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Message started by Holden on Aug 10th, 2010 at 3:38pm

Title: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Holden on Aug 10th, 2010 at 3:38pm
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2010/08/van-halen-reunites-for-album-due-next-year/1


Ready to rock? Van Halen is planning a comeback.

The band is back in the studio with original singer David Lee Roth, with an album slated for next year.

(Gawker notes they can't possibly fit into those old Spandex outfits and deems the reunion "totally unnecessary." Agree?)

Although the band hasn't officially announced the news, the group's publishing company spilled the beans in a recent press release, saying a deal with Eddie and Alex Van Halen had been renewed. The end of the notice confirmed: "The group is currently in the studio recording an album with Roth that is due for release in 2011."

Posted for Some Guy.  ;) Kinda looking forward to this, actually.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Aug 10th, 2010 at 3:56pm
Some Guy is now so excited he won't be able to walk straight for a week. :D

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by texile on Aug 10th, 2010 at 4:11pm
Is this for real? That's alot of crow for EVH to eat......
I don't care about the spandex, DLR's humor and wit showed in his lyrics and made Van Halen so much more than just another pop-metal band.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Heart Of Stone on Aug 10th, 2010 at 5:08pm
I saw recently a DVD "Van Halen The Early years" documentary covers them up to Dave quitting the band to start his solo career after 1984 album came out, & then the band pissed off at him, I think he's a different person today, but as a frontman he made the band happen too, kind of wish they would bring Michael A. back, he wasn't just a Bass player, a lot of that high pitched vocals came from him, harmony ones anyway, when their first album came out in '78, there wasn't quite another band like that around at the time, the brown sound as it was called.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Pdog on Aug 10th, 2010 at 6:10pm
will this bring sway back?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Joey on Aug 10th, 2010 at 6:32pm
" will this bring sway back ? "




Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 10th, 2010 at 8:05pm
And news is all over Australian media about a first quarter album release and tour: "Van Halen are hotly tipped to be doing a tour of Australia next year. And we're talking the 'real' Van Halen including the jumping David Lee Roth on vocals and six-string god Eddie Van Halen. Our music reporter Nui Te Koha gave us the rocking news this morning. "Big, big rumour. Van Halen with David Lee Roth, early next year." The band's new album due out in March next year is their first with singer David Lee Roth in 25 years and "the tour will follow shortly after that".
Eddie Van Halen told US Rolling Stone last year that his band's reunion tour through America in 2008 was a massive success. They played 74 shows and the tour ended up making $US93 million. "We are a band,” said Eddie Van Halen. “We had a lot of fun – Dave was a blast. I'm looking forward to getting on it."

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by mojoman on Aug 11th, 2010 at 9:22am

Some Guy wrote on Aug 10th, 2010 at 8:05pm:
And news is all over Australian media about a first quarter album release and tour: "Van Halen are hotly tipped to be doing a tour of Australia next year. And we're talking the 'real' Van Halen including the jumping David Lee Roth on vocals and six-string god Eddie Van Halen. Our music reporter Nui Te Koha gave us the rocking news this morning. "Big, big rumour. Van Halen with David Lee Roth, early next year." The band's new album due out in March next year is their first with singer David Lee Roth in 25 years and "the tour will follow shortly after that".
Eddie Van Halen told US Rolling Stone last year that his band's reunion tour through America in 2008 was a massive success. They played 74 shows and the tour ended up making $US93 million. "We are a band,” said Eddie Van Halen. “We had a lot of fun – Dave was a blast. I'm looking forward to getting on it."



Van Wallaby!!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Pdog on Aug 11th, 2010 at 9:32am
young wolfgang needs to get on a diet plan asap.



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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 11th, 2010 at 2:02pm
It's coming hard and fast... look for VH to play the Super Bowl.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Joey on Aug 11th, 2010 at 5:16pm
" It's coming hard and fast... look for VH to play the Super Bowl "


At Cowboys Stadium this February ... ?!  ... !!!!!


Hah !!!!


Then again ...................................................................................................


Joey " Jerry " Jones ! ™

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Pdog on Aug 11th, 2010 at 6:00pm

Some Guy wrote on Aug 11th, 2010 at 2:02pm:
It's coming hard and fast... look for VH to play the Super Bowl.



Badfingerbanger is rumored to be playing this gig...

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Aug 11th, 2010 at 11:33pm

Some Guy wrote on Aug 11th, 2010 at 2:02pm:
It's coming hard and fast... look for VH to play the Super Bowl.

I don't give a fuck what crap ass rock & roll band plays the Super Bowl....As long as the Cowboys aren't in it.. :interestingstuffronnie

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 12th, 2010 at 9:41am
We must be the dumbest bastards in the world to still be clinging to these fuck ups. Roth is a fag, Eddie is a neurotic control freak, Alex looks as frail Mick Mars of Motley Crue, and Wolfgang is the epitome of our cultural youth--a fat fuck up. For us to spend anymore time waiting for these people to shit out some lame tunes is a pathetic commentary on our lives.- VH board

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by mojoman on Aug 12th, 2010 at 6:34pm

Some Guy wrote on Aug 12th, 2010 at 9:41am:
We must be the dumbest bastards in the world to still be clinging to these fuck ups. Roth is a fag, Eddie is a neurotic control freak, Alex looks as frail Mick Mars of Motley Crue, and Wolfgang is the epitome of our cultural youth--a fat fuck up. For us to spend anymore time waiting for these people to shit out some lame tunes is a pathetic commentary on our lives.- VH board



did Saint Schway post that?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Pdog on Aug 12th, 2010 at 7:14pm

mojoman wrote on Aug 12th, 2010 at 6:34pm:

Some Guy wrote on Aug 12th, 2010 at 9:41am:
We must be the dumbest bastards in the world to still be clinging to these fuck ups. Roth is a fag, Eddie is a neurotic control freak, Alex looks as frail Mick Mars of Motley Crue, and Wolfgang is the epitome of our cultural youth--a fat fuck up. For us to spend anymore time waiting for these people to shit out some lame tunes is a pathetic commentary on our lives.- VH board



did Saint Schway post that?


fingerbanging baby!!!





Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Mel Belli on Aug 13th, 2010 at 8:54am

Some Guy wrote on Aug 12th, 2010 at 9:41am:
We must be the dumbest bastards in the world to still be clinging to these fuck ups. Roth is a fag, Eddie is a neurotic control freak, Alex looks as frail Mick Mars of Motley Crue, and Wolfgang is the epitome of our cultural youth--a fat fuck up. For us to spend anymore time waiting for these people to shit out some lame tunes is a pathetic commentary on our lives.- VH board


That's gospel, right there.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Aug 13th, 2010 at 12:28pm
FUCK THAT ! I'LL BE THERE,BABY..LIVE ,THEY MAKE THE STONES SOUND LIKE ABBA. :sad

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 13th, 2010 at 6:25pm

BILL PERKS wrote on Aug 13th, 2010 at 12:28pm:
FUCK THAT ! I'LL BE THERE,BABY..LIVE ,THEY MAKE THE STONES SOUND LIKE ABBA. :sad


lighten up PERKS.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Ian Billen on Aug 15th, 2010 at 2:35am

Heart Of Stone wrote on Aug 10th, 2010 at 5:08pm:
I saw recently a DVD "Van Halen The Early years" documentary covers them up to Dave quitting the band to start his solo career after 1984 album came out, & then the band pissed off at him, I think he's a different person today, but as a frontman he made the band happen too, kind of wish they would bring Michael A. back, he wasn't just a Bass player, a lot of that high pitched vocals came from him, harmony ones anyway, when their first album came out in '78, there wasn't quite another band like that around at the time, the brown sound as it was called.


_____________________

I agree. Certainly Mike A. got on everyone's nerves ... but as you stated he was a good bass player and his high pitched back ground vox lent to the VH sound. Too bad their time has passed.

*Maybe they should bring back Gary Cherone ... (alright naturally that's a joke... but I will give him credit. He left VH because he realized it just wasn't him. He was real with it after giving it a go. He is a good front man ...but yes ... he can get on your nerves as well...).


Ian

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 15th, 2010 at 8:50pm

Ian Billen wrote on Aug 15th, 2010 at 2:35am:

Heart Of Stone wrote on Aug 10th, 2010 at 5:08pm:
I saw recently a DVD "Van Halen The Early years" documentary covers them up to Dave quitting the band to start his solo career after 1984 album came out, & then the band pissed off at him, I think he's a different person today, but as a frontman he made the band happen too, kind of wish they would bring Michael A. back, he wasn't just a Bass player, a lot of that high pitched vocals came from him, harmony ones anyway, when their first album came out in '78, there wasn't quite another band like that around at the time, the brown sound as it was called.


_____________________

I agree. Certainly Mike A. got on everyone's nerves ... but as you stated he was a good bass player and his high pitched back ground vox lent to the VH sound. Too bad their time has passed.

*Maybe they should bring back Gary Cherone ... (alright naturally that's a joke... but I will give him credit. He left VH because he realized it just wasn't him. He was real with it after giving it a go. He is a good front man ...but yes ... he can get on your nerves as well...).


Ian

this post is very disturbing.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 16th, 2010 at 7:07am
Apparently Van Halen is planning on releasing their first new album in over a decade next year. That is not all though, David Lee Roth, who has not appeared on a full Van Halen album since 1984, is in the studio recording with them. So, in recognition of this fairly exciting development, here are five things you didn’t know about David Lee Roth.

1) The 1983 Rolling Stone Record Guide Vol 2. described Roth as “the most obnoxious singer in human history, an achievement notable in the face of long tradition and heavy competition.”

2) Roth was ranked by Hit Parader nineteenth on their list of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Singers of All Time.

3) The infamous “Brown M&Ms” clause written into Van Halen’s early contract riders was included in contracts not because of ego, but rather to make sure that structural stage specifications in the contract were read thoroughly and were adequately provided.

4) In January 1991, Roth released A Little Ain’t Enough. The stage show for the accompanying tour featured two devil statues that urinated whiskey at Roth’s audience and a pair of giant inflatable legs positioned “spread-eagle” wearing ripped, fishnet stockings.

5) In April 1993, Roth was arrested in New York City’s Washington Square Park for buying what he described as “$10 worth of Jamaican bunk reefer” from an undercover police officer. The arrest made headlines and became a late-night television punch-line. When asked by Howard Stern whether the bust was a publicity stunt, Roth said, “Howard, in New York City this small of a bust is a $35 traffic citation. It literally says ‘Buick, Chevy, Other’. Your dog poops on the sidewalk, it’s $50. If I was looking for publicity, I would have pooped on the sidewalk.”

You learn something new every day.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 19th, 2010 at 5:41am
Ed, Alex and Wolfie are based at 5150 making the bulk of the album as a unit and Dave comes in to do his vocals - considerably less time to do these, so he is not always present.

Backing vox are being beefed up by a name singer guesting on the album.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Aug 19th, 2010 at 10:05am

Some Guy wrote on Aug 19th, 2010 at 5:41am:
Backing vox are being beefed up by a name singer guesting on the album.

Gary Cherone? :wow

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Pdog on Aug 19th, 2010 at 10:09am

Some Guy wrote on Aug 19th, 2010 at 5:41am:
Ed, Alex and Wolfie are based at 5150 making the bulk of the album as a unit and Dave comes in to do his vocals - considerably less time to do these, so he is not always present.

Backing vox are being beefed up by a name singer guesting on the album.



that's a kind of weird process.. the usual way is drum tracks first, then bass, guitars and the last is vocals and some over dubs of guitars and more vocals before the mix is settled and the final version is sent off to be mastered. There's always exceptions, but this pretty much the norm...

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by mojoman on Aug 19th, 2010 at 10:56am
i'm buying stock in taco bell, hair weaves and crystal meth..........

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Aug 19th, 2010 at 11:01am

mojoman wrote on Aug 19th, 2010 at 10:56am:
i'm buying stock in taco bell, hair weaves and crystal meth..........

Again? :sad

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by mojoman on Aug 19th, 2010 at 11:03am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Aug 19th, 2010 at 11:01am:

mojoman wrote on Aug 19th, 2010 at 10:56am:
i'm buying stock in taco bell, hair weaves and crystal meth..........

Again? :sad



with wolfie, roth and eddy possibly hittin the road those stocks are goin to go thru the roof tater!!!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 19th, 2010 at 3:39pm
look at all the people here tonight

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by mojoman on Aug 20th, 2010 at 4:27pm
You'll get some leg tonight for sure..........

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 22nd, 2010 at 5:07am

mojoman wrote on Aug 20th, 2010 at 4:27pm:
You'll get some leg tonight for sure..........

From Metal Underground.com:

With the long awaited Van Halen (with David Lee Roth) follow up to 1984 due out next year (and one would expect a world tour) this week we take a look at the classic David Lee Roth vs. Sammy Hagar debate with a closing thought on how the pending album may affect this age old discussion.

THE VAN HALEN YEARS
David Lee Roth was with VH for their first six albums. Roth started with the VH brothers as mostly a cover band that grew into a sound that complimented Roth’s raspy voice with Eddie’s guitar. Van Halen I and II (the first two albums) are classics. Fair Warning, Women and Children First, and Diver Down would continue to build on the success of the first two albums, making VH a critical and popular success story. However, it was the album 1984 (and the #1 single Jump) that would catapult the band as one of the top in the world. Along with videos showcasing the party hardy attitude, several songs were hits and are still in radio rotation today. This was the last album with Roth at the helm. Soon after the VH brothers would recruit Sammy Hagar and put out albums 5150, OU812, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, and Balance. Musically the band was stronger with Hagar, leading to even more albums sold; however, the more mainstream sound and commercial success also led to over play of their music in commercials and more commercials.
VERDICT: David Lee Roth wins slightly. My opinion is that the music from the Roth years actual holds up better today than the Hagar years.

LOOK AND ATTITUDE
David Lee Roth was/is obnoxious and a show boat. Roth created a template (partly inspired by others) on how to be a rock star front man. Sammy Hagar, no light weight himself in the rock star department, couldn’t help but come across as more of a hard hat/lunch pail musician following Roth.
VERDICT: David Lee Roth takes the edge here. Without Roth there is no Vince Neil, no Bret Michaels. Okay, let’s call this one a draw.

THE INTANGIBLES (from videos)
Sammy Hagar wore Zubaz pants often in the early Van Hagar videos. Roth was an on-stage ninja.
VERDICT: There are no winners here.

MUSIC CAREER W/O VAN HALEN
David Lee Roth had major success with the EP Crazy From The Heat and albums Eat’em and Smile and Skyscraper. After these initial solo releases, a significant drop off, often left trying to put out albums unoriginal and lacking the superstar attitude that made Dave famous. Sammy Hagar was already a success as a solo artist prior to VH, creating the greatest driving song of all time: I Can’t Drive 55. After VH Hagar would continue making tequila inspired music and then form super group Chickenfoot to much success.
VERDICT: Sammy Hagar is the clear winner here.

NICKNAMES
Sammy Hagar: The Red Rocker, David Lee Roth: Diamond Dave
VERDICT: Diamonds are forever.

OTHER INTERESTS
Taking a break from his solo career, Roth became a paramedic, Vegas lounge singer, and the next (albeit briefly) heir apparent to Howard Stern. Recently DLR has released some of his artwork he painted over the years. Sammy Hagar’s interests include Tequila, owner of Cabo Wabo Cantinas, and Tequila.
VERDICT: Sammy Hagar, by a swig.

OVERALL
Over a decade ago there were many Sammy Hagar supporters, in my bar room discussions, more were fans of Sammy with VH than David Lee Roth. It was always close, it’s like picking John Stamos or Bob Saget, it’s really preference of style. Over time there has been a shift due to the original six Van Halen albums, aging like fine wine while the Hagar VH albums, well, continue to remind us (at least me) of Pepsi and Buick automobiles. To me, this is the interesting point. With the pending album David Lee Roth is putting his Van Halen legacy on the line. Should the album be a success it will cement him as the true front man of Van Halen, if it flops, then we may have another twenty years of Roth vs. Hagar, the same way we still have the Uncle Jessie vs. Danny Tanner debates.
VERDICT: David Lee Roth (so far)

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 23rd, 2010 at 11:41am
"Bullethead.com" reports that Van Halen is, in fact, working with David Lee Roth in the studio, with work set to be finished by late Autumn.

"We know there has been speculation, " admits Edward Van Halen, "and rumors, and yes, we are presently working with David at 5150.
The work in the studio is going well, thus far.
Initially, we wanted to hire an outside company, but with Roth's carpentry skills & my own stint in wood shop back in JUnior High, we've been able to plan out the addition to the drum room.
David has knocked out the adjacent wall, and tomorrow we start sawing & hammering.
We also have plans to re-do the studio bathroom, once work is completed.


This is a very cool Roth solo song- live in front of your naked steaming ears- Roth on!
http://www.youtube.com/embed/Q6joicKPa64?hl=en_US



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 25th, 2010 at 12:15pm
Jeff Berlin’s resume reads like the who’s who of the higher echelon of music artists. Jeff Berlin was even asked to join Van Halen, an invitation that he actually turned down. “Eddie Van Halen was a fan of the band that I played in with Bill Bruford,” Berlin recalls. “We met and started to hang out and jam together. He was a sweet terrific guy. One day he saw me play a gig with my group and then asked me if I would like to join Van Halen. After this, we rehearsed at David Lee Roth’s house a couple of times. Ultimately, I said no to his gracious offer because when you join a band, you join the entirety of it, the life philosophy of its members and also the habits that they may be involved with. I felt that, in terms of activities and attitudes, I didn’t mesh with their vision of things. I didn’t wish to be mercenary and just take the job for money because it wouldn’t be fair to the band members. So, I just said no to the offer.”


http://bassmusicianmagazine.com/2010...ease-new-cd-2/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 29th, 2010 at 7:44pm
Vai had talked with Roth (and his current relationship with existing Van Halen members) and that (Roth) stated that the forthcoming album with his old bandmantes would either be called "Mammoth" (Wolfgang VanHalen's suggestion) or "Krakatoa Sunrise". Roth is pursuing the latter as he said, "When you wake up to the new (Van Halen) album, it's going to be the biggest sound you ever heard in your life."

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 2nd, 2010 at 4:00pm
VH/ John Lennon mashup-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIOdvXE7kbI

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 6th, 2010 at 3:32am
post at roth army by dlyle

I just met David Lee Roth!!!!!
So I've been a long time fan of David Lee and Van Halen. Today while at the Scottish Games in Pleasanton (in California) I walked by where they had sheep dogs herding sheep. As I walk by these four guys sitting in chairs I hear a familiar voice. Now we all know that nobody else sounds like Dave. I turn and look and sure enough it looks like Dave too. He's wearing a hat, cargo pants, and a San Francisco Caledonian Club tee shirt. He's clearly in great shape as I can see the veins in his neck and arms. He must have like zero body fat. As I walk away I tell my wife that I think I just saw Diamond Dave. She saw him too but says there's no way he would be here at the Scottish games. We walk away and move on to other events at the games but it's killing me cause I know it's him.

A couple of hours go by and it hits me.....they had a board that had all the names of all the dogs and their owners. I decided to run back and look. There it was on the whiteboard down towards the bottom...Dave Roth. I walk back over and he's still in the same chair. I can't not say anything so I say "excuse me is your name Dave?" The man replies "Yes it is." I then ask him "Is it David Lee Roth?" and he says "well, yes it is." I couldn't believe it! How was he not being mobbed by a thousand people? I asked him a couple more questions. I also tell him I knew it was him from his voice and he says "ah yes, the rusty pipes." I tell him how I grew up listening to him and Van Halen and that it killed me living so many years with false rumors of him getting back with VH. I then asked him if they were doing anything more and he said in the next 7-8 months we'd be hearing from them. I asked for a picture and then shook his hand. He was very nice to me. He asked me where I was from etc. I couldn't believe it! I just met THE David Lee Roth. I wanted to scream and tell everybody. How could all these peaople not know he was there???? I left with a huge smile on my face.


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Zack on Sep 6th, 2010 at 8:19am
Dude has the same haircut as Roth.  Righteous.

On the comparison post, "Hagar the Horrible" was inadvertently left out of the nicknames.

Also the fact that Roth won hands-down the ass-less chaps competition.

"We'll call it a draw. "
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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Sep 6th, 2010 at 11:30am

Some Guy wrote on Sep 6th, 2010 at 3:32am:
post at roth army by dlyle

I just met David Lee Roth!!!!!
So I've been a long time fan of David Lee and Van Halen. Today while at the Scottish Games in Pleasanton (in California) I walked by where they had sheep dogs herding sheep. As I walk by these four guys sitting in chairs I hear a familiar voice. Now we all know that nobody else sounds like Dave. I turn and look and sure enough it looks like Dave too. He's wearing a hat, cargo pants, and a San Francisco Caledonian Club tee shirt. He's clearly in great shape as I can see the veins in his neck and arms. He must have like zero body fat. As I walk away I tell my wife that I think I just saw Diamond Dave. She saw him too but says there's no way he would be here at the Scottish games. We walk away and move on to other events at the games but it's killing me cause I know it's him.

A couple of hours go by and it hits me.....they had a board that had all the names of all the dogs and their owners. I decided to run back and look. There it was on the whiteboard down towards the bottom...Dave Roth. I walk back over and he's still in the same chair. I can't not say anything so I say "excuse me is your name Dave?" The man replies "Yes it is." I then ask him "Is it David Lee Roth?" and he says "well, yes it is." I couldn't believe it! How was he not being mobbed by a thousand people? I asked him a couple more questions. I also tell him I knew it was him from his voice and he says "ah yes, the rusty pipes." I tell him how I grew up listening to him and Van Halen and that it killed me living so many years with false rumors of him getting back with VH. I then asked him if they were doing anything more and he said in the next 7-8 months we'd be hearing from them. I asked for a picture and then shook his hand. He was very nice to me. He asked me where I was from etc. I couldn't believe it! I just met THE David Lee Roth. I wanted to scream and tell everybody. How could all these peaople not know he was there???? I left with a huge smile on my face.


Good story. But I'll bet Dave was just dying for someone to recognize him. :aimama

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 9th, 2010 at 7:38am
This past Sunday, Sept 5th, I was at the 145th annual Scottish Gathering & Games in Pleasanton, California.  What does this story have to do with David Lee Roth and Van Halen? Stay tuned and I’ll tell you.

For those that don’t know, the annual Scottish Gathering & Games include pipe band competitions and performances, Highland Dancing competitions, athletics (Heavy Events), Scottish food and drink, vendors of Scottish mementos, and audience members dressed in kilts and traditional clothing. I was there with my dad, wife, and my 20 month old son. We were there to see some of the Heavy Events and also to show off my son’s new kilt that my mom had made. After walking around for a while we decided to go see some of the Sheepdog trials and also take a look at the Clydesdale horses.

As I walked by the Sheepdog trial area I see four guys sitting in those little fold up chairs. The place is mostly empty because the Sheepdog trials start at 1pm but it’s only around noon. As we walk by the four guys I notice a voice.  Surprisingly, this voice sounds familiar. It’s a voice that, as soon as I heard it, instantly brought back countless great memories: Parties. High School. Girls. The best Rock ‘n’ Roll I’ve ever heard. It’s a voice that makes me smile inside when I hear it. It sounds just like the voice of David Lee Roth.

I thought, “That’s strange, one of those guys over there sounds exactly like David Lee Roth.”  But then I realized that no one sounds just like Dave! Only Dave.

So I turn and look at to see what the guy looks like. Sure enough, he looks like Dave, too. He has a dark goatee and is wearing a hat, sunglasses, cargo pants, a San Francisco Caledonian Club tee shirt, and what look like wool socks. I find this interesting because it’s ninety something degrees out. Sitting next to the chairs is a dog so I assume these guys are competing in the Sheepdog trials. This guy that looks like Dave is clearly in great shape as I can see the veins in his neck and arms. He must have like zero body fat. I usually wouldn’t remember so many details but I’m checking this guy out pretty closely to see if it really is the one and only Diamond Dave.

As we walk away I tell my wife that I think I just saw David Lee Roth. She saw him too but says there’s no way he would be here at the Scottish games, let alone a Sheep herding competition! I’m always saying how people I see look like certain celebrities and she assumes it’s just me doing that again. We walk away and move on to see the Clydesdale horses and other events. It’s killing me because I know it’s him.

A couple of hours go by and I’m still thinking about the guy that looks like Dave. We’re just about to leave and I’m thinking I can’t leave until I know for sure. Suddenly it hits me….they had a board with all the names of all the dogs and their owners. I decided to run back and take a look. I had my doubts because even if it was Dave he’d probably use an alias. As I look on the whiteboard I instantly see something down at the bottom that catches my eye…. “Dave Roth.” My heart stopped. It can’t be!

I look over and he’s still in the same chair. I go over and stand in front of the Dodge truck that they four guys are sitting next to. In my mind I’m thinking this can’t be real. I’m getting nervous because I have to do something.

While I’m standing there I can hear the guy talking with the other three guys about the dogs and their owners who are competing. “Call your Dog” he says. “You need to call your dog.” Right after he says that the person in the ring calls their dog. Wow, this guys knows his sheepdog stuff. While he’s talking I’m even more convinced that it really is DLR. I take my camera out.. maybe I’ll sneak a picture of him. I don’t want to sneak a picture….he’d probably see me anyway. I keep turning to look at him. By now he must be aware that I’m just on the other side of the truck, only 6 feet away. I’m thinking that this just can’t really be happening. If it were Dave wouldn’t he be surrounded by a ton of fans?

I’ve now lingered for a few minutes so I decide I have to find out for sure if it is him.  I turn to my left and I walk a couple steps towards the men in the chairs. I say, “Excuse me is your name Dave?” The man replies, “Yes it is.” “Holy crap!” I’m thinking!  I then ask him, “Is it David Lee Roth?” and he says, “Well, yes it is.” I couldn’t believe it! How was he not being mobbed by a thousand people? How could it be that I’m the only one that recognizes him?

I asked him a couple more questions. He asks where I’m from. I tell him I’m from Morgan Hill, about 45 minutes south of Pleasanton. I also tell him I knew it was him from his voice and he says, “Ah yes, the rusty pipes.” I tell him how I grew up listening to him and Van Halen and that it killed me living so many years with false hopes of him getting back with Van Halen. I then asked him if he was still with VH and if they were doing anything more. He gave me a knowing smile and said, “You’ll be hearing from us in the next 7-8 months”. He seemed very sincere… almost like it was a promise.

I said something about how much it meant to me that they toured a couple years ago and that Van Halen was the soundtrack to my youth. He seemed to genuinely appreciate what I was telling him and he said something like, “It’s nice of you to say that… I appreciate hearing things like that.”

I said that I didn’t want to take too much of his time but asked him if he would mind taking a picture with me.  Dave asked the guy sitting next to him to take the picture. Dave stood up and I stood next to him. I got my camera back and thanked Dave for the picture. He asked me to double check that the picture came out okay. I turned the camera back on and looked at the picture. I told Dave that it looked great although it looked like a mug shot of me. I shook his hand and thanked him and walked away.



As I walked away I was giddy. I couldn’t believe it! I just met THE David Lee Roth! And he was very nice to me. I was amazed at how good he looked. I thought he would have been a little taller though. I’m 5’11″ and he looks a little shorter than me. I wanted to scream and tell everybody. How could all these people not know he was there????

I left the event with a huge smile on my face. As we drove home I could not think of anything but what had just happened. I tell my dad that DLR is the equivalent to Paul McCartney of my generation. That may be a stretch to some, but not to me. My wife tried talking to me in the car but I had to tell her that I just couldn’t focus on anything else as I was still in a blur from what had just happened.

It’s weird meeting someone as big and famous as Dave. I wanted to respect his privacy so I only talked to him for a short while. There were so many more things I could have said and asked. What was his personal favorite song? How did he get in to Sheepdog herding? I also wish I could have told him a little more about what it meant to me having VH get back together with Dave.

When I think of my past, the soundtrack playing is Van Halen. I can remember a ninth grade canoe trip that my math teacher Mr. Myers took me and three other students on. For some reason he was letting the ninth grade students drive his old beat up Buick station wagon. I vividly remember cruising down the back roads near the American River near Sacramento with Van Halen Diver Down blaring on the cassette player.  The only interruption was the occasional command to slow down from Mr. Myers. When I was in high school my best friend and I wore out his cassette of 1984. I’m very thankful that I had the luck to meet David Lee Roth.  Dave getting back with Van Halen was like a link to my past had just been reestablished.  That’s a pretty cool feeling.

I can’t help but wonder if maybe I’ll see him again next year with Van Halen on tour. Thank you, Dave!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Heart Of Stone on Oct 6th, 2010 at 4:58pm

Van Halen May Tour in 2011
Irving Azoff reveals Van Halen will embark on a trek next year

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By  Daniel Kreps
Oct 05, 2010 4:10 PM EDT

Van Halen will return to the road in 2011 — or so said Live Nation Ticketmaster chairman Irving Azoff, in a meeting with analysts meant to show that the outlook for next year's concert circuit will brighten. Van Halen, with David Lee Roth, last toured together in June 2008. According to USA Today , Azoff, who is also Van Halen's manager, named Van Halen, Christina Aguilera, Fleetwood Mac and the cast of Glee as some of the artists that are expected to pack stadium and arenas when they embark on tours next year. Van Halen's 2008 tour grossed $93 million for Live Nation.

Front Row at the Hottest Live Shows

This isn't the first time Azoff has promised of a Van Halen tour: In September 2009, at another Q&A session, he mentioned that Van Halen were planning to tour in 2010, but that never came to fruition. Van Halen has long been rumored to be working on a new studio album, their first with Roth since 1984, but Eddie's wife Janie Van Halen told Rolling Stone in June that, "What is going around is exactly that, rumors."

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/51942/215655

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Oct 7th, 2010 at 6:20am
Is Michael Anthony recording with Van Halen? Has anybody heard this?

I was listening to our local classic rock station, 104.5 KZEP, and the DJ said Michael Anthony will not be attending Sammy’s birthday bash in Cabo because he was in the studio with Van Halen recording a new album.

I shitted my pants! So I called him and he said they really were in the studio recording a new album. I know by posting here that they ARE recoding a new album, but I didn’t know it was with my man, Mike.

I hope the hell this is true!!

-Roth Army

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Oct 7th, 2010 at 9:16am

Zack wrote on Sep 6th, 2010 at 8:19am:
Dude has the same haircut as Roth.  Righteous.

On the comparison post, "Hagar the Horrible" was inadvertently left out of the nicknames.

Also the fact that Roth won hands-down the ass-less chaps competition.

"We'll call it a draw. "



POST OF THE DECADE ! WE ARE NOT WORTHY !

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by nankerphelge on Oct 7th, 2010 at 9:52am
"Today while at the Scottish Games in Pleasanton (in California) I walked by where they had sheep dogs herding sheep."

You are much loved by the nanky....

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Oct 7th, 2010 at 3:45pm

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Joey on Oct 7th, 2010 at 5:48pm
" Is Michael Anthony recording with Van Halen? Has anybody heard this?  "


<  ------- I am now so excited that I could literally , LITERALLY  drop a friggin log !


Oh , Little Fella ( Lil' Fijikins   ... Little Fiji    .. Lil' Feej )

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by StPeteStone on Oct 7th, 2010 at 7:08pm

Some Guy wrote on Oct 7th, 2010 at 3:45pm:


Funny!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Joey on Oct 10th, 2010 at 9:08am
" I just met David Lee Roth!!!!!   "





This IS very cool !!!!!!!!  .... VH rocked the QWEST CENTER as few years ago ( even with $ 185.00 ticky prices ) .


" Hit Me Ronnie ! "

'kins    

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Oct 10th, 2010 at 9:39pm
Steve Gorman, longtime drummer for the 'Crowes has a Q&A blog. The following was a recent entry.




Hi Steve,

I guess we’ve all been dodging this question for a long time. But sometime, someone, somewhere was always going to have to broach the dreaded question. So brace yourself, here it comes…

Van Halen….

Diamond Dave or Sammy Hagar?

Which hairy vocalist is your preference?

Before you begin wrestling with that bad boy, kudos on 20 years of cosmic freak ‘n roll, and I hope the tour and the hiatus are everything you wish them to be.

Alistair


Alistair

Dave or Sammy? Come on, man, that’s a landslide. Diamond Dave by a mile.

We met Dave back in the day, and I can assure you – he was EXACTLY what I was hoping he would be. Shithouse crazy, hilariously fun, and an absolute rock star 24/7.

Look, I am not saying that I wanted to hang with Dave long term, and now that I think about it, there was a nasty episode once where he found himself facing a beatdown from all five member of The Black Crowes (true story) that was only staved off by bodyguard intervention (his) but still, all in all, Dave ruled.

And, as long as we’re on the subject, it should be noted that my favorite Alex Van Halen period is what I call the “neckbrace years”. What the hell was that all about, anyway?


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Joey on Oct 11th, 2010 at 5:48pm
" DLR is the equivalent to Paul McCartney of my generation.   "

!!!!!!!






Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Nov 17th, 2010 at 12:38pm
vh-1 classic & MelodiCrock.com reporting vh album in january
"JMJ" from vhlinks post this :


vh-1 classic has just reported a new van halen album due out in january with roth at the helm...to be titled "BOLD".

tour to follow


Reports filter through that a new Van Halen album, with David Lee Roth on vocals, is almost finished.

The spandexed ham David Lee Roth reunited with the band in 2006 for a world tour and he and the Van Halens have been working together in the studio for the first time in 16 years.

The band is more of a family affair than ever, with Eddie's son Wolfgang Van Halen taking over bass duties since the reunion.

Now reports have appeared that the notoriously fractious band are well on the way to completing work on their first studio album together since 1984's 1984.

MelodicRock.com revealed that the album will be released in early 2011 with a single to emerge before the end of the year.

This follows a May Glide Magazine interview where Dweezil Zappa mentioned that Eddie had played him new Van Halen material and a radio interview in the same month where former Lee Roth guitarist John 5 confirmed that Eddie is 'on fire right now.'

We remain forever hopeful that Eddie and Dave don't kill each other before they finish.


Music News.com



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Nov 17th, 2010 at 12:55pm

Some Guy wrote on Nov 17th, 2010 at 12:38pm:
vh-1 classic & MelodiCrock.com reporting vh album in january
"JMJ" from vhlinks post this :


vh-1 classic has just reported a new van halen album due out in january with roth at the helm...to be titled "BOLD".

Reports filter through that a new Van Halen album, with David Lee Roth on vocals, is almost finished.

We remain forever hopeful that Eddie and Dave kill each other before they finish.


Music News.com

I concur. :spooky

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Nov 17th, 2010 at 3:16pm
VAN HALEN - 2011 STILL SHAPING UP FOR A BIG YEAR:
Let's great straight to it - it's been quiet in the Van Halen camp since a wave of expectation and excitement broke following news leaks a few months back regarding a possible new album and tour for 2011.
The Tour: The band will tour extensively in 2011, taking in North America, likely European dates and even some Australian dates, which local newspaper the Herald Sun stated Sunday - [VH] "...are very close to confirming an Oz visit next year..."
The line-up will remain as it was for the 2007 tour - Eddie, Alex, Wolfgang and David Lee Roth.

The New Album: Numerous reports about new music coming from the band are true. There is new music recorded with the expectation of an all-new studio album featuring David Lee Roth to be released in 2011. What is not known right now is the time frame for this.
Here is what I was told. It seems DLR's vocals are being recorded away from the 5150 studio, with Eddie receiving various vocal tracks from the singer, but not always to the guitarist's satisfaction. I'm told that it's work in progress between Eddie and Dave.
I also heard, but cannot confirm, that Eddie has recorded most of the bass parts for the album.

There is a deal in place between Warner Bros. and the band for a new album (as announced a few months back). However, I'm told there is a genuine fear from the label that the album may now not be ready before tour commitments begin. The album was definitely expected to be released in early 2011, but there has been so much going back and forth and re-arranging, so if the recordings are not turned in by early 2011, the label have developed a contingency plan.
That is preparing re-masters of the Sammy Hagar era catalogue (curious decision perhaps, but the only albums left to do), as well as preparing Blue-Ray releases of Live Without a Net and Live Right Here Right Now so at least there is something on the market when the band tours.
Additionally they are preparing limited edition Vinyl releases, which have just appeared on the Rhino/Warner schedule. 1984, Women And Children First and Van Halen II will be released on LP December 13.

And to close - the band apparently tested a few different producers, but the man at the helm for this album is one Ross Hogarth. Go look him up. His website makes no mention of any work with Van Halen, but in July he did make one reference to a new record he was starting. He stated: "The record I just started ROCKS!!! [it] will be amazing...that is all I will say..."

Stay tuned as always...more soon.

http://www.melodicrock.com/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 9th, 2010 at 11:06am
The following breaking news is sure to come as a welcome Holiday gift for Van Halen fans around the world who’ve been dying to know if the band is planning on releasing new music or touring in the near future.

Sources tell the Van Halen News Desk that the band is very eager to tour, and that they want to tour behind new material. Eddie Van Halen has been very busy during most of 2010 writing music. Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen often join Eddie in the 5150 studio and the three of them have been hard at work jamming and recording demos. The three Van Halens have been sending the music to David Lee Roth, who’s adding the lyrics. Two of our sources have heard some of the early versions of the tracks (without vocals) and were very pleased. The music is said to sound like straight ahead rock ‘n’ roll and “very Van Halen.”

After talking to several producers, the band has chosen GRAMMY award winner producer/songwriter/musician John Shanks (whom Clive Davis calls “the father of that guitar-driven kind of pop sound”). In January, 2011, David, Eddie, Alex & Wolfgang will head into the studio to begin recording with the much sought-after producer. The band is hopeful that the recording sessions will lead to a full studio album that would be completed and available sometime next year.

Interestingly, the band is planning on recording in John Shank’s Henson Studio as well as Van Halen’s 5150 Studios, making next month the first time Van Halen will record anywhere outside of their own studio since it was built, in 1983.

We are excited to learn that the band is re-exploring Eddie’s extensive library of unreleased songs and riffs, even reaching back to their early unreleased demos for added inspiration. The band is retooling and tweaking some of this mostly-unheard, incredible music, which have completely new lyrics from Roth. Eddie is even considering developing a song or two from the material that he wrote for The Wild Life movie score in the mid 1980′s.

Although this news is not coming straight from the band or their publicist, we can tell you with certainty that it isn’t just another rumor that will turn out to be false, as most rumors do. These are indeed Van Halen’s current goals. We at the Van Halen News Desk have several reliable sources close to, or within the Van Halen camp, who give us solid Van Halen updates whenever they make any major plans. Our relationships with these contacts were established during the years of our publishing the official Van Halen fan magazine, “The Inside”, and through our associations while running VHND.com and VanHalenStore.com.

We want to clarify that, while this news sounds very promising for fans, NOTHING is set in stone as far as a definite album or tour. The band is hoping to have a new album and tour, but only time will tell if it all comes to fruition. There is no timetable for anything yet.

Despite their grand plans, it is very unlikely that there will be any confirmation from Van Halen themselves about any of this. The band has a definite policy of not talking until their plans are 100% solid and everything is in place. They don’t want to announce any plans that might not pan out, so as to not disappoint fans.

A source close to David Lee Roth tells us that he’s been getting in top physical shape for the potential tour and has been writings tons of lyrics.

We also have another source who’s spent some time with Eddie Van Halen recently. Ed seems to be doing better than ever these days. He’s been completely sober for over 2 1/2 years. He has surrounding himself with positive, encouraging people, among them his wife Janie, bandmates Alex and Wolfgang, and friend and business partner, Matt Bruck. His schedule is early to bed, early to rise, and he’s keeping very focused on staying sober, writing new music and running his EVH brand. We are really happy to hear he’s in a wonderful place these days.

More about Van Halen producer John Shanks:
John Shanks is one of the hottest and most influential producers working today. On top of that, he is a hit songwriter and accomplished guitar player. John has produced and/or written 43 #1 singles, 119 Top 5 singles, 67 #1 albums, 172 Top 10 albums, and over 60 million records sold in the genres of Rock, Pop and Country music. He is also a six time GRAMMY nominee including a win for Producer of the Year in 2005. “John’s records have become the sound of Top Forty Radio,” Clive Davis told Rolling Stone. “He’s the father of that guitar-driven kind of pop sound.”

John Shanks has worked with Miley Cyrus, Bon Jovi, Keith Urban, Celine Dion, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Santana, Rod Stewart, Melissa Etheridge, Alanis Morissette, Hilary Duff, Train’s Pat Monahan, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Pink, Liz Phair, Jessica Simpson, Ashlee Simpson, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt, and many more.

The TRUTH about the Van Halen rumors:
And now for the die-hard fans, the Van Halen News Desk will tackle all the currently widespread rumors and either shoot them down or confirm them as true.
Rumor: Van Halen are working towards finishing recording of a new studio album with David Lee Roth and a single is slated for release before the end of this year.
FALSE. The band starts recording in January.

Rumor: The band will tour extensively in 2011, taking in North America, and likely European and Australian dates.
FALSE. Although a 2011 tour may occur, no such tour is currently planned.

Rumor: Numerous reports about new music coming from the band are true. There is new music recorded with the expectation of an all-new studio album featuring David Lee Roth to be released in 2011. What is not known right now is the time frame for this.
Mostly TRUE. The band has written lots of new music and hopes to complete an album, but a nothing is definite right now.

Rumor: DLR’s vocals are being recorded away from the 5150 studio.
Partially True. This is true, but only in regards to the early demos, not the final recording. This is what many bands do before entering the studio. The entire band will reconvene in the studio in January.

Rumor: Eddie has recorded most of the bass parts for the album.
FALSE. Eddie could have recorded some of the bass parts for the early demos when Wolfie wasn’t around, as he often did when Michael Anthony was in the band. Wolfgang has been recording demos all year, and he’ll be playing all the bass parts on the finished tracks.

Rumor: There is a deal in place between Warner Bros. and the band for a new album.
FALSE. If a new album is released, it will most likely be a direct deal with Walmart or Best Buy.

Rumor: Van Halen has chosen Ross Hogarth to produce new music.
FALSE. The producer they chose is John Shanks. Hogarth is an engineer rather than a producer, and is not involved with Van Halen whatsoever.

Rumor: Chris Cornell from Soundgarden has recorded some background vocals on some of the new music.
FALSE.

Rumor: A spokeperson for Van Halen recently clarified that the band isn’t doing anything and that there will definitely be no new album or tour next year.
FALSE. A spokeperson for Van Halen did indeed shoot down the recent rumors of planned tour and an album near completion. He was being honest in doing so, since there is currently neither a tour planned, nor an album near completion. However, he did say that the band is currently “working on stuff”, but gave no further details.

Rumor: The main reason that the band never released a DVD of the 2007-2008 tour was because the band members could not reach a financial agreement over the deal.
FALSE. The reason that it wasn’t released had nothing at all to do with finances. The band simply wasn’t happy enough with the footage and felt that many camera angels weren’t right.

Rumor: Warner Bros is preparing to release Blu-Ray editions of “Live Without a Net” and “Live Right Here Right Now.”
Unknown. We don’t know if this is true or not.

Rumor: Warner Bros is releasing limited edition remastered vinyl releases of Van Halen II, Women And Children First, and 1984 on Dec. 13th, 2010.
True, except for release date. The 3 vinyls will be released, but they’ve been pushed back until sometime in early 2011.

Rumor: Warner Bros is preparing to release re-masters of the Sammy Hagar era catalogue
Partially True. They are talking about releasing remasters of the Sammy Hagar era albums, but nothing has been decided yet.

Stay tuned to VHND.com for the truth about Van Halen 2011!


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 24th, 2011 at 10:31pm

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 11th, 2011 at 4:38pm
Just reported last night, and official. Van Halen and Alice Cooper are headlining the Soundwave Revolution festival in September in Australia!






http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/soundw...ine-up-rumors/
and here
http://www.themusicnetwork.com/music...-announcement/

The Soundwave Revolution full line up has finally been announced after just over 8 weeks of twittering, teasing and tempting us with over 50 band announcements. Phew.

It has been announced that Van Halen one of the biggest selling rock artists will be headliners for the festival along with Alice Cooper, Hole, Sisters Of Mercy, Danzig, Kevin Devine, Bad Religion, Machine Head, Alter Bridge.

The festival will be held in late September in the same capital cities as Soundwave 2011 – Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and after some struggles with the date, Perth.

Dates:
Brisbane, 24th September 2011
Sydney, 25th September 2011
Melbourne, 30th September 2011
Adelaide, 1st October 2011
Perth, 3rd October 2011

The Line-up:

Headliner
Van Halen

Main Stage 1
Alice Cooper
Bad Religion
Alter Bridge
All Time Low
Steel Panther

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on May 11th, 2011 at 5:03pm

Some Guy wrote on May 11th, 2011 at 4:38pm:
Just reported last night, and official. Van Halen and Alice Cooper are headlining the Soundwave Revolution festival in September in Australia!






http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/soundw...ine-up-rumors/
and here
http://www.themusicnetwork.com/music...-announcement/

The Soundwave Revolution full line up has finally been announced after just over 8 weeks of twittering, teasing and tempting us with over 50 band announcements. Phew.

It has been announced that Van Halen one of the biggest selling rock artists will be headliners for the festival along with Alice Cooper, Hole, Sisters Of Mercy, Danzig, Kevin Devine, Bad Religion, Machine Head, Alter Bridge.

The festival will be held in late September in the same capital cities as Soundwave 2011 – Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and after some struggles with the date, Perth.

Dates:
Brisbane, 24th September 2011
Sydney, 25th September 2011
Melbourne, 30th September 2011
Adelaide, 1st October 2011
Perth, 3rd October 2011

The Line-up:

Headliner
Van Halen

Main Stage 1
Alice Cooper
Bad Religion
Alter Bridge
All Time Low
Steel Panther

CRIKEY !

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 11th, 2011 at 5:09pm
PERKS, I'm rigid!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 14th, 2011 at 8:08pm
Eddie and Mike Mccready of Pearl Jam last week or so.


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Pdog on May 14th, 2011 at 9:11pm
bats@#t crazy is firing your lead singer.
than firing TWO lead singers.
than firing two lead singers than hiring the first one back and firing him again.
firing three lead singers, hiring the first one back, then firing him and then hiring him back on again!
Of course, nobody would be *that* nuts.

and remember kids, guitar picks need to come with a surgeon generals warning, they may cause cancer if placed on the tongue.
Eddie_Van_Halen_Meth.jpg (18 KB | )

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 14th, 2011 at 9:15pm

Pdog wrote on May 14th, 2011 at 9:11pm:
bats@#t crazy is firing your lead singer.
than firing TWO lead singers.
than firing two lead singers than hiring the first one back and firing him again.
firing three lead singers, hiring the first one back, then firing him and then hiring him back on again!
Of course, nobody would be *that* nuts.

and remember kids, guitar picks need to come with a surgeon generals warning, they may cause cancer if placed on the tongue.

This just in P-

Rekindling his old rock 'n roll romance with former partner, Edward Van Halen, after a tell-all bio, which painted the guitar hero as a reclusive wrecking ball, singer Sammy Hagar says, "The REAL reunion is on!"

Hagar confirms that he will, indeed, be singing for his former bandmates, erasing the departed Roth's vocal tracks, for his own signature roar.

"The music is done, the vocals were done.
Now, they're being RE-DONE," affirms Hagar, on location in Cabo.

"I got a call from Claudio, four hours ago.
He's like, 'Zammy, you need to call Eddie...he crying...Roth leave again!'
I said to my wife, GUARNTEED, that phone will be ringing and you know who, will be on the other end of the horn.

Thirty seconds later, my cell starts vibrating, but it's Alex on the other end!"

Word from the Van Halen camp is that the two forces have reunited, despite the rivers of bad blood, not to mention the tsunami started by Hagar's tell-all book.

"Sammy said some stuff in that book, but it's all behind us," wheezes Eddie Van Halen.
"The guy is a total cock-sucking clown...a real piece of shit...but, in the end, we're brothers."

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on May 14th, 2011 at 9:19pm

Some Guy wrote on May 14th, 2011 at 8:08pm:
Eddie and Mike Mccready of Pearl Jam last week or so.


Mike Mccready has more talent in his pinkie than Eddie has in his entire junkie body. :nanker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhcnKYvzfZc

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 14th, 2011 at 9:28pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on May 14th, 2011 at 9:19pm:

Some Guy wrote on May 14th, 2011 at 8:08pm:
Eddie and Mike Mccready of Pearl Jam last week or so.


Mike Mccready has more talent in his pinkie than Eddie has in his entire junkie body. :nanker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhcnKYvzfZc

Darkness warshed over the Dude - darker'n a black steer's tookus on a moonless prairie night. There was no bottom.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BONOISLOVE on May 15th, 2011 at 1:58am
Could somebody please take Nick Nolte out of this menu?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 17th, 2011 at 12:11am

BONOISLOVE wrote on May 15th, 2011 at 1:58am:
Could somebody please take Nick Nolte out of this menu?



They are complete and utter fucking assholes for doing Mike like that. Perhaps not so much Alex, but spEd's hatred of Mike is irrational. I can completely understand hating Spamulus Flatulus, as that fat fool ruined a once great band, but Mike was one of the ingredients that made the incredible CVH cake such a fantastic sonic meal.

If I were in his shoes, and had the same sense of fair play, maturity and integrity that I do, I would have told Mike he can do whatever he wants, play bass with whoever he wants, but the door is always open to play bass in Van Halen for forever.

But that is too much to ask from spEd I suppose. To act like a mature, understanding and tolerant professional.

I understand he loves his son. How can he not?

But again, if I were in his shoes, I would say "Mike is THE BASSPLAYER in Van Halen". I would help the kid in his musical endeavors, etc. but Mike would always be in VH.

Seriously....look at any video of CVH back in the day, compared to any video of the 2007 tour. NO FUCKING COMPARISON. Mike is a great fucking PERFORMER, and kicks total ass when it comes to the high-energy, atomic blast hard rock that CVH produces.

Wolfy just sorta stands around, and (no need to discuss this further - dead horsie been beat into a greasy smudge in the dirt) it is debatable as to how much bass he even played.

Seriously, they coulda just put a cardboard cutout of Wolfy up there and play along with pre-recorded bass tracks, and it would have made no difference to the crowd.


EDWARD VAN HALEN - LIFE IS PRECIOUS AND LIFE IS SHORT - KISS AND MAKE UP WITH MIKE AND BRING HIM BACK TO WHERE HE SHOULD BE......PLAYING BASS FOR VAN HALEN.


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on May 17th, 2011 at 9:03am
Some Guy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK5stzW8jIM&feature=related

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 17th, 2011 at 10:04am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on May 17th, 2011 at 9:03am:
Some Guy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK5stzW8jIM&feature=related

this ain't bringing the summer of Starbuck back.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 26th, 2011 at 8:47am
What gives? Are we getting new Van Halen soon or what? The rumor mill needs to know. “Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen often join Eddie in the 5150 studio and the three of them have been hard at work jamming and recording tunes. The three Van Halens have been sending the music to David Lee Roth, who’s adding the lyrics as he is doing push ups.”

According to these sources, “the band is re-exploring Eddie’s extensive library of unreleased songs and riffs, even reaching back to their early unreleased demos for added inspiration. The band is retooling and tweaking some of this mostly-unheard, unreal, incredible music, which have completely vibrant new lyrics from Roth.”

The reports further allege that Van Halen recorded part of the album at Shank’s studio and a couple of nights out on the beach grilling, drinking , toking a fatty, marking the first time Van Halen will track an LP outside its own studio since it was built in 1983.

They will hit the road with the same line up as last time, with Micheal Anthony (the fab four) expected to join them on the American leg slated to begin in Boca Raton, Fla on Oct 21st. With a new album and world tour, can Van Halen achieve world record concert gross or net gross? Dave, when questioned about this responded, bow zee bow zee bop zitty bop.


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 28th, 2011 at 8:56pm
"COVERING" VAN HALEN
Well, Van Halen fans are starting to buzz louder and louder as reports are surfacing that Eddie, Alex, Dave and Wolfie are in the mixing stages of what will be the long-awaited new album. Slash is one of those buzzing, as he dished that one of the guys who works for him is also doing some work with VH and tipped him off to that.

There are some other interesting rumors circulating on just what music will be hitting the streets this time. Some Nasty spies on the east coast claim that Dave was heard recording there early in the year before the band was doing their thing in LA.

Now, the fun part...

If you remember, over the years Van Halen did some covers and totally Van Halenized them, from "You Really Got Me", to "Dancin In The Streets" and "Pretty Women", not to mention Roth's versions of "California Girls" and "Just A Gigolo". Was Dave overheard singing a number of other "covers"? ... and could Van Halen's new release contain several covers this time around???

We will keep our eyes and ears peeled to see if we hear more on this one and, in the meantime, if you want to see VH live and will be in Australia, in late September the band is headlining the Soundwave Revolution in Brisbane the 24th, Sydney the 25th, Melbourne the 30th and Adelaide on October 1st.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe1X3yOWhdA


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 30th, 2011 at 8:18am
My sources tell me you need to remove your socks before listening to the new Van Halen disc. Because it's gonna knock 'em off. I am so excited I'm typing this from 10 inches away with both hands on my hips.



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Factory Girl on May 30th, 2011 at 5:20pm
I saw Diamond Dave open for Bad Company.  He's a good frontman, Joey.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jun 9th, 2011 at 7:45am
EXCLUSIVE: Van Halen Aussie Tour Rumours Including Sideshows And AFL Grand Final
Post by: Dave-O 9 June, 2011 - 9:28 AM

There have been a lot of Van Halen rumours going around about them doing extra shows alongside their appearance at the upcoming Soundwave Revolution festival.

One of the biggest rumours is that the hard rockers will play the AFL Grand Final. While that seems highly unlikely as Van Halen will be busy tearing up the Adelaide leg of the Soundwave Revolution tour on the same day of the Grand Final, which is, of course, played in Melbourne, Triple M music reporter contacted promoters yesterday to try and get a definitive answer.

"The band may be sounded out for the grand final. Let's not say it's happening yet, but& there might be a possibility that they'll be sounded out to play," said Nui.

If Van Halen were to play the AFL Grand Final, it would certainly be a different vibe to last year's act, 80s pop star Lionel Richie!

The other rumour is that Van Halen will play sideshows.

"[The promoter] said sideshows are a possibility but only if the Soundwave festivals sells out. They've got some dates up their sleeve. There's a whole week that Van Halen are here where they're not playing shows."

Van Halen joins Alice Cooper, Hole and Alter Bridge (featuring Slash's Myles Kennedy) as headliners for this year's Soundwave Revolution festival, while a new Van Halen album should be out by August.



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Heart Of Stone on Jun 13th, 2011 at 11:41am


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David Lee Roth, of Van Halen, performing live onstage, jumping.
David Lee Roth, of Van Halen, performing live onstage. Photograph: Rob Verhorst/Redferns

Thirty-five years ago, a four-piece American guitar band set about changing rock music for ever. They took their name from a brotherly relationship; they had a goofy, Jewish singer with family connections to New York bohemia; they added pop hooks and smarts to fast, aggressive guitar music; their debut album included a song with the word "punk" in its title; and they weren't the Ramones.

Of course, you wouldn't believe Van Halen were the most important American band of the late 70s if you only read rock critics. They were too popular, too vulgar, too much, too soon. They celebrated idiocy. So did the Ramones, of course, but Van Halen's idiocy was of a different order to punk's: it wasn't built around comic-book humour, but on David Lee Roth's apparent range of interests, which ran the gamut of pursuits from casual sex to casual intoxication, with nothing in between. The tension between Roth's goofiness and stellar guitarist Eddie van Halen's desire to be taken seriously was at the heart of their music, and eventually tore the pair apart.

Van Halen, legend holds, were spotted by Gene Simmons of Kiss, playing at the Starwood club in Los Angeles in 1976. Simmons was so impressed he flew the band to New York to produce a session for them at his own expense. All the elements that instantly identify Van Halen were present on the Simmons demos: it's no wonder that when they came to record their official debut, it took just days, with minimal overdubbing. Roth was already a blowhard, Eddie's guitar technique was clearly light years ahead of the competition, Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony were a thunderous rhythm section.

Their signature sound was clean, precise and full of attack: there's absolutely no fat on the songs that made their name. Where heavy rock's use of the blues had previously been trudging and unwieldy, Van Halen added a sense of flight, taking away the swing, speeding even a simple 12-bar into something entirely unrelated to its source. They closed their debut album with a version of John Brim's old blues Ice Cream Man, and even then you can't imagine, say, Humble Pie coming up with such a confection.

That debut was nothing short of a paradigm shift in the sound of heavy music, as important as Jimi Hendrix's first record had been a decade before, and Nirvana's second would be in closing the era Van Halen began. It sounded like nothing before it, yet also like it could have been made at any time until Nevermind was released 13 years later: that's an awfully long time to sound undated. But the bands Van Halen spawned, sadly, were pallid imitators without Van Halen's invention and skill. Van Halen had transformed rock by unwittingly creating music's most profitable rubbish dump.

The difference between Van Halen and the hair metallers who followed was what always separates game-changers from imitators: their wide listening habits. In his first big interview, Eddie Van Halen explained: "Dave our singer doesn't even own a stereo. He listens to the radio, which is a good variety … Most of our songs you can sing along with, even though it does have the peculiar guitar and end-of-the-world drums."

Not that Roth cared about being refracted through hair metal. In fact, he boasted, that wasn't the real extent of Van Halen's influence. As he told the writer Lisa Robinson in 1984, at the peak of the band's powers: "I know for a fact that to a small degree, we've bred a small legion of imitators, copycats, mimics, people who are using Van Halen for their sole inspiration. But even more important than that are all the people who are just disgusted and revolted by our music and our presence and our appearance and the way I do interviews, and they've been forced to come up with some very substantial musical alternatives to Van Halen-type rock, and that's why we have new wave."

That interview shows a fascinating man toying with his interrogator. Roth references John Cassavetes and George Bernard Shaw, but still pins down what Van Halen really meant: "I would still prefer to think of us as witless and tasteless. Arch enemy of the common public. That's all I wanted to be in life, really. I always wanted to be an outrage to public decency and a threat to women. And this is one of the few occupations where you're not only allowed that, but you're encouraged."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jun/12/van-halen-invent-hair-metal

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jun 14th, 2011 at 9:21am
Thanks Heart Of Stone, that's posting from the top of the drum riser... It's fixing to get crackin' Summers here and the time is right. Sources deep in my head are expecting new Van Halen tunage blasting from boom boxes this Fourth of July weekend at cook outs all over this great land of ours :weed.

http://ts1.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=1015945371068&amp;id=006437825167a4ef268a7d625f5c2d89

Calm before the storm.

New CD is as good as done. Mixing, mastering.

The Summer is just about here.

Can't wait for that first single...


*An old friend now living in the LA area has been invited to hear the new VH album tomorrow. He's done some design work for the band in the past. This is all the info I have at this time, but it's reliable. I asked him to update me after tomorrow.

-VH Links*
__________________


a little Van Halen on our time-
http://youtu.be/U2R2KXNQR1M

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jun 16th, 2011 at 1:30pm
Van Halen’s devotion to music reaches far and wide

By Regis Behe, TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Spandex. Brown M&Ms. A revolving door of lead singers.These are some of the things that come to mind when Van Halen is mentioned.

But Rick Granati of the Granati Brothers has a different, more atypical view. He and his siblings — Dave, Hermie and Joey — toured with Van Halen in 1979 and 1981, and stay in touch with brothers Alex and Eddie.

“They’re actually just wonderful people,” Rick Granati says. “Eddie is a sensitive, deep person who is totally devoted to music.”

The Van Halens and the Granatis — by name alone sounding like a couple of Shakespearean street gangs — met in 1979. The Beaver County siblings were in Los Angeles, opening for the New Wave Brit band the Fabulous Poodles at the Whiskey A Go-Go when they were tabbed to open Van Halen shows in Pocatello, Idaho, and Logan, Utah.

The Granatis showed up in a van. The Van Halens had two large tour buses. The Granatis were experts at pitch-perfect pop and rock harmonies. Van Halen made music that seared the flesh of weaker human beings.

The Granatis collectively thought they were in over their heads. But the first night in Pocatello, the crowd demanded an encore. Being the opening act, they were reluctant to go back onstage. Noel Monk, then Van Halen’s production coordinator and later manager, told them to go back on, and made sure Eddie Van Halen was aware of what was happening. Intrigued, Eddie invited the Granatis on the rest of the tour.

“They treated us as equals, like we were their brothers,” Rick Granati says. “They made sure we had a sound check and never shorted us with the amount of stage available to us.”

The Granatis would meet up with Van Halen again in 1981 when the Fair Warning Tour came to Pittsburgh at the then-Civic Arena. They assumed the Van Halens would ignore them.

“But when Eddie saw us, he said, ‘Hey,’ grabbed us and gave us a big group hug,” Rick Granati says. “After the show, we ended up hanging out until five in the morning.”

Eddie Van Halen also promised he would do something for the band, which had just lost its recording contract. Thinking Van Halen would help them get another deal, the Granatis were stunned when, a few days later, they were asked to join the Fair Warning Tour in Philadelphia for the remaining 48 dates.

The Granatis ended up being confidantes (and yes, partners in mayhem) with the Van Halen crew. Rick Granati remembers visiting Eddie in the ’90s at his lavish home in Los Angeles during recording sessions.

“He puts so much pressure on himself,” Granati says. “He told me, ‘I’m a prisoner of my success. I can’t walk down the street, I can’t take my son to McDonald’s or Disneyland. I’m thrilled everyone likes my music, but everybody wants something from (me).’”

In 1985, the Granatis were among the first to learn that the Van Halens were replacing lead singer David Lee Roth with Sammy Hagar. They protested, telling Eddie, “you can’t do that; you’re the Led Zeppelin of our generation.” But the Van Halens were fed up with Roth’s antics and side projects and wanted to move ahead with the band.

Shortly after, Roth came to Pittsburgh with a new band that included guitarist Steve Vai. He hooked up with the Granatis and made a startling confession.

“He said he’d made the biggest mistake of his life,” Rick Granati recalls. “He said, ‘You guys get along with Eddie and Alex. You gotta tell them I want back in the band.’”

But when the Granatis relayed the message a few weeks later, the Van Halens were not amused, happy or inclined to say anything favorable about Roth.

“They erupted,” Rick Granati says, saying they went on for 20 minutes about their displeasure with Roth.

“And now, they’re finally back together,” Granati adds with a laugh. “It only took 22, 23 years.”

While those days are in the past, the Granatis still have the rock ‘n’ roll bug. They are currently working with Peter Bennett, a promoter who worked with the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, on a Beatles tribute show scheduled for October at the Lincoln Park Performance Arts Center in Midland.

It’s like the debate in the old Miller Lite commercials. But instead of “tastes great” or “less filling,” Van Halen fans often are divided among which lead singer was better, David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar. But no matter which Van Halen singer is at the mic, the group did exert an influence on musicians who bought into Roth’s theory that “there’s a little Van Halen in all of us.”











A short update from my buddy. Verbatim:

"Van Halen fans will be very happy... Heavy guitars! Really good vocals."
- VH Links

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by gorda on Jun 16th, 2011 at 3:03pm

Some Guy wrote on Aug 16th, 2010 at 7:07am:
" . . .

3) The infamous “Brown M&Ms” clause written into Van Halen’s early contract riders was included in contracts not because of ego, but rather to make sure that structural stage specifications in the contract were read thoroughly and were adequately provided . . ."


Ha!  Ha!  Ha!

Although, it's not as bad as the singer who ordered his assistant to remove all the seeds from his watermelon!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jun 22nd, 2011 at 4:13pm

gorda wrote on Jun 16th, 2011 at 3:03pm:

Some Guy wrote on Aug 16th, 2010 at 7:07am:
" . . .

3) The infamous “Brown M&Ms” clause written into Van Halen’s early contract riders was included in contracts not because of ego, but rather to make sure that structural stage specifications in the contract were read thoroughly and were adequately provided . . ."


Ha!  Ha!  Ha!

Although, it's not as bad as the singer who ordered his assistant to remove all the seeds from his watermelon!

FROM EDDIE TRUNKS TWITTER

@EDDIETRUNK
Hearing RUMOURS that Van Halen may release a new song for 4th of July weekend. Which if the album is truly done would make sense


I know it's a RUMOR but it's a cool RUMOR.




Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jul 3rd, 2011 at 6:18am
Saw this just posted at VHND.

http://www.davidleeroth.com/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jul 3rd, 2011 at 4:46pm
Dont know who this guy is - but check out this tweet!

http://twitter.com/#!/joematera

"Chatted with Ross Hogarth re:: new VH record, "it’s the killing side of Van Halen at the top of their game again with Diamond Dave"."  
   

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jul 3rd, 2011 at 4:52pm
Val tweets
Dave was doing push ups



Sway approved!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jul 4th, 2011 at 10:02am
VAN HALEN - NEW ALBUM RUMOUR ROUND-UP:
Dear rabid Van Halen fans - if you are looking for a factually infallible, dead on, "here are the facts" news update....this ain't it!
But seriously, a news report that does fit that description isn't far away as David Lee Roth tells us to "Get Ready..." (www.davidleeroth.com) and Van Halen actually open up a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/VanHalen). And Alter Bridge/Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti (friend of Wolfgang) starts yakking after sitting in on the trio of Van Halen's playing new songs live in the studio - reporting back that the band used ''old demos for inspiration for new material" (www.vhlinks.com/vbforums/mark-tremonti-new-t52379.html).
Plus the band are also hitting to road for the first time since 2007 with dates in Australia in 10 weeks' time. So we know something's happening right?
Right! But when are we going to really hear something official and when will we hear the first new Van Halen material since 2004 and the first new album with David Lee Roth since 1983? Soon folks....

What we know is that the album is done and mixed...John Shanks finishing production work on it earlier this year (with other producer names likely to appear inside the album credits.) The rumoured album title is VH '11, 2011 (or Two Zero One One to be precise) and all rumours point to a mid/late September release.
A single was again rumoured to hit airwaves this weekend, but failed to happen.
What I have previously stated is that I personally believe the new album will be released in October, after Van Halen return home from Australia and a single could likely appear late this month or in August.

I am hoping to have some more precise information from a source close to official goings on later this week. Stay tuned...


But in the meantime, I was contacted last week by an anonymous source with a summary of rumours and "inside" information they happened to be privy to. Ok....due to the demand from fans wanting to hear about anything Van Halen related to keep them busy while counting down the seconds to hell freezing over (the new album appearing in store), here is a summary of the information I was sent.
This is certainly not being printed as gospel or fact, but merely as yet another in the series of much loved Van Halen Rumor Reports that have been printed over the last decade of this band's colourful history. So with that disclaimer in place....here goes folks....


RUMOUR ROUND UP!

- Eddie Van Halen was apparently prepared to tour again with no new album, reluctant to produce new songs. David Lee Roth and especially Wolfgang Van Halen wanted to record new tracks. Wolfgang Van Halen finally convinced his father that he didn't want to go out on tour to replace Michael Anthony, with no new material and without David Lee Roth's input.

- It is suggested that the music was the main thing in EVH's mind and David Lee Roth was asked only to contribute lyrics.

- Seventeen songs were prepared in demo form. One was an instrumental. Fourteen songs were properly recorded. This includes the instrumental. A couple of tracks are likely to be held over as bonus tracks for various uses. Management are currently negotiating with specialist retailers for a deal to release the album, with these bonus tracks possible to make an appearance if an agreement is reached.
- Because of distributing/promotion matters, the release date of first single is still up in the air, although it will (apparently) 'definitely' happen no later than 2nd week of August. The album is expected to be ready to ship in September. [I still say October...].
- Only two tracks feature keyboards of any type. One is the instrumental which briefly features piano. The other features keyboards in the intro, and 'lightly' in the chorus.

- Although Wolfang Van Halen did not write any of the lyrics to the new album, he had a bass solo he was preparing that he titled "Hurricanes", for which David Lee Roth wrote lyrics with the same working title. It is unclear if this song will be included on the album, but it was recorded in demo-form.

- The album title has not been chosen at this point. Many rumours have surfaced... Two likely working titles may be in the running which are "VH '11" and "Two Zero One One". Rumored titles that have not been officially dismissed by band members however are "Mammoth" and "Play".
This information has surfaced because of proposed artwork for the new album which at this point features a brown circle on a glass table with a silver and red Van Halen logo emblazoned upon it (the circle which looks like an M&M). There is a rumour that the brown circle is supposed to represent both the "Brown Sound" of Van Halen and also the infamous M&M chocolate candy contract rider of years past. The proposed artwork does not show all edges of the circle due to a possible 'infringement' with the candy-maker. Rather the outer edges of the circle are 'cut-off' by the square-edged artwork. The reverse side of the album jacket features all four members standing by a garden like area shot in a sepia tone. This photo and others were taken in May on the grounds of Edward Van Halen's studio, 5150. Inner booklet/lyric sheets photos were also shot in and around 5150. [Not sure about this folks...but I guess we'll know soon enough...]

- Two songs recorded have been selected as singles. One song sounding like an early era Van Halen combination of "Beautiful Girls/Jamie's Crying", and the other song sounding more in the vein of "Unchained"/"Drop Dead Legs" (this one features a very lengthy guitar solo by comparison).

- Although no song titles are 'confirmed' at this point, some of the 'working' song titles were/are: "Hurricanes", "Stop Talking" (which is one of the possible first two singles), "Down This Road", and "Who's Looking Back At You?". Other titles have been mentioned, only these four keep resurfacing.

Get Ready ...


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jul 4th, 2011 at 5:54pm
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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jul 11th, 2011 at 9:52am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jul 4th, 2011 at 5:54pm:
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Monday, July 11, 2011

VAN HALEN - ALBUM & SINGLE STILL COMING; WORLD TOUR BEING BOOKED:
Welcome to Monday folks... My last Van Halen update was rumours and gossip, but this time around I have some Van Halen FACTS for you. Well...as factual as anything ever gets in VanHalenLand, delivered by a known and trusted source close to ground zero - who, up until this point hasn't had any info at all, as they are not in the habit of delivering rumours to me. Let's go...

- The new Van Halen studio album has NO release date at this point as it is not yet 100% finished. Yep...they are still working on completing it. John Shanks did his bit and now Ross Hogarth, after working with the band in 2010 is back at 5150 to finish the job. There is a single imminent however, but again a date for that arriving at radio or retail is also not yet firm. I'm told "they" are still working on a final mix for the single.
As for a date for the album - I have said all along my money is on October. I'm sticking to that, but with this info, I'd say late October now. No way will the album drop while the band are in Australia and it is desired to have the album out by November because...
- Van Halen's US tour will commence in NOVEMBER!
- Van Halen's 2011/2012 tour will commence in November and I'm told it is likely that the band will stay on the road thru the next Northern summer (mid-2012) with the tour taking in Asia, South America and Europe (watch for the band to possibly headline some festivals in Europe 2012).

That's it for now folks.....short, but concise. Work continues on this album and a single might appear next month. Tour plans are being locked in for a sizeable world tour starting in Australia in September then re-launching in the US in November.

Speaking of the Australian dates coming up, the guy in charge of the Soundwave Festival here in Oz (A.J.) that Van Halen will headline has voiced some frustration at dealing with the band over these dates. On his Twitter account (twitter.com/#!/iamnotshouting) the following two messages:
- "I must say, for one of the world's biggest bands, Van Halen are surrounded by idiots." and "2 months after announcement still can't get the dates on their site despite daily promises...".

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jul 19th, 2011 at 1:20pm
This is only a test.

If this had been an actual Van Halen album, you would have been notified where in your area to seek shelter...

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Jul 19th, 2011 at 1:43pm
Keep the fire burning SG.  
I'm always hopeful for VH to be a force again.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jul 19th, 2011 at 3:36pm
I do not care for the current VH. :loloncemore

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jul 28th, 2011 at 9:34am
The following is Nuno Bettencourt’s contribution in the book:

I’m writing this on January 19, 2011, some thirty-three years after the Shock Heard Around the World. I’m referring of course to Van Halen.

Earlier today I was at Henson Studios—the old Charlie Chaplin movie lot—to do a writing session in the mixing room. As I was about to enter the room, my ears demanded that my feet stop in their tracks. What caused me to stop was a familiar sound from the room across the hall. This sound was desperately trying to break through the double-thick walls of the studio.

It was faint, but even so, there was no mistaking the power of the sound that was seeping through those walls, because there can only be one Edward.

I looked around to make sure no one was around, and then walked over and put my ear to the wall. I closed my eyes and listened intensely, and between the vibration and what I actually heard—poof!—I was transformed from forty-four to fourteen years old. Then, for the next three minutes, like a burst of electricity running through me, I saw and heard the soundtrack of my life flash before me. Back to the minute I walked into my brother’s room and heard “Running with the Devil” for the first time and I froze, staring at the record player with my mouth open like I was seeing porn for the first time, trying to comprehend what I was hearing. If that wasn’t scary enough, my brother then played another track, which opened with the thunder of the greatest, most individual and under-celebrated drummer in the world, King Alex Van Halen: PaDaLaBum PaDaLaBum . . . “Eruption!” At that point I looked at my brother and asked if we were being invaded by aliens, and what planet Edward Van Halen was from.

We’ve only had a handful of legendary guitarists whose styles were influential from the moment they hit the scene. Eddie not only had a groundbreaking style and sound, but as Van Halen’s discography shows, he and the band went on to make great and important music throughout their career.

Edward is a not only a great guitarist, he is a true genius and innovator. Like the legendary guitarists before him, he brought guitar to a new level, but unlike them, he reinvented the guitar one album after the other. It was fucking mind-boggling to listen to each new record. How could this be? We figured, Okay, Ed, you did it! “Atomic Punk,” “I’m the One,” et cetera, on Van Halen were improbable enough. Then what? He fucking did it again with Van Halen II! “Spanish Fly,” “Somebody Get Me a Doctor,” and “Outta Love Again.” Then on Women and Children First there’s “Everybody Wants Some,” “Take Your Whiskey Home,” “Loss of Control,” . . . and then came my favorite VH album, Fair Warning! I thought, It’s four albums in, he’s definitely gonna start repeating himself. Drop the needle . . . and . . . wait for it . . . it’s fading in . . . no fucking way . . . “Mean Streets”! This guy is not human. Then “Unchained”?! I was convinced now that he really was an alien from another planet. And the list goes on: “Cathedral,” “Little Guitars,” “Hot for Teacher,” “Top Jimmy.” The reinvention and innovation was relentless, and goes on till today.

What’s even more incredible is that he did this without ever doing a long-winded, “look at me” instrumental solo record; he did it while being one of the tastiest rhythm players around, and while still serving the most important part, the Song.

I ran into Edward an hour later in the hallway, and after receiving a hello and a warm hug from the man who changed the world, I asked, “How’s it coming along in there?” And Ed said, “It’s cool. . . . I’m a little nervous, though.” I said, “Nervous? You!? Eddie Van? The Master? Do you have any idea what you have done? The gifts you have given us for over thirty years? You single-handedly changed the history of how we play guitar!” And with that grin that we have been seeing on Eddie’s face for as long as we can remember, he looked me in the eye and said, “I know . . . why do you think I’m nervous?” Then he walked off like John Wayne, straight back into the studio.

—Nuno Bettencourt


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jul 29th, 2011 at 9:22am
Local radio DJ says quotes "Wow" and "Whoa, wait until you hear it".

First time local DJ's have said anything about the new album on the air. The DJ said he is friends with one of Dave's old producers and the "engineer" working on it right now. He said the producer said one word "Wow", and that the "Engineer" said "Whoa, wait until you hear it."

No names dropped, no other details really, but had just come off playing "Little Guitars" and laid this bomb. Said these people he both knows personal like and that was their comments.

Take it for what it is worth. Not researching or saying name of the station and I have nothing to do with any of it. Lol, just what I heard less than 20 munites ago on the radio.

Roth Army- gearing up for deployment.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Aug 1st, 2011 at 9:31pm
Local radio DJ says quotes "Wow" and "Whoa, wait until you hear it".
Some Dude....Fear the foot.  :wtf1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgtM_gtA6A0&feature=player_embedded

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 2nd, 2011 at 6:49am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Aug 1st, 2011 at 9:31pm:
Local radio DJ says quotes "Wow" and "Whoa, wait until you hear it".
Some Dude....Fear the foot.  :wtf1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgtM_gtA6A0&feature=player_embedded

reminds me of the Hagar years, lame, unable to finish. Thanks.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 4th, 2011 at 8:17am
Step Aside


1 Close Encounter - Loud, rude, offensive to untrained ears, this should have been on 'Back to the Future'. Remember to make sure your speakers are insured for this one. On the guitar solo it sounds like an amp blew up in the studio.
2 January - Instrumental - sounds like keyboards in places, but could all be guitar.
3 Stop Talking/Just Drive - This is the track that Sammy Hagar wishes he could have recorded with Van Halen. This will answer which Van Halen was best. And this is the one the radio stations are gonna play forever.
4 Two Zero One One - Think Cabo Wabo meets Yankee Rose.
5 Get Me Roy Scheider - Song about a girl and a shark and the longest one one the record at 6.19. All the rest are around 4 mins or under. Clever play on the Jaws theme. Epic finish.
6 Angel Eyes - Outstanding arrangement on acoustic guitars.
7 Hurricanes - Bass, Bass and more Bass. Vocals are killer on this track. Lead guitar and drums join in on chorus.
8 Next - Short, fat and sweet.
9 Who’s Looking Back Now? - Retrospective on past times. A song with two halves.
10 Woman Kind - The Van Halen party band is back and in full swing.
11 Sex and Travel - Starts off with what sounds like a truck going up through its gears and joined with a screeching sound probably from a guitar. About life in a rock group on the road. Loads of references to the 70's.
12 Down This Road - This is the surprise track. A slow jazz number. Van Halen grows up and it suits Dave perfectly.


I must say, I am intrigued.... Where did you get this from?

Same source as always. She's my only source in fact. I've known her for years and trust her implicitly. She's not a Van Halen fan herself, just knows I'm really into them. It's her partner that has the connection and that's why it's been so legit.

At first I was told that these were outtakes going back to 2001 or thereabouts, but its started to filter through that this is the new record. The title has been changed numerous times and the artwork too, cause of some sort of legal issue. And I think this is where the original confusion arose as to the records proper context.

I now understand that it was to be called 'two zero one one', but it's release date was put back again and by 2012, would have sounded dated. Also they wanted something that acknowledges that DLR was stepping back in to his original role.

They have been playing the record through all sorts of sound systems, cause apparently the first track keeps blowing speakers. This has lead to some concern over whether it should be re-mastered, but apparently it has been left in it's original form and will be shipped with a warning sticker on the front cover and a disclaimer for downloads.

-Classic Van Halen.com

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Aug 4th, 2011 at 3:54pm
CANT WAIT.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Aug 5th, 2011 at 7:00am
Epic, as the kids say.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 6th, 2011 at 9:07pm

Nellcote wrote on Aug 5th, 2011 at 7:00am:
Epic, as the kids say.

CHICKENFOOT, the supergroup featuring former VAN HALEN members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, will release its sophomore effort, "Chickenfoot III", on September 27. VAN HALEN is also rumored to be releasing a new album this fall.

Speaking to VH1 Radio Networks' Dave Basner, Michael said, "I know people, from the fans and the critics, they'll all be doing the heavy comparison thing and you know what, I'd be lying if I didn't say, 'Yeah, sure I'm interested to hear what a new album, you know, what they got happening.' But I'm very proud of what we've done and I don't mind at all. They can put their album out before, after, or on the same day. They want to go out on tour, we'll open up for them, I don't care. [laughs]"

Anthony hasn't spoken to any of the members of VAN HALEN since the end of the band's 2004 tour. He said earlier this year, "The tour did not end as harmoniously as we would have liked it to and it probably should have gone on longer than it did." Still, Anthony wouldn't be against having his band CHICKENFOOT open for VAN HALEN should they go on tour — "I got no problem with that," he said.


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 6th, 2011 at 9:14pm
Well hold on to your seats for this one...

Wolfgang, apart from being a great multi-musician, is also a committed conspiracist. He apparently believes that the split in the Classic Van Halen line up in 1985 and the subsequent enlisting of Sammy into the group was no accident.

I haven't got the full story, cause from what I've been told so far it seems very complicated and almost runs as a parallel history to what we all know, or what we’ve been lead to believe.

Now conspiracy theories are very complex and numerous. The gist of this one is intertwined in a very developed theory. I am not that familiar with it all, so please research it if your so inclined. The crux of it is that some sort of alien species, a form of lizard, hundreds of thousands of years ago visited earth and mated with early humans, thus creating Homo sapiens. The world has always been run by the lizard aliens, as tribal leaders, Pharaohs, Kings, Queens, Prime Ministers and Presidents. Whatever your opinion, and mine, these conspiracy theories exist.

How does this affect Van Halen?

Now this I personally cannot get my head around. But this is the theory....

Sammy is an alien lizard. He is a part of the ruling lizard family, same as Bush, Clintons, the Queen etc. and he's worth billions. The whole cantina and tequila thing is a front and only accounts for 100 million or so. Sammy's life as a singer is a front. The Van Halen brothers were somehow brainwashed in 1985. The whole process left Ed in what appeared to the rest of the world, to be in some sort of intoxicated, substance induced zombie like existence. The experience turned Alex to God. (There’s more on this due to religion being part of the conspiracy).

Using powerful contacts, Dave was removed from Van Halen, mainly by being enticed to a movie deal with a movie company that was then canned, but which also included a soundtrack.

Keeping up with this?

Sammy then moves in. All the other auditions were apparently set up to fail. 5150's re-recorded with Sammy's vocals, and they tour. Tents are positioned below the stage which allows some sort of sexual rights for alien lizards with Homo sapiens.

Apparently there’s loads of this and what I've shown you is just a quick summary.

How does Dave fit in?

Dave's no lizard or alien. He's an ancient form of Homo sapien warrior in the modern era.

Wolfgang believes to free Van Halen from the alien lizards, he has to reunite the Classic Van Halen line up. That requires the repatriation of Michael Anthony.

That's what I've heard so far. Make of it what you wish. But I implore you to not shoot the messenger.


-Classic Van Halen.com

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Aug 7th, 2011 at 11:35am
This is all sounding great.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Aug 7th, 2011 at 7:04pm

Nellcote wrote on Aug 7th, 2011 at 11:35am:
This is all sounding great.

He really needs to get a life Nellie. Besides VH should open for Chickenfoot. Not the other way around.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Aug 8th, 2011 at 8:18am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Aug 7th, 2011 at 7:04pm:

Nellcote wrote on Aug 7th, 2011 at 11:35am:
This is all sounding great.

He really needs to get a life Nellie. Besides VH should open for Chickenfoot. Not the other way around.

I'm not bashful to say I'm looking forward to new VH.
Hey, they have done what most rock bands have done.
Many bands have received multiple chances.  
Bring it.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 9th, 2011 at 6:34am



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http://www.thevine.com.au/music/fest...d20110809.aspx

Official announcement made. It's cancelled, refunds will be issued. Sucks.


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 10th, 2011 at 6:00pm
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 Here’s a quick update on the latest news  about the upcoming Van Halen album and tour.

1) AUSTRALIAN SHOWS, ALBUM, TOUR: MelodicRock has this update today:

A Van Halen and Soundwave Revolution Festival update for you. I’m hearing from one of my sources connected to the band that Van Halen did NOT pull out of the Soundwave Festival and had things gone ahead as planned, the band was 100% ready to appear as publicised. I have no reason to doubt this info, but I will state that I find it puzzling and somewhat disappointing there is no “official” word or statement from the band.

I am also told that there are now no plans for Van Halen to tour Australia. That’s 2011/2012 folks….no plans at all. 13 years since their first tour and now nothing. I’m hearing that the US tour remains in planning to commence in November and the studio album is due by that time.


I also hear that the band are looking for European Festival appearances for summer 2012, not necessarily any standalone dates for that region.

2) ALL IS GOOD: We hear that all is good and that everyone in the band is doing great and that they are still working on mixing the album and planning the tour.

3) ROTH: The “Get Ready” message is back on DavidLeeRoth.com.

4) MORE from Tremonti: By now, everyone’s heard Mark Tremonti claim that new music sounds like “old school Van Halen.” This week, GuitarInternational asked him about hearing it:

Rob: Wow. From what I read it sounds like old school Van Halen.

Mark Tremonti: Yeah, it does. I haven’t heard a single vocal on it yet,
but it definitely had the juice, it was great.

Rob: Was it like Van Halen 1, Van Halen 2, Fair Warning era?

Mark Tremonti: I think it was a mixture of it all. It wasn’t all edgy and
dark like Fair Warning; it was a mixture, somewhere in the middle.

5) VALERIE’S COMMENT: Just to show how little info is getting leaked out of the Van Halen camp these days, the following little request came from none other than Eddie Van Halen ‘s ex and Wolfgang’s mom, Valerie Bertinelli. Last week Valerie tweeted, “Who do I have to give birth to to get a copy of the new Van Halen record!?”



Soundwave Revolution Cancelled Because Of Aerosmith Backing Out & Lagging Ticket Sales
Tuesday, 9 August 2011 When it was announced that the Soundwave Revolution festival in Australia was cancelled yesterday, some fans were quick to blame Van Halen, assuming that they must have pulled out of the festival. The truth is, Van Halen DID NOT pull out of Soundwave Revolution, and had nothing to do with the festival being cancelled.

The promoter had been planning on securing one or two additional headliners, which he was unable to do. Triple M in Australia revealed today that AEROSMITH was the unannounced second headliner that pulled out of the festival. Between Aerosmith backing out, and lagging ticket sales, the promoter decided to cancel the festival.


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 16th, 2011 at 8:45am
TAKE THIS AS IT IS: NEW MUSIC IS COMPLETE. IT ROCKS HARD! FIRST SINGLE IS COMING AUGUST 23. TITLE OF THE SINGLE IS "LATE TERM". NO RELEASE DATE FOR FULL CD. GET READY. IT WILL BE WORTH THE WAIT!




Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Aug 16th, 2011 at 9:01am
Uh-Oh-Eddie's near a bah-take cover!
SG, what are the odds the single drops as planned?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 16th, 2011 at 9:19am

Nellcote wrote on Aug 16th, 2011 at 9:01am:
Uh-Oh-Eddie's near a bah-take cover!
SG, what are the odds the single drops as planned?

that's the latest rumour so we will see next week... it's undulating.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 18th, 2011 at 7:41am

Nellcote wrote on Aug 16th, 2011 at 9:01am:
Uh-Oh-Eddie's near a bah-take cover!
SG, what are the odds the single drops as planned?

new Van Halen single date???
RE: Van Halen‏
8/14/11
From: King, Steve (steveking@edbroadcasters.com)
Sent: Sun 8/14/11 2:19 PM
To: eric thering (steelerguy26@live.com)


It is now Sept. 13, as of a twitter feed I have. The new album is planned for Oct. They cancelled their Austarilian tour to finish the mix down and overdubs.



From: eric thering [mailto:steelerguy26@live.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2011 11:47 AM
To: King, Steve
Subject: Van Halen



Did you really get a call saying Van Halen single comes out aug. 23? I think the date I heard may be wrong. Thank you! Eric from minnesota.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Aug 18th, 2011 at 3:51pm

Some Guy wrote on Aug 18th, 2011 at 7:41am:

Nellcote wrote on Aug 16th, 2011 at 9:01am:
Uh-Oh-Eddie's near a bah-take cover!
SG, what are the odds the single drops as planned?

new Van Halen single date???
RE: Van Halen‏
8/14/11
From: King, Steve (steveking@edbroadcasters.com)
Sent: Sun 8/14/11 2:19 PM
To: eric thering (steelerguy26@live.com)


It is now Sept. 13, as of a twitter feed I have. The new album is planned for Oct. They cancelled their Austarilian tour to finish the mix down and overdubs.



From: eric thering [mailto:steelerguy26@live.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2011 11:47 AM
To: King, Steve
Subject: Van Halen



Did you really get a call saying Van Halen single comes out aug. 23? I think the date I heard may be wrong. Thank you! Eric from minnesota.

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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 30th, 2011 at 4:39pm
I'm here to tell ya- find a 2 hour window in your night- pick up a six pack of Coors Light- tall boys- and rock out with your cock out!


http://youtu.be/9DEvYrRiCto

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 6th, 2011 at 8:13am
Monday, 5 September 2011


Good news regarding Van Halen’s upcoming album – as of a little over three weeks ago, the band has finished mixing the album. The rumor that the mixing process was taking overly long isn’t true, as the mixing began in July and was finished in August.

The album is to be mastered in mid-September. This process should only take around a weeks time, so the album should be 100% completed sometime this month! There is still no word on a definite release date.

Stay tuned to VHND.com for a more extensive update within a few days.




Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 8th, 2011 at 7:29am
The Van Halen camp remains disturbingly quiet about the release of their long awaited album but the rumour is that the latest delay is due to Eddie Van Halen insisting that some of Dave Lee Roth’s vocal tracks be re-recorded.

Melodicrock.com claims some insider information, but stops short of confirming that the tracks are being re-worked. An un-named source is quoted as saying:

“As for the album being shelved goes, it’s not true. However, I will say that the delay lies within the vocals. That seems to be the main roadblock. Eddie is just not satisfied with the vocals that have been recorded and re-recorded which has caused a lot of frustration with both the Van Halen and Roth Camps alike.”

The author of the piece on the site continues:

“I hear management is shopping for a deal (no word if anyone outside VH actually has a copy or has heard anything – I think not at this stage), but labels are being approached in search of a deal….and a BIG deal from what I was told!

“I’m told there is still hope to get the album released this side of Christmas, but that is certainly not for certain.

“Prior talk of an exclusive WalMart deal for the album is diminishing – I’m told the preference is one label for a worldwide deal.”

According to the sites un-named insider in the camp, the band has also received an offer to headline Download 2012 but have delayed accepting until further European dates are investigated, and suggestions are that the US remains a priority in terms of touring.

Progress in the making of the album has been fraught with problems as has the band’s attempt to get out on the road when scheduled shows in Australia were pulled when the Soundwave Revolution touring festival was pulled at the last minute in August


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 13th, 2011 at 3:27pm
DAVID LEE ROTH founding frontman of VAN HALEN Re records the '2011' track vocals
NEWSFLASH:

DIAMOND DAVE, has re-recorded vocals only on one track off the forthcoming new record. The track is 'Two Zero One One' and has been updated and re-titled 'Two Zero One Two'.

The vocals on part of the chorus and the end of the song were re-done purely due to the tracks title being outdated by the time the new record is due to be released.

Source protected.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 15th, 2011 at 8:13am

Dave's dad- lifestyles of the rich and famous

http://youtu.be/5F2nRq823RI


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 20th, 2011 at 12:30am
McQuestion says:

September 19th, 2011 at 4:02 pm
After skimming through these posts, it’s clear to me that the major beef fans have with Van Halen isn’t the overly long wait for new material or any delays, but in fact it’s the absolute lack of any news from Van Halen whatsoever.

Ed, Al, Mike and Dave wouldn’t be anywhere without their fans. They’d be working at McDonald’s somewhere and banging that chick on the fryolator (ok, only Dave on that one). They wouldn’t have their mansions, websites, cars and fantastic gear, nor would they have the ability to sit around for decades and do absolutely NOTHING and still be able to maintain that lifestyle.

All we have ever had since the beginning of summer is rumours. Who is the source behind the VH album being mastered rumour? Did we ever find that out?

As of right now, there is NOTHING on the Van Halen website and no album or new music will ever be available for human consumption… as far as we know.

This is the problem. Many on here say that this is Van Halen’s masterful marketing style. I completely disagree. Can you imagine how this board, and the internet (and perhaps the world in general) would light up if VH released some 25 second snippets of new music? We’d be completely orgasmic with delight and panting for new VH material, rather than permanently pissed that there is nothing to report.

If Ed and company don’t get that we, the die hards, the true hard core fans, aren’t completely salivating for some news, ANY NEWS, he’s an idiot. Dave, with his “Get Ready” music, seems to be at least aware that there are fans out here waiting for some proof of life from their favorite rock band. Meanwhile, the official VH site is… what… a logo? It’s absolutely no wonder people are pissed (including me).

Two words (“Get Ready”) are (dare I say it?) not enough. This isn’t masterful marketing. People here have been waiting over a decade for new VH, some have waited over two decades for new Roth led VH material. It’s like waiting to hear if your loved one who has been kidnapped is alive or dead. Not knowing is the worst, most damning part of it all. Either give us a “nothing new to report from VH, all rumours are just that” message or start teasing us with some new material snippets, an in studio segment… something… anything.

Yes, a producer went into the studio with VH to record some music. I’ve done that myself, and I just kept the music to myself and listened to it in my car. Maybe Ed wants to do the same just to record Wolfgang with the band for posterity. No one knows for sure. No one knows anything. After decades of nothing, that’s the frustrating part. We’ve done our time. We’ve paid our penance for being VH fans. Even Valerie hasn’t heard anything, and you know she’s a proud and involved mom. Wolfgang would be dying to show her what he helped create like a kid showing a piece of art to his mom for the fridge in the kitchen.

All this clearly gives the impression that VH couldn’t give a piss up a frozen rope about the fans who are absolutely salivating for the chance to throw MONEY at them for product and performances. No wonder fans (what remains of them) are ticked off. There is no excuse for this whatsoever. It’s the 21st century. This isn’t 1965 any more. Even then there were print magazines and radio to make announcements to fans. Get over yourselves, Van Halen, and give the fans some official information for once! We’ve been hearing “no news is good news” for decades!

This just in, VH: NO NEWS IS NOT GOOD NEWS. NO NEWS IS JUST NO NEWS!

We’ve waited a long time. We’ve been unbelievably patient. Give us some sign that our faith in you as musicians and performers who truly want to play for us fans isn’t for nothing or set us free from our hopes and dreams once for for all.


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 21st, 2011 at 7:13am
I can add the following information. Tour dates for USA continue to be booked, starting in February 2012. The tour could be split into two legs, to allow the band to take in some festival and select solo dates in Europe over the northern summer.

A trusted source in Europe tells me that there are 3 German shows being looked at (Stuttgart, Dortmund and Berlin) around the week of June 13.
I've heard from two sources now that Download UK want Van Halen to headline one of the nights there - the event runs June 6-11, 2012 and lastly, expect the band to figure in Sweden Rock Festival calculations - that festival runs June 6-9.
A Paris date is also rumoured for late May

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 26th, 2011 at 8:20am
http://youtu.be/vBTFqUqRUlM

Dr. Rockzo is a self-described "rock and roll clown." He is known for his frequent use of cocaine, excessive lifestyle, and his trademark introduction and catchphrase: "I'm Dr. Rockso, the rock and roll clown ! I do cocaine!". He admits in "Cleanzo" that not only does he use cocaine, but also huffs paint, uses crystal meth, heroin, pain pills, and OxyContin before stating, "I do it all." Dr. Rockzo's past was originally a mystery, and even the Tribunal could not find out anything about him other than he was the rock and roll clown, and that he does cocaine. Dr. Rockzo's real name is Leonard Rockstein; the hyperactive son of a physical therapist. Rockzo began his music career as the lead singer of Zazz Blammymatazz, a partying glam-rock band named after the guitarist, Bink Bonk Blammymatazz. The logo of Zazz Blammymatazz is a stylized parody of Van Halen's logo. The band quickly became successful; however, Rockzo insisted on being paid in cocaine, and was fired for his violent and erratic behavior. After a short-lived solo career, he began his present life working as a clown for parties.

Rockzo talks in a high-pitched voice, with an occasional, oddly exaggerated stutter, which every member of Dethklok except Toki finds irritating. He wears a very tight neon unitard with cutouts that expose almost his entire torso and, in the back, the top of his buttcrack and outline of his testicles. The rest of his outfit includes a combination cap, long, thick, brightly-colored hair, KISS-like face paint, spiky wristbands, furry boots, and a spiky red nose. The colors of his clothing and hair change between episodes, but are always gaudy and fluorescent.[17][22] It is suggested that he is a ephebophile; he was once arrested for having sexual relations with a minor.

Rockzo seems to be a parody of various events and persons. According to Brendon Small, Dr. Rockzo was supposed to be an amalgam of every kind of front man from the hard-rock era, including Paul Stanley, Axl Rose, and Bret Michaels. Eventually the animators made him resemble David Lee Roth.[23]


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Zack on Sep 26th, 2011 at 9:53am

Some Guy wrote on Sep 26th, 2011 at 8:20am:
http://youtu.be/vBTFqUqRUlM

Dr. Rockzo is a self-described "rock and roll clown." He is known for his frequent use of cocaine, excessive lifestyle, and his trademark introduction and catchphrase: "I'm Dr. Rockso, the rock and roll clown ! I do cocaine!". He admits in "Cleanzo" that not only does he use cocaine, but also huffs paint, uses crystal meth, heroin, pain pills, and OxyContin before stating, "I do it all." Dr. Rockzo's past was originally a mystery, and even the Tribunal could not find out anything about him other than he was the rock and roll clown, and that he does cocaine. Dr. Rockzo's real name is Leonard Rockstein; the hyperactive son of a physical therapist. Rockzo began his music career as the lead singer of Zazz Blammymatazz, a partying glam-rock band named after the guitarist, Bink Bonk Blammymatazz. The logo of Zazz Blammymatazz is a stylized parody of Van Halen's logo. The band quickly became successful; however, Rockzo insisted on being paid in cocaine, and was fired for his violent and erratic behavior. After a short-lived solo career, he began his present life working as a clown for parties.

Rockzo talks in a high-pitched voice, with an occasional, oddly exaggerated stutter, which every member of Dethklok except Toki finds irritating. He wears a very tight neon unitard with cutouts that expose almost his entire torso and, in the back, the top of his buttcrack and outline of his testicles. The rest of his outfit includes a combination cap, long, thick, brightly-colored hair, KISS-like face paint, spiky wristbands, furry boots, and a spiky red nose. The colors of his clothing and hair change between episodes, but are always gaudy and fluorescent.[17][22] It is suggested that he is a ephebophile; he was once arrested for having sexual relations with a minor.

Rockzo seems to be a parody of various events and persons. According to Brendon Small, Dr. Rockzo was supposed to be an amalgam of every kind of front man from the hard-rock era, including Paul Stanley, Axl Rose, and Bret Michaels. Eventually the animators made him resemble David Lee Roth.[23]


SG. your carrying of this thread has just reached unprecedented heights.  Kudos.  

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 27th, 2011 at 10:23am

Zack wrote on Sep 26th, 2011 at 9:53am:

Some Guy wrote on Sep 26th, 2011 at 8:20am:
http://youtu.be/vBTFqUqRUlM

Dr. Rockzo is a self-described "rock and roll clown." He is known for his frequent use of cocaine, excessive lifestyle, and his trademark introduction and catchphrase: "I'm Dr. Rockso, the rock and roll clown ! I do cocaine!". He admits in "Cleanzo" that not only does he use cocaine, but also huffs paint, uses crystal meth, heroin, pain pills, and OxyContin before stating, "I do it all." Dr. Rockzo's past was originally a mystery, and even the Tribunal could not find out anything about him other than he was the rock and roll clown, and that he does cocaine. Dr. Rockzo's real name is Leonard Rockstein; the hyperactive son of a physical therapist. Rockzo began his music career as the lead singer of Zazz Blammymatazz, a partying glam-rock band named after the guitarist, Bink Bonk Blammymatazz. The logo of Zazz Blammymatazz is a stylized parody of Van Halen's logo. The band quickly became successful; however, Rockzo insisted on being paid in cocaine, and was fired for his violent and erratic behavior. After a short-lived solo career, he began his present life working as a clown for parties.

Rockzo talks in a high-pitched voice, with an occasional, oddly exaggerated stutter, which every member of Dethklok except Toki finds irritating. He wears a very tight neon unitard with cutouts that expose almost his entire torso and, in the back, the top of his buttcrack and outline of his testicles. The rest of his outfit includes a combination cap, long, thick, brightly-colored hair, KISS-like face paint, spiky wristbands, furry boots, and a spiky red nose. The colors of his clothing and hair change between episodes, but are always gaudy and fluorescent.[17][22] It is suggested that he is a ephebophile; he was once arrested for having sexual relations with a minor.

Rockzo seems to be a parody of various events and persons. According to Brendon Small, Dr. Rockzo was supposed to be an amalgam of every kind of front man from the hard-rock era, including Paul Stanley, Axl Rose, and Bret Michaels. Eventually the animators made him resemble David Lee Roth.[23]


SG. your carrying of this thread has just reached unprecedented heights.  Kudos.  



soon this thread will fucking erupt!

A couple of other tunes as being potential hits. One guitar based and the other centered around the keyboards. The guitar one has a similar feel to Dance The Night Away. My buddy said the keyboard track not his style but admits it was pretty catchy.

EVH went back to his vault of demos to try and bring back some lost ideas. That could mean the well was dry or that he really wanted some of the old magic. The average song length is shorter than on III which tended to have longer songs. I personally liked the stretching out and not going for hits but .oh well.

Again I have heard nothing but trust my friend's taste and judgement completely. He has worked off and on with them for a long time and knows his way to tip toe around the VH brothers. Said not ground breaking stuff but kicks ass and should please some of the older fans."

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Sep 27th, 2011 at 11:01am

Zack wrote on Sep 26th, 2011 at 9:53am:

Some Guy wrote on Sep 26th, 2011 at 8:20am:
http://youtu.be/vBTFqUqRUlM

Dr. Rockzo is a self-described "rock and roll clown." He is known for his frequent use of cocaine, excessive lifestyle, and his trademark introduction and catchphrase: "I'm Dr. Rockso, the rock and roll clown ! I do cocaine!". He admits in "Cleanzo" that not only does he use cocaine, but also huffs paint, uses crystal meth, heroin, pain pills, and OxyContin before stating, "I do it all." Dr. Rockzo's past was originally a mystery, and even the Tribunal could not find out anything about him other than he was the rock and roll clown, and that he does cocaine. Dr. Rockzo's real name is Leonard Rockstein; the hyperactive son of a physical therapist. Rockzo began his music career as the lead singer of Zazz Blammymatazz, a partying glam-rock band named after the guitarist, Bink Bonk Blammymatazz. The logo of Zazz Blammymatazz is a stylized parody of Van Halen's logo. The band quickly became successful; however, Rockzo insisted on being paid in cocaine, and was fired for his violent and erratic behavior. After a short-lived solo career, he began his present life working as a clown for parties.

Rockzo talks in a high-pitched voice, with an occasional, oddly exaggerated stutter, which every member of Dethklok except Toki finds irritating. He wears a very tight neon unitard with cutouts that expose almost his entire torso and, in the back, the top of his buttcrack and outline of his testicles. The rest of his outfit includes a combination cap, long, thick, brightly-colored hair, KISS-like face paint, spiky wristbands, furry boots, and a spiky red nose. The colors of his clothing and hair change between episodes, but are always gaudy and fluorescent.[17][22] It is suggested that he is a ephebophile; he was once arrested for having sexual relations with a minor.

Rockzo seems to be a parody of various events and persons. According to Brendon Small, Dr. Rockzo was supposed to be an amalgam of every kind of front man from the hard-rock era, including Paul Stanley, Axl Rose, and Bret Michaels. Eventually the animators made him resemble David Lee Roth.[23]


SG. your carrying of this thread has just reached unprecedented heights.  Kudos.  

I wonder if we could trade this thread to IORR for a drinking thread to be named later? :booze

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Oct 2nd, 2011 at 1:42pm
Dave is on Facebook!



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by god on Oct 2nd, 2011 at 2:30pm



"Don't look now, but someone's FABULOUS!"

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Oct 2nd, 2011 at 2:58pm

god wrote on Oct 2nd, 2011 at 2:30pm:



"Don't look now, but someone's FABULOUS!"

not bad.... [smiley=shocked.gif]

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Oct 4th, 2011 at 8:49am
David Lee Roth Update
Monday, 3 October 2011

First, VHND can confirm that the Facebook and twitter pages for David Lee Roth that popped up last week are 100% official. Roth’s twitter post was simply “Get Ready for…”

Since Roth has chosen to set up his social networking pages during this “calm before the storm”, we’ve decided to address some lingering rumors regarding his status in the band since rejoining Van Halen. Because of the fact that Roth hasn’t publicly spoken since the Van Halen tour ended three years ago, some fans have speculated that he might be under some sort of “gag order” that’s in place until the entire band agrees that it’s time talk. (After all, he’s David Lee Roth! And Diamond Dave loves the press, right?!) The truth is, there is no such rule and that Dave has stayed silent by his own volition. This fits with his patterns in the past as well. Roth does not do widespread publicity if there is nothing yet to promote. People forget that even during Van Halen’s early years, Roth would escape to secluded jungles in South America or Papua New Guinea, or go hike some high peaks in the Himalayas for weeks at a time when there were breaks in Van Halen action. He likes to completely disappear from the public eye just as much as he loves the spotlight.

Also, David is an FULL member in the band Van Halen, and has been since he rejoined in 2006 for the 2007-2008 tour. As with all band partnerships, issues that affect the band are voted on…and in certain situations a single vote can veto. We just want to clarify that Dave has an equal vote – just as significant as Edward’s, Alex’s and Wolfgang’s.

Another recent rumor that we want to address stated that Eddie Van Halen was unsatisfied with some of Roth’s vocals on the upcoming album, and that supposedly Eddie forced Dave to rerecord some of them. There was never any truth to this rumor. In reality, the vocals were completed several months ago and Eddie, along with everyone else, was very satisfied with them. Also, being equal partners, it’s wrong to assume that under any circumstances Eddie Van Halen could “order” anyone in the band to do anything. This is a band with four equal members. They collaborate and they agree or disagree. As we said, Eddie was not unhappy with the vocals once completed, and even if he was he could not order Roth back to the studio.

We have heard from three insiders who have heard some or all of the album, and they all report that the vocals sound great. We hear that the band has been getting along just fine and that planning for next year’s album and tour is running smoothly.

It’s the calm before the storm, everyone!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Oct 10th, 2011 at 8:35am
Happy Birthday to Van Halen’s David Lee Roth!
Monday, 10 October 2011 Diamond David Lee Roth celebrates his 57th birthday today. We salute you!


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Voodoo Chile In Wonderland on Oct 10th, 2011 at 4:29pm
Oh my god!!

Check this link http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/

and see the header "Rocks Off"

Who dunnit?  :willya

:stinkypost

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Pdog on Oct 10th, 2011 at 5:42pm

Voodoo Chile in Wonderland wrote on Oct 10th, 2011 at 4:29pm:
Oh my god!!

Check this link http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/

and see the header "Rocks Off"

Who dunnit?  :willya

:stinkypost



Welcome to the Free Republic of Texas!!! Sheesh!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Pdog on Oct 13th, 2011 at 3:53pm


MelodicRock.com reports that Van Halen have cancelled their planned 2012 Summer Tour of Europe before the dates were even announced. But because planning was so far along for the tour - the dates and venues were already locked in. But there has been no reason given to promoters for the cancellation. Simply that it was not going to go ahead.

The cancelled dates were:

May 28 - Paris, France @ Zenith
May 30 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
June 1 - Barcelona, Spain @ Pala Jordi
June 3 - Milan, Italy @ Arena Fiera
June 5 - Dortmund, Germany @ Westfalenhalle
June 7 - Solvesborg, Sweden @ "Sweden Rock Festival"
June 10 - Donnington, England @ "Download" Festival
June 13 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Schleyerhalle
June 15 - Clisson, France @ "Hellfest"
June 17 - Nijmegen, Holland @ "Fields Of Rock" Festival (Goffertpark)
June 19 - Berlin, Germany @ O2 Arena
June 21 - Prague, Czech Republic
June 23 - Dessel, Belgium @ "Graspop Metal Meeting" Festival

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Oct 16th, 2011 at 9:22am

Pdog wrote on Oct 13th, 2011 at 3:53pm:
MelodicRock.com reports that Van Halen have cancelled their planned 2012 Summer Tour of Europe before the dates were even announced. But because planning was so far along for the tour - the dates and venues were already locked in. But there has been no reason given to promoters for the cancellation. Simply that it was not going to go ahead.

The cancelled dates were:

May 28 - Paris, France @ Zenith
May 30 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
June 1 - Barcelona, Spain @ Pala Jordi
June 3 - Milan, Italy @ Arena Fiera
June 5 - Dortmund, Germany @ Westfalenhalle
June 7 - Solvesborg, Sweden @ "Sweden Rock Festival"
June 10 - Donnington, England @ "Download" Festival
June 13 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Schleyerhalle
June 15 - Clisson, France @ "Hellfest"
June 17 - Nijmegen, Holland @ "Fields Of Rock" Festival (Goffertpark)
June 19 - Berlin, Germany @ O2 Arena
June 21 - Prague, Czech Republic
June 23 - Dessel, Belgium @ "Graspop Metal Meeting" Festival


Van Halen‘s long awaited new studio album is completely finished and expected to hit stories in February of 2012, according to an inside source. The new record, the band’s first since 1998′s ‘III,’ and first with original lead singer David Lee Roth since 1984′s ’1984,’ has been the source of much speculation over the past few months.

No title or tracklist has been revealed for the new album yet, which is described, similarly as by other people who have heard it, as a modern-day revisiting of the classic Van Halen sound. The source said a record company had yet to be chosen, with two unnamed major labels reportedly bidding for the right to work with the band.

The only official sign of life from within the Van Halen camp has been the re-emergence, albeit briefly, of recent birthday boy Roth on Twitter and Facebook. However, all he’s said so far is ‘Get Ready.’ (We’re ready, already!)

Meanwhile, Van Halen’s original bassist Michael Anthony and second lead singer Sammy Hagar continue their busy streak, preparing to hit the road in a couple of weeks to promote ‘III,’ the second album from their current band Chickenfoot. They set the bar high for their former bandmates with songs like ‘Dubai Blues,’ and we’re very excited to see how Eddie & company respond to the challenge.  
     




Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Oct 24th, 2011 at 7:16pm
....from melodicrock.com via twitter
(sorry if already posted somewhere)


@MelodicRock
Andrew McNeice
Source suggests Van Halen filmed parts for a video this weekend for the new album's first single.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Starbuck on Oct 24th, 2011 at 7:42pm
so, basically, this entire thread is 90% you talking to yourself?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Oct 27th, 2011 at 9:31am

Starbuck wrote on Oct 24th, 2011 at 7:42pm:
so, basically, this entire thread is 90% you talking to yourself?

Thanks bucky!


http://ts1.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=1270656930716&id=8fbc8e5c0c9ed436f9127b22844ecd71


Attention Deficit Delirium
Sammy Hagar: I’ll Manage A Classic GN’R Reunion
by Bryan Reesman on Oct.26, 2011, under Hard Rock & Metal, Music Musings

Sammy Hagar knows a thing or two about reuniting with a famous band, so whe he spoke recently with Attention Deficit Delirium, I asked him about his thoughts on a classic Guns N’ Roses line-up reunion. Over the years people have argued that it will never happen. I argue that money is always a good motivator, even if it just means select concert dates like Rage Against The Machine have done. And with GN’R recently being nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, one wonders if Axl and Slash can bury the hatchet if they get inducted, even to at least to acknowledge the accolade.

“They’ve proved it again and again and again that it ain’t [about] the money,” observed Hagar. “They just don’t get along because Axl goes out for a lot less money with his version of Guns N’ Roses, and Slash goes out for a lot less money with Velvet Revolver or by himself. The amount of money they could make if they got it all back together, made a great record and toured the world would probably be as much as the Rolling Stones [get], and for them not to do it, it obviously ain’t about the money. Because they could do it. I would manage them. I’d be their manager and make sure they got the right deal from all the promoters. They could be the biggest band in the world if they wanted to.”

That’s if they wanted to. (The ka-ching will need to ring loud enough.) As far as Van Halen is concerned, don’t expect to see the Red Rocker and his Chickenfoot bandmate Michael Anthony jumping at the prospect of rejoining Eddie and Alex onstage or in the studio. Especially with Chickenfoot thing keeping them busy, with Van Halen unceremoniously replacing Anthony with Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang on bass prior to the reunion tour with original frontman David Lee Roth in 2007 and with Hagar’s recent autobiography delivering his frank, unrestrained views on the VH camp.

“I just don’t see Van Halen getting together again,” the singer stated. “I don’t know what would have to happen for it to happen. I don’t think they’re ever going to get together with Dave. They’ve been working on that record for a year and a half or whatever, and they keep postponing and postponing it. I just know that Wolfie, Dave and Ed are not the Van Halen that the world wants to see. To do it with David without Mike was a horrible decision, but those guys haven’t made a good decision since I left the band. I don’t think so. It’s not about me, I just think that they really burned Mikey and burned the fans by throwing him out before Dave came back finally.”

It is easily argued that Anthony’s vocal harmonies are an integral part of the Van Halen sound. “Those vocal harmonies on the last tour were Mike on tape,” asserted Hagar. “Mike should’ve reamed them for it. Wolfie don’t sing like that, and Ed sure as hell don’t. Go on the Internet and listen to Ed’s voice live from the reunion with me. Hear him sing on ‘When It’s Love’ and some of those songs. Ed can’t sing, and his voice is shot if he can, from cigarettes and booze anyway.”

When asked how he has managed to keep his voice in good shape after all of these years, Hagar replied, “I don’t smoke. I drink and eat all kinds of crazy foods. I don’t know, I’ve been really lucky with my voice. I wish I could tell you. If I knew the secret I’d let the world know.”

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Oct 27th, 2011 at 11:21am
THANKS FOR KEEPING ME POSTED SG..
THEY HAVE WORN ME OUT WITH THE WAITING.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Oct 31st, 2011 at 9:08am

BILL PERKS wrote on Oct 27th, 2011 at 11:21am:
THANKS FOR KEEPING ME POSTED SG..
THEY HAVE WORN ME OUT WITH THE WAITING.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion...6fB6BqZQCFhN/0

I Want My MTV

The Uncensored Story of

the Music Video Revolution

by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum Dutton

Director Pete Angelus was looking for his midgets.

The set of Van Halen’s “Pretty Woman” video was a bacchanal filled with Jack Daniel’s, cocaine, midgets, transvestites, hunchbacks and hot video vixens in bikinis.

But at one point, the midgets went missing.

After 20 minutes of searching, Angelus found them when he opened the door to a transvestite’s dressing room.

One little guy was “wearing a black cape,” said Angelus. “He was holding the transvestite’s [private area] and pretending it was a microphone. He was singing ‘Satisfaction’ by the Rolling Stones while doing a Mick Jagger impression. I thought, this is not going well.”
__________________

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Nov 7th, 2011 at 10:43pm
Van Halen to make announcement at Grammy Nominations November 30th?
Friday, 4 November 2011 The website Hitfix.com is speculating that VAN HALEN will be the band rumored to make a “special live announcement” at the November 30th Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles!

“So is it Van Halen? That’s our guess. A very cryptic message from The Recording Academy, the folks who bring you the Grammys, came out today, announcing more acts for the line-up for The Grammy Nominations Concert Live. The hour-long program airs Nov. 30, live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater, and, in addition to announcing nominations for the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards, the special will feature appearances by a number of acts.

Added to the previously named Lady Gaga and Jason Aldean are Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco and Sugarland (we wonder if we’re in for a reprise of Ludacris joining Aldean for the rap on “Dirt Road Anthem?”)

Toward the end of the announcement, the Recording Academy slipped in that the TV show will “feature a special live announcement from a truly iconic group regarding their historic band reunion set to take place” at the Grammys.

Here’s why we think it’s Van Halen: the band — i.e. the David Lee Roth-fronted version — has recorded new material with John Shanks, although when we asked the producer about it a few months ago, he buttoned up tight, but he smiled big. Plus, other outlets, like The Hollywood Reporter, assert that the group has already inked with Columbia Records for the new set, although the label isn’t talking.  So… if there’s a finished album, or nearly finished album, in the can, the Grammys would be the perfect place to debut the first single.

My mind instantly assumed it was a rock band, but it could be some other genre.”

This was followed up by a tweet from the official Grammy’s twitter account later that day:
TheGRAMMYs:

Who do u predict the reuniting band will be @ #GRAMMYnoms? grm.my/vH7p3Y Does this hint make u wanna “Jump” & “Dance the Night Away”?

To summarize, “The iconic group” will make a live ANNOUNCEMENT during the Grammys Nomination Concert (Nov. 30th) about their reunion. The Grammy’s tweet pretty much leaves NO doubt that the mystery band is indeed VAN HALEN. Is this just dishonest hype? Or will Van Halen really appear at the Grammy Nominations Concert on Nov. 30th?

So unless the Grammys are lying (hard to imagine!), November 30th is the date that Van Halen will publicly announce their NEW ALBUM AND TOUR!


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Nov 8th, 2011 at 5:59am

Some Guy wrote on Nov 7th, 2011 at 10:43pm:
Van Halen to make announcement at Grammy Nominations November 30th?
Friday, 4 November 2011 The website Hitfix.com is speculating that VAN HALEN will be the band rumored to make a “special live announcement” at the November 30th Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles!

“So is it Van Halen? That’s our guess. A very cryptic message from The Recording Academy, the folks who bring you the Grammys, came out today, announcing more acts for the line-up for The Grammy Nominations Concert Live. The hour-long program airs Nov. 30, live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater, and, in addition to announcing nominations for the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards, the special will feature appearances by a number of acts.

Added to the previously named Lady Gaga and Jason Aldean are Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco and Sugarland (we wonder if we’re in for a reprise of Ludacris joining Aldean for the rap on “Dirt Road Anthem?”)

Toward the end of the announcement, the Recording Academy slipped in that the TV show will “feature a special live announcement from a truly iconic group regarding their historic band reunion set to take place” at the Grammys.

Here’s why we think it’s Van Halen: the band — i.e. the David Lee Roth-fronted version — has recorded new material with John Shanks, although when we asked the producer about it a few months ago, he buttoned up tight, but he smiled big. Plus, other outlets, like The Hollywood Reporter, assert that the group has already inked with Columbia Records for the new set, although the label isn’t talking.  So… if there’s a finished album, or nearly finished album, in the can, the Grammys would be the perfect place to debut the first single.

My mind instantly assumed it was a rock band, but it could be some other genre.”

This was followed up by a tweet from the official Grammy’s twitter account later that day:
TheGRAMMYs:

Who do u predict the reuniting band will be @ #GRAMMYnoms? grm.my/vH7p3Y Does this hint make u wanna “Jump” & “Dance the Night Away”?

To summarize, “The iconic group” will make a live ANNOUNCEMENT during the Grammys Nomination Concert (Nov. 30th) about their reunion. The Grammy’s tweet pretty much leaves NO doubt that the mystery band is indeed VAN HALEN. Is this just dishonest hype? Or will Van Halen really appear at the Grammy Nominations Concert on Nov. 30th?

So unless the Grammys are lying (hard to imagine!), November 30th is the date that Van Halen will publicly announce their NEW ALBUM AND TOUR!


Please remind me to dvr Operation Repo & Bear Swamp Recovery
as I will be focused on this epic event.
Thank you for your cooperation & support.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Nov 8th, 2011 at 12:43pm
Nellie I'm with you on Operation Repo. But Bear Swamp recovery? :-/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Nov 8th, 2011 at 1:06pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Nov 8th, 2011 at 12:43pm:
Nellie I'm with you on Operation Repo. But Bear Swamp recovery? :-/

Catch it-heavyweight Sicilian repo operation

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Nov 9th, 2011 at 3:38pm
Who needs the six pack and a couple of shots?
Then here ya go:

http://www.rocknrollbreakfast.com/six_pack_and_96.html

All 3 hours, 27 minutes, and 18 seconds of it... and it'll always be here for your listening pleasure.


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Nov 9th, 2011 at 3:44pm

Some Guy wrote on Nov 9th, 2011 at 3:38pm:
Who needs the six pack and a couple of shots?
Then here ya go:

http://www.rocknrollbreakfast.com/six_pack_and_96.html

All 3 hours, 27 minutes, and 18 seconds of it... and it'll always be here for your listening pleasure.

Quality tuneage.
Sit back, libation of choice, have a good old time.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Nov 14th, 2011 at 7:25am
Iconic rock band Van Halen are set to sign with Interscope Records, says a source familiar with the negotiations. The deal is expected to be finalized next week, marking the first time in 35 years that the band will not release music through Warner Music, its longtime label home.

It had been rumored -- and reported -- that the band was joining the Columbia Records roster. In fact, an insider tells The Hollywood Reporter that the contract for the Sony deal was drawn up and approved but hadn't been signed when Universal Music stepped into the picture.

The signing was a group effort involving UMG chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge, UMG International COO Max Hole, Interscope Geffen A&M vice chairman Steve Berman and Interscope's Jimmy Iovine, who, says a source, "heard the band was available and wanted to work with them. It was decided at the 11th hour." What came next was a series of meetings that presented the band with a global plan that included extensive marketing, merchandising, touring and, of course, recordings.

So what derailed the Columbia deal? The usual rock band complications, says an insider. While the group reunited with original singer David Lee Roth in 2006, the Sony label could not come to terms with Roth, who has a separate management, legal and accounting team than the other three members, guitarist Eddie Van Halen and his son Wolfgang (who replaced bassist Michael Anthony) and drummer Alex Van Halen. The main issue for Roth? He was apparently adamant about being on a west coast label. "He was never on board [with Columbia]," says the source. "It was as complicated as anyone would imagine, when one side says black, the other says white. The label was pretty skeptical that things would work out."

It's expected that as frontman, Roth will have to carry much of the marketing burden and it seems the band members ultimately want their singer to be happy with the deal which is why they went with Universal's west coast-based Interscope.

A new album, their first studio effort since 1984, is believed to be nearly finished with the hope that it can be released in 2012. The band is expected to make a "special announcement" on Nov. 30 at the Grammy Awards nominations concert, which will air live on CBS from Los Angeles' Nokia Theater.


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Nov 17th, 2011 at 8:01pm
Here's the text from the release:

Captured at an undisclosed venue in Los Angeles, are (L-R) Alex Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen,
Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Iovine, Chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Records,
Irving Azoff, Executive Chairman of Live Nation Entertainment and Chairman and CEO of the
Front Line Management Group, Steve Berman, Vice Chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Records,
David Lee Roth and Jim Urie, President and CEO, Universal Music Group Distribution.



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by mojoman on Nov 17th, 2011 at 8:39pm
looks like they had one of wolfies buds waiting in the wings if dad couldnt get otta the garage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6OOFbrzdP8&feature=related

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Nov 21st, 2011 at 6:58pm
http://www.vhnd.com/2011/11/17/photo-van-halen-at-the-roxy-with-new-record-label-interscope/

LET'S GO !

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Nov 21st, 2011 at 7:03pm
PERKS, it's coming hard and fast and these drones don't have a clue...

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by MrPleasant on Nov 22nd, 2011 at 3:49am
I like Van Halen. But don't hate me if "Right Now" is the forst thing that comes to my mind. I need to purchase some crack, pronto!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 1st, 2011 at 11:11pm
Today we are hearing some very interesting things that explains why, to the disappointment of many fans, Van Halen didn’t appear at the Grammy nominations concert last night. There’s a pretty good reason for this, and it’s that Van Halen wasn’t the mystery band in the first place!

Immediately after the show last night, the L.A. Times spoke to their sources close to the show who said that the mystery band was actually the Beach Boys (who’s 50th anniversary reunion tour this summer is one of the worst-kept secrets in the music business right now), and that things fell apart with the Beach Boys and the Grammys within the 48 hours leading up to the nomination show. The Grammys are still hopefull that the Beach Boys will still be available for the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards.

Then today, Rolling Stone agreed with the L.A. Times by saying that they are “extremely confident that it was supposed to be the Beach Boys” and that according to industry sources they’ve spoken to, Van Halen were never – at any point -  lined up to appear at the Grammys special.”

On top of all this, today we at the VHND heard from one of our own sources very close to the band that what Rolling Stone and the L.A. Times are saying is 100% correct and that Van Halen was never in the picture and was never slated to appear at the Grammys.

What about that tweet that the Grammys made? Rolling Stone says, “Many people thought that Van Halen was supposed to be the band, largely due to the fact that the Grammys sent out this not-so-subtle Tweet on November 3rd: “Who do u predict the reuniting band will be @ GRAMMYnoms? Does this hint make u wanna ‘Jump’ & ‘Dance The Night Away?’” This seemed to confirm beyond any doubt that Van Halen was the band, but what many people missed is that the Tweet also linked to a Hitfix story that guessed it was Van Halen. The fine folks at the Grammys merely sent out that Tweet to get people talking, and the Van Halen song titles were a reference to the HitFix prediction. They wanted to open up a whole Twitter-wide guessing game.”

Neil Portnow, chairman of The Recording Academy, which controls the Grammys, declined to confirm speculation that Van Halen was the mystery band that was to make an appearance, but told reporters last night that those concerned were not ready to go public.

“In the world of creativity, everything is fluid … there was the expectation that the artist involved and we would be ready to announce, but the artist was not quite ready”, said Portnow. Apparently he was talking about the Beach Boys.

So who’s to blame for the disappointment? It seems that the Grammys kind of took the bait from Hitflix’s guess and tweeted that clue to fuel the Van Halen rumor for the publicity. After all, thousands of Van Halen fans tuning in couldn’t hurt the ratings, right? Perhaps the Grammys didn’t expect there would be quite the amount of backlash from upset Van Halen fans. Then, after the show, Portnow was careful not to mention Van Halen’s name and let people assume that the mystery band was them, so that they’ll never get blamed for their misleading tweet.

Is Van Halen to blame, as well? Van Halen was very irresponsible for never publicly denouncing the rumor.

Or are they?

Over two weeks ago, Rolling Stone did indeed report that Van Halen would not appear at the Grammys. But many fan sites ignored this news, including VHND. We noticed that the Rolling Stone article contained a couple minor errors, and we remembered how they misinterpreted what a Van Halen rep told them last year. So we were skeptical of their info, and we chose instead to believe the Grammys. In hindsight, Rolling Stone was correct and got their info directly from either Van Halen or their management. So the band did indeed try to shoot down the rumor.

Even though the band was completely innocent of having anything to do with the creation of the rumor, after seeing it spread like it did, we sure wish they would have taken it into their own hands and tried harder to dispel the rumor.

But most of the disappointment is the fault of the Grammys. When given an opportunity by Rolling Stone to set the record straight when Rolling Stone flatly asked them if there was any truth to their Van Halen rumor, they declined to comment, instead letting the rumor grow to booster their own ratings.

After all this drama, we can report that we have something to look forward to. We’re hearing that as of two to three weeks ago, Van Halen decided on late January as the time when they will finally officially announce their 2012 album and tour. We will likely not hear any major VH news until then.


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 7th, 2011 at 3:03pm
Man I think the clock is slow.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 13th, 2011 at 7:36am
"It's better than getting Van Halen'd"

http://classicvanhalen.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=36550&d=1302565949!!!!!!!!!


In anticipation of the expected 2012 release of the first Van Halen studio album to feature David Lee Roth on vocals in almost 30 years (and in honor of this being our 1,984th published story), we’re going to take a look back at the original lineup’s last record together, ’1984.’


It’s really hard to find bad things to say about any of the Roth-era Van Halen albums, and the impact of their 1978 debut on the vocabulary of rock music cannot be underestimated. However, ’1984′ is clearly their most accomplished, diverse and song-oriented collection.

The album featured several massive hit songs, including the driving rocker ‘Panama,’ the horny drumtastic schoolboy anthem ‘Hot for Teacher’ and most notably, the keyboard-heavy first single ‘Jump.’ That song, along with its darker-minded partner in electronica ‘I’ll Wait,’ caused some serious debate within the Van Halen camp during the creation of ’1984.’

Apparently the group’s musical mastermind, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, was eager to expand the band’s sound by including keyboards — in fact, he claims to have written ‘Jump’ years before. Although the instrument was featured in small doses as far back as 1980′s ‘Women and Children First,’ singer Roth and others in the organization reportedly wanted him to focus on the fretboard magic that helped make the group so popular.

Frustrated by these limitations, and furious at having to record a cover of the Motown classic ‘Dancing in the Streets’ on the band’s last album, 1982′s ‘Diver Down,’ Eddie set about having his own studio — named ’5150′ –  built on his home property while the band was on tour for that album, in order to better control the creative process.

As cohesive as the resulting record sounds — and even the non-singles, from the retro-minded ‘Top Jimmy’ to the strutting ‘Drop Dead Legs,’ are uniformly fantastic and inventive, trading just enough of the band’s early riff-centric approach in favor of ever-more sophisticated songwriting — it’s creation wound up unraveling the band.

According to an excellent, in-depth article on the creation of ’1984′ from Classic Rock magazine’s April 2011 issue, Van Halen and engineer Donn Landee took over the sessions, trading the band’s usual brief, focused visits to an outside studio for marathon late-night sessions at their new hideout.

Sometimes, Roth and long-time producer Ted Templeman were reportedly forced to wait outside of the studio “for four or five days in a row, waiting for Ed to pick up the phone in his bedroom, knowing he was in there but wouldn’t pick up.” Eddie himself states “Ted sure didn’t like working at 5150, he thought I’d just throw him out if I didn’t want to hear what he had to say.”

Well, then score one strike against democracy, because whatever difficulties were endured while this nearly flawless album was being made were, if we can be extremely selfish, totally worth it.

In fact, in a way, it’s a shame the album’s final minute wasn’t allowed to stand as the end of the original Van Halen’s musical legacy. Just as the song ‘House of Pain‘ wraps up to a logical conclusion, Eddie instead starts things up in a different direction with a brand new, typically groovy-as-heck riff as Roth “Ah ahhh / Ah ahhh”‘s his approval.

Drummer Alex Van Halen and bassist Michael Anthony quickly take over the rhythm, allowing their guitarist to run wild with another tantalizing fade-out solo that keeps you turning the volume up to hear every last second. (The best example of this torture remains ‘One Foot Out the Door‘ from 1981′s ‘Fair Warning.’)

This ending, which seems to cut off just as things are once again really cooking, allows you to imagine an alternate universe where the original Van Halen never stopped playing together. It’s amazing how much impact this version of the group had on rock history in the space of just 6 years, 6 albums, 60 songs and slightly over three hours of recorded music. (We did a little math!)

It would be so awesome to see Van Halen pick up right where they left off at the end of ’1984.’ Of course, several things throw this possibility into doubt, most notably the two 1996 ‘Best Of’ reunion tracks featuring Roth, which found him forced to cram his way into songs much more suited for the vocal style of his replacement, Sammy Hagar.

There’s also the fact that original bassist (and key backup singer) Anthony isn’t part of the group, and the reality that 28 years is an eternity in any type of career, especially rock music. Still, the band’s 2007-8 reunion tour found them performing all their classic songs with unbelievable energy and passion, making it seem at least possible they could reconnect with their original magic. Here’s hoping!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Zack on Dec 15th, 2011 at 5:09am
Some Guy?

Schlitz malt liquor, lit smokes in public places, hot babes with wing-cuts, and the last great band of the 70s . . .

http://www.vhnd.com/2011/12/09/unearthed-photos-van-halen-1978-in-store-appearance/


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 15th, 2011 at 7:34am

Zack wrote on Dec 15th, 2011 at 5:09am:
Some Guy?

Schlitz malt liquor, lit smokes in public places, hot babes with wing-cuts, and the last great band of the 70s . . .

http://www.vhnd.com/2011/12/09/unearthed-photos-van-halen-1978-in-store-appearance/

Thanks Zack- that's awesome!!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Dec 15th, 2011 at 2:30pm
I am tuning up my VH skills for the next evening out I have with my
friends, Johnny Walker & Yukon Jack.  We may pickup Jack Daniels
along the way, and if we are really Batman lucky-Captain Morgan.
There will be video, stay tuned.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 20th, 2011 at 8:46am
2012 tour rumor
Rumor from a reliable source (sisters boyfriend who is a higher up at a "classic" radio station) has the Mighty Van Halen landing in Buffalo, March 9. With Tix sales mid Jan. Sounds as if this is preliminary info, but if source is correct, it should be a huge tour as Buffalo was bypassed for Cleveland and Toronto twice on the "reunion tour".

Doubt they would open in western NY, so my guess is things get rippin' in Feb.

-Roth Army


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by god on Dec 26th, 2011 at 6:32am
VAN HALEN IS BACK

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL7kp2zzcs4&feature=player_embedded :areyoufuckingserious[/url]

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 26th, 2011 at 7:59am
gonna be a big year tater.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Pdog on Dec 26th, 2011 at 8:01am
tix on sale in january

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 26th, 2011 at 8:25am
looks like 2-7-12 for new album!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Pdog on Dec 26th, 2011 at 9:04am
never thought it would happen

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 26th, 2011 at 11:26am



After a year of rumors surrounding the release of singles and TV appearances, Van Halen have made an official announcement: The band will be hitting the road in 2012, with tickets for their first dates going on sale 10 January.

Earlier today (26 December), the band posted the above clip that was shot at the the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California. Reportedly, the group filmed a video for a brand-new song at the Roxy, and the promo clip for the tour uses footage from that shoot.

Regarding the tour, an actual itinerary hasn't been revealed as of yet, but that info should be coming on or before 10 January.

While nothing has been confirmed as to a release date of Van Halen's upcoming disc, a graphic that is being used (see below) lists "2.7.12." The first single? The full album? We should know soon.

The new Van Halen record was produced by Ross Hogarth and is the band's first full-length album with singer David Lee Roth since the release of 1984 (which was issued on the last day of 1983).



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Dec 26th, 2011 at 11:43am
This is a good sign.
Wicked Pissah status pending.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 26th, 2011 at 11:45am
Nellie, I am balancing my lap top on my penis.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Dec 26th, 2011 at 12:00pm
Got Wood?
VH Television on Yo Tube is in
Battle Mode in the Nellcote Fantasy Fulfillment Palace

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 26th, 2011 at 1:01pm


Reports are pouring in fast and furious. Rumoured album title reportedly "The Future". Sales of doors at home depot expected to drastically increase.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Dec 26th, 2011 at 1:30pm
I do not care for Van Halen.  :whydontcha

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Dec 26th, 2011 at 2:06pm

Edith Grove wrote on Dec 26th, 2011 at 1:30pm:
I do not care for Van Halen.  :whydontcha

You will be greeted! :booze :willya

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Jumping Jack on Dec 26th, 2011 at 5:20pm
VH's train looks like an AC/DC RNR Train rip off.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 26th, 2011 at 6:01pm

Jumping Jack wrote on Dec 26th, 2011 at 5:20pm:
VH's train looks like an AC/DC RNR Train rip off.

meet us in the future, not the pasture.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Dec 26th, 2011 at 6:24pm
I'm going to let this flow for the results.  
Dudes ruled the metal/pop world in the '80's.
Band breakups, drugs, booze-why it's just a rock & roll band.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 26th, 2011 at 6:33pm

Nellcote wrote on Dec 26th, 2011 at 6:24pm:
I'm going to let this flow for the results.  
Dudes ruled the metal/pop world in the '80's.
Band breakups, drugs, booze-why it's just a rock & roll band.

my lap top is still firmly in place.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Dec 27th, 2011 at 9:42am

Nellcote wrote on Dec 26th, 2011 at 6:24pm:
I'm going to let this flow for the results.  
Dudes ruled the metal/pop world in the '80's.
Band breakups, drugs, booze-why it's just a rock & roll band.

Nellie in the spirit of full disclosure. I will admit that in my formative years. I was a big VH fan. Then as things evolved not so much. As much as I like Sammy Hagar. I was not a fan of the Van Hagar days. Nor was I a fan of the Gary Cherone or Diamond Dave reunion versions. Espicially after Eddie fired Michael Anthony. But more power to whoever likes this stuff. Whatever moves you or grooves you and as long as your not hurting women,children or small farm animals. Go for it. :nomames

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 27th, 2011 at 9:44am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Dec 27th, 2011 at 9:42am:

Nellcote wrote on Dec 26th, 2011 at 6:24pm:
I'm going to let this flow for the results.  
Dudes ruled the metal/pop world in the '80's.
Band breakups, drugs, booze-why it's just a rock & roll band.

Nellie in the spirit of full disclosure. I will admit that in my formative years. I was a big VH fan. Then as things evolved not so much. As much as I like Sammy Hagar. I was not a fan of the Van Hagar days. Nor was I a fan of the Gary Cherone or Diamond Dave reunion versions. Espicially after Eddie fired Michael Anthony. But more power to whoever likes this stuff. Whatever moves you or grooves you and as long as your not hurting women,children or small farm animals. Go for it. :nomames

Greeting status improved.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Paranoid Android on Dec 27th, 2011 at 10:22am
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57348635-10391698/van-halen-announces-2012-tour-with-david-lee-roth/ :smoking

(CBS) Van Halen will celebrate its 40th anniversary as a band with a major 2012 tour featuring David Lee Roth.

After months of speculation, the rockers finally announced the news on Van-Halen.com through a series of video clips. Specific tour dates will be unveiled soon, with tickets going on sale Jan. 10.

The 2012 tour is expected to feature Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, bassist Wolfgang Van Halen and drummer Alex Van Halen. Roth parted ways from the group in 1985. In the years since, Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone took turns as frontman. Roth joined Van Halen for an MTV Video Music Awards performance in 1996 before returning for a brief tour the following year.

Original bassist Mike Anthony is not expected to perform with the reunited 2012 line-up, as he's busy playing with Hagar in the supergroup Chickenfoot.

In November, Van Halen signed a new deal with Interscope Records, and with that, the group has been working on its first full-length studio album with Roth on vocals since 1984. It will also mark Van Halen's first release since 1998's "Van Halen III."

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 27th, 2011 at 11:26am
the new single will be unleahed New Years Eve. Van Halen is crashing every party in the world! Economic prosperity is sure to follow. Hard and fast.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 28th, 2011 at 1:07pm
The Van Halen News Desk (VHND.com) has breaking news on all things surrounding the much anticipated new Van Halen album! Here’s the schedule of events leading up to the new album’s release:
JANUARY 3rd:
*CONCERT DATES & CITIES ANNOUNCED for first wave of tour
JANUARY 10th:
*FIRST SINGLE PREMIERE
*FIRST MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE
*CONCERT TICKETS GO ON SALE
FEBRUARY 7th:
NEW ALBUM RELEASE DATE
ALBUM TITLE: “The Future” is not the album title, as rumored. Stay tuned to VHND.com for an update on the actual album and song titles.
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: We have the first official photos from the band! These are from their video shoot at the Roxy. We’ll be posting one each day until the new single drops on Jan. 10th.






Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Dec 28th, 2011 at 3:15pm
Some Guy ?



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 28th, 2011 at 8:48pm
Van Halen Alert!!


EXCLUSIVE: Roth Army Collaboration with Diamond Dave Enterprises !!
I'm thrilled to announce tonight that I've been contacted by DLR's representatives at Diamond Dave Enterprises (DDE), who are offering us EXCLUSIVE VH/DLR photos and videos in preparation for the 2012 Van Halen Tour !!!

I'm going to be receiving some photos tonight, and I've already received an exclusive seven minute video featuring Dave that I will post as soon as we work out some issues with embedding it.

It's Van Halen time, bitches !!
-Roth Army

Van Halen Alert!!





dude can dance!!
http://www.rotharmy.com/forums/showt...e-Enterprises

VH Tour Rehearsal At The Roxy - December, 2011
From theroxyonsunset website:

VAN HALEN REHEARSALS

For the past 2 months VAN HALEN has been rehearsing here 2-3 times a week!!!!!!

Do you have any idea how hard that was to not tell you?? When you come in at 10:00AM and David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, and Wolfgang Van Halen are on stage with 3 other people in the room playing “Running With The Devil” and you can’t say anything?! It’s tough, to put it simply.

It all began with a 3 day video shoot for their newest single that you don’t know about yet (shhh) and we were all geeking out like never before. Little did we know, the guys had fallen in love with the room and decided to rehearse for their upcoming unannounced tour for the next 2 months!

We couldn’t film it for obvious reasons, so we’ve decided to share some of our favorite VH moments that happened for the next 2 months.

“My favorite Van Halen moment was when I came out of the kitchen and they were doing Panama. I was one of the only people standing in the room by the stage. David Lee Roth looked at me, smiled, and waved. I thought to myself “that is the only time in life I will know David Lee Roth was actually singing to me.” – @LizzyDStadler

“It was so nice being at my desk listening to “Jump” & “Panama”, the songs I grew up with by the actual Van Halen. I mean, really – it’s the actually f**king Van Halen!” – Tina

“Watching David Lee Roth film the opening part of this video was one of the most awesome things. He was standing there smiling with a gigantic grin on his face for at least 5 minutes and HeKo & I were standing off to the side trying not to laugh (or get in the shot), but it was incredible. The week they finally brough in the synthesizers and played the opening to “Jump” over & over made it really difficult to not jump out of my seat accordingly with the song. JUMP!” – @toneyeah

“What was my favorite part about it? Everything. I know it sounds stupid, but I can’t put it any other way. To walk through the club and have Eddie Van Halen smile at me or pat me on the back, the guys were so nice, it was unbelievable. In my 9 years at the club, this is by far one of the best things that’s happened.” – Scotty

“The positive energy VH brought to the daytime was fantastic. During the day, it’s always so quiet and work, work, work and even when a band does rehearse, it’s always so serious. Van Halen was having fun the entire time and we could feel it throughout the building.” @Heko310

“I just loved the first time they played “Running With The Devil” it sounded exactly like it did when I was working box office at The Whisky.” – Kathy


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 31st, 2011 at 6:45pm
Nellie???   PERKS??   moonie?

http://youtu.be/t7r50cGe-0I

http://youtu.be/DMOCB5r02CQ

http://youtu.be/eta8k0OJBn4





Here's an update about tonight...

TELEVISED VAN HALEN GRAPHIC: Keep in mind the countdown shows are only live on the east coast. The Van Halen graphic will be televised on the ABC electronic billboard between 9 and 10pm and the Clear Channel electronic billboard between 10 and 11 pm. This would be east coast times for a show like Dick Clark's even though they just re-air it on the west coast 3 hours later. CNN does a show that is live across the nation so then it would be 9 to 11pm east coast and 6 to 8pm west coast.

ALBUM COVER HINT: Regarding the train graphic below, we asked the VH camp if that image was the album cover. They said it is indeed "based on" the album cover. Only 5 1/2 weeks until the album's in our hands!!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Dec 31st, 2011 at 7:57pm
I'M ON THE MOTHERFUCKER.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 31st, 2011 at 9:38pm
Starbuck??


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 31st, 2011 at 9:54pm
SCL??


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 2nd, 2012 at 10:51pm
Rolling Stone: VH to Perform at Cafe Wha? This Thursday !!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...rsday-20120102

Van Halen to Perform at New York's Cafe Wha? This Thursday

Band expected to debut new single sometime this month


By ANDY GREENE
January 2, 2012 7:55 PM ET

Journalists across New York have been invited to a Van Halen concert at the Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village this Thursday. Though nothing is official, word is the band are going to perform a 45-minute set. The group hasn't played in public since the end of their 2007/'08 reunion tour with original frontman David Lee Roth, though they have been rehearsing for their upcoming world tour at the Roxy in Los Angeles for the past few months. A new album is in the works, and a new image released by the band has the date 2.7.12 on it. A new video and single is expected to hit sometime this month. The tour goes on sale January 10th.

The 250-seat Cafe Wha? may seem like an unlikely place for Van Halen to launch their new tour, but the club has an important family connection to David Lee Roth. His uncle Manny Roth owned and operated the venue, providing a stage to then-up-and-coming acts such as Jimi Hendrix, Bill Cosby, Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor and many others.

While the Van Halen camp has been extremely quiet about the band's plans for 2012, they recently put up a giant billboard in Times Square and teaser footage showing the band rehearsing at the Roxy. They have also given the fansite VHLINKS two exclusive videos of the band reminiscing about Eddie Van Halen's old Volvo and judging wet T-shirt contests back in the Seventies. The site also says that a "trusted source" tells them the band has been "busy booking rehearsal space and hotel rooms for the band and their crew for [this] week in NYC."




Whether published as a "Promontial gimmick" or an outright mistake on their website, Target.com, released the graphic for the new Van Halen album, to be released on February 7, 2012. While viewable online for less than two minutes on New Year's Day (Jan. 01, 2012) and according to their traffic counter, the site received only 644 hits during this time period, astute Van Halen fans were presented with the ad copy which will be published the Sunday before the album is released. Cover artwork is slightly different from the logos already published, depicting a train with the Van Halen logo in the top right corner. In the graphic published on Target.com, the angle of the train is altered, with Eddie Van Halen's "striping" effect added to the locomotive. The VH logo is still present in the upper right corner, and from the text below, the new album is alleged to read "Start Your Engines"  
   

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 3rd, 2012 at 2:46pm
More exclusive news from VHND.com! One week from today we will all be hearing the brand new song from Van Halen, titled, “TATTOO”. Their new album is due February 7th (The album title is still a secret, believe it or not)!

Another bit of exclusive news – Van Halen’s tour begins as soon as NEXT MONTH! It will kick off in LOUISVILLE, KY. The full list of tourdates for the first leg of shows should be revealed soon (anytime between now and when the tickets go on sale January 10th).

And I have a source that told me about the first show that says the opening act is Kool 'N The Gang.















Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Jan 3rd, 2012 at 2:53pm

Some Guy wrote on Jan 3rd, 2012 at 2:46pm:
Tattoo is officially the single, and the tour starts next month in Louisville.

Dates and cities to come!


Yeah!!

