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Van Halen to Rock On With David Lee Roth

February 4, 2009 10:50 AM ET

In the new issue of Rolling Stone — on newsstands today — Brian Hiatt catches up with guitar hero Eddie Van Halen. The guitarist is having a busy year: he launched a new Website where fans can buy replicas of his gear (and tennis shoes), he's getting married in June ... and he's already writing new Van Halen material. "I've got tons of music written, such a variety of stuff," he tells us. "The essence of me is obviously there, and those drums, they're always recognizable. But people expect a certain thing from Van Halen, and this isn't exactly bang-your-head-against-the-wall stuff." And yes, he plans to keep his reunion with David Lee Roth going. Last year's Van Halen tour grossed $93 million, after all.

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