"That's been canceled a number of times," Roth said. "And I think Van Halen's finished and [my upcoming Las Vegas residency] is the next phase. I've inherited the band de facto — whatever that means. I think it means if you inherit it, carry this proudly. Van Halen isn't gonna be coming back in the fashion that you know. And that being said, Eddie [Van Halen]'s got his own story to tell. Not mine to tell it."
Roth has previously explained that it's unclear if or when Van Halen will ever be ready to tour, and he's sick of waiting on the band. The singer noted that he's not sure how much longer he'll be able to perform live, so he plans to get the most out of his remaining prime years.
He added that he doesn't believe Eddie will "answer the bell this time," but he also suggested that he doesn't precisely know what the guitarist is dealing with.
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