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Van Halen II 45th- Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, the late Eddie Van Halen

Van Halen’s  1978 debut probably guaranteed their election to the Rock ‘n’Roll Hall of Fame on the first ballot. Six years later they even topped that with “1984”. Every one of the four Van Halen albums in between, “II” released in March 1979, ” Women and Children First”, “Fair Warning”,  and “Diver Down”  would all sell a million-plus and chart Top 6 on Billboard  album sales. The late Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, & original bass player/background singer Michael Anthony join me In the Studio.

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Van Halen- 1984 40th Anniversary- Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony

Already America’s most popular hard rock band prior to its release, “1984”  propelled the Pasadena quartet of innovative guitar whiz Eddie Van Halen, drummer brother Alex, bass player and unmistakable harmony singer Michael Anthony, and showman extraordinaire David Lee Roth into the stratosphere of rock’s elite. This is the interview with all, including the late Eddie Van Halen In the Studio.

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Van Halen- OU812- Alex & Eddie, Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony 35th anniversary

“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-five 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″…

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Sammy Hagar- I Can’t Drive 55- Dallas 12-4-91 (w/Van Halen)

“It took me sixteen hours to get to Dallas Texas today!”, sings Sammy Hagar to the huge crowd near the end of this legendary free concert in the blocked off streets of downtown Dallas Texas that sunny December afternoon during the performance with Van Halen of his anthem, “I Can’t Drive 55”.

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Van Halen- Poundcake- Dallas 12-4-91

The story behind this free concert performance by Van Halen of “Poundcake” in the streets of downtown Dallas thirty years ago this week gets filed under Urban Legends that are actually true. That’s me introducing Van Halen from the stage. -Redbeard

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Van Halen- For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge- Eddie, Alex, Michael, Sammy

For 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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Van Halen- Best of Both Worlds- Dallas 12-91

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”.