It has been thirty summers passed since OU812  by Van Halen topped the US sales chart, and more than twenty since we last shared this time capsule of an interview featuring Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, and returning for his second round with America’s most popular hard rock band then, Sammy Hagar. But a lot of tequila has run under the bridge since then, and even thirty year old mescal can’t alter the facts that these guys were having fun then and fans were selling out football stadiums coast to coast and gobbling up more than 4,000,000 copies of OU812 containing “Black and Blue“; “Feels So Good“( suffering under a dated ’80s keyboard arrangement and begging now for a revisit); “AFU” (fabulous guitar licks from Eddie Van Halen, reminding me why we hold the younger Van Halen sibling in such high regard ); “When It’s Love“; “Cabo Wabo“;”Finish What You’ve Started”, and “Mine All Mine“. –Redbeard