For the thirtieth anniversary of Van Halen ” For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge” , we present an ultra-rare “fly on the wall” listen to the biggest hard rock band in America in 1991. The late Eddie Van Halen, brother Alex, Michael Anthony, and Sammy Hagar had the #1-selling album on the Billboard chart containing “Poundcake”,”Judgment Day, “Runaround”, “Right Now”, and “Top of the World” when we had this lively conversation. This complete interview with all four members has never been heard, & it is now quite historic with the leaving of Sammy Hagar about five years later, & the passing of Eddie Van Halen in 2020.
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For Memorial Day Weekend 2021: Echoes In the Studio, the voices of & tributes to fallen rockers.
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”.
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″…