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Last Known Status: Disbanded

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Below is our complete Van Halen news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Van Halen Announce New St. Louis Date

VAN HALEN's concert in St. Louis, originally scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 28, 2007 at Scottrade Center, has been postponed to Sunday, March 30, 2008, according to Live Nation.

All tickets for the postponed date will be honored at the rescheduled performance, Scottrade Center said on its web site. Refunds are also available at the original point of purchase.

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Former Van Halen Bassist To Tour With Sammy Hagar

Former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony has issued the following update:

"Some of you guys have been asking if I will be at certain shows on this tour with SAMMY (HAGAR). I definitely will be out here for all the shows. Also, we have only booked shows for the first leg of the tour, so don't worry, chances are we will bringing the party out your way!! We've only done two shows so far, and we are having a BLAST!! I'll be giving all of you updates from the party out here, so be sure to check the blog from time to time. Hope to see ya soon, Michael."

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Van Halen Postpone St. Louis Show

According to Sltoday.com, a concert by VAN HALEN, originally scheduled to perform on Sunday, October 28, at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict. An announcement regarding a new date for the concert is expected soon. All tickets for the postponed date will be honored at the rescheduled performance, Scottrade Center said on its website. Refunds are also available at the original point of purchase.

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Van Halen Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

New footage from Van Halen’s tour rehearsals has emerged. Click here to watch the band perform “Everybody Wants Some” from their September 16th run-through in Los Angeles. More...

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Van Halen Add Calgary Date

VAN HALEN - featuring lead singer David Lee Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen and Eddie’s son, Wolfgang on bass - have announced a new live date in Calgary, AB on December 9th. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, September 29th at all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone 780-451-8000.

All upcoming Van Halen dates can be viewed below.

As previously reported, Van Halen have been rehearsing the following songs for their upcoming tour that begins on September 27th in North Carolina: 'You Really Got Me', 'Romeo Delight', 'Somebody Get Me A Doctor', 'I'm The One', 'Mean Street', 'Unchained', 'Pretty Woman', 'Dance The Night Away', 'Ice Cream Man', 'Beautiful Girls', Guitar Solo ('Eruption', 'Cathedral' etc), 'So This Is Love?', 'And The Cradle Will Rock....', 'Everybody Wants Some!!', 'Secrets', 'I'll Wait', 'Runnin' With The Devil', 'Little Guitars', 'Jamie's Cryin', 'Atomic Punk', 'Feel Your Love Tonight', 'Little Dreamer', 'On Fire', 'Panama', 'Hot For Teacher', 'Ain't Talkin' 'About Love'. Encore: '1984', 'Jump'.

Van Halen tour dates include:

September
27 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Bobcats Arena
29 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum

October
1 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
3 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
7 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
10 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
12 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
14 - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Field House
16 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
18 - Chicago, IL - United Center
20 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
22 - Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
24 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
26 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
28 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
30 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden

November
1 - Washington DC - VerizonCenter
3 - E. Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena
8 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
10 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
13 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
20 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
23 - Glendale, AZ - Jobing.Com Arena
25 - San Diego, CA - Cox Arena
27 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena
29 - Fresno, CA - Savemart Center

December
1 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden
3 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
5 - Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place
7 - Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
9 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
11 - Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
16 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
18 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
22 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena

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Scott Ian Speaks On Van Halen Reunion

Last Night Scott Ian of ANTHRAX went to see a VAN HALEN rehearsal. Here is a blog off of his Myspace about the night:
"I went to see Van Halen rehearse last night (September 12th). They were fucking amazing. Seriously, the hair on my arms was standing up. Dave (Lee Roth) sang great, Eddie (Van Halen) was shredding, Alex (Van Halen) is a fucking monster and Wolf (Van Halen) was perfect. Great on bass and hit every high note. The set list was 2 1/2 hours of the best shit. 'I'm The One', 'Atomic Punk', 'Romeo Delight', 'Somebody Get Me A Doctor', 'Mean Street', 'Unchained' and so many more. Do whatever you gotta do to get tix to see this. FINALLY!!!!! A real full blown arena rock act!!!!! It's like listening to the soundtrack of America since 1978. THE KINGS ARE BACK!!!!!!!"

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More Van Halen Tour Dates Trickle In

With several shows on its upcoming tour already sold-out, Van Halen has added a couple of dates and tweaked its schedule a bit.