We need audio for Tattoo STAT.  
If I only had time to go to Cafe Wha?
Gonna be a big night come Thursday, tater.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 3rd, 2012 at 2:59pm

Nellcote wrote on Jan 3rd, 2012 at 2:53pm:

Some Guy wrote on Jan 3rd, 2012 at 2:46pm:
Tattoo is officially the single, and the tour starts next month in Louisville.

Dates and cities to come!


Yeah!!

We need audio for Tattoo STAT.  
If I only had time to go to Cafe Wha?
Gonna be a big night come Thursday, tater.

glencars going.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Jan 3rd, 2012 at 3:09pm

Some Guy wrote on Jan 3rd, 2012 at 2:59pm:

Nellcote wrote on Jan 3rd, 2012 at 2:53pm:

Some Guy wrote on Jan 3rd, 2012 at 2:46pm:
Tattoo is officially the single, and the tour starts next month in Louisville.

Dates and cities to come!


Yeah!!

We need audio for Tattoo STAT.  
If I only had time to go to Cafe Wha?
Gonna be a big night come Thursday, tater.

glencars going.

Film @ 11

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 3rd, 2012 at 3:19pm
VAN HALEN 2012 WORLD TOUR
ULTIMATE VIP PACKAGE
• 1 reserved ticket in front row
• Backstage tour
• Pre-show party
• Parking (where available)
• Early entrance into venue
• Van Halen Ultimate VIP commemorative laminate
• Exclusive Van Halen gift bag
• Commemorative VIP ticket
• Crowd-free merchandise shopping
• On-site VIP host


VIP PACKAGE
• 1 reserved ticket rows 2-10
• Backstage tour
• Pre-show party
• Early entrance into venue
• Van Halen Ultimate VIP commemorative laminate
• Exclusive Van Halen gift bag
• Commemorative VIP ticket
• Crowd-free merchandise shopping
• On-site VIP host


FAN PACKAGE
• 1 reserved ticket in the first 20 rows
• Exclusive Van Halen gift
• Commemorative VIP ticket
• On-site VIP host

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Jan 3rd, 2012 at 3:54pm

Some Guy wrote on Jan 3rd, 2012 at 3:19pm:
VAN HALEN 2012 WORLD TOUR
ULTIMATE VIP PACKAGE
• 1 reserved ticket in front row
• Backstage tour
• Pre-show party
• Parking (where available)
• Early entrance into venue
• Van Halen Ultimate VIP commemorative laminate
• Exclusive Van Halen gift bag
• Commemorative VIP ticket
• Crowd-free merchandise shopping
• On-site VIP host


VIP PACKAGE
• 1 reserved ticket rows 2-10
• Backstage tour
• Pre-show party
• Early entrance into venue
• Van Halen Ultimate VIP commemorative laminate
• Exclusive Van Halen gift bag
• Commemorative VIP ticket
• Crowd-free merchandise shopping
• On-site VIP host


FAN PACKAGE
• 1 reserved ticket in the first 20 rows
• Exclusive Van Halen gift
• Commemorative VIP ticket
• On-site VIP host


Not worth it without Michael Anthony.  :whydontcha

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 3rd, 2012 at 5:56pm

Some Guy wrote on Jan 3rd, 2012 at 2:59pm:

Nellcote wrote on Jan 3rd, 2012 at 2:53pm:

Some Guy wrote on Jan 3rd, 2012 at 2:46pm:
Tattoo is officially the single, and the tour starts next month in Louisville.

Dates and cities to come!


Yeah!!

We need audio for Tattoo STAT.  
If I only had time to go to Cafe Wha?
Gonna be a big night come Thursday, tater.

glencars going.

Is he the new bassplayer?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 4th, 2012 at 10:22am
NBC weatherman Al Roker wouldn’t budge for Van Halen on a flight to New York this week.

The New York Post reports Roker nearly “pulled an Alec Baldwin” on an American Airlines flight when he refused to give up his aisle seat for Alex Van Halen and his wife, Stine Schyberg, and remained glued to his phone after the gate closed to tune out the couple’s protests.

On AA flight No. 4 to New York, the Van Halen co-founder and his wife complained to the gate agent that Roker was sitting between them as the plane sat on the ground.

Witnesses said Alex was seated by the right-side window, his wife in the center of the cabin, with Roker in the aisle seat between them. Alex’s brother and Van Halen co-founder Eddie and his wife, Janie Liszewski, were seated in the row behind them.

“Alex complained, ‘We’re not together, Mr. Roker’s seat is between ours,” a source tells The Post. “Al was looking at his phone, desperately trying to ignore the whole situation.”

When the agent asked Roker to move to the aisle seat in the first-row center, he stated that he’s “allergic to dogs.” A passenger with a little dog in a crate was in the row behind Roker, and moving to the aisle would have put him three seats away, rather than four.

To sit together, Alex and Stine then swapped with passengers in business class, according to the source, adding that a relieved Roker “said ‘Hello’ to the new people when they sat down, after hiding from the Van Halens by texting.”

While the situation was uncomfortable, “There was literally not an ounce of rock star bullbleep,” a witness said of Alex, “But his wife was making a big deal complaining about it.”

Van Halen were headed to New York for a private club show this Thursday for the media at the Café Wha? The band are gearing up for the release of their new album – the first with David Lee Roth in 28 years – which is due February 7; the project’s first single and video, “Tattoo,” is set for release next Tuesday.



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 4th, 2012 at 10:46am
Good for Al. :forfucksake

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 4th, 2012 at 11:58am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jan 4th, 2012 at 10:46am:
Good for Al. :forfucksake

There are them that speculate the new tune is a Who cover by the same name. I heard that tune,  if that's the case, that would suck donkey dick.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Jan 4th, 2012 at 4:20pm

Some Guy wrote on Jan 4th, 2012 at 11:58am:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jan 4th, 2012 at 10:46am:
Good for Al. :forfucksake

There are them that speculate the new tune is a Who cover by the same name. I heard that tune,  if that's the case, that would suck donkey dick.

Al Roker is a classless putz.  
He needs to be farmed out to the glue factory with Willard Scott.
What a spineless jellyfish this trollop is.
He is no more allergic to the animal two feet away in his center seat.
Courtesy says you give up your seat for the couple, no matter who they are.


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 5th, 2012 at 9:10am



' A Different Kind of Truth" According to Melodic Rock anyway

Has Van Halen’s New Album Title Been Revealed?
by: Billy Dukes 16 seconds ago

Van-Halen.com
Van Halen have been rehearsing for their 2012 tour for months, and tonight (Jan. 5) some lucky folks will get a first listen to songs from their new album — rumored to be called ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ — at the Cafe Wha? in New York City. Eddie, Alex, Wolfgang and David Lee Roth will perform a 45-minute set at the 250 seat club.

Melodic Rock reports they’ve been told about the new album title name, and says that on Friday (Jan. 6) a press release will be issued with the first dates of the band’s 2012 tour. So far, a Feb. 18 show in Louisville, Ken. is the only specific rumored date, but stops at Madison Square Gardens and a venue in Montreal are also said to be on the calendar. As reported earlier, tickets for all shows go on sale next Tuesday, Jan. 10.

As for tonight’s showcase, Melodic Rock reports that the setlist will include ‘Running With the Devil,’ ‘Dance the Night Away’ and a song from the new album, set to be released on Feb. 7. Promotional videos at Van Halen’s official website have also included ‘Jump,’ ‘Hot For Teacher’ and ‘Panama,’ albeit in studio versions.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Jan 5th, 2012 at 6:20pm
David Lee Roth Signs Autographs and Gives us Exclusive Tour Info at Cafe Wha! Rehearsal in NYC!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ihtVjVT6mL0

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 5th, 2012 at 9:56pm
Thu 01/05/12 New York, NY Cafe Wha?

Sat 02/18/12 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center

Mon 02/20/12 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills

Wed 02/22/12 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Fri 02/24/12 Chicago, IL United Center

Tue 02/28/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena



Thu 03/01/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena

Sat 03/03/12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

Mon 03/05/12 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

Fri 03/09/12 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center

Sun 03/11/12 Boston, MA TD Garden

Thu 03/15/12 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

Sat 03/17/12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

Wed 03/21/12 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place

Sat 03/24/12 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall

Wed 03/28/12 Washington, DC Verizon Center

Fri 03/30/12 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center

Sun 04/01/12 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena

Tue 04/10/12 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center

Thu 04/12/12 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum

Sat 04/14/12 Orlando, FL Amway Center

Mon 04/16/12 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena

Thu 04/19/12 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena

Sat 04/21/12 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Wed 04/25/12 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena

Fri 04/27/12 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

Tue 05/01/12 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

Sat 05/05/12 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

Mon 05/07/12 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

Wed 05/09/12 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome

Fri 05/11/12 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place

Thu 05/17/12 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre

Sat 05/19/12 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

Tue 05/22/12 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

Thu 05/24/12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center

Sun 05/27/12 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena

Fri 06/01/12 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

Sun 06/03/12 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena

Tue 06/05/12 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion At San Jose

Tue 06/12/12 Anaheim, CA Honda Center

Thu 06/14/12 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena

Sat 06/16/12 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center

Wed 06/20/12 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

Fri 06/22/12 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center

Sun 06/24/12 Houston, TX Toyota Center

Tue 06/26/12 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 6th, 2012 at 9:27am
http://www.pollstar.com/blogs/news/archive/2012/01/06/793229.aspx?source=email

Reformed Van Halen Performs Intimate NYC Gig


Posted on Friday January 6, 2012 at 05:31 AM Add |  4
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They’ll be playing arenas when they tour next month, but on Thursday night, a regrouped Van Halen provided thrills in a tiny club where a VIP crowd stood elbow to elbow as the storied band played some of their greatest hits including “Jump” and “Panama.”


“Welcome to Occupy Van Halen, ladies and gentleman!” frontman David Lee Roth yelled just before the band launched into “You Really Got Me,” the first in an approximately hour-long, high energy set.



Van Halen

Performing at Cafe Wha? in New York.
January 5, 2012

(AP Photo)

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The show was at the famed Café Wha? in New York’s West Village – a club owned by Manny Roth, the uncle of Roth.

David Lee Roth noted some of the greats that played in the club – inclluding Bob Dylan – and told the crowd, “I’m more nervous about this gig than I would ever be in the Garden,” referring to Madison Square Garden.

The band will soon be playing the Garden and other venues like it, as they kick off a nationwide tour next month. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers start the tour in Louisville, Ky., on Feb. 16, and will tour through June, hitting cities like Boston, Atlanta and Chicago. They’ll also be promoting a new album: The group announced Wednesday that they’ll release A Different Kind of Truth on Feb. 7, the group’s first album with Roth since their celebrated album “1984,” released that same year.

Van Halen has gone through plenty of changes since then. Roth left the band for a solo career and was replaced with Sammy Hagar in a messy breakup; he later returned to the band as Hagar exited in a split that had just as much discord. There would be more turmoil as bassist Michael Anthony was replaced a few years ago with Wolfgang Van Halen, the son of guitar great Eddie Van Halen.



Dave & Eddie

Van Halen's tour warm-up at Cafe Wha? in New York.
January 5, 2012

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But it was all smiles on Wednesday, as father and son, along with Eddie’s brother and drummer Alex were all on hand as the reconstituted group played a warm-up of sorts before their nationwide tour, their first together in almost four years.

“This has been a really long time coming,” Roth told the audience.

The band hardly seemed rusty. Though his mic was weak, Roth’s voice wasn’t, as his signature screech was in top form, as was Eddie Van Halen’s scorching guitar play on songs like “Hot for Teacher” and “Dance the Night Away.”

Roth joked about the small size of the club: “The last time I stood on a stage this low, I had to get the car home by midnight.”

Later, he talked about how he used to wander through the club as a kid, dreaming of a chance to play on its stage.

“It took us 50 years to get this gig. It was easier to get in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame than to get this gig,” he said.

Roth’s uncle Manny, now 92, was in the audience, sitting next to John McEnroe, one of several luminaries in the crowd.

“It’s come full circle,” said a beaming David Lee Roth amid the audience’s cheers.
Panama from last night. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvKkgouCcGY&feature=player_embedded

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by mojoman on Jan 6th, 2012 at 11:21am
some dude i'll be at the wells fargo center wearing a bobby clarke jersey enjoying a yards..........

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 6th, 2012 at 11:22am

mojoman wrote on Jan 6th, 2012 at 11:21am:
some dude i'll be at the wells fargo center wearing a bobby clarke jersey enjoying a yards..........

As long as he doesn't wear a Rangers jersey. Or he'll get the crap kicked out of him. :interestingstuffronnie

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by mojoman on Jan 6th, 2012 at 11:44am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jan 6th, 2012 at 11:22am:

mojoman wrote on Jan 6th, 2012 at 11:21am:
some dude i'll be at the wells fargo center wearing a bobby clarke jersey enjoying a yards..........

As long as he doesn't wear a Rangers jersey. Or he'll get the crap kicked out of him. :interestingstuffronnie


philadelphians dont need a reason to beat anybody..........

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 6th, 2012 at 11:55am

mojoman wrote on Jan 6th, 2012 at 11:44am:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jan 6th, 2012 at 11:22am:

mojoman wrote on Jan 6th, 2012 at 11:21am:
some dude i'll be at the wells fargo center wearing a bobby clarke jersey enjoying a yards..........

As long as he doesn't wear a Rangers jersey. Or he'll get the crap kicked out of him. :interestingstuffronnie


philadelphians dont need a reason to beat anybody..........

Or in the case of the Eagles. They don't beat anybody. ;D

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Jan 6th, 2012 at 1:53pm

Some Guy wrote on Jan 5th, 2012 at 9:56pm:
Tue 06/26/12 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena

:boring

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Heart Of Stone on Jan 6th, 2012 at 5:07pm
Reunited Van Halen Play Blazing Show at Tiny NYC Club
The group debut new song 'She's The Woman,' originally recorded as a demo in 1976
Comment 23
By Andy Greene
January 6, 2012 7:30 AM ET

van halen cafe wha

Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth of Van Halen perform at Cafe Wha? in New York.
Kevin Mazur/WireImage

"It's like climbing into a rocket in here," David Lee Roth said as he stepped onto the matchbox-sized stage at New York's 250-capacity Cafe Wha? for Van Halen's first concert in four years. "It's a rocket that comes from way back into the past into what the future's going to look like. Welcome to Occupy Van Halen, ladies and gentlemen!"

With those words Eddie Van Halen kicked into the opening notes of "You Really Got Me" and the crowd –composed almost entirely of journalists and music industry insiders – went absolutely bonkers. Over the next hour, the group played a stunningly tight set of songs from their 1978 debut LP all the way through David Lee Roth's swan song, 1984. It was a show guaranteed to make any crowd go into a collective state of hysteria, but the happiest man in the house could have been Roth himself. Dressed in beige overalls and a Brian Johnson-style newsboy hat, the singer had an ear-to-ear grin on his face all night, especially when he looked over at his 92-year-old uncle Manny – the founder of Cafe Wha? – who was seated in the corner. "Last time I stood on a stage this low I had to have the car back by midnight," Roth joked early in the night. "This is one of our best nights ever."

I stood a good five feet in front of Eddie Van Halen (dressed in ripped jeans and a black t-shirt) and the man played absolutely flawlessly. It was a beautiful sight.  Before the start of a Van Halen tour you never know what Ed you're getting. The 2004 Van Hagar Ed was a drunken, shirtless mess. The 2007/08 reunion Ed was cleaned up and together, and that clearly is the case today. While Roth ordered drinks from the stage and took some shots, Ed restricted himself to bottled water and a couple of Red Bulls.

About half a second after the end of "You Really Got Me," Wolfgang Van Halen played the opening notes of "Running With The Devil." By that point the crazy reality that we were seeing Van Halen in a tiny, sweaty basement club began to kick in. These songs (not to mention the performers) were programmed to rock massive baskeball arenas. Seeing that all that energy crammed into a basement club was surreal. It's a shame so few fans outside of the press were able to witness it.  

It was clear that Dave's voice isn't quite as strong as it was back in the day, but he more than compensated for that with incredible energy and charisma. It must be said, however, that original bassist Michael Anthony's backing vocals were sorely missed. They need them now more than ever, and as talented a bassist as Wolfgang clearly is (especially for a 20-year-old), it was a real lame move to push Anthony out of the band.

After just two songs, Dave began a long spoken interlude that clearly tested the patience of the Van Halen men. "I could see your naked, steaming eyes," Roth said. "I see a lot of familiar faces. A lot of folks from the media. A lot of folks from the record company. A lot of folks that we grew up with here. How many of you people know Lady Gaga? I was watching her on New Year's Eve with Mayor Bloomberg and it's kind of an interesting story . . ." This went on for a few long minutes, but then Dave screamed out "Somebody Get Me a Doctor!" and all was forgiven.

The return of Roth to the band means that the group's entire history with Sammy Hagar (not to mention Gary Cherone) has essentially been erased. That still leaves them with plenty of great material, and the setlist for the show seemed like the playlist for a classic rock radio station. They also played "Everybody Wants Some!!," "Dance The Night Away," "Hot For Teacher," "Ice Cream Man," "Panama," "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" and "Jump." The only song from their upcoming LP was "She's The Woman," but there's a good reason that it sounded so much like a classic Van Halen song: It's a demo from 1976 that's been circulating in the fan community for years. Parts of it were eventually used on "Mean Street." They have since fleshed out the track, but its inclusion on the new album seems to bolster Sammy Hagar's contention that parts of the disc are recycled old bits – not that it really matters. A good song is a good song and they should use the best material they have available to them.

Midway through a blazing "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" Roth explained to the crowd that it was impossible to leave the stage for an encore, so we were instructed to pretend that they left and came back. The finale of "Jump" didn't quite take off – partially due to the fact that the piped-in keyboards were largely inaudible –but it hardly mattered. Van Halen had braved a crowd that seemingly contained every music journalist in the city, and proved to all of them they still have the goods. They have yet to grant a single interview, but it's clearly all part of a strategy to build buzz around the new disc and tour – though they didn't play their upcoming single "Tattoo."

A setlist taped next to Alex's drum kit said that "Beautiful Girls" and "Unchained" were supposed to wrap up the show, but after "Jump" the band was ushered out a back door and driven away. A new single and video are going to be released soon, and their tour is going on sale January 10th.

The last 14 years have been rough for Van Halen fans. The last three tours featured three different singers, and for most of that time the band was completely inactive. Let's hope this club show is the dawn of a better, more productive era for the band. It sure seems like that's the case.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/van-halen-play-blazing-show-at-tiny-nyc-club-20120106#ixzz1iiqR8cnf
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/van-halen-play-blazing-show-at-tiny-nyc-club-20120106?utm_source=dailynewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

Video.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/van-halen-panama-at-cafe-wha-20120106

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 6th, 2012 at 8:40pm
30 secs of Tattoo-

http://youtu.be/fE6LI1xISto

I'm not giddy, it is only 30 seconds though but it reminds me of some low rent solo Roth. This may not be bigger than Star Wars.

1. Tattoo
2. She's The Woman
3. You and Your Blues
4. China Town
5. Blood and Fire
6. Bullethead
7. As Is
8. Honeybabysweetiedoll
9. The Trouble With Never
10. Outta Space
11. Stay Frosty
12. Big River
13. Beats Workin'

from Andrew at Melodicrock.com


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Bitch on Jan 7th, 2012 at 8:56am
Good selection of venues ~ ticket sales begin Jamuary 14th and the price range is between $80 - $150.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by mojoman on Jan 7th, 2012 at 10:09am

Bitch wrote on Jan 7th, 2012 at 8:56am:
Good selection of venues ~ ticket sales begin Jamuary 14th and the price range is between $80 - $150.


yep the stones should follow that route!!!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 8th, 2012 at 9:58am
Was Moonie there?



http://youtu.be/R-0fAT8Y8yo

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 9th, 2012 at 11:05pm
Here it is before your naked streaming eyes!!!

http://youtu.be/3WfQ-hV3WtA

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Jan 10th, 2012 at 7:56am
Good riff.
Eddie 5 out of 10 solo.
Has potential, is timely.
Tat sales will spike, studs next.
Big hit in strip clubs.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 10th, 2012 at 8:11am
pants off

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 10th, 2012 at 8:57am
I too was at the Café Wha? show Thursday night, and I’m still coming down from it. To the consternation of many, this was mainly a press and entertainment industry show. And I was with the former.

But on that night, I was first a Van Halen fan and second a journalist.

Like many of you, I’ve been sharing the ups and downs that have followed this soap opera forever. While in college I was on the old mailing list and still proudly wear my W.D.F.A. shirt that we had made up to pledge our allegiance to this band. I waited out the delivery of the UN-CDs, bitching about Dan Shaner and his lack of timeliness like everyone else who ponied up the cash for a bunch of music most of us hadn’t heard.

Counting down the 1996 VMA appearance with two of my best friends and fellow VH-lovers as we threw a mini VMA-watch to see it unfold was unforgettable. On a chilly October morning in October of the next year, the three of us took a bus up from Philly overnight so that we could meet Dave when he did Howard Stern that morning. All we wanted to do was shake his hand and thank him for the music, but he was insistent on signing anything we had. There were the typical douche-bags with guitars and all six albums to be signed after his appearance, but he knew who the real fans were and went out of his way to talk to us. He ended it by saying, “You guys made my day.” Jaw-dropping moment.

There was the face-palm moment when Gary Cherone became the new singer, but was there with the rest of the mailing list members who were granted backstage access for the first leg of that tour, meeting up with the band for the briefest of moments.

I caught the last tour three times, and have written about the group so many times for a column I do for a newspaper outside of Philly that it has at times been in danger of being a printed version of the VHND.

So when the Café Wha? show was announced last week, I was on it. Over the years I’ve developed enough of a professional relationship with Janie so that she knows who I am. Unfortunately, she told me on Tuesday, the list for the show was a capacity but she would let me know if a spot opened up. I figured there was no chance, but decided to hit her up again on Wednesday to see if there was any chance.

Nada – didn’t even hear back.

Come Thursday, I planned on settling in and refreshing the message board to see how the show went down. But at about 1:20pm, I got an e-mail from Janie asking me if I was on assignment to cover the show. I told her I was and with who and she said those fateful words, “OK, I’ll see you tonight my friend.”

At this point, everything started moving really fast, the spinning in my head at the top of the list. I live in Boston now, and I was going to have to make some quick, rational decisions, especially since I was downtown, dressed like a stockbroker and not very rock and roll. I jumped the next orange line T home, changed out of the stiff duds, threw a bunch of shit in my backpack (laptop, camera, recorder, etc.) and busted it down to Back Bay station where I had an Acela waiting for me at 3:20pm. Janie had told me doors were at 7pm and to please arrive early. Acela got in at 6:55pm and I was at Café Wha? by 7:15pm.

As James noted, the streets were packed and the tiny club was quickly filling up. A waitress tried to seat me against one of the walls with a side view of the stage, but after two minutes I couldn’t sit still and decided to check out the space. Turns out there wasn’t much to see. No bar, just wall to wall people. I made a conscious decision not to drink because I wanted to take this experience in a soberly as possible. Plus, I was on a tight deadline.

Rolling Stone’s David Fricke and Joe Levy were there. I ad actually met Fricke a few months prior in a hotel lobby in Iceland. He said he wasn’t at the show to cover it, but was there because, “It’s Van Halen!” Bumped into Eddie Trunk who I had interviewed when his book came out last year, and he was predictably excited as well. He’s pretty much the genuine deal that you see on television, just a big fan like the rest of us.

There is absolutely ZERO reception in Café Wha? and I had to go up onto the street to send a text. That’s where I ran into Janie, who is absolutely stunning in person and really short. I thanked her for getting me in and made random small talk. She’s a very cool chick.

Getting close to 8pm, I decided that screw it, I was going to get right up to the stage. I can’t stress how small the place is though, and the aisle between the tables next to the stage is super-slim. I positioned myself right in front of Dave’s mic, and people soon filled in behind me, making it even tighter. Some guy from Esquire magazine kept bumping into me and apologizing, but he was getting bumped too. I told him, “Dude, you could knife me in the back right now and I wouldn’t care – this is going to be awesome.”

Cut to around 8:15pm and I get bumped again from behind and dude puts his hand on my shoulder and says he’s sorry. I turn around and tell him no worries – and I’m staring right at Alex Van Halen. So I say what comes naturally, “Holy shit – Alex Van Halen,” and he says “Hey.” Eddie is behind him and I basically right in front of me as well and I say, “Eddie – what’s up?” He said, “Man, we’re just trying to figure out how to get on that stage!” I say, “Just get on up right here!” Dave was behind Wolfie who was behind Eddie and he says, “Yeah, fellas, fellas, let’s just go through here and get onstage.”

As full as the club was, there really weren’t many people who knew that it was Van Halen. The guys were all dressed down, and they just kind of snuck up on everyone. By the time they got onstage, people hadn’t had enough time to process it was them. I actually help Alex and Eddie up onto the stage (I cannot believe I just typed that), said “Hey Wolf” who was all, “Hey, what’s going on man?” and Dave shook my hand and gave me a wink and a smile as I let him through.

The boys ripped into YRGM and it all started to sink in. Dave was inches from my face singing the lyrics to songs I had committed to memory. And during “Panama,” during the breakdown, Dave started asking for a drink. Finally a waitress came through the crowd behind me, but was too small to fully push through. Dave saw the drink but couldn’t reach it, I turned to her, she asked if I could get it, and I reached up and grabbed the tall glass off the server’s tray and handed it to Dave, who gave me a wink and a smile as he said thank you. It spilled on my hand, and smelled of Jack Daniels. The guy from Esquire and a few other people were grabbing me and screaming, “You just handed Diamond Dave a drink!!”

The rest you pretty much know, and here is the take I did for the Boston Phoenix of the show itself. I didn’t take much video or many photos, because I wanted to take it all in and not look back on shitty self-taken footage at a later date. There was a tiny Asian guy next to me who didn’t put down his camera once. He screamed out all the songs and I could tell he was a fan, but keeping the camera out the entire time wasn’t for me.

I got to see the interaction between all the bandmembers, especially Eddie and Dave, and was paying super close attention to their mannerisms. When Dave was telling that long-winded story before “Somebody Get Me a Doctor” and Wolfie hit a note on his bass, Dave said, “Hold up a second there junior.” I immediately thought they were going to break-up right then and there. How can Dave admonish Ed’s kid right in front of him? But Ed smiled at Wolfie, a mischevious one, and then played a few notes of his own. Dave then realized he was dragging it out and quickly wrapped it up, but was smiling about that too. And like he said later in the show, “You can’t fake it up here.” And every smile and laugh seemed genuine as could be.

Other than that, there was some fun celeb spotting, McEnroe, Fallon, but most of the audience, press, media or not, all seemed to be into it. There was one jerk. A self-entitled prick who I once was a fan of his writing. It was Chuck Klosterman, and he was content to hang back and talk all night to people, barely focusing on the show. I don’t know if he was wasted or what, but after the show he was obnoxious as all hell, and telling anyone who would listen, “I didn’t even know they were doing a show! They contacted me and asked me to go and I said why not?”

I could’ve punched him in the face.

He’s the type of media many of you feared would be there, but rest assured, I think most were more like you and me.

-VH Links

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 10th, 2012 at 9:33am

Nellcote wrote on Jan 10th, 2012 at 7:56am:
Good riff.
Big hit in strip clubs.

That is the desired demographic. :areyoufuckingserious

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Jan 10th, 2012 at 9:51am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jan 10th, 2012 at 9:33am:

Nellcote wrote on Jan 10th, 2012 at 7:56am:
Good riff.
Big hit in strip clubs.

That is the desired demographic. :areyoufuckingserious

I have never cared for tramp stamps.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 10th, 2012 at 10:07am
excellent work out song this morning. we look forward to this album in my house. blows away anything, anything with Sammy.

Thank You.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Jan 10th, 2012 at 10:20am

Some Guy wrote on Jan 10th, 2012 at 10:07am:
excellent work out song this morning. we look forward to this album in my house. blows away anything, anything with Sammy.

Thank You.

I'm not riding that horse just yet.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 10th, 2012 at 10:27am

Nellcote wrote on Jan 10th, 2012 at 10:20am:

Some Guy wrote on Jan 10th, 2012 at 10:07am:
excellent work out song this morning. we look forward to this album in my house. blows away anything, anything with Sammy.

Thank You.

I'm not riding that horse just yet.

Bring back Anthony Michael Hall.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Jan 10th, 2012 at 10:55am

Some Guy wrote on Jan 10th, 2012 at 10:27am:

Nellcote wrote on Jan 10th, 2012 at 10:20am:

Some Guy wrote on Jan 10th, 2012 at 10:07am:
excellent work out song this morning. we look forward to this album in my house. blows away anything, anything with Sammy.

Thank You.

I'm not riding that horse just yet.

Bring back Anthony Michael Hall.

I thought that during the chorus.
Young Wolfie does not have that range.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by mojoman on Jan 10th, 2012 at 10:58am
kool and the gang opening shows?

SCL?

http://youtu.be/3GwjfUFyY6M

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by mojoman on Jan 10th, 2012 at 11:08am

Some Guy wrote on Jan 10th, 2012 at 8:57am:
I made a conscious decision not to drink because I wanted to take this experience in a soberly as possible. Plus, I was on a tight deadline.



-VH Links


admitting to sobriety at a van halen concert is like admittng you like to watch sex in the city..........

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 10th, 2012 at 11:15am

mojoman wrote on Jan 10th, 2012 at 10:58am:
kool and the gang opening shows?

SCL?

http://youtu.be/3GwjfUFyY6M

I'm waiting until saturday afternoon before I celebrate anything Mojo. That's when the 49er defense will be Unchained! :wtf3

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 10th, 2012 at 11:55am
Made a Kroger run and cranked it in the car. It blew the paint off! I gotta see Earl Scheib.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by god on Jan 10th, 2012 at 12:26pm

Some Guy wrote on Jan 9th, 2012 at 11:05pm:
Here it is before your naked streaming eyes!!!

http://youtu.be/3WfQ-hV3WtA



That is simply AWFUL...I'm a huge classic VH fan, and I could not be more disappointed. That song sucks.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by mojoman on Jan 10th, 2012 at 4:34pm

god wrote on Jan 10th, 2012 at 12:26pm:

Some Guy wrote on Jan 9th, 2012 at 11:05pm:
Here it is before your naked streaming eyes!!!

http://youtu.be/3WfQ-hV3WtA



That is simply AWFUL...I'm a huge classic VH fan, and I could not be more disappointed. That song sucks.



Fuck it, Dude, let's go bowling.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 10th, 2012 at 5:06pm

god wrote on Jan 10th, 2012 at 12:26pm:

Some Guy wrote on Jan 9th, 2012 at 11:05pm:
Here it is before your naked streaming eyes!!!

http://youtu.be/3WfQ-hV3WtA



That is simply AWFUL...I'm a huge classic VH fan, and I could not be more disappointed. That song sucks.

you're being very undude...

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Paranoid Android on Jan 10th, 2012 at 5:40pm
What an awesome solo...so fresh sounding like nothing he has ever done before.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 10th, 2012 at 6:55pm

Paranoid Android wrote on Jan 10th, 2012 at 5:40pm:
What an awesome solo...so fresh sounding like nothing he has ever done before.

I get sarcasm. :Youmakeagrownmancrylikejoey

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Jan 10th, 2012 at 8:26pm
LOVE IT! BETTER WITH EACH LISTEN !

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 11th, 2012 at 8:28pm
The New Van Halen Track
Now if that doesn’t make you want to log on to Ticketmaster and buy a ticket you probably don’t have a tattoo and never contemplated getting one, you probably graduated from college and are a winner, you never drove a mini-truck, drank a case of beer and wished you were something more but decided that for now, who you are is enough.

Now this is not the unexpected sonic explosion of "Why Can’t This Be Love", when Van Halen truly had something to prove with Dave off on a solo career and new singer Sammy Hager in place. Still, if you were ever a fan it satisfies.

Top Forty radio ain’t gonna play it, doesn’t matter what the reviewers say, they hated the band until everyone suddenly agreed Eddie was one of the greats, this is just for you. Who’ve waited, who’ve still believed, that despite your pot belly and thinning hair, despite the sand running through the hourglass, your prayers could still be answered, that deep inside you’re still eighteen and it’s so fucking great to be alive.

You’re sitting there hoping it doesn’t suck. And the repetition of the lyric in the chorus is a bit disappointing, Dave never took the easy way out, but then suddenly your butt is squirming in your seat, your arms are in the air, you’re dancing, you’ve wearing a shiteating grin and you’re saying to yourself THIS IS FUCKING GREAT!

Now you’ve got to start with the video, on the band’s homepage:


Van Halen home page
Sure, you miss Michael Anthony, but you get over that pretty quick since Wolfie’s aged, but what gets you is the swagger, the essence of what the band always was is still there. Dave knows we’re watching and he’s doing his best to be the coolest dude on the planet. Still, as always, it’s about Eddie. This is what made us all want to pick up the guitar and play. He just looks so fucking COOL! His axe is part of him, the way he bends his knee, how the fuck does he do this?

Meanwhile, they appear to be having fun. You remember fun, right? Sure, the money and the chicks were good, but it meant nothing if that amplified sound didn’t make you feel like the most powerful person on earth!

And just when you think it’s Dave’s monopolizing the track, two and a half minutes into it, Eddie starts to WAIL! His guitar is firing bullets and you’re writhing in ecstasy with the pain of being shot.

And it’s all so fucking EFFORTLESS!

But it gets better, hang on until the end, just when you think the song is over…. At 4:20, when the track quiets down and Eddie wrings this writhing sound from his guitar, like in "Finish What Ya Started", but this is mellower and so simple yet so utterly perfect.

And the second time through you notice a bit more texture under the track, Eddie was always a keyboard wizard too, never forget "Jump", and you’re contemplating whether the track is really that great and then you say, FUCK IT, I LOVE THIS!

I almost bought it, I couldn’t take the time to steal it.

Then I wondered, how hip was this band, how of the moment. The Vimeo clip on the homepage stuttered a ton the first time through, could "Tattoo" be on Spotify? OF COURSE!

And I played "5150" until the grooves were gray. Even though I believe the Dave era was better. When they remastered the greatest hits the first time through, back in ‘96, I couldn’t stop playing "And The Cradle Will Rock…"

And it positively will. Any young ‘un who sees this video is gonna have to go to the show. This ain’t nostalgia, this is as new as an iPhone, but it’s positively ALIVE!

Nerds have inherited the world, with their software and gadgets. But in one fell swoop Van Halen has taken it back.

THAT’S THE POWER OF ROCK AND ROLL!



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 12th, 2012 at 12:14pm

Starbuck wrote on Oct 24th, 2011 at 7:42pm:
that new song has got me really psyched about the album!! Any more news??

1. Tattoo

You've all heard this one - not a bad groove, would have been better later in the album

2. She's The Woman

This should have been the kick off. Old time VH feel, great rocker with DLR on top form

3. You and Your Blues

Surprisingly laid back. Probably the coolest VH track I've heard. killer solo - didnt think Eddie had this sort of thing in him

4. China Town

This seems another oldie - a bit like Running With The Devil, big riff and big vocals. Wolfie does a great job on this one.

5. Blood and Fire

I'm On Fire 2. Fast paced rocker with classic VH sound. Solo could have come from any of the first 2 albums

6. Bullethead

Another Full on rocker. Hot For Teacher drum beat. A bit ordinary.

7. As Is

This was a real surprise. Could be Hagar era VH. Melodic, slower, understated in many ways. Best track on the album.

8. sweetiebabydoll

Don't like this. More bubblegum DLR solo than VH. Skip

9. The Trouble With Never

Another 'ballad'. Solid but a bit safe.

10. Outta Space

Outta Love more like. It has that groove to it.

11. Stay Frosty

This is another I think I've heard before. Women and Children first feel to it.

12. Big River

Another huge riff and classic Eddy fast solo. DLR on top form

13. Beats Workin'

Similar feel to She's A Woman. A great ending to a better-than-anticipated album.



another review-
1. Tattoo

You've heard it.

2. She's The Woman

Dave said he got the idea for this "while watching Lynda Carter in Wonder Woman"

3. You and Your Blues

Acoustic Intro. Cover of an old Blind Lemon Pie song. Al sings backup!

4. China Town

Samples DeNiro saying "I will take you down.. to China Town" and the Vapors "Turning Japanese"

5. Blood and Fire

Sequel to Fire in the Hole

6. Bullethead

Straight Thrash Metal. Who knew Eddie could shred like that?

7. As Is

Continues where How Many Say I left off..

