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David Lee Roth has once again made comments about Eddie Van Halen to the press.

In a new interview with the Las Vegas Review-JournalRoth said, “Ed’s not doing well, and singing and dancing is a perishable skill. If you have the capacity, it’s something that has to be used routinely, if not for the thrill of it and the magic of creating with other incandescent spirits.”

It’s the latest comment Roth has made about EVH since September 2019, which was the time when his Las Vegas residency was first announced. Since then, Roth has called himself “The Face of Van Halen,” said Van Halen (the band) was “finished” and that he “structured even the guitar solos on that first album.”

Coincidentally, Roth’s Vegas residency kicked off last night (January 8), and the setlist highlighted both his solo and Van Halen catalog. Per, the setlist was as follows:

1. “You Really Got Me”
2. “Big Train”
3. “Unchained”
4. “Just Like Paradise”
5. “Atomic Punk”
6. “Dance the Night Away”
7. “Mean Street”
8. “California Girls”
9. “Tobacco Road”
10. “Jamie’s Cryin'”
11. “Beautiful Girls”
12. “Panama”
13. “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”
14. “Just a Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody”
15. “Jump”


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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights