MTV reports Van Halen ready for CBS
Los Angeles | October 20, 2005 12:01:13 AM IST
If CBS brings back its successful Rock Star: INXS for a second season, rumor has it the next band in line is California's Van Halen.
This summer's inaugural season was a ratings winner for CBS and a reputation enhancer for reality TV producer Mark Burnett -- and it gave INXS a new singer, a new hit single, an upcoming album and a world tour.
CBS has remained hush-hush on whether Rock Star will return next summer, but MTV reports if it does, look for Eddie and Alex Van Halen along with bassist Michael Anthony in the judges' chairs originally filed by INXS.
A band rep refused to comment on the report given to MTV by a source close to the show.
Van Halen certainly fits the mold -- a former rock 'n' roll powerhouse that has been floundering without a frontman since the departures of David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone.
It would be superbadass if Van Halen were on primetime TV 2 nights a week, and it would be even more superbadass if they had a whole band (and were putting out albums) again... but that leads me to the not-so-superbadass part. I just saw Sammy Hagar tour with them last summer, what the heck happened to that!? I thought they were back together :(
Why can't everybody just get along!