For the 35th anniversary, the late Eddie Van Halen’s interview In the Studio is included with Sammy Hagar, brother Alex Van Halen, & Michael Anthony for the story of “5150”.
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The Van Halen free concert ( you read that right, FREE ) in the streets of downtown Dallas on the afternoon of December 4, 1991 included this performance of “The Best of Both Worlds”.
Eddie Van Halen, one of the most influential guitarists of the last half century, has died of throat cancer at age 65.
Ed’s dead. Eddie Van Halen has died of cancer at age 65.
Eddie Van Halen has passed away from cancer, only 65. Cancer kills and smoking causes it.
The story behind this live performance by Van Halen of “Poundcake” in the streets of downtown Dallas in December 1991 gets filed under Urban Legends that are actually true.
It always seemed that the Van Halen 1980 third album, “Women and Children First” , suffered from “middle child syndrome”. David Lee Roth, bass player/ harmony singer Michael Anthony, drummer Alex Van Halen, and fretmeister Eddie Van Halen remind us of a time four decades ago when Van Halen was establishing itself as America’s premiere hard rock band with songs “And the Cradle Will Rock” and “Everybody Wants Some!”.
“OU812” by Van Halen topped the US sales chart in Summer 1988, captured like a Polaroid snapshot in this time capsule of an interview featuring Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, and Sammy Hagar. A lot of tequila has run under the bridge since then, but even thirty year old mescal can’t alter the fact that these guys were having too much fun then, fans were selling out football stadiums coast to coast and gobbling up more than 4,000,000 copies of “OU812″…
Van Halen’s April 1981 album “Fair Warning” is easily the band’s most overlooked effort in the original David Lee Roth era; the most Eddie Van Halen-dominated album until the mega-hit “1984”.
Halloween is the perfect pandemic party time because everybody already wears a mask! So to “Power Up” your Halloween party playlist, I invited those monsters of rock, AC/DC’s Angus Young and Brian Johnson, to join me here In the Studio to share stories from Halloweens past while putting together a playlist of haunted hits by Van Halen, The Eagles, Metallica, The Outlaws, Blue Oyster Cult, Santana…and of course the new “Shot in the Dark” and classic AC/DC!