Van Halen Knew Reunion Was Inevitable

(Classic Rock) David Lee Roth says he and his Van Halen bandmates always knew they'd reunite after their split in 1985.

The frontman departed on bad terms after the outfit bowed out of 1984′s European Monsters Of Rock tour before it ended. He was replaced by Sammy Hagar, Gary Cherone then Hagar once again, before returning full-time in 2006 and appearing on last year's album A Different Kind Of Truth.

Roth tells Australia's Today Show: "When you go this long – this is like our 35th anniversary; this is 35 summers, which sounds less than years – you'll have ups and downs. When somebody says, 'I'm a mountain climber,' they're spending half their time coming down the mountain.

"Whether its health-wise, economically, spiritually or anything-ly, we made all the classic mistakes beyond Elvis proportion. We broke every record possible. I am the son of Satan, but now my duties are largely ceremonial…

"Everybody has come full circle to appreciate the privilege we have. We get to sing and dance for a living." more on this story

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