The rock gods, who have reunited with original frontman David Lee Roth after 22 years, will kick off their North American outing Sept. 27 in Charlotte, NC. Since last check, they've slotted in shows Oct. 5 in Uncasville, CT, and Nov. 29 in Fresno, CA, and made their finale a Dec. 16 gig in San Jose, CA. Details are listed below.

Since tickets went on sale earlier this month, Van Halen has sold out shows in Charlotte, NC; Philadelphia; Boston; Washington, DC; and two each in Toronto, the Chicago area and the Detroit area, according to information from tour promoter Live Nation and Van Halen's website. The Uncasville concert went on sale August 31 and on-sale dates for shows in November and December have yet to be announced.

Fans who have the Citi/AAdvantage credit card will be offered access to preferred seats and those willing to pay for the "ultimate Van Halen experience"--with pre-show parties, backstage access, premium seating, etc. (though no guaranteed face time with the band)--can find details at the I Love All Access website.

Though Roth is back in the band, Van Halen will not be returning to the road with its original lineup. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen's 16-year-old son, Wolfgang, will take the place of original bassist Michael Anthony, who's been playing regularly with former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar. In fact, Hagar and Anthony are heading out in October for a 60-date run that will feature a set of Van Halen material.

Van Halen is on the short list of artists who have scored two Diamond Awards, signifying album sales of 10 million or more, according to a press release. The recently inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famers earned the honor with their 1978 self-titled debut and again with "1984."

Here are the latest Van Halen reunion tour dates: More...

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Van Halen Announce More Tour Dates

As previously reported, tickets for the first VAN HALEN tour in more than 22 years with David Lee Roth as lead vocalist went on sale recently and resulted in immediate sell outs in multiple markets across North America. More dates have been announced and the band's itinerary is as follows:

September
27 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Bobcats Arena
29 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum

October
1 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
3 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
7 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
10 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
12 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
14 - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Field House
16 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
18 - Chicago, IL - United Center
20 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
22 - Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
24 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
26 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
28 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
30 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden

November
1 - Washington DC - VerizonCenter
3 - E. Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena
7 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum,
13 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
20 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
23 - Glendale, AZ - Jobing.Com Arena
25 - San Diego, CA - Cox Arena
27 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena
29 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion at San Jose

December
1 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden
3 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
5 - Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place
9 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
11 - Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome

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Van Halen Adds Shows In Light Of Strong Sales

Van Halen, who last week announced plans for a fall tour with reinstated frontman David Lee Roth at the helm, have added some new dates to the run after posting strong ticket sales over the weekend.

According to tour promoter Live Nation, the band's previously announced stops in Charlotte, NC; the Detroit area; Toronto; the Chicago area; and Philadelphia sold out shortly after tickets hit the box office. The group has since booked a second show at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center, a new stop at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena, and the tour's first Washington, DC, date. Tickets for the Philly and Detroit shows are scheduled to go on sale Saturday (8/25), while those for the Washington performance will roll out Friday (8/24), according to a press release.

The group's itinerary--which, as previously reported, begins in late September--now comprises a total of 29 shows that are scattered through mid-December. Details are shown below.

Van Halen's upcoming tour will be the band's first to feature Roth since the motor-mouthed frontman left the group in 1985. Ironically, the tour will not feature the group's original lineup, as guitarist Eddie Van Halen and drummer Alex Van Halen have replaced original bassist Michael Anthony with Eddie's 16-year-old son, Wolfgang Van Halen.

Anthony last toured with Van Halen during the group's 2004 reunion with vocalist Sammy Hagar, who took over for Roth from 1985 through 1996. That outing ended when Hagar and Eddie Van Halen had another falling out, and Anthony has since gone all-in with Hagar; the two have been touring together regularly, and, as previously reported, will head back out in October for a 60-date run that will feature the duo performing a slew of Van Halen material. More...

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Michael Anthony: "I Wasn't Invited For VH Reunion"

Former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony has released the following update:

"I want to thank everyone for all the support you've shown me during the past months. It's all been pretty crazy, and I just wanted to bring you all up to speed.

"A lot of you have been asking about the upcoming VAN HALEN tour and my response to it. It's not that I'm not touring with VAN HALEN because I'm going out with Sammy [Hagar; former VAN HALEN frontman]. I'm going out with Sammy because I was not invited to do the VH tour. Sammy told me that if I was asked to be part of the VH tour and decided to do it, it would be totally cool, and it would not tarnish our friendship in the least!! Well, it's not to be, and life goes on. I'll still be out there with Sam, and I can't wait to do some partying with all of you.

