Talking to Meltdown radio show on Detroit’s WRIF, David Lee Roth said that Van Halen is “finished”. When he was asked whether he felt upset that the band couldn’t tour last summer he replied: “That’s been cancelled a number of times, and I think Van Halen’s finished and this 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’s [Van Halen] got his own story to tell. [It’s] not mine to tell it.”