The flamboyant Van Halen singer David Lee Roth appeared at the VMA’S 2021 red carpet and talked to US Weekly about Eddie Van Halen and Alex Van Halen in a very evasive way but giving some hints about what could happen in the future.
When asked if he would perform anytime soon, David Lee Roth said:
“I’m going to Las Vegas on new year’s and we are rocking and rolling. You know, my guitar player passed away. Eddie Van Halen, he is either in heaven raising hell or he is in hell consequently in heaven. Read into that as you wish and you would have me say it just like that and I carry on that spirit deliberately. There is a lot of Vegas DNA in what I do”.
“I just spoke to Alex Van Halen, we’re about the celebrate our 50th year of ragging on each other (laughs).”
Eddie Van Halen’s death
In October 2020, Eddie Van Halen, one of the best guitarists of all time died at the age of 65 victim of throat cancer. The news was shared by his son Wolfgang Van Halen in his social networks, saying: “I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning. He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift.”
“My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss. I love you so much, Pop.”
Eddie Van Halen technique
Early in his career, Eddie played the drums and the keyboard and Alex played the guitar and studied the keyboard. Over time Alex got better than Eddie on drums, and Eddie started to train the guitar, overcoming him.
Eddie is one of the most acclaimed guitarists in history. Receiving several honors and mentions from the most varied magazines specializing in the subject. He also ranks 8th on the list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine and 7th on the Gibson list of the 50 best guitarists of all time.