Alex Van Halen to announce shock retirement from music?

Van Halen drummer created a stir on Tuesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Van Halen fans. Speculation had been rife that Van Halen drummer is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 70, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 28/02/2024 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a musician isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a musician just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Tuesday evening, #ThankYouAlex was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Alex Van Halen was unlike any other musician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouAlex”
— @universalObserver, 27 Feb 2024
“Didn't Alex Van Halen retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 27 Feb 2024

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