David Lee Roth

David Lee Roth Reuniting with Van Halen

02/02/2007 at 06:55 PM EST

David Lee Roth Reuniting with Van Halen
David Lee Roth
JOY E. SCHELLER/LFI
After more than two decades apart, the rock group Van Halen and its original lead singer, David Lee Roth, are reuniting.

The band announced Friday that Roth, 52, will front the heavy metal quartet on a 40-show summer tour. This will be the first time Roth has performed with the band since 1984, after which Sammy Hagar sang lead. (Roth briefly rejoined the band in 1996, but didn't perform with them at the time.)

"I am very excited to get back to the core of what made Van Halen," lead guitarist Eddie Van Halen, 52, said in a statement.

Though a little older and thinner of hair, the band has lost no bravado, announcing it would play "a set list of the most iconic hits ever produced by America's premiere rock band."

There will be one change in the original lineup: bassist Michael Anthony will be replaced with Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie's 15-year-old son by ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli.

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