Van Halen, Roth to Reunite

Rock legends to kick off comeback tour; former frontman back after 22 years
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2007 4:42 PM CDT
Van Halen, Roth to Reunite
David Lee Roth, right, poses with bandmate in Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen, after they announced their new North American tour during a news conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles Monday, August 13, 2007.(AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – The iconic 80's Rock group Van Halen will set off on a comeback tour this fall—this time with original frontman David Lee Roth. Roth hasn't performed live with his former bandmates since leaving in a huff in 1985, but stresses it's a new era for the group. "This is not a reunion—this is a new band," Roth said Monday at a press conference.

"It's the s--t, that's all I can say," Eddie Van Halen added. The lineup will feature Roth on vocals, Eddie on guitar, Eddie's brother Alex on drums, and Eddie's 16-year old son Wolfgang on bass. The new sound is "young, it's skinny and it's f--king amazing," says Roth. Van Halen kicks off the North American leg of its tour on September 27th in Charlotte, NC. (Read more Van Halen stories.)

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