8. sweetiebabydoll

Britney meets Van Halen

9. The Trouble With Never

Sequel to "The Inside"

10. Outta Space

Billy Preston cover

11. Stay Frosty

Ice Cream man feel...

12. Big River

A song about Aliens. And waterways.

13. Beats Workin'

Samples Run DMC.  
   

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 16th, 2012 at 6:43pm
Diamond Dave soundboard
http://geaky.com/262-David-Lee-Roth-SoundBoard.html


Enjoy! http://vimeo.com/35173319


"Tattoo," the lead single from Van Halen's Feb. 7 comeback album with David Lee Roth, "A Different Kind of Truth," the band's first since 1984's "1984" to feature Roth on lead vocals, blasts onto Rock Songs at No. 16. The song arrives with 4.6 million first-week audience impressions on 78 stations, according to Nielsen BDS.

Hot Shot Debut No. 16 "Tattoo" Van Halen






Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 17th, 2012 at 4:09pm
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/sammy-hagar-says-van-halens-new-song-should-be-better-than-it-is/
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-bullethead-another-new-song-revealed/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 17th, 2012 at 5:25pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jan 17th, 2012 at 4:09pm:
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/sammy-hagar-says-van-halens-new-song-should-be-better-than-it-is/
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-bullethead-another-new-song-revealed/

It is going to slay live.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 19th, 2012 at 1:30pm
Now, here’s a cherry on the sundae for all the VH fans out there: A never-before-seen video of all four members of the band performing an acoustic version of their hit “You Really Got Me.”

This tune, of course, is the band’s well-loved cover of the Kinks classic, which VH adopted for their 1978 self-titled debut. It’s been more than three decades since the original came out–but this is the first time VH has filmed an acoustic version of it.

The video is shot at Henson Recording Studios and includes a personal introduction from Roth, as well.

Roth nutshelled his opinion of the new clip for us: “Culturally our new video is old school meets new school. Kind of like watching Dragnet on your iPad.”

Got that? But don’t take Dave’s word for it…watch for yourselves!




http://new.music.yahoo.com/videos/--223429483

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 23rd, 2012 at 10:06pm
Van Halen’s “Tattoo”:

#1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Singles chart

#1 Most Played Song at Classic Rock Radio in its first week

#1 Most Added song at Mainstream and Active Rock Radio

UPDATE: “Tattoo” is also the #1 most-streamed video clip on Yahoo! Music.

Van Halen’s new single, “Tattoo” has been played on more than 160 stations since its release on January 10th. The cut storms Hard Rock Digital Songs at No. 1 (34,000) and No. 16 on Rock Songs with 4.6 million first-week audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. The buzz of Van Halen’s return renews interest in the group’s classic “Jump,” which re-enters Hard Rock Digital Songs at No. 11.

A Different Kind Of Truth, will be released in the U.S. by Interscope Records on February 7th. The album is Van Halen’s first original studio album with singer David Lee Roth since the band’s diamond certified album 1984.

The band has confirmed a total of 48 shows kicking off February 18th in Louisville, Kentucky through June 26th in New Orleans, Louisiana. New dates include Manchester, New Hampshire; University Park, Pennsylvania; and St. Louis, Missouri.View full list of shows here. (From prnewswire.com)


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Paranoid Android on Jan 25th, 2012 at 11:56am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY7ZqN8Ksdg&feature=player_embedded

Am I crazy...or does this sound somewhat like BROWN SUGAR ( after the hook) ???

I am not saying it is a rip-off of BS...but just familiar sounding like so many other songs by many artists...

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 25th, 2012 at 12:03pm

Paranoid Android wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 11:56am:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY7ZqN8Ksdg&feature=player_embedded

Am I crazy...or does this sound somewhat like BROWN SUGAR ( after the hook) ???

I am not saying it is a rip-off of BS...but just familiar sounding like so many other songs by many artists...

Damn! I don't think I've ever been this happy.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 12:08pm

Some Guy wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 12:03pm:

Paranoid Android wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 11:56am:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY7ZqN8Ksdg&feature=player_embedded

Am I crazy...or does this sound somewhat like BROWN SUGAR ( after the hook) ???

I am not saying it is a rip-off of BS...but just familiar sounding like so many other songs by many artists...

Damn! I don't think I've ever been this happy.

Cuts of "Stay Frosty" on CSI tonight...

Another exclusive bit from VHND… those watching the CBS hit show CSI tomorrow night (Wednesday) will get to hear clips of two songs off Van Halen’s forthcoming album, A Different Kind Of Truth! Featured in the episode will be “TATTOO” (the first single) and “STAY FROSTY” (as yet UNHEARD)!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 25th, 2012 at 12:24pm

Nellcote wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 12:08pm:

Some Guy wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 12:03pm:

Paranoid Android wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 11:56am:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY7ZqN8Ksdg&feature=player_embedded

Am I crazy...or does this sound somewhat like BROWN SUGAR ( after the hook) ???

I am not saying it is a rip-off of BS...but just familiar sounding like so many other songs by many artists...

Damn! I don't think I've ever been this happy.

Cuts of "Stay Frosty" on CSI tonight...

Another exclusive bit from VHND… those watching the CBS hit show CSI tomorrow night (Wednesday) will get to hear clips of two songs off Van Halen’s forthcoming album, A Different Kind Of Truth! Featured in the episode will be “TATTOO” (the first single) and “STAY FROSTY” (as yet UNHEARD)!

you fuckers are killing me.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 12:39pm

Some Guy wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 12:24pm:

Nellcote wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 12:08pm:

Some Guy wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 12:03pm:

Paranoid Android wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 11:56am:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY7ZqN8Ksdg&feature=player_embedded

Am I crazy...or does this sound somewhat like BROWN SUGAR ( after the hook) ???

I am not saying it is a rip-off of BS...but just familiar sounding like so many other songs by many artists...

Damn! I don't think I've ever been this happy.

Cuts of "Stay Frosty" on CSI tonight...

Another exclusive bit from VHND… those watching the CBS hit show CSI tomorrow night (Wednesday) will get to hear clips of two songs off Van Halen’s forthcoming album, A Different Kind Of Truth! Featured in the episode will be “TATTOO” (the first single) and “STAY FROSTY” (as yet UNHEARD)!

you fuckers are killing me.

Hang in there, you could be a Ravens coach who did not call time out with .15 on the clock.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 25th, 2012 at 12:52pm
Nellie, this album is gonna be so good, I'm growing a little peach fuzz.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 25th, 2012 at 2:19pm
What's the over/under on the number of shows they complete before the first cancellation?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 2:24pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 2:19pm:
What's the over/under on the number of shows they complete before the first cancellation?

IDK SCL, they look like the have their stuff together this time.
They did not have a record to promote, as they do now.
All of the adjunct bling which can be made with that, plus they sound great...some bands can peak again..
I bet the under that Obama would mention his welfare cheat Auntie Zetuni & drunk Uncle last night after he mentioned his Grandfather & I won!  
Only if you live in PROM would you know he has these two layabout relatives living here would anyone know this.....

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 25th, 2012 at 3:05pm

Nellcote wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 2:24pm:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 2:19pm:
What's the over/under on the number of shows they complete before the first cancellation?

IDK SCL, they look like the have their stuff together this time.
They did not have a record to promote, as they do now.
All of the adjunct bling which can be made with that, plus they sound great...some bands can peak again..
I bet the under that Obama would mention his welfare cheat Auntie Zetuni & drunk Uncle last night after he mentioned his Grandfather & I won!  
Only if you live in PROM would you know he has these two layabout relatives living here would anyone know this.....

Yeah your right Nellie. Obama should be more like Newt divore ny cancer stricken wife Gingrich. Or your very own Mitt I don't give a shit about poor people Romney....The over under on the number of states the Pubs win in Nov is 10.I'm taking the under. :willya

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 25th, 2012 at 6:05pm
2 songs only available in UK now-


Finally ! A good reason to live over here in the UK ! ;0)

Ok then, hope to hell those of you that want to get these can figure out a way to do it 'cos they're well worth it:

highlights:

Blood & Fire - the solo is old school, great to hear Ed wail on it !
The Trouble with Never - Wah wah world; great solo; cool vibe all the way through; a trip - nothing like you've ever heard from VH in any era !

This album is going to be FUCKING AWESOME..........and different/retro/cool, if these are anything to go by.

Happy days !



Listening to it right now... bare with me.

First and second verse are pretty much identical in pacing and dynamics...

DLR repeats the line "now look at all the people here tonight",

Song changes gear into a sweet bridge. Fantastic lyrics by DLR, I think the fans will like the last couple lines.

Great solo. You'll dig it. The whole band really comes together here, pushes the solo along... This is a good song.

What you need to do though, is hear this against "The trouble with never". "Blood and Fire" finishes, and "The Trouble With Never" punches you RIGHT in the nose

The chorus of "The Trouble With Never" is IMO a great attempt to regain the sound of CVH.... do they pull it off....? You'll be the judge. I think so.
-VH Links

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...7523002&sr=1-1


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 7:30pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 3:05pm:

Nellcote wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 2:24pm:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 2:19pm:
What's the over/under on the number of shows they complete before the first cancellation?

IDK SCL, they look like the have their stuff together this time.
They did not have a record to promote, as they do now.
All of the adjunct bling which can be made with that, plus they sound great...some bands can peak again..
I bet the under that Obama would mention his welfare cheat Auntie Zetuni & drunk Uncle last night after he mentioned his Grandfather & I won!  
Only if you live in PROM would you know he has these two layabout relatives living here would anyone know this.....

Yeah your right Nellie. Obama should be more like Newt divore ny cancer stricken wife Gingrich. Or your very own Mitt I don't give a shit about poor people Romney....The over under on the number of states the Pubs win in Nov is 10.I'm taking the under. :willya

SCL, my statements are true.  Obama has an illegal alien aunt who has lived in Mass for over two decades on welfare.  His uncle was arrested for dui three months ago, and is also an illegal. So, if that's your cup of tea, so be it.  Mitt-if you think he does not care about the poor, then the 7mil yearly he donates is a waste.  He made his own money, like Buffet, Jobs, Gates in America, by working hard.  I do not care for the guy, but he's not a no show voter like Obama.  Newt-I agree with you, he's scum.  I'll stop now..

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 25th, 2012 at 7:37pm
Stay Frosty-
http://youtu.be/qyuXCfKzfko

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Jan 26th, 2012 at 7:17am

Some Guy wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 7:37pm:
Stay Frosty-
http://youtu.be/qyuXCfKzfko

Frosty has potential.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 26th, 2012 at 2:29pm

Nellcote wrote on Jan 26th, 2012 at 7:17am:

Some Guy wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 7:37pm:
Stay Frosty-
http://youtu.be/qyuXCfKzfko

Frosty has potential.


I heard from someone who is reviewing ADKOT for a magazine and he says that 'You and Your Blues' and 'China Town' scorch every track we've heard so far.

What this says to me is that we now know that VH have made a good record, but it's possible they've made a great record.
-VH Links

Album of The Year 2012.

The Trouble with Never
http://www.box.com/s/80czjen6cfy48eacle5d

Blood and Fire
http://www.box.com/s/9r7ey98umqygoaf91m2m


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Paranoid Android on Jan 26th, 2012 at 3:50pm

Quote:
Album of The Year 2012.


Moments before...

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Jumping Jack on Jan 27th, 2012 at 3:58am
Got some sweet tix for Phillips in the AMEX sale.  You going this time SG?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Jan 27th, 2012 at 7:42am
These tracks are cooking.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 27th, 2012 at 8:52pm

Jumping Jack wrote on Jan 27th, 2012 at 3:58am:
Got some sweet tix for Phillips in the AMEX sale.  You going this time SG?


I think I might go this time. However, Thursdays are tough for me. It just won't be the same with out the original 4 to me, special place in the heart. They were my generations Beatles you know? Rumour has it that gimmekeef is renting a limo for us.
This shit is insane! see below-


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-KR_ztfv2g
she' the woman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGvfA_omlKk
you and your blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fuMfxbXjuU
Bullethead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhrir8DLpPw
as is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=essTsYvvpsY
honeybabysweetiedoll

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3rO3_qpoBI
outta space

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DQadMHS28o
big river

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyHeif2568s
beats workin'

http://youtu.be/LCidbyHPvyw
china town




Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sirmoonie on Jan 29th, 2012 at 8:47am
Swapmeet Sally!
Trampstamp Cat!

Van Bango!  Yes.  Si, piso mojado, mang!

Back.  Back from the darkness.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 29th, 2012 at 9:32am

sirmoonie wrote on Jan 29th, 2012 at 8:47am:
Swapmeet Sally!
Trampstamp Cat!

Van Bango!  Yes.  Si, piso mojado, mang!

Back.  Back from the darkness.


moonscooter, these samples are different from what we've heard so far- Album of the Decade, it is astonishingly fantastic. There is no filler at all, see below-

Someone posted this at the Army: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/van-halen/id166529

Click on the 'listen in iTunes' link for the Deluxe version. If you are not in Canada, you will need to change the store when iTunes launches, it should prompt you though

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Starbuck on Jan 29th, 2012 at 9:39pm
i've been away. does the new VH album contain information in the liner notes discussing:

-what happened to steelie?
-why sway keeps hitting refresh to boost the post count of this thread?
-howe many chicks wolfie is bedding these days?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 30th, 2012 at 12:27am

Starbuck wrote on Jan 29th, 2012 at 9:39pm:
i've been away. does the new VH album contain information in the liner notes discussing:

-what happened to steelie?
-why sway keeps hitting refresh to boost the post count of this thread?
-howe many chicks wolfie is bedding these days?

-unknown
-unknown
-unknown

What is known is that VH have dropped an atomic bomb on the music industry

http://youtu.be/pN2v_qquKbc

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by FPM on Jan 30th, 2012 at 3:25pm
A new Van Heflin album? And Obama's no-good drunken welfare
cheating relatives play on it?? Wow! I'm all ears!


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 30th, 2012 at 3:40pm

FPM wrote on Jan 30th, 2012 at 3:25pm:
A new Van Heflin album? Wow! I'm all ears!

I'm with the monkey on this one. :wtf1

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by FPM on Jan 30th, 2012 at 3:50pm
I'm just joking, though. To each his own. I know a LOT of people are going to be VERY happy about this
album and tour, and happiness is good! (see below)



I was actually just wondering what Obama's aunt & uncle have to do with it.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Paranoid Android on Jan 30th, 2012 at 4:02pm
I find it odd that the opening act for this tour ( or most of it I assume) is KOOL & THE GANG...

Would the marketing genius please stand up and CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES C"MON!!

A reunited EXTREME would have made more sense, seeing as it was a so-called amicable split.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Jan 30th, 2012 at 4:19pm

FPM wrote on Jan 30th, 2012 at 3:50pm:
I'm just joking, though. To each his own. I know a LOT of people are going to be VERY happy about this
album and tour, and happiness is good! (see below)



I was actually just wondering what Obama's aunt & uncle have to do with it.

Just picking up on the over under from a previous poster.
You remember, this is Rocks Off, where anything goes, right?
Maybe Obama is a closet rocker?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 30th, 2012 at 4:23pm

Nellcote wrote on Jan 30th, 2012 at 4:19pm:

FPM wrote on Jan 30th, 2012 at 3:50pm:
I'm just joking, though. To each his own. I know a LOT of people are going to be VERY happy about this
album and tour, and happiness is good! (see below)



I was actually just wondering what Obama's aunt & uncle have to do with it.

Just picking up on the over under from a previous poster.
You remember, this is Rocks Off, where anything goes, right?
Maybe Obama is a closet rocker?

He is on record as having Stones on his Ipod.....Not sure where he stands on VH.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Jan 30th, 2012 at 5:09pm

Paranoid Android wrote on Jan 30th, 2012 at 4:02pm:
I find it odd that the opening act for this tour ( or most of it I assume) is KOOL & THE GANG...

Would the marketing genius please stand up and CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES C"MON!!

A reunited EXTREME would have made more sense, seeing as it was a so-called amicable split.


THAT WOULD BE COOL IF EXTREME DID'NT SUCK.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 31st, 2012 at 1:26am
Holy fucking shit it's over!!!!
http://youtu.be/sg0XbvDpB8M

The new album destroys.
Get Ready.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JKk0EfR0RM&feature=player_embedded

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sirmoonie on Jan 31st, 2012 at 11:19pm
All negroes, and even some white people should know the subtle, yet obnoxious, genius of Van Halen.  Do NOT, as one of my fellow Stones fans posted "underestimate what he does".

I've seen Van.  It is difficult to appreciate what Edward Van Halen does with everything sonic.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sirmoonie on Feb 1st, 2012 at 9:40am
Furthermore, Wolfbang seems to have trimmed down.  I read on TMZ that he has eliminated Ding Dongs, bon bons, protons, Buff Dogs, Tootsie Rolls, Count fucking Chocula, Whatnots, Jaffa Cakes, etc. from his diet.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 1st, 2012 at 9:54am
The boys down in front of the liquor store call it a different kind of troof.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 1st, 2012 at 12:07pm

Some Guy wrote on Feb 1st, 2012 at 9:54am:
The boys down in front of the liquor store call it a different kind of troof.

A different kind of proof? :pullanolte

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Feb 1st, 2012 at 2:02pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Feb 1st, 2012 at 1:26pm:

Nellcote wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 7:30pm:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 3:05pm:

Nellcote wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 2:24pm:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 2:19pm:
What's the over/under on the number of shows they complete before the first cancellation?

IDK SCL, they look like the have their stuff together this time.
They did not have a record to promote, as they do now.
All of the adjunct bling which can be made with that, plus they sound great...some bands can peak again..
I bet the under that Obama would mention his welfare cheat Auntie Zetuni & drunk Uncle last night after he mentioned his Grandfather & I won!  
Only if you live in PROM would you know he has these two layabout relatives living here would anyone know this.....

Yeah your right Nellie. Obama should be more like Newt divore ny cancer stricken wife Gingrich. Or your very own Mitt I don't give a shit about poor people Romney....The over under on the number of states the Pubs win in Nov is 10.I'm taking the under. :willya

SCL, my statements are true.  Obama has an illegal alien aunt who has lived in Mass for over two decades on welfare.  His uncle was arrested for dui three months ago, and is also an illegal. So, if that's your cup of tea, so be it.  Mitt-if you think he does not care about the poor, then the 7mil yearly he donates is a waste.  He made his own money, like Buffet, Jobs, Gates in America, by working hard.  I do not care for the guy, but he's not a no show voter like Obama.  Newt-I agree with you, he's scum.  I'll stop now..

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/02/01/mitt-romney-tells-cnn-he-doesnt-care-about-the-very-poor/


Hey, SCL, I can go toe-toe with you on these type of stories.
You have been around here long enough to know the outcome.
It's going to turn this thread into a political quagmire, then it will get shut down.
You decide.



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 1st, 2012 at 3:29pm

Nellcote wrote on Feb 1st, 2012 at 2:02pm:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Feb 1st, 2012 at 1:26pm:

Nellcote wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 7:30pm:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 3:05pm:

Nellcote wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 2:24pm:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 2:19pm:
What's the over/under on the number of shows they complete before the first cancellation?

IDK SCL, they look like the have their stuff together this time.
They did not have a record to promote, as they do now.
All of the adjunct bling which can be made with that, plus they sound great...some bands can peak again..
I bet the under that Obama would mention his welfare cheat Auntie Zetuni & drunk Uncle last night after he mentioned his Grandfather & I won!  
Only if you live in PROM would you know he has these two layabout relatives living here would anyone know this.....

Yeah your right Nellie. Obama should be more like Newt divore ny cancer stricken wife Gingrich. Or your very own Mitt I don't give a shit about poor people Romney....The over under on the number of states the Pubs win in Nov is 10.I'm taking the under. :willya

SCL, my statements are true.  Obama has an illegal alien aunt who has lived in Mass for over two decades on welfare.  His uncle was arrested for dui three months ago, and is also an illegal. So, if that's your cup of tea, so be it.  Mitt-if you think he does not care about the poor, then the 7mil yearly he donates is a waste.  He made his own money, like Buffet, Jobs, Gates in America, by working hard.  I do not care for the guy, but he's not a no show voter like Obama.  Newt-I agree with you, he's scum.  I'll stop now..

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/02/01/mitt-romney-tells-cnn-he-doesnt-care-about-the-very-poor/


Hey, SCL, I can go toe-toe with you on these type of stories.
You have been around here long enough to know the outcome.
It's going to turn this thread into a political quagmire, then it will get shut down.
You decide.



I didn't start the political talk and I'm on a well worn record of it not belonging on RO. All I do is respond to other's who like to start this stuff.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Feb 1st, 2012 at 3:39pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Feb 1st, 2012 at 3:29pm:

Nellcote wrote on Feb 1st, 2012 at 2:02pm:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Feb 1st, 2012 at 1:26pm:

Nellcote wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 7:30pm:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 3:05pm:

Nellcote wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 2:24pm:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jan 25th, 2012 at 2:19pm:
What's the over/under on the number of shows they complete before the first cancellation?

IDK SCL, they look like the have their stuff together this time.
They did not have a record to promote, as they do now.
All of the adjunct bling which can be made with that, plus they sound great...some bands can peak again..
I bet the under that Obama would mention his welfare cheat Auntie Zetuni & drunk Uncle last night after he mentioned his Grandfather & I won!  
Only if you live in PROM would you know he has these two layabout relatives living here would anyone know this.....

Yeah your right Nellie. Obama should be more like Newt divore ny cancer stricken wife Gingrich. Or your very own Mitt I don't give a shit about poor people Romney....The over under on the number of states the Pubs win in Nov is 10.I'm taking the under. :willya

SCL, my statements are true.  Obama has an illegal alien aunt who has lived in Mass for over two decades on welfare.  His uncle was arrested for dui three months ago, and is also an illegal. So, if that's your cup of tea, so be it.  Mitt-if you think he does not care about the poor, then the 7mil yearly he donates is a waste.  He made his own money, like Buffet, Jobs, Gates in America, by working hard.  I do not care for the guy, but he's not a no show voter like Obama.  Newt-I agree with you, he's scum.  I'll stop now..

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/02/01/mitt-romney-tells-cnn-he-doesnt-care-about-the-very-poor/


Hey, SCL, I can go toe-toe with you on these type of stories.
You have been around here long enough to know the outcome.
It's going to turn this thread into a political quagmire, then it will get shut down.
You decide.



I didn't start the political talk and I'm on a well worn record of it not belonging on RO. All I do is respond to other's who like to start this stuff.

Makes it acceptable to continue it?
With that type of statement, you of all people should understand



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 1st, 2012 at 5:24pm

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Feb 1st, 2012 at 5:34pm

Some Guy wrote on Feb 1st, 2012 at 5:24pm:

THATS POSTIN !

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Kilroy on Feb 1st, 2012 at 5:41pm

FPM wrote on Jan 30th, 2012 at 3:50pm:
I'm just joking, though. To each his own. I know a LOT of people are going to be VERY happy about this
album and tour, and happiness is good! (see below)



I was actually just wondering what Obama's aunt & uncle have to do with it.


That's what I'm talking bout..............That some pair of  Banana's there ...........

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 1st, 2012 at 5:46pm
Van Halen is coming!

The Andaz Hotel on Sunset Boulevard. Photo taken earlier today.




Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sirmoonie on Feb 1st, 2012 at 9:09pm
We allowed to talk politics in the Van Halen thread?

If I catch any of you people voting for a Mormo, I swear as Jesus Christ is my ancestral savior, I will haunt you for the rest of your posting life.

Do NOT vote Mormon - Vote America!

America!  Do it!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 1st, 2012 at 10:25pm
private VIP show in LA tonight.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Bitch on Feb 2nd, 2012 at 10:38am
I saw Cool and the Gang not too long ago and they were very entertaining, in a light way, nothing heavy but a crowd pleaser. They have their shit together with corny retro outfits and I enjoyed them very much! They are Old School but Olds Kool!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 2nd, 2012 at 10:46am
Wednesday night at Henson Studios in Hollywood, a reunited Van Halen transformed real estate constructed in the silent film era by Charlie Chaplin into a high-tech rehearsal space and banged out a handful of very loud jams, old and new, for a few hundred VIPs.

David Lee Roth, the ever-enthusiastic lead singer of the band, acknowledged the venue's history between songs: "It's a little bit crazy making so much noise in the temple of silent film here, in the name of Charlie Chaplin." Roth then added a little made-up history: "Most people don't know Charlie Chaplin was a major Van Halen fan. He inspired 'Hot for Teacher,' which we're going to play in a little while."

They indeed played it and more in an hour-long set for both industry bizzers and skeptical critics wondering whether a ragged bunch of aging dudes can still kick it with the kind of enthusiasm you’d hope, given both the anticipation -- and the fat paychecks each will be cashing in the coming year.

They can.

Practicing for an American tour that commences in Louisville, Ky., on Feb. 18 and hits Staples Center on June 1,  Van Halen -- Roth, brothers Alex and Eddie Van Halen (drums and guitar, respectively), and the latter's son Wolfgang on bass -- has obviously been sweating to get its oldies back into shape.

Eddie's fingers remain loose and nimble -- even if he did rub his wrist a few times over the course of the evening. And Wolfgang and his uncle Alex are an incredibly sturdy rhythm section that over an hour-long teaser set jammed solid versions of the songs that made them scream-along rock heroes: "You Really Got Me," "Runnin' with the Devil," "Unchained," and "Dance the Night Away," among them.

Too, the band is attempting to remain relevant for a new generation with a new album, "A Different Kind of Truth," that hits the stores on Tuesday. They teased the record, playing three new cuts, including the first single, "Tattoo," and "The Trouble with Never" and "She's the One," with varying degrees of success. (Let's just say that they went one-for-three, with "She's the One" being the tightest and most Van Halen-esque of the bunch.)

As the band was closing, Roth acknowledged the crowd and explained that because there wasn't a backstage, the encore -- if the crowd so desired -- would come without any pause in the action. And it did, in the form of "Jump," accompanied by an eight-person drum line and a dozen or so Vegas show girls. As Eddie ran through the classic solos, Roth and the showgirls whooped it up and danced along.

And with that, Roth bid farewell, and drumline and girls led the crowd into the courtyard, where bartenders gave out free booze while the drummers pounded on.

Van Halen sure knows how to throw a party.


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Paranoid Android on Feb 2nd, 2012 at 11:31am

Bitch wrote on Feb 2nd, 2012 at 10:38am:
I saw Cool and the Gang not too long ago and they were very entertaining, in a light way, nothing heavy but a crowd pleaser. They have their shit together with corny retro outfits and I enjoyed them very much! They are Old School but Olds Kool!



I consider JUNGLE BOOGIE to be one of the best songs by any band...

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 2nd, 2012 at 11:33am
Chris Epting/hbwriter on IORR was at the show last night and took some nice pics and gave a very good review of the show. http://www.iorr.org/talk/read.php?1,1556526

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 2nd, 2012 at 12:11pm
Gang, this album sounds to me, too good! It is on equal footing with The Six Pack. This is some really, really good music and they are on fire live. Necessary for gross??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH7ty2rq4OM

http://www.youtube.com/user/karaokegod?feature=watch

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 2nd, 2012 at 1:49pm
WORLD PREMIERE

Beats Workin'
http://youtu.be/5rBXatF1A4E

Honeybabysweetiedoll
http://youtu.be/CgMYvgVjC6k

Stay Frosty
http://youtu.be/mhzyQTd18iY

You and Your Blues
http://youtu.be/kBKY8juEPVc

She's the Woman
http://youtu.be/m4ITcVO3XvA

Bullethead
http://youtu.be/F2afFz7_RE4

Big River
http://youtu.be/heP_p7ran_Q

Outta Space
http://youtu.be/9Wu3l3CXge0

China Town
http://youtu.be/Da28EexwUFE

Blood and Fire
http://youtu.be/e8y1prHEP7E

Tattoo
http://youtu.be/3WfQ-hV3WtA

The Trouble With Never
http://youtu.be/T7BT-aFUPEU

As Is
http://youtu.be/o-c7p2qIZ3g







glencar hit me up on Facebook and said this shits so good he may have to postpone retirement.


WORLD PREMIERE

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by riffkeither on Feb 2nd, 2012 at 2:05pm
Hey some guy , i'm happy for you cause i listen to the whole thing this afternoon and it's their best one since the beginning ! Dave sing so good and Eddy is one the best guitarist i have heard those days !
Hey satriani , Vai, Petrucci , i think the king is coming up !


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 2nd, 2012 at 2:08pm

riffkeither wrote on Feb 2nd, 2012 at 2:05pm:
Hey some guy , i'm happy for you cause i listen to the whole thing this afternoon and it's their best one since the beginning ! Dave sing so good and Eddy is one the best guitarist i have heard those days !
Hey satriani , Vai, Petrucci , i think the king is coming up !

my nizzle :weed

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Feb 2nd, 2012 at 2:17pm

Some Guy wrote on Feb 2nd, 2012 at 1:49pm:
WORLD PREMIERE

Beats Workin'

http://youtu.be/5rBXatF1A4E

Honeybabysweetiedoll
http://youtu.be/CgMYvgVjC6k


glencar hit me up on Facebook and said this shits so good he may have to postpone retirement.


WORLD PREMIERE

you are not on FB

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by god on Feb 7th, 2012 at 6:23am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6B3cBiUY9g

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Gimme Shelter on Feb 7th, 2012 at 2:55pm
Just bought it off iTunes. Sounds incredible to me. A very welcome listen compared to 90% of today's music scene.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Feb 7th, 2012 at 3:07pm
BLOWS FUCKIN DOORS..

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Pdog on Feb 7th, 2012 at 4:06pm
Howard 101 on sirius is playing a great VH show, with all the interviews and what not over the years.... if you have the app and subscribe to Stern, you can replay the entire show on your phone....

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by god on Feb 7th, 2012 at 4:45pm

Pdog wrote on Feb 7th, 2012 at 4:06pm:
Howard 101 on sirius is playing a great VH show, with all the interviews and what not over the years.... if you have the app and subscribe to Stern, you can replay the entire show on your phone....



Live streaming......http://www.dude-suit.net/2011/05/howard-stern-show-online-streaming/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Feb 8th, 2012 at 5:31pm
BIG RIVER IS DA SHIT !




ANYONE KNOW HOW THIS PHOTO RELATES TO ROCKS OFF?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 9th, 2012 at 11:01am
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-rock-l-a-forum-with-dress-rehearsal-concert/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Kilroy on Feb 9th, 2012 at 9:03pm
ZZ Top
Let the beating begin!
all kidding aside I'm happy for you guys..............
Love that Teacher Video...........
Van Who ;)

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Feb 10th, 2012 at 8:11am
Howard Stern presents "Van Halen - The Whole Truth" - Complete

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzKBmAW8jGg&feature=g-wl&context=G27bd7e3AWAAAAAAAAAA


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Heart Of Stone on Feb 10th, 2012 at 4:46pm
Gary Cherone Reflects on his Three-Year Stint In Van Halen
'I was one of the three singers in the mighty Van Halen. You can't take that away from me'
Comment 13
By Andy Greene
February 10, 2012 1:35 PM ET



Gary Cherone (center) performs with Van Halen at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.
Tim Mosenfelder/ImageDirect

On the off chance you haven't heard, Van Halen released a new album this week. The only problem is they don't seem to be up for doing much press. We spoke to Sammy Hagar recently, so we figured it was time to get late-1990s frontman Gary Cherone on the phone to hear about his brief tenure in the band. During the course of a long interview, the Extreme singer told us how he hooked up with the group, what it was like to write a new album and tour the world with his heroes, and how it ended around the time that Eddie's drinking started to become a problem. We also talked about his dream of a Chickenfoot/Extreme tour, and his side project Hurtsmile.

Tell me how you first heard about the opportunity to possibly be in Van Halen?
Oh wow, you're going back. It was in the summer of '96. I remember Pat, the bass player in Extreme, calling me and saying "Turn on MTV. Dave's coming back!" There was some story about them, and they were playing the theme to Welcome Back Kotter. That summer, my manager Ray Danniels – who also managed Van Halen at the time – calls me up. Extreme was breaking up and he goes, "What do you think about auditioning for Van Halen?"

At the time I thought that Extreme was going to get back together. I thought that Nuno [Bettencourt] was going to do a solo project and then the band was going to reunite. I said, "Yeah, sure. I'll go out for the weekend, sing 'Jump,' come back and have a good story to tell." And that was truly, truly how much I thought about it. I got on the phone with Eddie a few times and we wrote a song over the telephone. I flew out for the weekend and we just hit it off. Eddie and I, at the time, had the same temperament. We started writing the moment I got off the plane and he actually asked me to join the second day I was there. I said to him, "Maybe you should ask the other guys."

I've heard that this happened before they appeared with David Lee Roth at the MTV Video Music Awards that year.
Oh yeah, yeah. That is true. The commercial I saw was just coincidental. I didn't know what was going on with that. But when I came down they were putting out a greatest hits things and doing the VMAs. I remember one morning getting up to go to the studio and no one told me all this press was interviewing the Van Halen guys because of the VMAs and all this stuff. They told me, "Gary, no one knows you're in the band." I remember bumping into a photographer from Japan and he knew me from Extreme. He goes, "What are you doing here?" I go, "Nothing."

Wait . . . they ask you to join the band, and they go do the VMAs with David Lee Roth? Did you worry that you were already out and Dave was back?
No. Maybe Dave thought that, but . . . and maybe he didn't. I don't know. Me and Eddie were writing at the time. I remember him calling me that night saying that he got into a fight with the press or something. He was very protective. I didn't feel threatened. But the three years I was in the band, every day I woke up not knowing what the day was going to bring. Sometimes it was great, other times it was a little dysfunctional – especially at the end. But as far as how those guys treated me, they treated me like brothers.

Tell me more about that first jam session with the whole band.
That was the first day. I got off the plane in the afternoon and I remember Mike Anthony came out. I'd met him over the years at some Extreme shows. I said, "Mike, hey man, you're my only ally here." He goes, "Don't worry about it." And Alex and Eddie came out and shook my hand. I'm holding my suitcase, my overnight bag – and Ed goes, "You ready to sing?" I go, "Yeah. Can I go to the bathroom first?" Then we literally went into "5150," three other songs from the Hagar catalog and "Jump" and "Panama" from the Dave era.

I remember whispering into Mike's ear, "Hey man, help me with the high notes." But for some reason, my voice opened up. The Dave stuff was easy. Sammy stuff . . . I thought I'd have a hard time with that, but it was good. I think we sang about four songs and Eddie went to the bathroom, came back out and said, "Let's write a song." It was a good day.

Are you freaking out at this point? It's every kid's fantasy to sing with Van Halen.
It was surreal. Even when I was in the band, Nuno and Pat [Badger] would call and go, "I can't believe you're in my favorite band." It was surreal. You're growing up with Aerosmith and Van Halen posters on your wall. Obviously I'm younger than Hagar, and when Sammy joined the band, he was a contemporary of Van Halen, So it was different for me.

How quickly did you guys start working on the album after that first session?
Actually, right from the get-go we were writing songs. Even though Eddie was real enthusiastic and he embraced me and the band embraced me, I was skeptical. I was thinking, "I'll take it day to day, week to week, let's write another song, let's write another song." I remember calling back home and everyone saying, "Are you in the band? You're in the band, right?" And I would go, "Yeah, I guess." I never bet too high because I didn't know how long it would last. But I think when we finished the record and put it out and the tour started, I finally realized, "Ah, okay. This is my comfort zone. Being on tour." That's when I felt good.

I've read over the years that Michael Anthony didn't play much bass on the album. Is that true?
No, he did. There were a few things that Eddie played bass on. Trying to think . . . Eddie might have had a scratch drum track on one song, but I don't think that made the record. No, Michael played. Looking back, it's tough to listen to the record. I didn't think the production was great. I think there was some great songs on the record, but I didn't think the record was great. I think the songs developed once we played them live. The stuff we wrote later was more developed. But looking back, Michael Anthony's vocals weren't on enough of that record.

And that's such a huge part of the Van Halen sound.
Yeah, Michael Anthony's voice is as identifiable as Alex's drums or Eddie's guitar. You hear those harmonies. That's Van Halen.

Their new album seems to be largely built around old material. Did they dip into the vault for any of the songs on Van Halen III, or did they write all new songs?
Van Halen III was pretty much all new. Some of the stuff we worked on later got into the old stuff. I've heard samples of the new record, which sounds great, but a lot of that stuff I didn't hear. I would have loved to hear it, but I didn't hear it. There's one track they released as an instrumental that I wrote too. I don't know what the name of the song is.

