The Van Halen Reunion Tour: How Long ‘Til Somebody Jumps?

Jan 25th, 2007 // 12 Comments

halenhalen.jpgNow that the Dave-Eddie-Alex-Wolfgang bonanza is all but confirmed, we can’t help but wonder how long it will last before old tempers start flaring up. Let’s all hope that Roth brings his special “zen spandex” on the road with him:

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  1. theHL

    umm, sammy? wake the fuck up, guys.

  2. Ned Raggett

    Hahah, I was about to ask…

  3. PengIn

    The real question is whether or not Roth’s wig will make it the whole tour.

  4. Hyman Decent

    If this were brooklynvegan, Michael Anthony would have neon green scribbling all over him in that photo.

    Did Valerie Bertinelli have to sign the contract? I assume she’s Wolfgang’s custodial parent or she and Eddie have joint custody. I wonder if some police department at one of the tour stops will catch Wolfgang in flagrante delecto (sp?) with a too-old groupie or alcohol.

  5. Brian Raftery

    Yikes. Someone made a reverse-Freudian slip this morning.

  6. Ned Raggett

    Don’t worry, Brian, there’ll be a Sammy-Gary-Michael counter-tour, I’m sure. And won’t that be fascinating.

  7. King of Pants

    Hummala bebhuhla zeebuhla boobuhla hummala bebhuhla zeebuhla bop!

  8. GeddyLee

    Can someone explain to me why Michael is no longer in the band? And does it have to do his bass losing its Jack Daniels sponsorship?

  9. J DTZR

    Geddy, I think Michael Anthony is out because he sided with Hagar after he quit VH the second time, or something.

    My question: Can Wolfgang sing as well as Anthony? Because his harmonies were an integral part of the VH sound.

  10. MickFNS

    As much as I want this to happen, this just isn’t a real reunion. Granted- I was never personally a fan of Michael Anthony and felt he would be better off serving the band flipping burgers in catering; but he was the original and constant and served a purpose (he covered a lot of high notes on backups). Plus, big fat party guys would always have someone to identify with when VH played. I don’t want to see Wolfgang on this so-called “reuion.” It isn’t fair to the fans, it doesn’t serve the legacy of the orginial line-up and comes off as a schmaltzy way to humanize Eddie’s derelict behavior. I don’t care if this kid’s a prodigy: it’s as gross and creepy and useless as Michael Jackson having Maculay Culkin rap on “Black & White.” It’s lame all the way around. LIVENATION should make them tow the mark and bring back MA. And, if they really wanted to make some money and please the fans… it should be Eddie, Alex and Michael with Sammy and Dave sharing vocals… and maybe when they play Boston have Gary come out for a song. That tour.. that would be the fuckin’ VH tour to see.

  11. FionaScrapple

    Have GnR open. Now that’s a fuckin trainwreck!

  12. Tiger_Tanaka

    I always thought Anthony was in the band because he was the oldest and could buy beer.

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