VAN HALEN vocalist David Lee Roth made an appearance on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night (September 12) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
US Weekly was able to grab the legendary frontman for a quick word on things where Roth touched on last year’s death of VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Roth said: My guitar player passed away, Eddie Van Halen. He’s either in heaven raisin’ hell. Or he’s in hell, consequently in heaven. Read into that as you wish. And he would have me say it just like that. And I carry on that spirit deliberately.”
He later added: “And you know what? I just spoke to Alex Van Halen. We’re about to celebrate our 50th year or ragging on each other. [Laughs]”
Eddie passed away last October at the age of 65 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) September 12, 2021