David Lee Roth Says Eddie Van Halen Is Probably In Hell, Consequently In Heaven
Former Van Halen singer David Lee Roth recently spoke to US Weekly about his feelings considering Eddie Van Halen’s passing and claimed that the late guitarist would have wanted him to respond in such a way.
Formed in 1972, the rock band Van Halen was known for their energetic live performances, successful hits, and the true talent of their lead guitarist, Eddie Van Halen. David Lee Roth also contributed to the band’s success with his wild stage persona as the lead singer. However, due to creative differences, he left Van Halen in 1985 and pursued a solo career. DLR reunited with Van Halen in 1996 but left soon due to a dispute between him and Eddie.
In 2006, Roth returned to the band, and they recorded an album after 28 years. However, Eddie Van Halen sadly passed away on October 6, 2020. The successful guitarist’s cause of death was cancer, and he was 65 years old when he passed. His son and former bandmate Wolfgang claimed they couldn’t be Van Halen without Eddie, which brought an end to the iconic band’s career.
On September 12, Diamond Dave appeared at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Before the award show, David Lee Roth paid tribute to his former bandmate, Eddie Van Halen, while speaking to US Weekly. He stated that Eddie was his guitar player, and he is either in heaven raising hell or in hell, consequently in heaven. He then added Eddie would want him to say it just like that.
David Lee Roth told US Weekly on Eddie Van Halen that:
“My guitar player passed away, Eddie Van Halen. He’s either in heaven raisin’ hell. Or he’s in hell, consequently in heaven. Read into that as you wish. And he would have me say it just like that. And I carry on that spirit deliberately.”
You can check out the rest of the interview below.