Joe Satriani revealed he has been in talks with Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth a few potential Van Halen tribute tour.
“I have been speaking with Alex and Dave for a few yr about doing one thing — a tour, one thing like that — that was going to be a real tribute to Eddie and the Van Halen legacy,” the guitarist informed the Rock of Nations With Dave Kinchen podcast.
Satriani admitted the tour sounded daunting, however he was up to the duty. “For me, it was a terrifying prospect of doing one thing like that, however I spotted that it was one thing that may be an actual labor of affection for me,” he mentioned. “I used to be simply so honored to tackle the problem.”
The guitarist’s feedback help claims that Jason Newsted made final week a few Van Halen-related tour. The previous Metallica bassist turned heads when he informed The Palm Seashore Put up that he had acquired an invite from Alex Van Halen to jam with him and Satriani. “There’s no one that may high it, so how do you present it honor?” Newsted mentioned. “I did not need it to be considered as a cash seize. After which it form of simply all fizzled.” Satriani mentioned he was shocked to listen to Newsted reveal the pending tour plans.
“These items are all the time occurring within the music trade, and also you’re supposed to maintain very quiet about it as a result of generally they do not work out,” he mentioned. “There’s often about 10 loopy concepts that float round, and musicians are all the time like, ‘OK, I will not say something about this, as a result of it might not work out. I do not wish to harm this particular person’s emotions or disrupt some other enterprise plans. So yeah, we had been all fairly shocked that Jason needed to go public with it as a result of we had been all sworn to silence.”
When requested whether or not Sammy Hagar was being thought of for the tour, Satriani instructed it would account for all of Van Halen’s catalog. “The considered representing all of the eras of Van Halen, that is fairly daunting,” he mentioned. “Simply from a guitar participant’s perspective, Eddie progressed remarkably as a participant and as an inventor, and people two issues, they form of went collectively from Van Halen 1 all the way in which to the final album. And whenever you sit down to really be taught it and pull it off, you go, ‘Wow, not solely do I would like expertise, however I would like sure gear,’ as a result of sure issues will not work until you’ve got bought this amp and it is doing that. In order that’s additionally one other factor to cope with.”
Regardless of Newsted’s feedback, it sounds just like the tour has not been dominated out solely. “It is very sophisticated, and all I can actually say about it’s that if it does occur, I do know we’ll make it the best factor ever for the followers, and we’ll all have a good time collectively,” Satriani mentioned. “Not solely the good Eddie Van Halen however the legacy that that band created, the superb quantity of music and the goodwill and good vibes they created as a band.”
Van Halen Lineup Modifications
Three totally different singers and two totally different bassists joined the Van Halen brothers over time.