"One last note from myself to all the VAN HALEN fans out there who will be attending their shows... Wolfgang [Van Halen, new VAN HALEN bassist and Eddie Van Halen's son] is a great kid, so don't judge him too harshly. I'm sure he'll do just fine!!"

A furor erupted online last week after photos of Anthony at the band's official web site were either removed or replaced by an image of guitarist Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang, who will play bass on the group's upcoming tour. The photos were restored less than two days later.

VAN HALEN announced the details of its long-awaited reunion tour with original singer David Lee Roth on August 13. The tour kicks off on September 27 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Pre-recorded tapes will reportedly be used to recreate Anthony's backing vocals on the tour.

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Van Halen Announce Reunion Tour Dates

VAN HALEN has announced the details of their much-anticipated reunion tour with David Lee Roth today at a Los Angeles press conference. The arena tour kicks off September 27 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and continues through December 11 in Calgary, Alberta. Tickets go on sale this Saturday. The first confirmed dates are as follows:

Sep. 27 - Charlotte, N.C. @ Bobcats Arena
Sep. 29 - Greensboro, N.C. @ Coliseum
Oct. 01 - Philadelphia @ Wachovia Center
Oct. 07 - Toronto @ Air Canada Centre
Oct. 10 - Cleveland @ Quicken Loans Arena
Oct. 14 - Indianapolis @ Conseco Fieldhouse
Oct. 16 - Chicago @ Allstate Arena
Oct. 18 - Chicago @ United Center
Oct. 22 - Auburn Hills, Mich. @ Palace of Auburn Hills
Oct. 24 - Minneapolis @ Target Center
Oct. 26 - Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
Oct. 28 - St. Louis @ Scottrade Center
Oct. 30 - Boston @ TD Banknorth Garden
Nov. 03 - East Rutherford, N.J. @ Continental Airline Arena
Nov. 13 - New York @ Madison Square Garden
Nov. 20 - Los Angeles @ Staples Center
Nov. 23 - Glendale, Ariz. @ Jobing.com Arena
Nov. 25 - San Diego @ Cox Arena
Nov. 27 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Arco Arena
Nov. 29 - San Jose, Calif. @ HP Pavilion
Dec. 01 - Portland, Ore. @ Rose Garden
Dec. 03 - Seattle @ Key Arena
Dec. 05 - Vancouver @ GM Place
Dec. 09 - Edmonton, Alberta @ Rexall Palace
Dec. 11 - Calgary, Alberta @ Pengrowth Saddledome

The trek will feature founding VAN HALEN members David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen and Alex Van Halen, with Eddie's son Wolfgang on bass.

VAN HALEN last toured in 2004 with vocalist Sammy Hagar, grossing nearly $40 million, according to Billboard Boxscore.

Wolfgang Van Halen, the projected replacement for VH bassist Michael Anthony, told People magazine in April 2007 that he wasn't disappointed there wasn’t' going to be a VAN HALEN tour this summer following his father's decision to check himself into rehab. "My dad's taking care of himself," he said. "I also think I'm too young for the experience, because I know there are a lot of bad things out there."

Eddie Van Halen issued a statement addressed to fans in early March announcing that he was seeking treatment because "at the moment I do not feel that I can give you my best.

"That's why I have decided to enter a rehabilitation facility to work on myself, so that in the future I can deliver the 110 percent that I feel I owe you and want to give you," the statement said.

Back in January, Eddie Van Halen told Rolling Stone magazine about Wolfgang, "Wait until you hear this kid play. I pick him up from school every day and we jam. We've got a shredding bass player now that's laying down the law for Alex [Van Halen, drums], so I get to weave in and out."

VAN HALEN was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March.

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Sammy Hagar Announces US Tour Dates

Launch Radio Networks reports: Die-hard "Van Hagar" fans can rejoice, as they're about to get a taste of both of their favorites: Sammy Hagar has just announced his U.S. tour dates, which will include opener — and ex-VAN HALEN bandmate — Michael Anthony's MAD ANTHONY EXPRESS.

