Rock and roll never dies, but as any fan can tell you, band lineups are a lot less permanent -- and for groups that have been together for decades, such as Van Halen, the personnel shifts can be hard to keep track of. With that in mind, we've decided to take a band-by-band look at the ins and outs of some of our favorite acts' rosters, pausing to sample the music along the way.
David Lee Roth - Page 4
Ok, so we all know there were raw emotions and sides taken in Van Halen’s David Lee Roth vs. Sammy Hagar soap opera, but this was ridiculous. In the wee hours of April 26, 2003, Roth was awakened to the sound of snapping branches in his Pasadena estate and, being a man of extreme caution as well as refined taste, grabbed hold of his trusty shotgun before going out to investigate.
Alex Van Halen says he and his brother Eddie's long-awaited reunion with original Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth produced instant sparks. In fact, after recording five studio albums without Roth, Alex said 2012's 'A Different Kind of Truth' boasted the atmosphere of an emotional homecoming.
David Lee Roth has been securely back in the Van Halen camp for over five years now, but he says that doesn't mean the band members are done arguing with each other, as they've apparently done since the moment they formed: "The conflict was immediate and sustained from day one. Not a note of this symphony has changed."