By EW Staff
November 19, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

Loser of the Week: Eddie Van Halen

”If Gary’s in, he’s in for life—that’s it,” the Van Halen guitarist told EW in 1996, when the band’s third singer, Gary Cherone, came on board. ”And if anything ever does happen…that would be the end of Van Halen. I’ll take up tuba.” Cherone just split and VH is still in the studio…rehearsing John Philip Sousa covers?