Well, class, it’s been about a week since Van Halen issued an underwhelming press release at around 5:30 p.m. ET on a Friday, in which they announced a summer reunion tour with David Lee Roth, and without much-beloved founding bassist Michael Anthony. There hasn’t been a peep since.
No momentous press conference (complete with a performance, perhaps?). No picture of the new lineup. No tour dates. No revamped official website. No quotes from the loquacious frontman who is returning to his post after a 22-year absence. No official announcement from anyone in the VH camp about the group’s apparent plans to release yet another best-of collection. No clue as to what will go down at next month’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. No sign of new music anywhere in sight.
<SARCASM>Surely, it’s all part of a masterfully crafted plan. If there’s one thing the band has shown us over the years, it’s that no one is more well thought out than Van Halen.</SARCASM>