Eddie Trunk recently talked about the recent KISS shows and rehearsals from the 70’s popping up on YouTube. He said on SiriusXM that he knows there is about to be pro shot classic Van Halen footage come out that will blow everyone’s mind. There is speculation this will be the Oakland 1981 concert.
Eddie Trunk reveals reason for no progress for Van Halen tribute event
Eddie Trunk recently said that David Lee Roth was the reason why there hasn’t been any progress on the proposed all-star Van Halen tribute event, according to a “very, very, very reliable source” of his.
News of such an event being in the works was first taken public by Jason Newsted during an interview with The Palm Beach Post this April. The former Metallica bassist had said that he had been approached by Alex Van Halen about the project six months prior, and that Joe Satriani and David Lee Roth were also involved. Newsted said that declined the offer, commenting:
“How could you? There’s nobody that can top it, so how do you show it honor? I didn’t want it to be viewed as a money grab. And then it kind of just all fizzled.”
During Friday, July 1 episode of his radio show, Eddie Trunk revealed how a “very, very, very reliable source” told him that the project was being held up by David Lee Roth. Apparently, the news was broken to Trunk as the famous music historian and radio host went to see The Black Crowes at Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Trunk said:
“I had a very, very, very reliable source tell me last night at The Black Crowes show that the hold-up on the Van Halen-anything happening is a lot of it falling on David Lee Roth, that David Lee Roth — to no surprise; it shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody — is a difficult guy to wrangle, a difficult guy to get an answer on, a difficult guy to get focused on anything, a difficult guy to get to sign off on anything.
“He is all over the map, as you would expect and have seen throughout history, and that the big hold-up in anything happening with Van Halen is not Alex, who wants to do it and is trying; it’s actually Roth who needs to sign off and be involved. Also, contrary to any reports of anything different, Alex and Michael Anthony are totally cool and there’s no issue there at all.
“And the stumbling block is trying to get Alex and Dave on the same page and Dave wanting to do this and how they’re gonna do it. And that’s really one of the big stumbling issues. And it did not escape anybody, as I’ve said before, you’ve got two Taylor Hawkins [tribute concerts] in two different countries [announced] two months after Taylor passed or so, and here we are coming up on two years [after Eddie Van Halen’s death] and they can’t figure out anything for Eddie. It’s crazy. Hopefully that’ll be corrected.”