A reunion has been touted for years but group relations have always scuppered plans - until now.
And the JUMP singer, who replaced shock jock Howard Stern on the Infinity Radio network yesterday (03JAN06), is already looking for another gig.
He says, "I talked to the drummer (ALEX VAN HALEN) about a week ago, and I think, eventually, the inevitable will happen."
The rock wildman-turned-New York paramedic and DJ insists the timing is perfect for a reunion tour - because he's still got what it takes to be a great frontman.
He adds, "It definitely won't be rockers with walkers. Getting onstage and singing DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY? Let me tell you how difficult that isn't going to be."
Roth founded the group with brothers ALEX and EDDIE VAN HALEN and bass player MICHAEL ANTHONY in the mid 1970s and performed with them until his departure in 1985, when he was replaced by Sammy Hagar. He recently recorded with his old band for a greatest hits package.