During this time were you worried that the fans were going to be unhappy that you were the new singer? The brief reunion with David seems to have certainly confused a lot of fans, and it certainly got their hopes up.
Yeah, that didn't help. Because, listen . . . I was excited that summer when Pat called and told me there was a commercial on saying that Roth's getting back with Van Halen. I was excited, and so here I am in the position of replacing Sammy. The thing that got me through that time was that the fans are so loyal to the band. I was in the band for a minute compared to the era of Dave and the era of Sammy, so the loyalty for them, I get it. They are going to hate anybody up there.

It was a pretty crazy move to come out with Roth at the VMAs when they had no intention of bringing him back
Yeah, I wasn't part of that little think tank. I think they were putting out a greatest hits, so it makes sense from that standpoint. I think they were renegotiating royalties. There was a lot going on before I came in. Who knows? I think I was the second or third person to try out for the band. I definitely know of one other person.

How was Ed during this time? In Sammy's book he's described as a complete drunken mess, but that was a few years later.
Ed was good. Towards the end he got a little dysfunctional. 2004, the time period that Sammy writes about, was the lowest point. During my three years, Eddie was lucid. Everybody has their idiosyncrasies. How I explain it is, if he puts on his guitar, he can fluently talk to you. When he takes off the guitar, he can be a little ADD. But Eddie was fine for three years. Towards the end he started drinking, but he was no way close to how he was in 2004.

Did they treat Michael like an equal, or was there already a distance between them?
I have no reference point as to how close anybody was during the Sammy era or during the Dave era. But during my period, I think the cue was Eddie. If Eddie is happy, then the camp is happy. Alex is happy . . . Michael has been the one constant throughout all the eras. I think the rift between Michael and the brothers came when Michael joined Sammy. The brothers are pretty territorial. "You're either with us, or against us." When I was in the band, Eddie was playing his ass off and I was in the dressing room with Michael everyday.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/gary-cherone-reflects-on-his-three-year-stint-in-van-halen-20120210#ixzz1m1Po6oAB

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Feb 10th, 2012 at 6:25pm
THE 4TH LEAD SINGER WAS THE BEST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOyxEfEGTrw


MIGHT AS WELL DUMP !

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Feb 11th, 2012 at 9:22am
Picked up the lp last night.
Stay Frosty!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 11th, 2012 at 2:35pm

Nellcote wrote on Feb 11th, 2012 at 9:22am:
Picked up the lp last night.
Stay Frosty!

Stay Frosty...Ice Cream Man Pt.2 :sad

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Feb 11th, 2012 at 4:27pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Feb 11th, 2012 at 2:35pm:

Nellcote wrote on Feb 11th, 2012 at 9:22am:
Picked up the lp last night.
Stay Frosty!

Stay Frosty...Ice Cream Man Pt.2 :sad

And it's licking good!
Keith said they are all cugino, kabeesh?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 11th, 2012 at 8:45pm

Nellcote wrote on Feb 11th, 2012 at 9:22am:
Picked up the lp last night.
Stay Frosty!

This ain't knocking Adele off the number one spot.
As Is!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 11th, 2012 at 9:12pm
1. Tattoo- this has its origins in a 1977 demo called "Down in Flames". The lyrics, song title, soloing and much of the melody has changed. The fade out/volume swells at the end is similar but still slightly different from the intro to "You're No Good" from VH II. The song itself is a sleeper; it grows on you. It's got the catchy "Tattoo Tattoo" chorus but the VH sound is there along with a great solo. The lyrics are actually quite clever once you really listen to them

2. She's the Woman- This is actually a 1976 demo that was part of the demo album that Gene Simmons had produced (which got no interest from record labels). This new version has brand new lyrics, is slightly heavier, has a new mid song breakdown before the solo, and brand new guitar solo. The overall feel of the song is vastly superior to the original demo version. Quite simply put... it rocks with a great groove, has bravado and has a great solo.

3. You and Your Blues- This is a brand new good song. Roth's "woman" vocals are not the greatest. but he basically complains about a woman who is bringing him down. There are some catchy sing a long moments. There is a screaming wah wah solo that is accompanied quite well by Wolf and Alex.

4. Chinatown- The beginning of this brand new song has father and son two hand tapping in unison on their respective instruments. Alex then comes in with a very fast paced double-bass drum attack along with fast riffing from Eddie. Others have said this reminds them of Iron Maiden (in a good way)- you be the judge yourself. Dave basically raps on about what appeals to him so much about Chinatown. A fast ripping solo from Eddie ends with he and Wolf tapping together again. This song just smokes.

5. Blood and Fire- This was originally an instrumental/score that Eddie had written for the 1984 move "Wild Life" known by diehard fans as "Ripley". This version is much better and cleaned up/beefed up nicely- this imo is Dave's way of saying he and the band fought thru a lot to get here and here is damn good. The lyrics are good and there are some catchy choruses. You can recognize Alex's signature snare right away. This new version also has a ripping guitar solo. ("Ripley" did not have a solo at all). One of the 5 best songs on the album-just a great song sure to appeal to all

6. Bullethead- This was a song that Van Halen played during the club days before they were signed to Warner Brothers. This re-worked version is slowed down slightly and smokes bitches for lunch.

7. As Is- Another brand new song (although some have claimed they recognize one brief lick?). This is a monster song that begins with Al pounding a slow heavy beat then Eddie coming in with a heavy as hell riff. Then all of a sudden, Eddie starts firing out a fast boogie type riff (with Al and Wolf chugging along), and we hear a yelp from Dave- not quite a classic one, but still very good. Dave's vocals are particuarly good on this one. (as they are for the most part on the whole album except when he strains too hard a few times). There are some chorus sing along parts. Eddie comes back with that heavy riffing again and Al's double bass drummng, then an awesome EVH tapping solo followed by another Roth yelp. Then there is a blues/boogie breakdown where Roth raps about women. "Love em all, I say. let Cupid sort them out"-- the band then rips again. As the song ends, there is a fading eerie guitar in the background. Great song, period.

8. Honeybabysweetiedoll- This new song begins with some odd tuning and radio-signal noises. Then the band kicks in with a very effects-laden riff. Then Dave starts rapping along to a pounding beat and heavy riff. The chorus smokes bitches for lunch. There is also faint barking from Dave's dog, Mike that can be heard.

9. The Trouble With Never- Another new song that's a great one imo. It begins with a wah wah riff with a great bass-line chugging along with it. The main riff may bring up some slight comparisons to "Crosstown Traffic" by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. There are some catchy choruses along with a blistering wah wah solo. There is a breakdown mid-song with Dave talking low along to a heavy riff, then back into the main chorus. The song really shows off Wolf's chops imo.

10. Outta Space- This is a new version of the old demo from 1976, called "Lets Get Rockin". The main riff is vintage EVH, alongside Al's pounding drums. This versions takes a bit to get used to with the new lyrics (which are not great), but this version musically is superior. Great solo too.

11. Stay Frosty- This monster of a new song begins with some bluesy acoustic guitar (some say it's slightly similar to "Friends" by Led Zeppelin) and Dave telling us about different faiths telling him the same thing: "Stay Frosty". Some say this is Ice Cream Man-like because of the acoustic then to heavy blues romp in the song. I think this song is better. The full band kicks in and really rocks out with a heavy bluesy groove. There is a bluesy solo, but then the guitar gets even heavier and finally there is an even better outro solo and some heavy riffing.

12. Big River- This is another re-worked demo, originally from the 1976 demo called "Big Trouble". I actually think this version is better. Dave sings very well on it and the chorus and the lyrics paint a nice picture of being on well... a river. The same heavy riffing is here, but the guitar solo is brand new and far superior to the demo version. There is also a very good new outro riff and soloing that finally makes this a better version as well.

13. Beats Working- This is another re-worked version of a 1976 demo called, "Put Out the Lights". But this is re-worked with a new heavy intro and brand new lyrics that makes it a good song. There is also a catchy chorus in "This beats working". The solo is very similar to the original. But after the solo there is a new bass-heavy breakdown with a second solo added in as well.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Feb 11th, 2012 at 9:28pm

Some Guy wrote on Feb 11th, 2012 at 8:45pm:

Nellcote wrote on Feb 11th, 2012 at 9:22am:
Picked up the lp last night.
Stay Frosty!

This ain't knocking Adele off the number one spot.
As Is!

I did my part purchasing before Sunday.
Not bad for a band left for dead.
Roth has several videos up on vhnd.com on the songs.
The one named "Romance" is a hoot...

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 11th, 2012 at 9:31pm
I hurt my neck air guitaring.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Feb 11th, 2012 at 9:53pm

Some Guy wrote on Feb 11th, 2012 at 9:31pm:
I hurt my neck air guitaring.

Stay Frosty...

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 11th, 2012 at 10:27pm
Don't remember seeing DLR playing guitar before.....Stay Frosty my friends. :boring http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb40FtK316s

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by MRD8 on Feb 12th, 2012 at 4:42pm
Here's Eddie's guitar solo from the LA Forum dress rehearsal gig:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w12AmqQuKY

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 13th, 2012 at 7:15pm

MRD8 wrote on Feb 12th, 2012 at 4:42pm:
Here's Eddie's guitar solo from the LA Forum dress rehearsal gig:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w12AmqQuKY

The King of 10 fingers and 6 strings

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Feb 13th, 2012 at 8:31pm
I'M PLAYIN THIS BITCH NONSTOP !
NONFUCKING STOP!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 14th, 2012 at 3:14am

BILL PERKS wrote on Feb 13th, 2012 at 8:31pm:
I'M PLAYIN THIS BITCH NONSTOP !
NONFUCKING STOP!

same here PERKS! It rocks beyond my wildest speculations. It blows doors 1-13.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Feb 14th, 2012 at 7:10am

Some Guy wrote on Feb 14th, 2012 at 3:14am:

BILL PERKS wrote on Feb 13th, 2012 at 8:31pm:
I'M PLAYIN THIS BITCH NONSTOP !
NONFUCKING STOP!

same here PERKS! It rocks beyond my wildest speculations. It blows doors 1-13.

When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 14th, 2012 at 11:05am
Bullethead kicks my ass!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Feb 14th, 2012 at 2:08pm

Nellcote wrote on Feb 14th, 2012 at 7:10am:

Some Guy wrote on Feb 14th, 2012 at 3:14am:

BILL PERKS wrote on Feb 13th, 2012 at 8:31pm:
I'M PLAYIN THIS BITCH NONSTOP !
NONFUCKING STOP!

same here PERKS! It rocks beyond my wildest speculations. It blows doors 1-13.

When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?

IT DOES NOW!
VAN HALEN HAS BROUGHT BALLS BACK TO ROCK.

FANBLOODYTASTIC!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 14th, 2012 at 7:37pm

BILL PERKS wrote on Feb 14th, 2012 at 2:08pm:

Nellcote wrote on Feb 14th, 2012 at 7:10am:

Some Guy wrote on Feb 14th, 2012 at 3:14am:

BILL PERKS wrote on Feb 13th, 2012 at 8:31pm:
I'M PLAYIN THIS BITCH NONSTOP !
NONFUCKING STOP!

same here PERKS! It rocks beyond my wildest speculations. It blows doors 1-13.

When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?

IT DOES NOW!
VAN HALEN HAS BROUGHT BALLS BACK TO ROCK.

FANBLOODYTASTIC!


I love that use of 19th nervous break down line in You and Your Blues.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Feb 15th, 2012 at 9:46pm
That's what I'm talkin about......

Van Halen’ s new album A Different Kind of Truth debuted at #2 on the Billboard chart, selling an impressive 187,000 copies it’s first week on the charts. A hard rock album hitting the #2 position is an incredible achievement these days. It’s even more impressive when you figure that record industry sales of albums are down 50% since 14 years ago, when Van halen’s last album was released.
Interestingly, if Van Halen’s album had been released just about ANY other week so far this year, it would have gone #1!
When Van Halen’s new album dropped, Adele’s album, 21, had been the #1 album for 19 weeks. Her album had recently been selling around 100,000 units per week. Under normal circumstances, Van Halen selling 187,000 units would be more than enough to bump reigning queen Adele from the top slot.
But last week was the perfect storm for megastar Adele. She was on the cover of People magazine, was interviewed on Anderson Cooper’s show, and not only performed on the Grammys, but won six Grammy trophies! Her sales immediately shot up 95%, surpassing Van Halen’s on the last day of the sales week. Now with 20 weeks at No. 1, this marks the longest run at the top of the chart since “The Bodyguard” spent 20 weeks at No. 1 in 1992-1993.
This reminds us of when Van Halen’s 10-million-plus-selling ‘1984‘ topped out at #2, never reaching the top of the charts…only because Michael Jackson‘s Thriller was cemented there. Ironically, one of the many reasons for Thriller‘s incredible success was that Eddie Van Halen contributed the blistering guitar solo to “Beat It”, which helped Jackson cross over to the rock and roll audience. At that moment in time, Eddie Van Halen performed on both the #1 and #2 albums on the Billboard chart.
A Different Kind of Truth is the band’s 14th consecutive top 10 album — stretching back to 1979′s Van Halen II, which topped out at No. 6. The only release in the veteran act’s catalog that missed the top 10 was its self-titled 1978 debut, which peaked at No. 19.


http://www.vhnd.com/2012/02/15/van-halen-debuts-at-no-2/




Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 16th, 2012 at 11:18am
HoneyBabyNellieDoll, It gets better with each listen. A few folks I've told about the record refuse to buy it because Tattoo sucked in their opinion. You can't reach some people.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 19th, 2012 at 11:59am
Van Halen 2012 Tour Set List – Louisville, Kentucky

‘You Really Got Me’
‘Runnin’ With the Devil’
‘She’s the Woman’
‘Romeo Delight’
‘Tattoo’
‘Everybody Wants Some!!’
‘Somebody Get Me a Doctor’
‘China Town’
‘Mean Streets’
‘Pretty Woman’
Drum Solo
‘Unchained’
‘The Trouble With Never’
‘Dance the Night Away’
‘I’ll Wait’
‘Hot for Teacher’
‘Women in Love’
‘Outta Love Again’
‘Beautiful Girls’
‘Ice Cream Man’
‘Panama’
Guitar Solo
‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love’
‘Jump’

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Feb 19th, 2012 at 1:22pm
IT'S THEIR BEST RECORD SINCE VH 1.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 19th, 2012 at 5:50pm

BILL PERKS wrote on Feb 19th, 2012 at 1:22pm:
IT'S THEIR BEST RECORD SINCE VH 1.

It's good and I'm going to the show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_5n7V-r-Hw&feature=player_embedded


PERKS, they got all of this!
http://youtu.be/k29yd1I130k

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 21st, 2012 at 10:28pm
I do not care for VH with ever fiber of my being.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Feb 21st, 2012 at 10:32pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Feb 21st, 2012 at 10:28pm:
I do not care for VH with ever fiber of my being.

You are a rookie at this, for I've not cared for Macca since the 60's.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Feb 21st, 2012 at 10:43pm

Some Guy wrote on Feb 16th, 2012 at 11:18am:
HoneyBabyNellieDoll, It gets better with each listen. A few folks I've told about the record refuse to buy it because Tattoo sucked in their opinion. You can't reach some people.

Playing it in full daily.  The interview videos are great, especially this one....
http://www.vhnd.com/2012/02/21/van-halen-interviews-part-2/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 22nd, 2012 at 1:26am
Here's a full version of Girl Gone Bad from Detroit last night-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=CFs6_ogxmFk

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 22nd, 2012 at 5:58pm
The Curious Case Of Van Halen by Bob Lefsetz




The album is FANTASTIC!

At least that’s the buzz. I may have been the only person who liked "Tattoo", but all the fanboys love the album.

But nobody’s buying it. It sold only 187,494 copies in its debut week. And it’s not lighting up the Mediabase charts either, "Tattoo" is number 26 at Active Rock and "She’s The Woman" is number 40.

But people love the album. On Amazon it’s got a four and a half star rating, which is extremely rare, even the most popular albums settle in at three and a half.

Now if you grade on a scale, "A Different Kind Of Truth" entered the chart at number two, beaten only by Adele. So, if you’re someone who enjoys rankings, you can take pleasure in this.

But the sales number is piss-poor.

In other words, the old paradigm is dead.

You know, the one that began in the SoundScan era, twenty years ago. Where your project was front-loaded, where you amped up the publicity to get a good first week number, to get retailers to stock the CD. And if you got a high number, you were on your way, if not, and you were an established act, you were dead.

But now recording income is no longer the primary revenue stream. It’s just a piece of the pie. Albums are advertisements for the tour. And based on reaction to "A Different Kind Of Truth", Van Halen will be able to tour for years to come.

In other words, if you weren’t going to go to the show, if you’re not a Van Halen fan, you can completely ignore "A Different Kind Of Truth". But amongst those who care, who’ll lay down a hundred bucks for a ticket, word is spreading, Van Halen is back.

In other words, if you’re playing to everybody, you’re wasting your time. Don’t worry about either pleasing or offending everybody, just think about satiating your core.

All the criticism has gone out the window. That the band recycled old riffs, that "Tattoo" was a disappointment. Now that everybody can hear something, opinion can change instantly.

And where you listen is Spotify.

Which is why you want to be on Spotify.

Because you want to have a chance for your music to be discovered. Word would not be spreading if everybody had to lay down in excess of ten bucks to hear "A Different Kind Of Truth". Look at that sales number, most people aren’t. But fans are ECSTATIC!

1. Focus on the music.

People thought "Tattoo" sucked, but they think the whole album is great. "Tattoo" is forgotten and now Van Halen is riding a high.

2. Don’t front-load your publicity.

It’ll only be a matter of time before you read about an established act’s momentum deep into their album cycle. Music is not movies, here for a weekend. Music is forever if done right. Think about making it that way, like you want it to last.

3. The recordings are an advertisement for what else you have to sell.

Used to be the recording was the end all and be all. Hell, labels only garnered this revenue. Now the music is only the beginning. I don’t think music should be free, but given the choice between selling an album for ten bucks plus or giving it away I’d say to go the latter route. You can’t sell tickets, you can’t sell merch if people don’t hear the music.

4. Short term thinking is dead.

Don’t think about this tour, but the two or three after it. By putting out a great album, Van Halen cemented its future business. There may not be stories in the mainstream press, but the fans know.

5. Ignore the news cycle.

It’s brief and your career is long.

6. America likes to forgive.

Well, not Chris Brown. But assuming your only offense is lousy music, great stuff can change people’s impression instantly. We’re all looking for great stuff, and there’s very little of it out there.

It’s a new game. Although Van Halen got a big check from Interscope, I don’t think the label was necessary. Larry Solters could get them publicity on his own. Dave loves to talk, news outlets love to listen. And with physical retail on its last legs, anybody can get on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, et al.

As for radio… Van Halen’s never going to cross over to Top Forty, and that’s the only format that sells music in vast amounts.

And the band is not lighting up the Active Rock chart, which wants younger bands.

In other words, everything the label can provide, other than cash, Van Halen doesn’t need.
__________________

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 29th, 2012 at 11:00am
David Lee Roth and Van Halen performed at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.
By NATE CHINEN
Published: February 29, 2012

   
Of the handful of new songs that Van Halen played at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night, one managed to sum up the spirit of the band’s reunion tour. It was “The Trouble With Never,” a typically full-throttle contraption: grinding riffs, bashing drums, deviously catchy chorus. And as David Lee Roth spat out the lyrics, it was easy to apply them obliquely to his situation in the band: years of estrangement and acrimony with the brothers Van Halen, followed by a recent strategic détente.
   
“Every Einstein’s assigned/A Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber,” he sang. Which was meant to be funny, and probably a little pointed. The bigger message of “The Trouble With Never,” telegraphed by its title, took aim at a certain kind of declarative vow, like those made by Eddie Van Halen over the years when people speculated about Mr. Roth’s return. Maybe that’s reading too much into the song, but at one point, after an especially ferocious guitar solo, there was also a spoken interlude over a slowed-down groove, culminating in the aside, “Selective amnesia is only a heartbeat away.”

Van Halen — with Eddie on guitar; his brother, Alex, on drums; and Eddie’s son, Wolfgang, now filling Michael Anthony’s spot on bass — has been through this sort of thing before. After parting ways with Mr. Roth in 1985, the band installed Sammy Hagar as lead singer and scored four consecutive No. 1 albums. That partnership was followed by a less charmed affiliation with Gary Cherone. The first reunion tour with Mr. Roth, about five years ago, was a commercial smash, and an effective reminder that the most committed fans still see him as the enduring face of the Van Halen franchise: its Connery, its Shatner.

What’s different this time around is the existence of a new studio release, “A Different Kind of Truth” (Interscope). The album has a respectable spark, and yet the show included only four of its tracks; on one, “China Town,” Mr. Roth momentarily forgot the lyrics. The rest of the set list consisted of well-honed nostalgia, without any trace of material from the Hagar era: selective amnesia, as the man said.

From a crowd-satiation standpoint, this was fine. The band’s center has always been Eddie Van Halen, who still deserves his exalted stature among rock guitarists; even his heavier riffs came threaded with filigree, and his solos were bold in their extravagance. The one solo that didn’t come fastened to a song, late in the show, featured not only his signature tapping technique but also a drift of cascading arpeggios, rendered beautifully strange by his finessing of a volume knob. There could have been more of this.

But then the band had a lot of songs to get through: “Runnin’ With the Devil” and “Ain’t Talkin’ ’Bout Love” as well as signature covers of “You Really Got Me” (The Kinks) and “Oh, Pretty Woman” (Roy Orbison). “Panama” was churning but precise, and “Hot for Teacher,” with its double bass drum cadence like a jack rabbit’s pulse, was urgent and galvanizing. “How ’bout a little candy from a stranger, hot stuff?” Mr. Roth ad-libbed, adding a weirdly predatory layer to the song.

Since we’re back on the subject of Mr. Roth: at 56, he continues to convey both a busy work ethic and an insistent effortlessness. Looking trim in sequins and shiny fabrics, he covered the breadth of the stage with fluid footwork, though his trademark high kick was scarce. His voice suggested a similar constriction, coming across strongest in his barking, regular-guy mid-range. In a band so heavy on virtuosity, he’s touchingly mortal.

But he’s still selling a fantasy. Halfway through “Jump,” the inevitable finale, some confetti cannons fired at the foot of the stage, and he dashed off, returning with a giant checkered flag. He waved it to and fro, signaling a crossing of the finish line. Who the winner was he didn’t say, but he looked as if he’d been waiting for that moment all night.

HFT-
http://youtu.be/eUA06n6TYlM

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Mar 6th, 2012 at 8:21am
Van Halen maintains status as rock legends at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center
By Joe Vallee at 5:24 am on Tuesday March 6, 2012




If you’ve ever been to a Van Halen concert, you pretty much know what you’re going to get. A workmanlike effort from no matter who is behind the microphone, extended mind-blowing solos, some jokes combined with juvenile humor for good measure, and a two-hour barrage of classic rock staples from one of rock and roll’s best all-around discographies.

Let’s face it, whether you love or hate Van Halen, chances are everyone can name at least one song each from one of their original six album’s made with David Lee Roth from 1978 to 1984. For 34 years and multiple lead singer (and now bass player) changes, Van Halen has been in the stream of public consciousness. And Monday night’s performance at Wells Fargo Center was an exact reminder of why.

Set openers Kool & the Gang were arguably the band’s best ever opener, playing their funk classics and smooth grooves such as ‘Too Hot,’ ‘Hollywood Swinging,’ ‘Get Down On It,’ and their anthemic set closer ‘Celebration.’

Van Halen followed shortly after with set opener ‘Unchained’ and ‘Runnin’ With the Devil,’ with guitar god Eddie Van Halen tearing through both songs with reckless precision.

The band wasted very little time showcasing their new material from the month-old ‘A Different Kind of Truth.’ ‘She’s the Woman’ (an old club song dating back to the 70’s) and the album’s first single ‘Tattoo’ blended well next to concert favorites ‘Everybody Wants Some,’ ‘Somebody Get Me a Doctor,’ and ‘The Full Bug’ from 1982’s Diver Down, a rarity that until recently hasn’t seen the light of day since 1983’s US Festival.

Back where he properly belongs for his second consecutive tour is David Lee Roth, whose demeanor has gone from “Squirt me one more time and I'll F$%K your girlfriend” to more of a circus ringmaster. Maintaining an ear to ear grin for most of the hour and fifty minute set, the upbeat Roth threw in some slightly comedic tempo changes (a la James Brown, which the band jumped right on) as well as some candy to the audience during ‘Hot For Teacher.’ Roth even showed a video of his sheepdogs while playing the acoustic intro to ‘Ice Cream Man’ (That is Roth playing on the original recording by the way).

Despite abandoning the Garth Brooks-like head set that was used earlier in the tour, there were times when Roth appeared to be trying too hard vocally (mainly on ‘Dance the Night Away’) as he sang (as well as talked) his way through the set. Despite the occasional vocal shortcomings however, Roth held his own on new track ‘The Trouble With Never,’ ‘Beautiful Girls,’ ‘Panama,’ ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love,’ and set closer ‘Jump.’

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As usual, older Van Halen sibling Van Halen (while keeping his trademark shades on for the ENTIRE show), is as steady as ever at 58 years of age. Van Halen’s kit (which included four bass drums converted into two gigantic ones) is much reminiscent of the one he used on the band’s initial 1978 tour. Alex effortlessly hammered his way through some of the sets heavier tracks like the new ‘Chinatown’ and ‘Hot for Teacher.’ The only issue was his signature drum solo, which unfortunately clocked in a little under three minutes.

There’s not much more that can be said about the genius of Eddie (and I know it sounds like I know these guys, but you can only use Van Halen SO many times in this article). I thought the point was reached where you had seen everything the 57 year-old guitarist had to offer. However, you’ll know that’s clearly not the case after you listen to ‘Truth.’ This is the best I’ve heard him play since the Van Halen III Tour in 1998, and it was pretty evident the entire show that he’s ecstatic to be out playing again. A ten-minute Eddie Van Halen solo is worth the price of admission alone. And as you’ll see below, he once again delivered



Eddie doesn’t move around quite like he used to after hip replacement surgery, but still made the occasional trips across the stage to interact with his son Wolfgang, who seems to have rejuvenated his father after joining the band. The 20-year old bassist, who looked out of sorts in his first go-round with the band in 2007, maintained a strong stage presence while surprisingly handling the departed Michael Anthony’s background vocals with occasional help from his dad. Originally, I was strongly against the decision to not bring back Anthony. However, after watching him on Monday night, Wolfgang seems to fit right in. While he has a little bit to go before he’s quite on par with Anthony’s vocal ability, you could make a strong case that if it weren’t for his influence,‘Truth’ may never have come to fruition.

Many will agree that one of several tour highlights thus far has been the diverse set list the band has chosen, and Monday’s show was no exception. Though some notable songs (‘Jamie’s Cryin’, ‘Little Guitars,’ ‘And the Cradle Will Rock’) were absent from the show, the band did a solid job of mixing in their new material with their hits as well as deep tracks (‘Girl Gone Bad,‘ ‘Hear About it Later’). In fact, some tracks are so deep that they haven’t been played since the Carter administration (‘Woman in Love’ from Van Halen II).

The energy the band maintained throughout the show was admirable. But then again, effort has never been an issue with Van Halen. Even in the band’s heyday, a practice was never missed on account of their notorious rock and roll lifestyle. And despite their history of excess, they never bit the heads off of doves, fought a heroin addiction, or found themselves (for the most part) on the wrong side of the law (No, Roth’s pot bust doesn’t count). The only thing that ever held Van Halen back was Van Halen themselves.

The biggest question that remains here is whether Roth and Eddie can get along for an extended period of time. You saw the awkward body language between Eddie and Sammy Hagar on the 2004 tour. But in the early stages of this trek, their seems to be goodwill towards all. Despite their volatile history, Roth and Eddie both realize at this stage of the game that they need each other to bring out the best in themselves. Eddie has survived cancer and (for now) his issues with alcohol. If he can coexist with Roth on even the most civil level, there’s no reason why Van Halen can’t keep this thing going for a little while longer.

After all, everybody loves a party. And despite being a bit older and not as flashy, Van Halen showed Monday that they can still blow almost any band off the stage on any given night. And now that they’ve got some momentum (as well as a bit of youth), they could actually make this ride last after years of lost time.

Set List

Unchained
Runnin' With the Devil
She's The Woman
The Full Bug
Tattoo
Everybody Wants Some!!
Somebody Get Me A Doctor
China Town
Hear About It Later
(Oh) Pretty Woman
Alex Van Halen Drum Solo
You Really Got Me
The Trouble with Never
Dance The Night Away
I'll Wait
Hot For Teacher
Women In Love
Girl Gone Bad
Beautiful Girls
Ice Cream Man
Panama
Eddie Van Halen Guitar Solo
Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
Jump

the full bug- http://youtu.be/r1BAC1Ka8mI

Contact Joe Vallee at jvallee@philly2philly.com

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Mar 6th, 2012 at 2:01pm
When was the last time you heard something for the first time?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Mar 15th, 2012 at 5:21pm
Nellie? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsyHKvwD4rU

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Mar 16th, 2012 at 7:09am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Mar 15th, 2012 at 5:21pm:
Nellie? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsyHKvwD4rU

atta boy Dave

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Bitch on Mar 26th, 2012 at 10:55am
Hey guys ~ here's my review of the AC show.  I snagged a $150 ticket for $40 outside the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday night. I loved the show, it rocked my ass! I was just so happy to hear RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL since I got no love to call real, and I aint got nobody waiting at home. That line rings true and when you are alone in AC there is pleny of devil-playing available, but thats a good thing! Not so sure if little Wolfy Van Halen on the bass was as great as Michael Anthony, but he did good. Eddie Van Halen shreads a guitar ike no other, he sent chills up my spine!  The stage was basic, only a drum kit, mike stand, and 2 sets of speakers. The band has no back up singers or instruments, its just the 4 of them on stage, rockin it. David Lee Roth was unbelievable, his voice was loud and raw, kicking his legs up higher than the Rockettes at Radio CIty!  What a show! Totally on fire! Loved hearing TATOO, some songs off the new CD along with the classic VH songs, which never go out of style. Worth my forty bucks, but the $175 sections were empty, all ticket prices of upward of $150 were empty, so there is a price point. This was a men's crowd, the Men's Room had a line around the door, and the Ladies Room didnt!  The show was just about 2 hours long, and the opening act was Kool & The Gang, who brought the retro, disco-funk. They were cool too.

1.Unchained
2.Runnin' With the Devil
3.She's the Woman
4.The Full Bug
5.Tattoo
6.Everybody Wants Some!!
7.Somebody Get Me a Doctor
8.China Town
9.Hear About It Later
10.Oh, Pretty Woman
(Roy Orbison cover)
11.Drum Solo
12.You Really Got Me (The Kinks cover)
13.The Trouble with Never
14.Dance the Night Away
15.I'll Wait
16.Hot for Teacher
17.Women In Love
18.Outta Love Again
19.Beautiful Girls
20.Ice Cream Man (John Brim cover)
21.Panama
22.Guitar Solo (Including "Eruption" and "Cathedral")
23.Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
24.Jump

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Mar 26th, 2012 at 11:10am
Cool. Glad you had good time E. :keithpunky

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Bitch on Mar 26th, 2012 at 12:42pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Mar 26th, 2012 at 11:10am:
Cool. Glad you had good time E. :keithpunky

Thanks, it was a good show out here on the Atlantic! When they hit the Pacific coast, you should go!

I forgot to mention, during the pre-show music, they played "YOU GOT ME ROCKIN' for the audience, which of course got me rockin!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Mar 28th, 2012 at 2:07pm

Bitch wrote on Mar 26th, 2012 at 10:55am:
Hey guys ~ here's my review of the AC show.  I snagged a $150 ticket for $40 outside the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday night. I loved the show, it rocked my ass! I was just so happy to hear RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL since I got no love to call real, and I aint got nobody waiting at home. That line rings true and when you are alone in AC there is pleny of devil-playing available, but thats a good thing! Not so sure if little Wolfy Van Halen on the bass was as great as Michael Anthony, but he did good. Eddie Van Halen shreads a guitar ike no other, he sent chills up my spine!  The stage was basic, only a drum kit, mike stand, and 2 sets of speakers. The band has no back up singers or instruments, its just the 4 of them on stage, rockin it. David Lee Roth was unbelievable, his voice was loud and raw, kicking his legs up higher than the Rockettes at Radio CIty!  What a show! Totally on fire! Loved hearing TATOO, some songs off the new CD along with the classic VH songs, which never go out of style. Worth my forty bucks, but the $175 sections were empty, all ticket prices of upward of $150 were empty, so there is a price point. This was a men's crowd, the Men's Room had a line around the door, and the Ladies Room didnt!  The show was just about 2 hours long, and the opening act was Kool & The Gang, who brought the retro, disco-funk. They were cool too.

1.Unchained
2.Runnin' With the Devil
3.She's the Woman
4.The Full Bug
5.Tattoo
6.Everybody Wants Some!!
7.Somebody Get Me a Doctor
8.China Town
9.Hear About It Later
10.Oh, Pretty Woman
(Roy Orbison cover)
11.Drum Solo
12.You Really Got Me (The Kinks cover)
13.The Trouble with Never
14.Dance the Night Away
15.I'll Wait
16.Hot for Teacher
17.Women In Love
18.Outta Love Again
19.Beautiful Girls
20.Ice Cream Man (John Brim cover)
21.Panama
22.Guitar Solo (Including "Eruption" and "Cathedral")
23.Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
24.Jump

NICE! Here's Eddie 3-26-12 Reading Pa.-

http://youtu.be/KJBF5QMrcf8

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Mar 28th, 2012 at 3:11pm
Dave needs to lose the wireless mike thing, it's creepy.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Apr 5th, 2012 at 7:18am

Nellcote wrote on Mar 28th, 2012 at 3:11pm:
Dave needs to lose the wireless mike thing, it's creepy.

FYI- Van Halen still kicking ass! Thanks


http://youtu.be/0Qky2nLRrmA
"Blood & Fire"

You can always tell the winners
The saints and the sinners
Down at the starting line
I'm a lucid vision
Of the unforgiven
I'm your wave-tossed guy

King-size repercussions
Trouble by the dozens
The stakes have never been higher

Come back when you're younger
'Cause I can feel the thunder
1-800-IT'S TIME

OOOOOOHHHHH YEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH
We came... we came... we came through blood and fire
We came... we came... we came through blood and fire
Now look at all of the people here tonight...

It's a world of fools
That's just what's expected
None of 'em know it
Or even suspect it
God must love the lazy
Shiftless and the crazy
He put so many in line

OOOOOOHHHHH YEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH
We came... we came... we came through blood and fire
We came... we came... we came through blood and fire
Now look at all of the people here tonight...

Forgotten empires
Lost victories long past
Every time I bloomed again
I thought it was the last
And then something crazy happens
and... BOOM!
I'm doing the victory dance!

Told ya I was comin' back...
(Told Ya!)
Say you missed me...
(Say it!)
Say it like ya mean it!

[GUITAR SOLO]

You can always tell the winners
The saints and the sinners
Down at the starting line...

OOOOOOHHHHH YEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH
We came... we came... we came through blood and fire
We came... we came... we came through blood and fire
We came... we came... we came through blood and fire



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Apr 10th, 2012 at 7:24am
a week from Thursday I will be at the show!!


Since her ex-husband Eddie Van Halen so far isn’t doing any interviews in support of his band’s new album and tour, Valerie Bertinelli called into WRIF Detroit’s Drew and Mike show to talk about how the band, and specifically their son Wolfgang, is doing out on the road.

The ‘Hot in Cleveland’ actress was proud to talk about her son’s skills – “Wolfie can definitely back up everything with his playing, you can’t deny that he is an excellent bass player and an excellent musician, his voice is amazing.”

She also addressed Van Halen fans upset that her son took over founding bassist Michael Anthony’s role in the band, and explained it’s the only way Eddie would be making musical publicly. “I loved Mike too, I thought he was a really nice guy, still do,” Bertinelli explains. “But the only way this tour is happening is because Eddie gets to play with his son Wolfie. Otherwise, this tour wouldn’t be going on, it really wouldn’t.”

According to her, the lure of playing music with their son is the main factor that convinced the guitar wizard to get the band back together: “This brings joy to Ed, and that’s what he wants to do now, just have fun playing. As great as Mike is, this wouldn’t be happening if Mike was still in the band.”

She also has a message “for any of the fans that are truly angry that Mike’s not in the band… at least they get to see a version of the band. You’re getting to see Dave and Ed and Al play together. I know I’m a little prejudiced but.. my son kicks ass! And Ed’s playing better than ever, you’ve gotta give him that.”

