In both cases, I always felt Diamond Dave got the short end of the stick. But I'm sure others would disagree.
Well, looks like he's back, along with (most) of the rest of Van Halen, and planning a big tour this year:
We'll see how long this lasts, especially considering how short-lived their reunion with Sammy Hagar was. Until they make it through a tour and get in the studio, I ain't holding my breath.
VAN HALEN IS BACK!
VAN HALEN OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR
February 2, 2007
Los Angeles, CA - In what is no doubt one of the most anticipated moments in rock and roll, VAN HALEN officially announces their 2007 North American tour.
The tour will mark the first time since 1984 that original VAN HALEN front man David Lee Roth will perform with Eddie and Alex Van Halen along with new bassist Wolfgang Van Halen for 40 shows this summer.
VAN HALEN fans can look forward to legendary high intensity performances, featuring a set list of the most iconic hits ever produced by America's premiere rock band.
Eddie Van Halen states, "I am very excited to get back to the core of what made VAN HALEN."