Quote: "He does not want to be my friend... Roth's perception of himself is different than who he is in reality. We're not in our 20s anymore. We're in our 60s. Act like you're 60. I stopped colouring my hair, because I know I'm not going to be young again." EDDIE VAN HALEN calls for Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth to act his age.
Quote: "It was a strange thing with Cherone. We were getting ready to go on tour, and all of a sudden I see this John Travolta outfit - these big lapels and a crazy jacket. He's like, 'This is my stage outfit'. That's when I realised it wasn't going to work. But I don't dislike Gary at all." EDDIE VAN HALEN on his regrets about recruiting Extreme singer Gary Cherone as Van Halen's frontman.
Quote: "I used metal (guitar) picks - they're brass and copper - which I always held in my mouth, in the exact place where I got the tongue cancer. Plus, I basically live in a recording studio that's filled with electromagnetic energy. So that's one theory. I mean, I was smoking and doing a lot of drugs and a lot of everything. But at the same time, my lungs are totally clear. This is just my own theory, but the doctors say it's possible." Rocker EDDIE VAN HALEN insists his past tongue cancer issues have nothing to do with his heavy smoking and drinking.
Quote: "Music is total free-form to do whatever you want. I think censorship and all that... is a bunch of garbage. People should be able to express themselves however they want. As long as you're not hurting anyone... If you don't want to see it, don't watch it." Rocker EDDIE VAN HALEN defends Miley Cyrus' right to strip off and dance provocatively.
Fact: Rockers Van Halen have rescheduled the tour of Japan which was cancelled to allow EDDIE VAN HALEN to undergo emergency surgery for a digestive disease. The shows in Osaka and Tokyo were originally slated for November (12), but they will now take place in June (13).
Fact: Metallica'S JAMES HETFIELD, Slash, EDDIE VAN HALEN and Keith Richards have joined late stars Johnny Ramone, Roy Orbison, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Strummer and DJANGO REINHARDT on a new list of the world's Coolest Guitarists. Stray Cats star Brian Setzer, Link Wray, Buddy Guy and Jimmy Page also make the top 30 list in the new issue of Guitar World magazine.
Quote: "I am really shocked; as I'm sure the world is, to hear the news. I had the pleasure of working with Michael on BEAT IT back in '83 - one of my fondest memories in my career. Michael will be missed and may he rest in peace." Rocker EDDIE VAN HALEN remembers his time in the studio with late legend Michael Jackson, who died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Thursday (25Jun09).
Fact: EDDIE VAN HALEN was honoured with the Guitar God Award at the third annual Spike Guys' Choice Awards in California on Saturday (30May09).
Quote: "Hes more professional than most people I know. We never cancelled or postponed a gig because of him." EDDIE VAN HALEN on son bandmate WOLFGANG.
Quote: "Hes obviously going to Julliard (top performing arts college) or something like that - and theyll take him at the drop of a hat, because he is ready. And the kid can act, too. (But) he is a part of Van Halen. Permanently." EDDIE VAN HALEN has no plans to give former bandmate, bassist MICHAEL ANTHONY his old job back now his teenage son WOLFGANG is in the group.