David Lee Roth just gave fans hope that the return of Van Halen may be in our future.
“There is certainly more music,” Roth told the music interview website Toazted in an Instragram video just posted today (June 14th).
Roth’s comment was in response to the question of whether there will be more music and tours coming from Van Halen with David Lee Roth in the future.
“Plenty of music comin’ up,” added Roth. “I’m gonna be seeing the Van Halen brothers in the next week or so. We’ll be talkin’ what’s comin’ up then.”
“I make no promises but I make promises but I don’t,” quipped Roth with a big grin. “I have to publicize now that I’m not talking.”
Below is the entire video of Roth’s comments posted by Toazted on their Instagram page.
Armin Van Buuren’s Remix Of “Jump” Puts Van Halen Back On The Charts
While Van Halen continues to remain quiet Roth has been back in the spotlight recently by promoting the brand new Armin van Buuren remix of “Jump”. The single just landed at number 47 on the Dance Club Songs chart according to Billboard (http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/8515833/the-chainsmokers-world-war-joy-debuts-no-1-top-dance-electronic-albums). The original version of the song was the band’s only other entry on the chart, reaching number 17 back in 1984.
Van Halen “Jump” Armin Van Buuren Remix
Van Halen “Jump” Armin van Buuren Extended Remix
The song’s chart appearance came thanks to its support from Roth who performed the song live with van Buuren at two recent festivals – the Ultra Music Fest in Florida on March 31st and the 2019 Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf, Netherlands on June 9th.
Van Buuren ranks among the world’s most popular DJs and recently placed at the top of the Highest Trance category at this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll. His connection to Van Halen’s “Jump” dates back to when he was just six years old.
“I knew the song already as a kid,” he told Rolling Stone in a recent interview. “I think I was six years old when the track was a Number One hit everywhere. I was just eager to have the stems, because I always thought, ‘What if you could have the energy of the song from 1982 and transfer it to 2019?’”
Van Buuren made a mix of the track and eventually got the thumbs up when he sent it to the band. It was Roth who particularly liked the track and soon after the two teamed up to bring the song to live audiences.
In that same Rolling Stone interview Roth was asked what he thought of van Buuren’s remix. Never one to answer a simple question with a simple answer Roth responded by saying, “It’s like the first time you drove past the pyramids. Remember that feeling?”
This recent placement of “Jump” on Billboard is another in a long list of appearances on the chart. Originally released as a single on December 21st, 1983 it reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, and stayed at #1 for five straight weeks. It would go on to peak at 6 on the year-end chart. In 2018 it placed 227 on the All-Time US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The Original Version of “Jump” By Van Halen:
The success of the remixed version of “Jump” along with van Buuren and Roth’s appearances in front of huge audiences a whole new generation of music fans are being exposed to Van Halen. Hopefully those new fans will get to see the band and Roth performing live in the future. According to Roth that may just happen soon but, then again, he makes no promises. Or does he?