David Lee Roth discusses his possible future with Van Halen on the latest edition of The Roth Show.
The main theme of the episode is how Roth spent his time living in Japan over the past few years, including learning the language as well studying various martial arts.
The rocker also upgraded his ink to include some full-body art by legendary horishi tattoo artist Horiyoshi III, while sensing the reaction from others is in line with keeping an edge to his working life as musician.
“It’s not like my career path is going to get altered,” explains Roth. “I sort of know what the next ten summers are going to bring – Eddie Van Halen aside, those are ups and downs.
“I don’t know when we’re going to tour but I have a sense that we will; I don’t know that we’re going to record again – when that’ll happen – but I have a sense that it’s gonna happen.”
Things appear to be quiet in the Van Halen camp since the group closed out their 2015 tour in support of “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert” with a pair of shows at the Hollywood Bowl in early October.
Roth’s reunion with the Van Halen brothers in 2007 resulted in a 79-date tour over a two-year cycle. In 2012, the band recorded their first studio album with Roth in almost 30 years, “A Different Kind Of Truth”, which delivered a 55-show trek with shows in North America, Australia and Japan.
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