Will Van Halen be the next band to find a new lead singer on 'Rock Star: The Series'? The band's spokesperson "vehemently" denies it.
Earlier, Larry Solters, a high-powered Hollywood publicist who reps Van Halen, told TMZ, "I'm not denying it. I'm not going to answer any questions about it." Today, Solters contacted TMZ and said in no way was he confirming the rumor that Van Halen was headed for 'Rock Star.'
Last year, the band INXS used 'Rock Star' to find a new lead singer. J.D. Fortune won the competition, and the band is now making a comeback with a hit new album and a sold-out tour.
As for Van Halen, the group has had three lead singers since it hit the scene back in 1978: David Lee Roth, who left the band in 1985, Sammy Hagar, who split in 1996, and Gary Cherone, who recorded just one album and toured with the band in 1998.
The next season of 'Rock Star,' produced by Mark Burnett for CBS, is scheduled to air during the summer. Neither Burnett nor CBS would comment on the Van Halen buzz.