Skip to comments.Van Halen To Try For Singer # 4 On CBS Rockstar Show
Posted on 02/12/2006 4:28:03 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
Van Halen: The Next 'Rock Star'? February 12, 2006
Sources tell TMZ Van Halen is in the market for a new lead singer, and the marketplace will be the upcoming reality show 'Rock Star: The Series.'
Last October, Van Halen reps vehemently denied the band would use 'Rock Star' in a talent search for a new lead singer. The reps are now singing a different tune. Van Halen publicist Larry Solters told TMZ: "I'm not denying it. I'm not going to answer any questions about it."
Last year, the band INXS used 'Rock Star' to find a new lead singer. J.D. Fortune won the competition, and the band is now making a comeback with a hit new album and a sold-out tour.
As for Van Halen, the group has had three lead singers since it hit the scene back in 1978: David Lee Roth, who left the band in 1985, Sammy Hagar, who split in 1995, and Gary Cherone, who did just one album and tour with the band in 1998.
The next season of 'Rock Star,' produced by Mark Burnett for CBS, is scheduled to air during the summer. Neither Burnett nor CBS would comment on the Van Halen buzz.
The Van Halen name has officially been destroyed by the brothers Van Halen. The story later today is that CBS is paying the band 17 million dollars to do the show and the rights to broadcast a Van Halen concert with the new singer and a DVD which will give them even more money.
Jumped a shark 4 times...amazing, sad, and pathetic. Not to mention Eddie is back smoking again like a smoke stack and drunk nearly every day like he was 18.
just bring back Roth.
This is NOT what I was hoping for from Eddie Van Halen. Oh how the once mighty have fallen. Personally, I was hoping for a solo work from Eddie, maybe something to rival Eric Johnson.
It's Dave or the Grave. There is no Van Halen without David Lee Roth.
Last I heard was that Michael Anthony was still tight with Sammy Hagar and has even performed with them.
Eddie Van Halen is an idiot. He loses the hottest wife, ruins his liver, smokes himself silly and can't keep a lead singer.
Last year, the band INXS used 'Rock Star' to find a new lead singer.
Enough said. Makes me ashamed to have grown up in this era.
VH was great with Roth. Roth on his own, was mediocre. Hagar is great as a solo artist. Hagar with VH was mediocre.
The winning combination was VH + Roth. Nothing else works as well as that.
When I saw VH on their last tour for the Best of Both Worlds reuion with Hagar....it was easily Eddie's worst sounding tour ever. He played drunk...sloppy...stumbled on stage...fell down a few times...and laid down other times and played on his back. I am a HUGE VH fan and have tried to see all sides of their drama...but I am done for good.
It leaves me saying one thing....
"Where Have All The Good Times Gone?"
This ought to be interesting. On another note, I've checked out Dave's radio show. It's not bad.
Sammy Hagar sings like he's in pain, when in fact, I am.
I hear the Monkeys are making a comeback and could use a new singer...
Well in all fairness to INXS...Michael Hutchence their singer has been dead for years and they really wanted to play for millions of fans...they just needed time and a new singer to move on. I give them some credit for it. Van Halen however...no excuses.
You're better than me then. Without him, to me, there was no INXS.
And I hear you...for sure...but Michael did a lot of damage and I love INXS' music a lot...I listen to them 2-3 times a week. The living shouldn't be left to suffer because one man in the band decided to end it...albeit the lead singer. Who knows what will happen with INXS MACH II...but the guys in the band just want to work and they wrote those hits...I say let em earn what they are due.
On a similar [bad] note, "The Doors" are back with a new Mojo wannabe.
It's a musical abomination.
They say Grecian Formula gradually restores lost color to graying hair...naturally.
ROFL!!! My hubby likes Hagar, I like Roth. I can't wait to use that line on him!! LOL!
Jim Morrison is dead, though. As much as I am not for any non-Morrison Doors, you can't blame them. Same with INXS, and even AC/DC. But this situation is just Eddie's ego. Bring back Dave or scuttle the ship.
Dave will never get back with VH.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.