Hagar's headlining show will consist of three hours of the Cabo Wabo Village vibe that was so successful on last summer's Livin'It Up! tour. MAD ANTHONY EXPRESS will perform both early VAN HALEN songs and various early rock classics; the support act, LOS TRES GUSANOS will play early Sammy Hagar songs; and, finally, Hagar and Anthony will perform as THE OTHER HALF — as in "the other half of VAN HALEN" — to perform Hagar-era VAN HALEN tunes.

SAMMY HAGAR tour dates (subject to change):

Sep. 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Beauty of A Bonzer Benefit
Sep. 29 - Novato, CA - Rock 'n Blues By the Lake Benefit
Oct. 19 - Biloxi, MS - Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Oct. 20 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater
Oct. 23, 24 - Dallas, TX - Lakewood Theater
Oct. 25 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
Oct. 27 - Bloomington, IL - The Theatre at US Cellular Coliseum
Oct. 28 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
Oct. 31 - South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center
Nov. 02, 03 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
Nov. 04 - Grand Rapids, MI - Devos Hall
Nov. 06 - Green Bay, WI - Oneida Casino
Nov. 07 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
Nov. 09 - Akron, OH - E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall
Nov. 10 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
Nov. 11 - Joliet, IL - Rialto Square Theatre
Nov. 13, 14 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theater
Nov. 16 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
Dec. 01 - Anaheim, CA - Private Event - Grove of Anaheim

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Van Halen Eyeing Fall Arena Tour?

Billboard.com reports: A proposed summer amphitheater tour by a reunited Van Halen that was derailed when guitarist Eddie Van Halen checked into rehab now looks like it may be resurrected as a fall arena run. Several arena holds are in place in major markets for potential Van Halen dates.

The tour would feature David Lee Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen and Eddie Van Halen's teenage son Wolfgang on bass.

Wheels had been in motion for a 40-date, Live Nation-produced amphitheater tour, with original frontman Roth back in the fold for the first time in more than 20 years. Van Halen last toured in 2004 with vocalist Sammy Hagar, grossing nearly $40 million, according to Billboard Boxscore.

But the reunion never got off the ground, and Eddie Van Halen entered a rehabilitation facility for undisclosed reasons in March. In the months since, the artist has been seen publicly looking healthy and fit.

The buzz surrounding the prospect of a Van Halen tour with Roth seems to point toward a successful trek. "I see it absolutely as an inevitability," Roth told Billboard.com more than a year ago regarding a tour with his ex-bandmates. "To me, it's not rocket surgery. It's very simple to put together. And as far as hurt feelings and water under the dam, like what's-her-name says to what's-her-name at the end of the movie 'Chicago' -- 'So what? It's showbiz!'"

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Just For Fun

20 Worst Pre-Rock Star Jobs

Spinner recently ran a feature on the 20 worst pre-rock star jobs. Many of them are neither "rock" nor deserving of "star" status, but some entries of interest here are:

5. Tony Iommi: Sheet Metal Factory Worker
3. David Lee Roth: Hospital Orderly
2. Jonathan Davis: Funeral Home Embalmer

For more details on these and to check out the full list, read the full article.

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Van Halen's Hagar, Anthony Show Up at HoF Ceremony

LiveDaily.com reports: Weeks of speculation and drama came to an end last night (3/12) when former Van Halen members Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar were the only representatives from the band to attend its ceremonial induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Of the five acts inducted this year--Van Halen, R.E.M., Patti Smith, Grand Master Flash and The Ronettes--VH had generated the most pre-induction buzz because of the band members' turbulent history, conflicting reports about who among them would attend, and whether or not any of them would perform during the event.

"I can't tell you how much I wish everyone was here tonight," Hagar said during his acceptance speech. Original Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, whom Hagar replaced in the mid-'80s, was a no-show, as were brothers Alex Van Halen (drums) and Eddie Van Halen (guitar). Eddie, the group's chief musician, announced last week that he would enter a rehab facility for undisclosed reasons, which presumably prevented him from attending.

"First off, I'd like to say god bless you to Edward Van Halen," Anthony said during his remarks. "I wish you were here, buddy. He couldn't be here tonight. He's home gettin' some help. I love you, man."

"I think Eddie's gonna come out the other side a better person, and maybe we'll get our buddy back," Hagar added. "This is ... it's just hard for Mike and I to stand up here and do this, but you couldn't have kept me from here with a shotgun. I'm honored to be here."

Following their acceptance speech and a Van Halen-tribute performance by Velvet Revolver, Hagar and Anthony joined the house band--led by Paul Shaffer--for a rendition of the Hagar-era Van Halen hit "Why Can't This Be Love."

