David Lee Roth Lists The Musicians That Could Make Van Halen Tour Possible
The Van Halen News Desk recently reached out to David Lee Roth regarding the latest rumors about a possible Van Halen tribute tour. The singer stated that they would need two people for every position due to the COVID situation and listed the names in his mind.
The rumors about a possible Van Halen tour came after former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted revealed to The Palm Beach Post that he was invited to California to jam with Alex Van Halen and Joe Satriani. The bassist stated that he agreed to go there to play with the two musicians but later on, he thought he could never do justice to the band’s legacy, so he declined the offer.
Following Newsted’s statements, Joe Satriani took the stage during a new conversation with the Rock of Nations With Dave Kinchen podcast and revealed that he has been talking with Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth for a while about a possible Van Halen tribute tour. Satriani admitted hitting the road to honor the Van Halen legacy sounded challenging, but he was still up to taking this difficult task. The guitarist explained that it would be great if it happened, but he can’t say anything clear about it yet.
So, The Van Halen News Desk immediately contacted David Lee Roth to ask about the latest rumors regarding a possible Van Halen tour. The singer stressed that each position within the band would require two people due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Then, Roth revealed the list in his mind. According to him, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather can replace Satriani, and Michael Anthony can take Newsted’s place. Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee can be paired with Alex Van Halen, and the only singer that could do his job would be Pink.
David Lee Roth’s statements on a possible Van Halen tribute tour are as follows:
“In my mind, ‘Van Halen 4k,’ in the age of COVID, is going to require two of us for every position. Satriani and Lukather, Anthony and Newsted, Al or Tommy Lee. Probably the only one who could do my job today would be Pink.”
You can also listen to Joe Satriani’s words on a possible Van Halen tribute tour below.