Van Halen has been inactive since their 2015 tour, and just maybe we will see them return in 2019. Vulture recently caught up with Van Halen singer David Lee Roth in a hotel suite who apparently took one too many edibles before having the two hour conversation. Roth has a history speaking in hyperbole and being high doesn’t seem to help with the rambles. However, during this embroidering conversation, Roth mentioned a few exciting details. If his statement does turn out to be true, it could be the show of 2019.
During the conversation, Roth was asked about his time in Japan when he starred in a short film, Tokyo Story.
“It is the test run for a parallel project that I’ve been working on. Those characters from the short are in a script that has now been worked into a graphic novel. And it is by our accounting the world’s first graphic novel with a full soundtrack. I’ve been working on it for four years. I called Colin Smith, who’s written, I don’t know, 15 books on how to use Adobe Photoshop. He’s been over at my shop three times a week. Working with stellar talents is part of the luxury of being Diamond Dave. I’m smart enough to know these folks, so how much smarter do I need to be? And it’s art-centric. We don’t think about the price. Because, you know, next time my rock band will be playing the same place that the Yankees play. Okay?
Roth was asked if Van Halen will perform at the Yankee Stadium next summer:
“Yeah, but I can’t … If I say something on tape here and everybody goes, “Oh, this leaked…” But, the band will be — I can’t say.”
“Well, I don’t know how far this privacy actually goes. But the band is solvent. And I can say that I contacted colleagues about being part of the show — Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Jason Aldean, the Foo Fighters, Church, and Stapleton. And they all said that, if everything happens, they would certainly be involved.”
Read the full interview here.