Van Halen summed up quite simply his relationship with Roth: "He does not want to be my friend." Not that he feels he's necessarily missing out. He added that "Roth's perception of himself is different than who he is in reality. We're not in our 20s anymore. We're in our 60s. Act like you’re 60. I stopped coloring my hair, because I know I'm not going to be young again." In the same vein, Van Halen said Roth does not like "rock music," he "likes dance music."
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