LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — When Van Halen abruptly pulled the plug on more than 30 dates on their current North American outing, the blogosphere was abuzz with speculation that there was renewed infighting amongst members of the band.
Not so, says Eddie Van Halen. In an interview with USA Today, the guitarist put a different spin on the cancellations, saying that the band was just trying to do too much and was forced to scale back.
"We bit off more than we could chew," Eddie Van Halen told USA Today. "This record took a lot out of us. And we went on tour earlier than we wanted to so we could play Madison Square Garden [in March, before a renovation], and that threw the schedule out of whack."
Eddie also teased the band's upcoming tour of Japan in November, and hinted that there might be "something special" in the offing for the New Year, but declined to elaborate.
Van Halen is touring behind their latest album "A Different Kind of Truth" which was released in February with a debut at #2 on the Billboard charts. It is the first album since 1984 featuring frontman David Lee Roth. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers