The members of Van Halen stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, March 30, to perform with David Lee Roth for the first time on national television. The band ran through "Panama" and "Runnin' With the Devil" on the late night talk show. Van Halen will be back at it again tonight on Live! in celebration of its recently announced tour.
Roth was a little too excited to take the stage with the group. According to Billboard, the singer hit his nose off the microphone during the introduction to "Panama." He slapped a bandage on the cut, though, and proceeded to rock the crowd. Roth's injury could have been much more serious if he would have botched the crazy moves with the microphone stand (see below). Roth was backed by the current incarnation of the band, which features guitar wizard Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen and bass prodigy Wolfgang Van Halen.
Eddie's chops were on point for both efforts while Roth sounded better on "Runnin' With the Devil." Check out both performances below.
Van Halen will hit the road in July for a lengthy tour that runs through October.
The classic rock heroes dropped a new album today as well. Tokyo Dome Live in Concert is the band's first live effort and its first record since 2012's A Different Kind of Truth. The two-CD effort features classic tunes like "Hot for Teacher," "Beautiful Girls" and "Eruption."
Roth and the rest of the Van Halen clan have famously feuded in the past. Roth left the band following 1984 after tensions reached an all-time high. Sammy Hagar took over for a few albums after that and the band has been juggling singers ever since.
— Van Halen (@VanHalen) March 30, 2015