EDDIE VAN HALEN CONSIDERING NEW TUNES WITH DAVID LEE ROTH:
February 2, 2009
Eddie Van Halen has a few milestones coming up this year. First, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will wed his fiancee, Janie Liszweski, in June. Then, he’ll attend the high school graduation of his son — and bass player — Wolfgang. But after that, Eddie hopes to release new music with the current incarnation of the legendary band that bears his name. And, as he tells Spinner, yes, that includes David Lee Roth.
“Dave, Wolfie, Alex and I are a band,” he tells Spinner in an upcoming Spinner Interview. “I hope that after Janie and I get married, and Wolfie graduates, that we sit down and discuss recording new music, which I have tons of. If Dave’s up for singing … then do another tour, and just see where it takes us. Actually, next week or the week after Wolfie, Alex, and I are gonna start jamming. Maybe we’ll give Dave a call and see what he’s up to. He’s off, always doing his own thing, and he checks in every now and then to see how we’re doing.”
Meanwhile, Eddie Van Halen just released his signature Fender guitar series, titled, appriopriately, Wolfgang — a line he personally oversaw for more than two years.
A cap and gown: $48.50. A rock icon-designed guitar bearing your name? Priceless.