Famous rock journalist Eddie Trunk spoke on the last episode of his podcast show “Trunk Nation”, and revealed recent developments about classic lineup reunion of Van Halen.
He discussed recent rumors about vocal selection of Van Halen reunion. Here’s the statement:
“The other thing, without getting into details or revealing sources, is that the issues and the disinterest in working with or doing anything with Sammy Hagar ever again from Van Halen is as high as it has ever been. Meaning forget about it, if anything happens with Van Halen, anybody that thinks, and I think people mostly knew this, but anybody who thinks that there is any play whatsoever in potential activity with Hagar, uh nuh.
There are issues, we’ll leave it at that. I don’t get in the middle of this stuff, I don’t know what’s real and what’s not, I just know from the Van Halen side, there is as strong as ever a disinterest in dealing with or working with Sammy for reasons, rumors that I hear, but I don’t know.
I love Sammy, as everybody knows he’s a friend, I think he’s a tremendous guy, but there’s stuff that goes on that we don’t know about, apparently.
So anyway, anything we may or may not get from Van Halen is going to be either David Lee Roth or an unknown singer at this point because there’s nothing on the Hagar front.”
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He also said that “David Lee Roth was never a good singer live” and continued:
“It was never about that with him. Not even close. If you’re younger and you didn’t see Van Halen in the early days and you think there was ever a time Van Halen and David Lee Roth sounded like he did on those records, you’re dreaming.
He always sounded like that. He got by on the fact that he was the ringleader of the party and that he was all over the stage and a great frontman and a great looking guy and all that. He never got by on his vocals live, never.”
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