in years. I finally decided to give this CD a chance to see how the rest of the material stacks up.
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Let me start by saying, “WOW, THIS IS A GREAT CD“!!!
This has to be the easiest thing I have ever reviewed on my blog! I like just about every song on the CD. That is rarity for sure.
There are plenty of good rockers on this album. “Out of Line”, “Onset”, “Sunshine”, and the kickass, nasty rockers, “Crazy Bitch” and “So Far”. It doesn’t end there though, the Rockabilly flavored “Next To You”, the Bluesy “Brooklyn”, and the AC/DC styled tune “Broken Glass”. “Everything” screams hit, and ought to be the next single.”Sorry” is one of the better ballads I have heard in a while.
The only song that I didn’t care for much is the country twinged “Carousel”, and even it isn’t that horrible.
This CD is so good, I went searching for the videos so you could have a taste of what this CD sounds like.
“Next To You”
“Crazy Bitch” [ PG Version]
If you like these songs, you will likely the rest on this Disc! This is one of the best hard rock CD’s in 2006. Highly recommended!
- So Far
- Next 2 You
- Out of Line
- Crazy Bitch
- Broken Glass
Josh Todd – lead vocals
Keith Nelson – guitar
Stevie D. – guitar
Xavier Muriel – drums, percussion
Jimmy Ashhurst – bass guitar
Hi Guys and Girls,
I thought I would give you a taste of Black Stone Cherry. They have a couple of videos out now. I haven’t ever seen these on T.V. but I thought they were worth sharing.
Check them out!!
Hell or High Water