Van Halen reunite with Dave Lee Roth
The band will include original members Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Roth and the new addition of Eddie's 16-year-old son Wolfgang on bass.
Talking about reuniting with his old band mates, Roth said: "It's a new band with a new sound and new energy from Wolfgang, but we'll play songs you know."
On the prospect of their being new material, the singer commented: "We're already plotting and planning. This is not like The Police. The idea is that it will continue on and on."
Previous attempts at a reformation of the group had to be abandoned due to guitarist Eddie Van Halen's difficulties with substance addiction.
The '80s 'Jump' rockers are heading out on a 24 date tour of the US this autumn.