Van Halen drops Smith

Tuesday, February 1st, 2000 - 3:16 pm PST

As quickly as he joined them, Rev. Smith today announced his departure from rock group Van Halen.  “It is a completely amicable parting of ways,” he explained to reporters.  ”He was fired,” stated Eddie Van Halen at a separate press conference.  “He kept showing up for practices without pants.”  It is not yet known what will become of the material the band worked on during Smith’s tenure as frontman–it is believed to consist of a single song tentitively titled “Bring on the Girls”.