Meanwhile OFF Broadway...Van Halen has played out like a dramatic sitcom, so it's no surprise that a play based on the relationship between Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth will open off-Broadway in New York in January.
Eddie and Dave will be staged at the Atlantic Theater Company from January 10th through February 10th.
It's described as a "raucous re-telling of the rise and fall of Pasadena’s most groundbreaking '80s rockers told through the foggy lens of a lonely, out of work MTV VJ... [it's] about hubris, friendship, family, fame, musical genius and what happens when the person you need is the one you find most irritating."
And what's most interesting is that Eddie and Dave are portrayed by women, while Eddie's ex-wife, Valerie Bertinelli, is played by a man.
This is not the first time a woman has portrayed a male musician. Cate Blanchett played Bob Dylan in the 2007 film, I'm Not There.