Sad news for Van Halen fans. Speculation had been rife that Van Halen drummer is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 67, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 17/01/2021 : 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 Saturday 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, 16 Jan 2021
“Didn't Alex Van Halen retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 16 Jan 2021
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