Two days after the death of Eddie Van Halen, the band’s manager, Irving Azoff, hints at the possibility of unreleased recordings.
He tells concert industry publication Pollstar, “Wolf [Eddie’s son] and Alex [Van Halen] will go up to 5150, the studio in Ed’s house… Here’s been a lot of recording over the years. I can’t predict that for sure there will be anything new, but for sure they’re going to look at it.”
And, asked about the 2019 stadium tour that never materialized, Azoff says, “We had lots of stops and starts, but there was every intention of doing a summer stadium tour [in 2019], and as the cancer moved around, [Eddie] was physically unable to do it.”
The tour was with the original lineup — bassist Michael Anthony included — and with special guests the Foo Fighters and Metallica in select cities.
Eddie Van Halen was 65 when he succumbed to cancer on Tuesday.
MTV Classic has posted a video of a tour Eddie gave of 5150 in 1998.