Daryl Hall reveals Eddie Van Halen asked him to replace David Lee Roth in Van Halen

Daryl Hall and Eddie Van Halen
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Dary Hall, vocalist and guitarist for legendary pop-rock outfit Hall & Oates, has confirmed he was almost drafted in to join Van Halen to replace the outgoing David Lee Roth more than 35 years ago.

While in conversation with Out of the Box with Jonathan Clarke, Hall touched upon his much-speculated collaboration with Eddie Van Halen, revealing it was actually the late electric guitar icon who initially proposed the idea to him in the first place.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.