Gary Cherone says “singers are secondary” in Van Halen tribute – it's all about the guitar players

Extreme and Eddie Van Halen
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Extreme's Gary Cherone has addressed the possibility of taking part in the potential Eddie Van Halen tribute tour that has been the talk of the guitar world ever since it was mentioned earlier this year.

While in conversation with SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk, the former Van Halen vocalist revealed he hasn’t yet been contacted about starring in any tribute project, but went on record saying that "of course" he would take part should such an event take place.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

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.