Diamond Dave Wants a “Classic” VH Reunion.. P45 for Wolfie?


Dave’s been talking to Rolling Stone and he’s feeling a bit frustrated, as he thinks Van Halen STILL have much to do..

“Ed has his own vision [for the band’s future], I’m assuming,” begins Roth.“We haven’t really been able to speak about it and it’s a disappointment, just as not having a chance for a reunion of the original band. Clearly, vocals are every bit as much a component of success as a rhythm section or a guitar solo, and there’s an old expression saying, ‘They don’t go home singing the lighting show, they don’t go home singing the production.’ You’re right, they sing my words and my melodies. And what we have at our fingertips is arguably one of the greatest high tenor voices ever – that was in Michael Anthony. In our tiny little corner of the universe, that voice is as identifiable as the high voice in Earth, Wind & Fire, as identifiable as the high voice in the Beach BoysVan Halen is an indelicate house blend of both – that’s intentionally. So I would always look forward to that reunion, and I would always look forward to writing a whole variety of material.”

“I would certainly look forward to working with Ed on some new material, but we have yet to do that,” Dave continued. “Almost all of the music that you hear on our most recent album [2012’s ‘A Different Kind Of Truth’] was written and demoed before the first album. And I would certainly look forward to writing a whole list of songs with Ed, but we haven’t found the time to do that [laughs]. You hear the tone. I’m not sure what’s in Ed’s mind at this point. I’m gonna guess that his plans are to write with his son [Wolfgang], and I’m not sure where that actually leads. But truth be told, Edward and I haven’t written a new song in 20 years … Wait, what am I saying? ‘Stay Frosty’ is brand new, and I wrote that whole song myself. I wrote the chord structure, played the guitar, the vocals, etc.”

Reading between the lines, we won’t hold breath for VH arriving on Irish shores then..

“There’s nothing on the ticket as far as travel, and that’s a disappointment, frankly,” adds Roth. “How long have I been back with the gang? Maybe six years, we’ll say and we have yet to travel to Europe, South America, Japan, anywhere outside of those basic 50 cities in the United States. And again that’s been a disappointment”

Never mind “Stay Frosty”, sounds like it’s back to “being frosty” between Dave and Eddie.