Alex Van Halen made an attempt to put together another version of Van Halen one year after his brother Eddie passed away on October 6th, 2020.
Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted recently told the Palm Beach Post that guitar legend Joe Satriani had agreed to go to California to meet with the guys to discuss it further.
Newsted said he knew it would be virtually impossible to do any justice to Van Halen’s legacy. He said, “How could you? There’s nobody that can top it, so how do you show it honor? I didn’t want it to be viewed as a money grab. And then it kind of just all fizzled.”
There’s no word on whether David Lee Roth would have done vocals, but Roth did say he was in contact with Alex last year.
If the band would’ve come together, it would have been the fifth lineup of the band.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]