What David Lee Roth says about Van Halen’s future,

It’s not really anything new…the days of Van Halen as a band, or anything close to the original is no longer. David Lee Roth recently echoed that in an interview, stating “I think Van Halen’s finished, and this is the next phase,” (talking about his upcoming deal in Vegas). Van Halen last toured in 2015…minus Michael Anthony, and for me the entire tour was a sign of the bands demise. Not just because of the line-up, but the overall performances and sound of Roth’s singing…for me anyway, it was disappointing. Roth will be doing his “residency shows in January and March in Vegas, and I have NO desire to go. I’d rather remember the band from the “good ole’ days”, and that includes the Sammy Hagar era, when I got to see and meet the group twice. So, here’s to the GREAT early days of the band with a live video of a show at the Oakland Coliseum in June of 1981 (David Lee Roth era), one from the 5150 tour (Sammy Hagar), and then the opening show for that final tour…in Auburn Washington on July 5, 2015…ugh. ~ Ron O’