David Lee Roth On Van Halen, “You’ll Be Hearing From Us In The Next 7-8 Months”
September 8, 2010
“You’ll be hearing from us in the next 7-8 months” Van Halen singer David Lee Roth told VHND reader Doug Lyle. An excerpt of Doug Lyle’s report can be read below, to view his entire story visit www.vhnd.com.
This past Sunday, Sept 5th, I was at the 145th annual Scottish Gathering & Games in Pleasanton, California. What does this story have to do with David Lee Roth and Van Halen? Stay tuned and I’ll tell you.
I’ve now lingered for a few minutes so I decide I have to find out for sure if it is him. I turn to my left and I walk a couple steps towards the men in the chairs. I say, “Excuse me is your name Dave?” The man replies, “Yes it is.” “Holy crap!” I’m thinking! I then ask him, “Is it David Lee Roth?” and he says, “Well, yes it is.” I couldn’t believe it! How was he not being mobbed by a thousand people? How could it be that I’m the only one that recognizes him?
I asked him a couple more questions. He asks where I’m from. I tell him I’m from Morgan Hill, about 45 minutes south of Pleasanton. I also tell him I knew it was him from his voice and he says, “Ah yes, the rusty pipes.” I tell him how I grew up listening to him and Van Halen and that it killed me living so many years with false hopes of him getting back with Van Halen. I then asked him if he was still with VH and if they were doing anything more. He gave me a knowing smile and said, “You’ll be hearing from us in the next 7-8 months”. He seemed very sincere… almost like it was a promise.
I said something about how much it meant to me that they toured a couple years ago and that Van Halen was the soundtrack to my youth. He seemed to genuinely appreciate what I was telling him and he said something like, “It’s nice of you to say that… I appreciate hearing things like that.”
I said that I didn’t want to take too much of his time but asked him if he would mind taking a picture with me. Dave asked the guy sitting next to him to take the picture. Dave stood up and I stood next to him. I got my camera back and thanked Dave for the picture. He asked me to double check that the picture came out okay. I turned the camera back on and looked at the picture. I told Dave that it looked great although it looked like a mug shot of me. I shook his hand and thanked him and walked away.