Daryl Corridor has confirmed that he was requested to hitch VAN HALEN following the departure of David Lee Roth greater than three and a half many years in the past.
The singer-songwriter — greatest often called one half of HALL & OATES — broached the subject of his hypothetical link-up with VAN HALEN in a brand new interview with “Out Of The Field With Jonathan Clarke”, which airs on the New York radio station Q104.3. Requested if it is true that Eddie approached him about entering into the position of the band’s frontman after Roth‘s exit, Daryl laughed and mentioned (as transcribed by Phoosi.com): “Nicely, yeah. Really, sure. I knew these guys [VAN HALEN] rather well; we really shared some individuals — crew and issues like that. And Eddie got here to a present with [his then-wife] Valerie [Bertinelli] — this goes again, you already know — and David had simply left the band. And Eddie mentioned, ‘Do you wanna be a part of VAN HALEN, man?’ He was half joking, however I feel he was severe — I actually do consider he was severe. And I took it significantly. I went, ‘Meh, I feel not. I feel I’ve obtained my very own shit occurring.'”
Corridor additionally confirmed that the enduring keyboard hook in VAN HALEN‘s “Leap” was impressed by HALL & OATES‘s track “Kiss Is On My Checklist”. “That’s right,” Daryl mentioned. “That is what [Eddie] all the time advised me. He mentioned that impressed ‘Leap’.”
You possibly can hear the total dialog beneath.
Corridor wasn’t the one singer Eddie reportedly approached about becoming a member of VAN HALEN earlier than he recruited Sammy Hagar to entrance the band. Former JOURNEY vocalist Steve Perry advised Rolling Stone in a 2020 interview that he was “honored” when Eddie requested him to come back to Los Angeles and jam however that he felt he wasn’t “actually suited” to representing VAN HALEN‘s “legacy as much as that time”. Patty Smyth of the group SCANDAL additionally mentioned that she was requested to hitch VAN HALEN however that she in the end declined as a result of “they had been heavy drinkers” and he or she did not wish to relocate to Los Angeles. “I used to be, like, ‘I am from New York. We do not transfer to L.A.,'” she recalled in a 2020 interview with Stereogum.
Corridor is an inductee into the Rock And Roll Corridor Of Fame with the best-selling duo of all time. He’s additionally the star of his very personal award-winning internet series-turned-TV staple “Stay From Daryl’s Home”, in addition to a profitable venue proprietor with Daryl’s Home, a restored reside music area in Pawling, New York.
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