Grammys Confirm Van Halen ‘Reunion’ With Unsubtle Tweet
Band will perform at Grammy Nominations Concert on November 30
Van Halen reunited with original frontman David Lee Roth in 2007, but according to the Grammys, they’ll be the “reuniting band” on November 30 at the Grammy Nominations concert. “Who do u predict the reuniting band will be @ #GRAMMYnoms? Does this hint make u wanna ‘Jump’ & ‘Dance the Night Away’?” reads a tweet sent last night (and noticed by Yahoo!’s Amplifier). Quel mystery! The Pointer Sisters? Cream?
Of course, the most recent “reunion” wasn’t a full reformation of the band’s classic lineup, because bassist Michael Anthony has been replaced by Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang. But Roth’s return for his first VH tour in 23 years got fans pumped — the trek grossed more than $93 million, and rumblings about potential albums and tours have continued since the tour wrapped in ’08.
The Grammy Nominations Concert will feature performances by Lady Gaga, Sugarland, Ludacris, and Lupe Fiasco. The actual Grammys go down February 12 in Los Angeles. There’s no guarantee Van Halen will take the stage at the post-Thanksgiving event — they’ll more likely announce an upcoming tour or album, which would be their first with Diamond Dave since 1984.
Not to be outdone in the reunion department, Black Sabbath updated their official website with an image reading “11.11.11.,” Blabbermouth notes, reporting Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward will attend an event that day hosted by Henry Rollins at Hollywood, California’s Whisky A Go Go.