News Segment


March 24, 2004

LOS ANGELES – There’s another “isn’t that so-and-so?” cameo coming up on “The Sopranos”: Former Van Halen lead singer David Lee Roth makes a quick appearance in this Sunday’s episode.

Roth and his wild long, white hair are playing cards with Tony Soprano and a bunch of Soprano’s cronies, including Silvio — played by another musician, E Street Band member Steve Van Zandt.

The singer tells Rolling Stone, “You know 20 years ago, Tony Soprano was driving around Jersey in his Iroc-Z just blasting the Van Halen.”

Meanwhile, Van Halen’s Web site posts cities where the band will perform, with a promise of “more info coming soon!!”

However, the posting doesn’t say which of Van Halen’s three singers — David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar or Gary Cherone — will be fronting the band. The biographical information section lists only the Van Halen brothers — drummer Alex and guitarist Eddie — and bassist Michael Anthony.

Publicists for Roth and Hagar did not respond to requests for comment.

Courtesy of Associated Press