David Lee Roth has just given fans even less hope for a Van Halen comeback, saying he “wouldn't hold (his) breath” for the band to ramp up again. Roth, who drew mixed reviews for his recent run of Las Vegas gigs, will serve as the opening act for Kiss during the band's North American dates.
Blabbermouth transcribed the chat Roth had on the PodKats! Las Vegas Entertainment podcast, in which he spoke about being in touch with Eddie Van Halen: “I just called Ed to find out who the guitar tech I need to talk to is and some of the gear I need. Everybody's fully aware (of the residency). We live in small circles here. We have the same manager, everything. The stuff you sing along with, I wrote. I'm a part-owner. It's in the DNA. Whatever happens with Van Halen, it's not for me to guess. I wouldn't hold my breath.”
Roth went on to explain how his solo band differs from the Van Halen: “I put together a double-guitar, three-guitars approach, because we're not making any effort to replicate Van Halen live. That's guitar, bass, drums, Eddie (Van Halen) — wonderful. No, this is the album. We start the way the album sounds, and man, that's a high hurdle. It requires multiple guitars.”