Former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has responded to latest rumors of a attainable Van Halen tribute tour.

The deliberate hike would come with the remaining band members celebrating Van Halen’s music together with some notable company. Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted introduced the mission to mild when he not too long ago mentioned he is been invited to jam with Alex Van Halen and guitarist Joe Satriani in anticipation of a attainable tour. Newsted ultimately dropped out as a result of he “didn’t want it to be seen as a money robbery.”

For his half, Satriani acknowledged {that a} Van Halen tribute tour can be “a real labor of love” for the guitarist. “I was just so honored to accept the challenge,” he defined.

Now Roth has spoken for the primary time. In a press release to the Van Halen News Desk, the singer mentioned: “In my opinion, in the age of COVID, ‘Van Halen 4k’ will require two of us for each position. Satriani and Lukather, Anthony and Newsted, Al or Tommy Lee.”

Notably, this is the first time anyone has mentioned the possible involvement of Toto’s Steve Lukather and Motley Crüe’s Tommy Lee in a Van Halen tour. It’s also surprising that Wolfgang Van Halen is absent from Roth’s proposed bassist.

As for his own counterpart, Roth refrained from mentioning Sammy Hagar and brought up another singer instead. “Pink might be the one one who might do my job,” Diamond Dave said.

Whether any of the new artists mentioned by Roth have been officially invited to be part of a Van Halen tribute is unknown. The singer’s allusion to the need for additional reinforcement “within the age of COVID” makes sense. Earlier this year, Roth had to cancel his entire farewell residency in Las Vegas due to COVID-related issues.

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