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Eddie and Wolfgang Van Halen Take CNN Inside 5150

Eddie and Wolgang Van Halen
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As Van Halen close out the string of dates before the famous postponement of the rest of their tour, Eddie Van Halen reassured fans that it was, as had been reported, simply a matter of the band being tired. In a new interview with CNN, the guitarist, and his son Wolfgang, negated rumors that the band wasn’t getting along or, worse, that his health problems had returned.

“No cancer,” Eddie said. “There are no health issues.”

His bass-playing son agreed. “We bit off a little more than we could chew. Dad’s perfectly fine.”

The duo also insisted that there were no conflicts with lead singer David Lee Roth. “He’s hilarious,” Wolfgang continued. “We watch him on stage. He makes us crack up all the time.”

CNN then get a grand tour of 5150, Eddie’s home studio, where they even went inside the tape vault, which is stacked to the ceiling with boxes of demos. The band is considering recording a new album and, as with ‘A Different Kind of Truth,’ their archives may prove to be a source for some of the new material.

“I always kind of thought that it was just easier to write a new song than [dig through all the old ones],” Eddie said. “But there’s a lot of music up there that’s waiting to be heard.”

Watch Eddie and Wolfgang Van Halen on CNN

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