The reunion at the Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood of VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth and the band for his debut solo album, “Eat ‘Em And Smile”, was canceled at the last minute on Wednesday, November 25 by the fire marshal.
The show would have marked the first time in 30 years that Roth joined guitar hero Steve Vai, bass legend Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG), drummer Greg Bissonette (RINGO STARR & HIS ALL-STARR BAND), and keyboardist Brett Tuggle to perform some of the hits from the classic LP. Also scheduled to join the band on stage was STEEL PANTHER vocalist Ralph Saenz (a.k.a. Michael Starr).
Video footage of a disappointed Roth leaving the venue after the cancelation can be seen above (courtesy of California Rock News). The singer, whose appearance last night was not officially announced prior to the gig, can be heard telling the bystanders: “I apologize about this evening. It looks like we were too popular.” He added that he and his “Eat ‘Em And Smile” bandmates would try to find another venue to stage the reunion. “Should we go to the Hollywood Palladium, maybe?” he can be heard asking the fans.
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