Launch Radio Networks reports: VELVET REVOLVER has been tapped for VAN HALEN's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band will perform in VAN HALEN's place, and singer Scott Weiland and guitarist Slash will speak on VAN HALEN's behalf. For now, it doesn't look like David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar will join VELVET REVOLVER onstage, and Michael Anthony hasn't commented yet. It's still unknown whether Eddie and Alex Van Halen will attend the ceremony.
VELVET REVOLVER just finished recording their new album, titled "Libertad". It should be out this summer, and the band has South American dates with AEROSMITH in April and a possible U.S. tour in May.
Hagar had originally told Launch that he thought the job of inducting VAN HALEN into the Rock Hall would go to his friend and sometime drummer Chad Smith's group. "I was told that they were gonna get the CHILI PEPP — trying to get the (RED HOT) CHILI PEPPERS to induct us. And I shouldn't, maybe shouldn't be saying this (chuckles), but... letting the cat out of the bag... I said, 'Chad, I think they're gonna ask you guys to do it.'He's going, 'Great, man!'(laughs)"
Smith regularly joins Hagar onstage at the singer's Cabo Wabo Cantina in Mexico, and Hagar told Launch that he, Smith, and Michael Anthony are thinking about making a record under the name CHICKEN FOOT.