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- Posted on Mar 11th 2007 1:51PM by Jessica Robertson
With only 24 hours until Van Halen's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, David Lee Roth says he's skipping the New York ceremony. "I don't make speeches for a living; I sing and dance for my dinner," Roth told the L.A. Times, saying that he won't attend if he can't perform. He also added that his decision to miss the ceremony "rips my heart out."
The Rock Hall says they did invite him to perform. "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is sorry that David Lee Roth will not attend this year's induction of Van Halen," said Hall President and CEO Joel Pressman. "We offered him opportunities to play and sing a Van Halen song of his choice with our House band, including his own guitar player or a song with Velvet Revolver and he refused those opportunities."
There's been much speculation surrounding whether members of the band would be attending the festivities. According to our Hall sources, members Sammy Hagar and Mike Anthony will make appearances while Alex Van Halen has yet to confirm. Brother Eddie will not be present as he checked himself into rehab late last week.
The news comes shortly after Velvet Revolver announced they would be standing in for Van Halen -- who recently scrapped their summer reunion tour -- during the ceremony, with frontman Scott Weiland and guitarist Slash speaking on the inductees' behalf.