Eddie Van Halen: ‘We’ll Be Here For a Long Time’
In the August 2012 issue of Guitar World magazine, guitarist Eddie Van Halen speaks about the group's future in with much positivity. And he dismisses rumors that the he and his bandmates are having a hard time getting along on the road.
“We truly are a band; it’s not just a one-off thing,” EVH says. “I don’t want to say it’s a rebuilding process. If anything it’s continuation. It feels more like a band and a family than it ever has, and not just because three-quarters of it is family.”
He added, “Working with Dave [Lee Roth, vocals] has been very productive. We’re all very opinionated about things, but it’s all for the benefit of the music. We’re working together better than ever. I see us doing this for a long, long time. When things feel right, why the hell not keep doing it?
“I can't think of anyone on the planet who is more lucky and blessed. Not only do I get to play with my brother but I also get to play with my son [Wolfgang, who joined Van Halen at age 16]. If my dad was still here now, that would really make things amazing. I have a wonderful wife, wonderful friends, and a son who doesn’t smoke, drink or do drugs. I’m just a guitarist in a kick-ass rock ’n’ roll band. What more could I ask for?”