After leaving the stage, Hagar and Anthony faced the media in the pressroom. During a brief Q&A session, Hagar said he favors a Van Halen tour featuring himself, the Van Halen brothers, Anthony and Roth.

"If we all grew up--including me and Mike--[if] all of us can all grow up and all of us do it together, I'm down with that, anytime, anyplace, anywhere," he said. "But let's just hope that Eddie comes out the other side, you know, better than ever, and I think that'll make everything a lot easier."

Hagar added that, whether or not he tours with Van Halen again, he thinks the band should definitely mount a reunion tour with Roth.

If you missed the 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony last night, you can catch it all on-demand exclusively on Spinner. You can watch the full show or pick a certain performance or speech in their archived coverage as well as backstage footage.

MTV.com also has a fairly concise but comprehensive writeup here.

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Rock and Roll HoF Induction To Be Streamed Live

For the first time, this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be streamed LIVE and without commercial interruption on Spinner/AOL Music. The show streams live tonight, Monday, March 13 at 8:30pm ET.

Beginning tomorrow, the entire ceremony will be cataloged and segmented, allowing music fans to customize their on-demand experience by cherry-picking individual performances and inductions. The catalog will contain exclusive interviews with the inductees, a look back at induction moments, and more.

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Eddie Van Halen To Enter Rehab

Eddie Van Halen has said he will enter rehab for unspecified reasons.

In a statement addressed to fans Thursday on Van Halen's Web site, the guitarist said he decided to seek treatment because "at the moment I do not feel that I can give you my best."

"That's why I have decided to enter a rehabilitation facility to work on myself, so that in the future I can deliver the 110 percent that I feel I owe you and want to give you," the statement said.

It wasn't known whether Van Halen will attend his band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony Monday in New York.

The operator of Van Halen's Web site declined to release further details.

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Van Halen To Be Present At HoF Induction

LiveDaily.com reports: After weeks of speculation, it appears that Van Halen members Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar will be on hand for their band's March 12 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, according to Premiere Radio Networks.

It remains unknown if any of the band members plan to appear on stage to accept the honor; at last count, Hagar and Anthony are on the outs with the Van Halen brothers, and Roth's status is up in the air following recent news that a planned 2007 summer reunion tour featuring Roth, the Van Halen brothers and Eddie's 15-year-old son, Wolfgang Van Halen, on bass, has been indefinitely postponed.

As previously reported, Velvet Revolver is expected to perform during the ceremony in lieu of Van Halen; the move harkens to last year's ceremony, during which Metallica performed a tribute to 2006 inductees Black Sabbath.

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Velvet Revolver To Stand In For Van Halen

Van Halen--a band that has made more headlines over the past decade for its offstage drama than for its musical endeavors--is continuing that trend, this time for reportedly deciding to neither perform during, nor appear on stage to accept, its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

According to Launch Radio Networks, rockers Velvet Revolver will perform in Van Halen's place, and VR frontman Scott Weiland and guitarist Slash will speak on the band's behalf. The report indicated that it remains unknown whether any of Van Halen's past or present members will attend the event.

Former members--David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar andMichael Anthony--have hinted in recent weeks that they would likely be on hand, but uncertainty has reigned in the wake of the recent announcement that a summer 2007 Van Halen reunion tour that would have re-teamed Roth with founding members Eddie (guitar) and Alex (drums) Van Halen--along with Eddie's 15-year-old son, Wolfgang, filling in for Anthony--has been indefinitely postponed.

VH1 announced that it will carry the first-ever live broadcast of the induction ceremony, which will take place March 12 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The live program will air at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time on VH1 Classic and MHD (MTV Networks' high-definition music channel), and a two-hour highlight edition will premiere March 17 at 9 p.m., according to a press release.

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Eddie And Alex Van Halen Speak To Rolling Stone

A few weeks ago, Rolling Stone magazine's Brian Hiatt spoke to Eddie and Alex Van Halen about — among other things — the band's thoughts on being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the logistics of going onstage with VH members new and old to play the March 12 award show. Topics covered in the interview include:

* On what they though upon hearing that they'd been nominated
* On their plans for performing at the ceremony
* On ousting Michael Anthony and naming Wolfgang the band's new bassist; new material; tour news
* On the future of VAN HALEN

Listen to the interview at RollingStone.com.

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