With no official word from the Van Halen camp about the reasons behind yesterday’s sudden postponement of over 30 dates on their summer 2012 tour schedule, speculation has set in, some of it focused on the reportedly testy relationship between David Lee Roth and his bandmates.
Van Halen have postponed over 30 dates on their 2012 North American tour, beginning with their show scheduled for July 7 at Uncasville, Ct. and ending with their planned Sept. 25 performance in Milwaukee.
The latest in a series of wide-ranging videos at Van Halen‘s official website features the elder band members sitting around a camera talking about old times like three friends sucking down brewskies in the garage. David Lee Roth leads a discussion in which Eddie and Alex Van Halen share how they would rig their stage and electronics to be ahead of their time in the early ’70s.
Given the famous history between Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth, few could have expected Van Halen‘s North American tour to last for even the originally planned four months when it was announced back in January. However, things are apparently going so well tha
You know what you need? A box with a big button on the top that plays David Lee Roth vocal samples when you press it. Obviously, you didn’t know you needed this until just now when we told you, but you didn’t know you needed an iPhone either.
Today, Kiss threatens to clean house at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Tommy Lee backtracks a bit from comments about pop star Rihanna, and David Lee Roth makes an ass of himself, in a manner of speaking.
It’s possible New Life Christian Center pastor Mark Granville would have been thrown off his game last week, had he only recognized the famous faces hanging on his every word from the front row. Alex and Eddie Van Halen took in mass at the Trenton, N.J. church, but Granville had never heard of them.
Nationally syndicated radio show ‘InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands’ will take a look back at Van Halen‘s early days in their latest episode. With the new album ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ out now, the show uses interviews with founding band members to offer a peek into their mindset at this particular formative era.
Van Halen made some noteworthy changes for the second of their two headlining shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden last night (March 1) including a new opening song, the unearthing of a long unheard deep album cut, and a new microphone for singer David Lee Roth.
Don’t you hate it when you go to a concert and all you get are the hits? Or worse, when it’s the exact same show as the last two tours? Van Halen fans have less to fear right now because Diamond Dave, Eddie and the boys are breaking out some obscurities on their current tour.
Back in the 1980s, Van Halen were known for demanding lots of M&M’s be provided backstage at their concerts — but insisting the brown ones be removed. Many people assumed it was a weird superstition or just your standard, run-of-the-mill rock star ridiculousness, but David Lee Roth says there was actually a very good reason behind it.
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