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An ominous noise filtered through the sound system as people shuffled to their seats Tuesday night in Memorial Auditorium. The house lights were still bright, beer cups still full and foamy, and that tingly concert-anticipation hung in the air. Suddenly the amplified noise reached a crescendo, the lights flickered out and Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar, bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Alex Van Halen and his brother, guitar god Eddie Van Halen, took their places on stage, and from the first chord to a few songs later I was so enthralled I forgot I had a job to do. By the time Van Halen got to “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” I snapped out of my stupor enough to realize how much fun the band still is, but not the kind of hedonistic fun they used to convey. Now Van Halen seem to have a bit of a conscience, albeit a loose one. The music was loud, the songs were great and the concert hall was teeming with that strobe-light concert energy you can’t find anywhere but at a sold-out rock show.

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David Lee Roth strolls into the Turret Penthouse of the Beekman hotel at dusk, nattily dressed in a slim three-piece suit of his own design in plaid wool flannel anchored by sturdy black boots. From to , Roth was more often dressed in zebra-striped leotards, his long locks bleached and teased, as he fronted Van Halen, the era-defining band that sold more than 80 million records. How did he get from there to here? For starters, they all wore suits to work. My mom was the critical vote in my family, always was—not Dad.

All of the tough, the feisty, the scrappy, and the moxie comes from Mom. This crucial element was an undercurrent to Van Halen. And I love hippie, believe me. Our music is timeless and can be played by Filipino bar bands at Hasidic weddings flawlessly. Were you born with a five-and-a-half octave voice, or is that something you achieved through relentless training? They also taught me to practice foreign accents and to sing in other languages—this works with the 17 or 18 different muscles that affect your armature.

I started this project with three of us sitting around an upended plastic bucket for a table at my house in L. And what we have built is absolutely specialized to our community.


His quick-fingered guitar riffs and singer David Lee Roth’s onstage antics caught the eye of Kiss guitarist Gene Simmons in , and he funded and produced their first recording session. The band’s sixth album, , featured smash hits “Panama” and “Jump,” and made the hard rock quartet and household name. Edward Van Halen was born on January 26, , in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and moved with his family to California in the early s. While growing up in Pasadena, Eddie and his brother, Alex, took classical piano lessons, playing mostly improvised classical, and Eddie, in particular, proved to be an early musical standout.

As teenagers, Eddie switched to guitar and Alex to drums, leaving classical music behind and starting a rock band called Mammoth. Within a few years, the band, on the back of Eddie’s signature guitar sound and Roth’s equally unique vocals, had become hugely popular in the Los Angeles rock scene.

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Mick Jagger. Bret Michaels. Nikki Sixx. Axl Rose. Jimmy Page. Robert Plant. Richie Sambora. AJ McLean. Lars Ulrich. Rob Schneider. Rick Savage.

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Musician, songwriter, and producer who co-founded the rock band Van Halen. Eddie is 65 years old. He has not been previously engaged.

Only problem, she already had a boyfriend; Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth. At Prince’s request, the actress broke up with the rocker.

The kind of news that makes old men remember the elastic arrogance and sunny ignorance of their youth, and old women recall a time when life was so easy and full of charm that they could smoke Merit Lights in the scrubby grass behind the cafeteria, wear culottes, and sigh over the roman curls of Mark Goodman. Ridiculous, gigantic, monumental, cartoon Golems striding across the earth and saying boo to the townspeople, spandex-wearing Thor-men throwing fake lightning bolts at teenagers who should have been out changing the world, but instead were getting stoned and watching fake gods playing giant chords under the blue and yellow lights of arenas in the shit part of town.

But as the bitter and beautiful baby aged, as she was adopted by people who had never known hunger or discrimination, she came to stand for something else: The simplest and most accessible totem of middle class faux rebellion. White people took this incredibly powerful tool and made it purely an instrument with which to piss off their parents, maaaan. It just sounds so good, so right, it is like the most extreme caricature that transcends caricature and achieves an absolute beauty and transcendence.

Simultaneously simple and baroque in a way so very, very few bands can achieve, the music of Roth-era Van Halen is muscular aural candy. It is full of depth and mischief, as peanut-butter-chunky as the U. If you were a teenager in the s, you know what a truly awful time this was. True, unlike far inferior bands, Roth-era Van Halen never made one single great front-to-back and back-to-front album then again, neither did Neu!

But they created song after song that blended dumbass riffing, sonic extremes, and insane choruses with production and mixing that was so absolutely perfect that it was truly incandescent.

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Even worse, Van Halen told Klosterman, the musical differences between Roth and the rest of the band could be preventing the group from heading into the studio to make another album. See video: David Lee Roth vs. He just has a range from hell … I have more soul as a singer than he does. Coachella’s Weekend 1 drew all flavors of celebrity: Screen icons mixing with metal pioneers, “Voice” judges with Beatles, trouble magnets, and some actual great music at the Polo Grounds.

Leonardo DiCaprio came in to Saturday night’s Neon Carnival fired up and early: dancing, flexing, and kissing his bicep. He took a table on the front row right on the dancefloor.

Multiple sources state that the original primo line-up of Van Halen — David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, and the amazing.

In which one poor idea becomes two. At Monday morning I awoke and looked at my phone, as I do every morning. That night. I think I assumed that within the six months from purchase date to concert date, I would have found a girlfriend that would be willing to indulge my childish impulses to see dinosaur rock bands. I assumed wrong. Van Halen II was one of my first vinyl albums.

Unfortunately, my initial excitement was quickly extinguished by watching recent live videos of the band. Depending on your age, you may or may not know how difficult it is to get your friends to agree to do anything with you on a weeknight. My friends are great at assembling an impromptu bar crawl or kegger, not so much at following directions of any kind.

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We started in rival bands. Bitter rivals. But we were thrown together and it was amazing.

“It was Eddie (Van Halen) and I’m thinking to myself, ‘I’m in the same room as Eddie Van Halen. You reminded me of my first girlfriend in the summer.’” Fan Halen And that’s Van Halen, with original singer David Lee Roth.

The band has been inactive since its tour, and until now, neither Roth nor Eddie Van Halen has said much about what comes next. My mom still wonders. And then we talk for two hours. David Lee Roth: Crack a window if you would. Will somebody get a hand towel? Everybody says these windows are to prevent suicide. No, no, no. Kinda like a prayer flag. Did you ever worry you might resuscitate somebody and then give them a heart attack by being David Lee Roth?

One of my earliest clients was a kid from Ozzfest. He was on a corner, a slight OD. This was 12 years ago.

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