Fact: Van Halen rocker David Lee Roth's former band, Eat 'Em & Smile, are to regroup for the first time in nearly 30 years without him. Revered guitarist Steve Vai, bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Gregg Bissonette are reuniting for a one-night-only charity show in a Hollywood bowling alley. The free show at Lucky Strike Live Hollywood/Highland on Wednesday (25Nov15) will feature Steel Panther star Ralph Saenz on vocals.
Quote: "That honour has not been bestowed upon us at this time, though it is one we would accept in a NY minute... Van Halen's collective memories are - and with all due respect to each and every one of these memories - teeming with been-theres and done-thats, but none include playing at the Superbowl. Playing at the Superbowl is a veritable holy grail of musical recognition, a highly prized rite of passage for (game-changing) artists." David Lee Roth addresses rumours suggesting Van Halen will perform at the 2013 Super Bowl half-time show.
Quote: "Thank God the kid is great... I guess it's either in the blood or not." Rocker David Lee Roth is relieved Van Halen bandmate EDDIE VAN HALEN's 15-year-old son WOLFGANG - the reunited group's new bassist - is a terrific musician.
Quote: "The music is a common language that only we can really speak... We got more hits than Tony Soprano." Van Halen star David Lee Roth insists the group's reunion tour will take place, despite a delay.
Quote: "I got nothing against GARY, but I would've voted against him getting in. I think he was really just a moment in Van Halen. DAVE and I were in the band for so long, and we sold so many records and I don't think you can deny that." Rocker Sammy Hagar can understand why the man who replaced him in Van Halen, GARY CHERONE, wasn't included in the band's upcoming Hall of Fame induction honour. Instead, he and his predecessor, David Lee Roth, will be credited as the group's frontmen at the 12 March (07) ceremony.
Fact: Movie star Val Kilmer is adding to his resume of real-life film characters after signing on to play beloved US writer MARK TWAIN in a new movie. Kilmer has portrayed Jim Morrison, porn star JOHN HOLMES and DOC HOLLIDAY on the big screen and he's also reported to be playing rocker David Lee Roth in upcoming Motley Crue biopic THE DIRT.
Quote: "I was only recognised three or four times out of 200 (emergency) calls for 911." Former VAN HALEN star David Lee Roth admits he was rarely recognised as he trained to become a New York paramedic.