From Yahoo! News:
Red emphasis mine.David Lee Roth back as Van Halen singer
LOS ANGELES - The rumors were true. Van Halen will reunite with original singer David Lee Roth for a summer tour of North America.
"I am very excited to get back to the core of what made Van Halen," guitarist Eddie Van Halen said in a statement posted Friday on the band's Web site announcing a 40 city tour. No specific dates have been named.
It will be the first time that Roth performs live with the band since 1984, when he was replaced by Sammy Hagar. A brief reunion with Roth in 1996 resulted in two new songs but no tour.
Original bassist Michael Anthony will not be a part of the reunion. Late last year he was replaced by Eddie Van Halen's 15-year-old son Wolfgang.
On March 12 Van Halen will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony in New York.
Isn't it nice to know that the heart of what makes Van Halen, Van Halen isn't good music, searing guitar, or any of what we thought, but having a guy who once was cool but has instead been a tool for almost two decades in the band with your teenaged son?
And will Eddie let Wolfgang get drunk and trash venues if there are brown M&M's in the candy dish? That's the real question.