Van Halen reportedly will front possible second season of Rock Star

CBS has yet to renew Rock Star, which found a lead singer for INXS during its first season. However, MTV reports that Van Halen is on board for a possible second season.

According to MTV.com, “a source close to the show claimed that the core Van Halen trio — brothers Alex and Eddie Van Halen and bassist Michael Anthony — will be auditioning potential frontmen and women for the show’s still-hypothetical second season.” Previously, the band was fronted by David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar, and Gary Cherone.

MTV says that “if the series is added to next summer’s CBS lineup, expect to see Van Halen tapping into America’s rock and roll pipeline for a new singer.” It’s also possible the show could move to a different network if CBS rejects a second season.

Update: MTV.com has deleted the story off its web site. Let the conspiracy theories begin.

Will Van Halen Be The Next ‘Rock Star’ Band? [MTV]

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