As to how the about-to-be 21 Wolfgang is doing on the road, well, shocker, “he’s having the time of his life. I try to tell him not to read the internet, but he reads some of the horrible things that people say, no matter what they’re not going to be pleased. I try to tell him, ‘you’re not going to please everybody, it’s impossible.’ Especially people who are so passionate about this band. But he’s having such a great time, I think those naysayer voices are fading quickly in the back.”

She also revealed that her son has been taking lots of vocal courses — “he does his homework!” — and got his high school degree just recently after missing much of the 11th grade due to being out on the band’s 2007/08 tour.

Did she have any words of warning for her former sparring partner David Lee Roth, about how to treat her child on the road? “No, Dave doesn’t need to have any words from me. He’s a grown man, he knows how to treat people. Everything with Dave is water under the bridge. I think he’s doing an amazing job. I run into him very infrequently, but when we do it’s always pleasant.”

As to why she’s so friendly with her ex and his bandmates: “With age comes wisdom, I guess. I always choose to look at the good side. These are really great people. This is my son. I just want him to be happy. And this is a dream come true for Ed.”

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Apr 10th, 2012 at 7:44am
Like watching someone reinvent your 19th Nervous Breakdown.
Comeback lp of the year.
Surprised everyone.
Have a Wicked Pissah time!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Apr 10th, 2012 at 8:20am

Nellcote wrote on Apr 10th, 2012 at 7:44am:
Like watching someone reinvent your 19th Nervous Breakdown.
Comeback lp of the year.
Surprised everyone.
Have a Wicked Pissah time!

POST OF THE YEAR !I LISTENED TO IT EVERY DAY SINCE IT CAME OUT.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Apr 10th, 2012 at 9:16am

Nellcote wrote on Apr 10th, 2012 at 7:44am:
Like watching someone reinvent your 19th Nervous Breakdown.
Comeback lp of the year.
Surprised everyone.
Have a Wicked Pissah time!

Bruce's is better.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Apr 10th, 2012 at 9:21am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Apr 10th, 2012 at 9:16am:

Nellcote wrote on Apr 10th, 2012 at 7:44am:
Like watching someone reinvent your 19th Nervous Breakdown.
Comeback lp of the year.
Surprised everyone.
Have a Wicked Pissah time!

Bruce's is better.

This is a band who has had a lead singer return to the group after a 28 year absence.
IMO, Bruce is not coming back from anything, he's consistently released lp's.
Some might consider Bruce's work superior to the Van Halen product, but Bruce's lp is not a comeback lp.
I've run thru the Bruce lp a couple of times, it's not doing it for me.
All other Bruce lp's get me on the 1st play.
But again, it's me who we are talking about.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Apr 10th, 2012 at 9:33am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Apr 10th, 2012 at 9:16am:

Nellcote wrote on Apr 10th, 2012 at 7:44am:
Like watching someone reinvent your 19th Nervous Breakdown.
Comeback lp of the year.
Surprised everyone.
Have a Wicked Pissah time!

Bruce's is better.


NOT BLOODY LIKELY..

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Apr 10th, 2012 at 10:32am

Nellcote wrote on Apr 10th, 2012 at 9:21am:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Apr 10th, 2012 at 9:16am:

Nellcote wrote on Apr 10th, 2012 at 7:44am:
Like watching someone reinvent your 19th Nervous Breakdown.
Comeback lp of the year.
Surprised everyone.
Have a Wicked Pissah time!

Bruce's is better.

This is a band who has had a lead singer return to the group after a 28 year absence.
IMO, Bruce is not coming back from anything, he's consistently released lp's.
Some might consider Bruce's work superior to the Van Halen product, but Bruce's lp is not a comeback lp.
I've run thru the Bruce lp a couple of times, it's not doing it for me.
All other Bruce lp's get me on the 1st play.
But again, it's me who we are talking about.


...to the California Coast Where the folks who know about frostiness stay frostiest the most :booze


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Apr 10th, 2012 at 10:42am

Some Guy wrote on Apr 10th, 2012 at 10:32am:

Nellcote wrote on Apr 10th, 2012 at 9:21am:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Apr 10th, 2012 at 9:16am:

Nellcote wrote on Apr 10th, 2012 at 7:44am:
Like watching someone reinvent your 19th Nervous Breakdown.
Comeback lp of the year.
Surprised everyone.
Have a Wicked Pissah time!

Bruce's is better.

This is a band who has had a lead singer return to the group after a 28 year absence.
IMO, Bruce is not coming back from anything, he's consistently released lp's.
Some might consider Bruce's work superior to the Van Halen product, but Bruce's lp is not a comeback lp.
I've run thru the Bruce lp a couple of times, it's not doing it for me.
All other Bruce lp's get me on the 1st play.
But again, it's me who we are talking about.


...to the California Coast Where the folks who know about frostiness stay frostiest the most :booze

Look me in the eyes, don't make me say this twice
If you want to be a Monk, you've got to cook a lot of rice.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Apr 10th, 2012 at 10:53am
STAY FROSTY IN A WORLD WITHOUT END
LIKE THE ANCIENT IMMORTALS SAID
DONT WANT EM TO GET YOU GOAT
DONT SHOW EM WHERE IT'S HID
THAT'S JUST WHAT I DID !

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Apr 11th, 2012 at 6:43am
Nelly?
PERKS?

http://youtu.be/KSoHykRsUSo


review from last night Fort Lauderdale-

Hey all... ok... from what I have read so far in the quick reviews ... seems all is correct... NO Me Wise Magic or any real surprises... Hear About It Later was back (my favorite song, so that rocked!!!)

The band hit the stage and the (mostly) sold out crowd was into it... and Unchained set the tone (perfect opener)...

Very energized and just a great band!!!

Dave sounded VERY strong... he still butchered (in my opinion) Dance The Night Away, Beautiful Girls (some ridiculous nasally voice, like the Downtown Sessions) and the choruses of Chinatown (although he toyed with a lower register in verse/bridge parts and it sounded good) ... I also don't like the way he goes high in the chorus of Hear About It Later as opposed to doing the root note... but I know I'm being picky since I sing...

That being said (and I've mentioned this before) there is really NO reason for Dave to be hacking these songs, as he is singing them way higher than they were originally intended and if he just stayed in his natural tone and melody they would ABSOLUTELY KILL...

I say that because he SANG THE FUCK out of I'll Wait and Women In Love and his voice sounded absolutely killer... I'm sure once the YouTube vids come up there will be more critical analysis... but I thought overall Dave really benefitted from the break... he was strong and held a few long powerful notes... even some of his yelps were quite strong and I even heard a 'classic' Dave (short) scream in Ain't Talkin' Bout Love ... he was very animated (in the first half pre-blower incident) and slipped on the dance floor a few times and dropped his mic stand also... but he just kept on motoring and being the legendary frontman that he is!!!

The part about Dave saying he forgets the words in Women In Love was actually because Eddie fucked up the song!!! It was quite funny as he was supposed to go into the solo and he kept singing the chorus!!! The camera was on him and on the big video screen you could see him look over to Dave and Wolf and clearly mouth "I fucked up" and then just started laughing... that is when Dave said the "go to the solo... No big deal, I forget the words all the time" ... had EVH's back!!! Very loose and cool and quite funny... actually, the band seemed like they forgot a few things during the break, but it really made the show a bit more natural and not "robotic" ...

The backing vocals were strong, Wolfgang Van Halen is a fucking killer player (can we PLEASE END the Michael Anthony whining already) and Alex Van Halen is just a monster...

I don't even know what to say about Edward Van Halen except this - Edward Van Halen ... really that is all one has to say... completely mind blown as to the EVH we are getting to see today... shredded shredded shredded...

The blower incident really set Dave off!!! He did stop Alex in the middle of the intro to Hot For Teacher and really went on a rant... and I have to admit, as much as I thought it was part of the "schtick" like "I forgot the fucking words" (which Dave did NOT do tonight) the blowers were REALLY blowing... we had club seats and were freezing ... I know how much that can fuck with your voice while trying to sing and DLR totally lost it... which set a much quicker pace from that point on... he definitely was set off and left the stage about 3 or 4 times to really let somebody have it... they eventually DID stop blowing...

He did compose himself to announce after EVH's great solo "The winner and still champion - Edward Van Halen!!!"

Was funny watching EVH do the wierd foot sliding thing DLR does on the dance floor a few times... although I didn't see a 'Flying Eddie' tonight (unless I missed it)...

They extended the Dance The Night Away breakdown part so Dave could talk about the Latin influence on the song (since he was in South Florida) and told quite a hysterical story about the Latin community in California when they first wrote the song and they played it every night and the dances the different types of Latins would do during the song... I'm sure there will be video... was definitely a comedic moment and the band was riding it!!!

I was with 3 other people (all VH fans) and we all had a great time... as I feel did the entire venue!!! Really good reaction!!!

Ok... that is it off the top of my head...
-Roth Army

I'll Wait- from last night
http://youtu.be/fJzDm7EojGw

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 8:07am
Any truth to the rumor of reports of JB being there to cheer on his homeboy Roth?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Apr 11th, 2012 at 11:48am

Nellcote wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 8:07am:
Any truth to the rumor of reports of JB being there to cheer on his homeboy Roth?

dude, wrong thread.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKKo9NzlP0E

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Apr 11th, 2012 at 11:51am

Nellcote wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 8:07am:
Any truth to the rumor of reports of JB being there to cheer on his homeboy Roth?

NAH, HE'S TOO BUSY BORING UP SHIDOOBEE WITH HIS DRIVEL.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Apr 11th, 2012 at 11:54am

BILL PERKS wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 11:51am:

Nellcote wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 8:07am:
Any truth to the rumor of reports of JB being there to cheer on his homeboy Roth?

NAH, HE'S TOO BUSY BORING UP SHIDOOBEE WITH HIS DRIVEL.

glencar has had some enjoyable one liners as of late.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Apr 11th, 2012 at 12:40pm

Some Guy wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 11:54am:

BILL PERKS wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 11:51am:

Nellcote wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 8:07am:
Any truth to the rumor of reports of JB being there to cheer on his homeboy Roth?

NAH, HE'S TOO BUSY BORING UP SHIDOOBEE WITH HIS DRIVEL.

glencar has had some enjoyable one liners as of late.

I'd rather listen to Jump,backwards than read any of his drivel. :whatapostronnie

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Apr 11th, 2012 at 12:50pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 12:40pm:

Some Guy wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 11:54am:

BILL PERKS wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 11:51am:

Nellcote wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 8:07am:
Any truth to the rumor of reports of JB being there to cheer on his homeboy Roth?

NAH, HE'S TOO BUSY BORING UP SHIDOOBEE WITH HIS DRIVEL.

glencar has had some enjoyable one liners as of late.

I'd rather listen to Jump,backwards than read any of his drivel. :whatapostronnie

sweetness?


http://youtu.be/_AiVY9Xuei0

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 12:59pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 12:40pm:

Some Guy wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 11:54am:

BILL PERKS wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 11:51am:

Nellcote wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 8:07am:
Any truth to the rumor of reports of JB being there to cheer on his homeboy Roth?

NAH, HE'S TOO BUSY BORING UP SHIDOOBEE WITH HIS DRIVEL.

glencar has had some enjoyable one liners as of late.

I'd rather listen to Jump,backwards than read any of his drivel. :whatapostronnie

A simple question
Concerning time:
"Suppose you wait forever
And then you change your mind?"

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Apr 11th, 2012 at 2:06pm

Some Guy wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 12:50pm:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 12:40pm:

Some Guy wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 11:54am:

BILL PERKS wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 11:51am:

Nellcote wrote on Apr 11th, 2012 at 8:07am:
Any truth to the rumor of reports of JB being there to cheer on his homeboy Roth?

NAH, HE'S TOO BUSY BORING UP SHIDOOBEE WITH HIS DRIVEL.

glencar has had some enjoyable one liners as of late.

I'd rather listen to Jump,backwards than read any of his drivel. :whatapostronnie

sweetness?


http://youtu.be/_AiVY9Xuei0

Well played Some boogie. Well played. :whydontcha

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Apr 14th, 2012 at 7:46am
I got moonie on my elbow and when I flex moonie talks.

http://youtu.be/aieb_KwZCnM

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Apr 17th, 2012 at 2:43pm
Lame excuse, Eddie.  :whydontcha






Eddie Van Halen says dad fueled his drinking
Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 12:04 PM
By The Associated Press

Eddie Van Halen puts some of the blame on his father for his long struggle with alcohol. In the May issue of Esquire, the Van Halen guitarist said “the whole alcoholism thing” developed when he asked his dad how to combat his nerves when playing music in front of people.


Michael DeMocker/The Times-Picayune
Eddie Van Halen, right, and David Lee Roth perform during the Van Halen concert at the New Orleans Arena on Feb. 8, 2008.

His father gave him a shot of vodka and a cigarette to ease his nerves, and that started Van Halen on a near lifetime of drinking.

The 57-year-old Van Halen also talked about the struggle to get clean, pulling his son Wolfgang out of school at 15 to join the band, and his relationship with ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli.

The issue hits newsstands on April 24. The recently reunited Van Halen is now on tour.

http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2012/04/eddie_van_halen_says_dad_fuele.html




Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Apr 17th, 2012 at 10:48pm

Edith Grove wrote on Apr 17th, 2012 at 2:43pm:
Lame excuse, Eddie.  :whydontcha






Eddie Van Halen says dad fueled his drinking
Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 12:04 PM
By The Associated Press

Eddie Van Halen puts some of the blame on his father for his long struggle with alcohol. In the May issue of Esquire, the Van Halen guitarist said “the whole alcoholism thing” developed when he asked his dad how to combat his nerves when playing music in front of people.


Michael DeMocker/The Times-Picayune
Eddie Van Halen, right, and David Lee Roth perform during the Van Halen concert at the New Orleans Arena on Feb. 8, 2008.

His father gave him a shot of vodka and a cigarette to ease his nerves, and that started Van Halen on a near lifetime of drinking.

The 57-year-old Van Halen also talked about the struggle to get clean, pulling his son Wolfgang out of school at 15 to join the band, and his relationship with ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli.

The issue hits newsstands on April 24. The recently reunited Van Halen is now on tour.

http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2012/04/eddie_van_halen_says_dad_fuele.html

Wait a minute, am I really saving money on gas by using the first notch on the nozzle? Cause it takes a lot of time while filling up and I'm a very man.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Apr 17th, 2012 at 11:17pm
Van Halen has just announced 18 new tour dates, which start July 7th in Uncasville, CT and end August 12th in Cincinnati, OH. Their 2012 tour is in support of their latest album, “A Different Kind Of Truth”.

Jul 07 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul 09 – Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum
Jul 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Jul 13 – East Rutherford, NJ – IZOD Center
Jul 15 – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
Jul 17 – Rochester NY – Blue Cross Arena
Jul 19 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
Jul 21 – London, ON – John Labatt Centre
Jul 24 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
Jul 26 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Jul 28 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Jul 31 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County Memorial Coliseum
Aug 02 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Aug 04 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boiling Arena
Aug 06 – Memphis, TN – FedEX Forum
Aug 08 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Arena
Aug 10 – Greenville, SC – BI-LO Center
Aug 12 – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena

For a complete listing of all tour dates see deez nuts

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Apr 18th, 2012 at 6:31am
She's the Woman official video
http://youtu.be/Tj3ul98CnRg

A little low on cash
but I'm high on luck.

I wanna be your knight in shining pick-up truck

with a Chevy for my summer home.
Let's get the party started.

It's looking like the city towed
my other apartment.

She got a doorbell sign that said:
"bring it or don't ring it."

She's the woman (Go on:)
She's the woman
She's the woman
She's the woman

Fate is my pimp
but she was cool.

(I) said If you're doin' business with me, honey
what does that make you?

Some Casablanca gin joint?
You're a nervous wreck.

Your I.Q. plummets fourteen points.
Her thunder thong around your neck.

The song ain't dirty
it's really just the way we sing it. (Sing it:)

She's the woman (Sing it:)
She's the woman
She's the woman
She's the woman

[solo]

She wanted something to regret
tomorrow morning.

This suburban garage-a-trois
was worth exploring.

Yeah dreams come true
but it remains to be seen.

By the time mine usually do
it's no longer me!

She got a doorbell sign:
"you better bring it, or don't ring it."

She's the woman
She's the woman
She's the woman

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Heart Of Stone on Apr 18th, 2012 at 11:13am
[quote author=Edith Grove link=1281472694/325#349 date=1334691816]Lame excuse, Eddie.  :whydontcha






Eddie Van Halen says dad fueled his drinking
Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 12:04 PM
By The Associated Press

Eddie Van Halen puts some of the blame on his father for his long struggle with alcohol. In the May issue of Esquire, the Van Halen guitarist said “the whole alcoholism thing” developed when he asked his dad how to combat his nerves when playing music in front of people.


Michael DeMocker/The Times-Picayune
Eddie Van Halen, right, and David Lee Roth perform during the Van Halen concert at the New Orleans Arena on Feb. 8, 2008.

His father gave him a shot of vodka and a cigarette to ease his nerves, and that started Van Halen on a near lifetime of drinking.

Lame excuse is right, he would have been an alcoholic regardless, it's in the gene's Eddie, I know of people who were brought up with parents who didn't drink period who still became alcoholics.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Apr 19th, 2012 at 9:19am
Tonight is the night! VH live in Atlanta. I will be there and I will also text in the setlist.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Apr 20th, 2012 at 10:47am

Some Guy wrote on Apr 19th, 2012 at 9:19am:
Tonight is the night! VH live in Atlanta. I will be there and I will also text in the setlist.

Is that really necessary? You couldn't just cut and paste the last show?.....But have fun anyway Some Dave. :smilemick

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Apr 24th, 2012 at 7:02am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Apr 20th, 2012 at 10:47am:

Some Guy wrote on Apr 19th, 2012 at 9:19am:
Tonight is the night! VH live in Atlanta. I will be there and I will also text in the setlist.

Is that really necessary? You couldn't just cut and paste the last show?.....But have fun anyway Some Dave. :smilemick

Thanks sweetcheeks, It was really good! I had nice seats.

Unchained
http://youtu.be/_iOzmpwTNEw

HFT
http://youtu.be/sWDmkkloR50

They were on fire, it looked like a sell out to me. KATG were cool, a blast was had. The show was so good I may want to see them again, I'm gonna wing on over to Birmingham and jam with Van Halen.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 1st, 2012 at 7:33am
See below #s, very reminiscent of the 2004 tour in the SE with attendance and reduced prices. I'm sure the bigger cities will be much higher when released. MSG should have 2 sellouts posted.

http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/inde...&thread=115679

14 Van Halen, Kool and the Gang Philips Arena
Atlanta, Ga.
April 19, 2012
$1,030,298
10,704 /
12,853
1 /
0
$149.50, $29.50
The Messina Group/AEG Live

23 Van Halen, Kool and the Gang Amway Center
Orlando, Fla.
April 12, 2012
$763,981
7,742 /
11,704
1 /
0
$147, $27.50
Live Nation

43 Van Halen, Kool and the Gang Veterans Memorial Arena
Jacksonville, Fla.
April 16, 2012
$446,534
5,014 /
8,930
1 /
0
$148.50, $28.50
Live Nation

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 7th, 2012 at 7:38am
Wolfie does Eruption-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puEV9xaBmBU&feature=player_embedded

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 15th, 2012 at 8:43am
MusicWinnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Aging rockers Van Halen can still bring it
By: Staff Writer

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Eddie Van Halen (left) and David Lee Roth perform with aging rock band Van Halen at the MTS Centre Sunday night. (DAN HARPER PHOTO)
David Lee Roth may not be able to jump like he used to, but he’s still got some moves.

These days the Van Halen frontman favours the shimmy, shake, slide and spin instead of the above-the-head kicks and air splits he was famous for in his younger days, although he still pulled off a few leaps and kicks during the band’s stop at the MTS Centre on Sunday night.

He is 57 after all, so that’s to be expected, as was his flashy outfit that looked like he picked it up at Liberace’s garage sale: a sparkly blue and red jacket, leather pants, a black vest and satin blue shirt. And he never failed to deliver a whole lot of head-scratching and/or hilarious quotes that seemed to come from a part of his brain far away from the 30-odd years of lyrics rattling around in there.

Some examples:

❚ "We're going to hell in a bowl full of cherries."

❚ While talking about a drum beat that sounded like an old beer commercial he suddenly ended the conversation with: "No metaphysics before happy hour. I'll probably lie to you again before the evening is over."

❚ "I made a sex tape in 1982 and I was a 1982 sexy mother (lover)."

❚ While talking to a fan in the crowd: "I might be your Goddamn father. You look familiar."

❚ During a cover of Roy Orbison's Oh, Pretty Woman he stopped the song and gave a fan grief for throwing something on stage. "Wait a minute, wait a minute. Don't throw your garbage up on stage; throw your girlfriend up, (bad word insult)."

Oh yeah, he's still full of spunk and both he and the veteran California band were in fine form for a crowd of about 8,000. Official attendance wasn't released for the show, but the arena was set up in its full configuration and there were plenty of unused seats. With a top ticket price of $165, Van Halen might have overestimated their value in today's market.

The money wasn't spent on production. The simple setup included only a large video screen behind the band showing black and white images of the action on stage, replays of that action (you could see Roth pretending his fingers were guns twice), still photos and the band's logo. There were some steps leading up to a drum riser and bass amps, but as far as arena rock spectacles go, this ranked low on the spectacle scale.

Not that it really mattered in the end, since it was hard-rock nostalgia we were there for and hard-rock nostalgia we got.

Reviews of the tour have been mixed, but Winnipeg appears to have caught the band on a good night with Roth and the Van Halens — guitarist Eddie, drummer Alex and bassist Wolfgang (who replaced original member Michael Anthony in 2006) — offering up 22 tracks and two solos in nearly two hours.

Eddie is known for his "brown sound," but everything about his style Sunday was colourful, from the recognizable riffs and the speedy solos to his whammy bar dive bombs and his legendary tapping. He smiled through much of the night and was in fine form while harmonizing with his son Wolfgang and Roth.

The band is touring on the new release, A Different Kind of Truth, and offered up four tracks from it, but otherwise the material focused on the albums recorded with Roth from 1978-84.

The band took the stage and launched into Unchained off Fair Warning before revisiting their 1978 self-titled debut with Runnin' With the Devil. Other early highlights included Everybody Wants Some!! and Somebody Get Me a Doctor.

Things started lagging in the energy department about 40 minutes in with the new China Town, Oh, Pretty Woman, a drum solo and the Kinks' You Really Got Me, but things picked up again with Dance the Night Away, I'll Wait and Hot for Teacher, which had Roth working up a huge sweat while dancing around the stage.

In one of the show's strangest bits, Roth stood alone on stage plucking an acoustic guitar while talking about his sheep-herding dogs while videos of them played behind him.

"I love dogs! Is anybody with me here?" he asked before introducing everyone to his pets — including one from Manitoba — and talking about his hobby and his vehicles.

"I own three pickup trucks. There are no other cars in the garage."

The story led into a full-throttle version of Ice Cream Man followed by the party anthem Panama before Eddie was left alone for his nearly 10-minute solo and the guitar god showed he is still a master by playing clean, distorted, making weird noises by messing with the volume knob, tapping and climaxing with Eruption, arguably one of the best known guitar solos in rock 'n' roll.

The strong finish concluded with Ain't Talking 'Bout Love and Jump. During the final song Roth didn't do any jumping, but spun a microphone stand around like a baton before confetti shot into the air.

In an odd bit of counter-programming, Kool & the Gang were hand-picked by Roth to open the show and treated a sparse crowd to a 50-minute set of funk, R&B, disco and pop.

The 10-piece group has been together in various incarnations since the mid 1960s and are still led by brothers Robert "Kool" Bell on bass and Ronald Bell on saxophone. It took about half the set for the crowd to get into it, but the people who were there were treated to a tight, energetic set by a hard-working band that played nothing but hits, including Hollywood Swinging, Jungle Boogie, Get Down On It, Ladies Night and the wedding/social staple Celebration, which had some people dancing in their seats and singing along.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 17th, 2012 at 8:00am
Van Halen's Salt Lake show postponed

Published on May 16, 2012 10:36AM
Just received this from United Concerts:

The Van Halen show at Energy Solutions Arena Tuesday September 4th will be temporarily postponed. Future dates to be announced. The on sale for this Friday May 18th is also postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Paranoid Android on May 17th, 2012 at 7:01pm

Some Guy wrote on Apr 17th, 2012 at 11:17pm:
Van Halen has just announced 18 new tour dates, which start July 7th in Uncasville, CT and end August 12th in Cincinnati, OH. Their 2012 tour is in support of their latest album, “A Different Kind Of Truth”.

Jul 07 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul 09 – Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum
Jul 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Jul 13 – East Rutherford, NJ – IZOD Center
Jul 15 – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
Jul 17 – Rochester NY – Blue Cross Arena
Jul 19 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
Jul 21 – London, ON – John Labatt Centre
Jul 24 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
Jul 26 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Jul 28 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Jul 31 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County Memorial Coliseum
Aug 02 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Aug 04 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boiling Arena
Aug 06 – Memphis, TN – FedEX Forum
Aug 08 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Arena
Aug 10 – Greenville, SC – BI-LO Center
Aug 12 – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena

For a complete listing of all tour dates see deez nuts

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-postpone-2012-tour/

Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

Van Halen have postponed over 30 dates on their 2012 North American tour, beginning with their show scheduled for July 7 at Uncasville, Ct. and ending with their planned Sept. 25 performance in Milwaukee.

No reason or official statement has been given for these postponements, nor is there any word on when the rescheduled dates might be announced. The timing seems odd, as the band announced earlier this week they were extending the tour with eight new shows.

A press release from the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, where the band was scheduled to perform in September simply reads: “The Van Halen show at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday, September 4th has been temporarily postponed. Future dates to be announced.”

The band will apparently still be performing throughout May and June, with their next show scheduled for Saturday, May 19 in St. Paul, Minn, followed by 13 more dates culminating on June 26 in New Orleans. A complete schedule of both postponed and still-scheduled Van Halen concerts follows below.

Van Halen 2012 Tour Schedule:

5/19 — St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
5/22 — Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
5/24 — Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
5/27 — Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena
6/1 — Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
6/3 — Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena
6/5 — San Jose, Calif., HP Pavilion
6/12 — Anaheim, Calif, Honda Center
6/14 — San Diego, Calif – Viejas Arena
6/16 — Phoenix, Ariz., US Airways Center
6/20 — Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
6/22 — San Antonio, Texas, AT&T Center
6/24 — Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
6/26 — New Orleans, La., New Orleans Arena

Postponed dates:
7/7 — Uncasville, Ct., Mohegan Sun Arena
7/9 — Hampton, Va., Hampton Coliseum
7/11 — Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
7/13 — East Rutherford, N.J., Izod Center
7/15 — Baltimore, Md., 1st Mariner Arena
7/17 — Rochester N.Y., Blue Cross Arena
7/19 — Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena
7/21 — London, Ontario, John Labatt Centre
7/24 — Toledo, Ohio, Huntington Center
7/26 — Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
7/28 — Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
7/31 — Fort Wayne, Ind., Allen County Memorial Coliseum
8/2 — Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center
8/4 — Knoxville, Tenn., Thompson-Boiling Arena
8/6 — Memphis, Tenn., FedEx Forum
8/8 — Birmingham, Ala., BJCC Arena
8/10 — Greenville, S.C., BI-LO Center
8/12 — Cincinnati, Ohio, US Bank Arena
8/21 — Spokane, Wash., Spokane Arena
8/23 — Portland, Ore., Rose Garden
8/25 — Sacramento, Calif.,Power Balance Pavilion
8/28 — Fresno, Calif., Save Mart Center
8/30 — Reno, Nev., Reno Events Center
9/4 – Salt Lake City, Utah — EnergySolutions Arena
9/8 — Albuquerque, N.M., Tingley Coliseum
9/11 — El Paso, Texas, Don Haskins Center
9/13 — Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center
9/15 — Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
9/17 — Wichita, Kan. – Intrust Bank Arena
9/21 — Moline, Ill., Iwireless Center
9/25 — Milwaukee, Wis., Bradley Center

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Bitch on May 17th, 2012 at 9:07pm
I heard on the radio today that they are cancelling 30 shows! People are outraged. Riffy's station WRAT broke the news, maybe he has more info. to post about it hopefully.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on May 17th, 2012 at 9:25pm

Bitch wrote on May 17th, 2012 at 9:07pm:
I heard on the radio today that they are cancelling 30 shows! People are outraged. Riffy's station WRAT broke the news, maybe he has more info. to post about it hopefully.

The lp is doing great business, the shows have been selling.  Just need a reason for the cancellation.
Maybe Mama VH found Wolfie has a groupie biz on the side...

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Heart Of Stone on May 18th, 2012 at 4:45pm
Van Halen Postpone Summer Tour Dates
All shows after June 26th pulled from band's website

David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen and Wolfgang Van Halen of Van Halen perform in Sunrise, Florida.
Larry Marano/Getty Images
By Steve Knopper
May 17, 2012 4:45 PM ET

Van Halen have abruptly postponed all tour dates after their June 26th show in New Orleans with no explanation.

The band yanked more than 30 long-planned dates, including shows in Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland, Salt Lake City and El Paso. Local promoters United Concerts and AEG issued statements regarding some postponed shows to local media, including the Salt Lake Tribune and Las Cruces Sun-News, but no details have been offered yet about rescheduled dates or refunds.

Nearly all of the tour is promoted by Live Nation, whose reps wouldn't comment. The band's rep also had no comment. A source with knowledge of the tour tells Rolling Stone that Van Halen's members "hate each other." Adds the source, "The band is arguing like mad. They are fighting."

News of the postponed tour dates surprised several arena reps, who are featuring upcoming Van Halen shows prominently on their websites. "You want to know the absolute fuckin' truth? I have no fuckin' idea," another concert-business source with knowledge of the tour tells Rolling Stone.

"It's selling pretty good – I don't know why they would say it's being canceled," says a source at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, where the band was supposed to perform on July 7th.

Several of the non-canceled dates have nearly sold out, including this Saturday's show in Minneapolis and June 20th in Dallas. "We're selling really well," says Jack Larson, vice president and general manager of the Xcel Energy Center. "We're looking forward to it."

After decades of touring with Sammy Hagar (and, for a brief period in the late 1990s, Gary Cherone), Van Halen reunited with David Lee Roth for a 2007 tour and hit the road again with him in February. The band released its first new album with Roth, "A Different Kind of Truth," earlier that month. It sold 187,000 copies in its debut week and hit Number Two.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/van-halen-postpone-summer-tour-dates-20120517#ixzz1vGC0wEhB

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on May 18th, 2012 at 5:21pm
File this under Stay Frosty

http://www.vhnd.com/


Van Halen Getting Along Fine, Taking a Break, And Planning to Extend Tour!
MAY 18, 2012 / 49 COMMENTS

Just when we all were beginning to think we were going to get a killer Van Halen album and an entire tour without any drama whatsoever, look what happens!
Yesterday, Van Halen POSTPONED (not canceled!) most of their Summer tour dates with no reason given. Immediately, speculation ran wild. Fans wondered if there were health issues. Rolling Stone quotes a mysterious “source with knowledge of the tour” who supposedly said the band members “hate each other” and are “arguing like mad.”
The Van Halen News Desk now has some answers form our trusted and proven sources. Other than those Summer dates having to be moved, it’s actually good news.
First off, no one in the band is sick. No health problems.
Second, we knew right away that Rolling Stone’s “source” is completely wrong, and can not possibly be a person with actual inside knowledge of the tour, because all four band members have been getting along splendidly throughout the entire tour. Roth and the Van Halen’s talk every day, and they are all smiles on stage. Everyone who’s seen the tour or even youtube videos can confirm that.
In fact, the band is on such a high from playing together this year and they were really taken aback by the Rolling Stone quote. They’re older and wiser and haven’t had any issues with one another.
Why were these dates postponed? The band has been working tirelessly for the last 18 months – writing and recording “A Different Kind Of Truth”, filming the “Tattoo” video, rehearsing, putting together the show themselves (lighting, the videos, the stage, routing the tour, and lots of behind the scenes stuff that most people don’t even know about). The band wants the second leg to be as awesome as the first. And for that to happen they want to put more time into the planning of it. Not just continue on with the same show.
Van Halen is very enthusiastic about the rest of the tour and wants be on the road for a long time. Just how long remains to be seen, but we’ll say that the tour will probably continue into next year. They are now considering touring Australia and Japan in the near future.
As it stands now, the 31 postponed US shows are due to be rescheduled. There should be some sort of official announcement forthcoming.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on May 19th, 2012 at 1:00pm
Sammy Hagar has a different view on the VH Tour postponement. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/sammy-hagar-talks-about-van-halen-tour-postponement/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by god on May 19th, 2012 at 5:35pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on May 19th, 2012 at 1:00pm:
Sammy Hagar has a different view on the VH Tour postponement. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/sammy-hagar-talks-about-van-halen-tour-postponement/



Sammy Hagar is an insufferable turd.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on May 19th, 2012 at 5:48pm

god wrote on May 19th, 2012 at 5:35pm:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on May 19th, 2012 at 1:00pm:
Sammy Hagar has a different view on the VH Tour postponement. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/sammy-hagar-talks-about-van-halen-tour-postponement/



Sammy Hagar is an insufferable turd.

Nice to hear from you God. Now go to hell.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on May 19th, 2012 at 6:18pm

god wrote on May 19th, 2012 at 5:35pm:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on May 19th, 2012 at 1:00pm:
Sammy Hagar has a different view on the VH Tour postponement. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/sammy-hagar-talks-about-van-halen-tour-postponement/



Sammy Hagar is an insufferable turd.

AMEN TO THAT..
THE BROTHERS MAY BE JACK ASSES BUT THEY BLOW DOORS !\
SAM BLOWS DOG.

"SAM THROWS A PARTY, I AM THE PARTY!" DLR

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 20th, 2012 at 8:07pm
now look at all of the people here tonight.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Joey on May 20th, 2012 at 8:24pm
"  .............. now look at all of the people here tonight. "


It is over  .......................... literally !!!!!!!!





http://mlkshk.com/r/FRQP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJACKY !!!!!!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 20th, 2012 at 8:26pm

Joey wrote on May 20th, 2012 at 8:24pm:
"  .............. now look at all of the people here tonight. "


It is over  .......................... literally !!!!!!!!

we're just getting warmed up. see below-

http://vimeo.com/42480835

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on May 20th, 2012 at 8:39pm

Joey wrote on May 20th, 2012 at 8:24pm:
"  .............. now look at all of the people here tonight. "


It is over  .......................... literally !!!!!!!!





http://mlkshk.com/r/FRQP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJACKY !!!!!!


JOEY, DOES'NT THE MANURE PIT NEED TENDING?




GET TO STEPPIN !

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Heart Of Stone on May 21st, 2012 at 3:17pm
David Lee Roth Explains Postponed Van Halen Tour Dates
'The band is winning, but our schedule has been sidelined for unnecessary roughness'
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By Rolling Stone
May 20, 2012 4:56 PM ET

David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen perform in Sunrise, Florida.
Larry Marano/Getty Images

David Lee Roth posted a video this weekend explaining the mysteriously postponed dates on Van Halen's tour.

As Rolling Stone reported Thursday, the band abruptly postponed all the tour dates after their July 26th show in New Orleans, pulling more than 30 dates from their schedule last week, including shows in Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland, Salt Lake City and El Paso. They offered no explanation for the postponement at the time.

Though a source with knowledge of the tour attributed the cancelations to fighting within the band, Roth insists otherwise in the video. "The band is getting along famously," he says, "better than we have in quite some time."

The true cause for the disruption, he explains, is simply exhaustion.

"As usual, we bit off way more than we could chew when it came to scheduling. The band is winning, but our schedule has been sidelined for unnecessary roughness," he says. "We're gonna take a break and we're gonna come all the way back around, because this tour is gonna take about two years."

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/david-lee-roth-explains-postponed-van-halen-tour-dates-20120520#ixzz1vXNLBgIu

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 23rd, 2012 at 7:29pm
Michael Anthony Talks Van Halen in New Interview
May 23, 2012

The American Rock Scene got a chance to talk via phone today with the hot-sauce makin’, hot-rod buildin’, hot-bass playin’ Michael Anthony from Chickenfoot and once upon a time, Van Halen. Most of the interview is about Chickenfoot and some of his passions away from the music. We’ve got the little bit of Van Halen talk transcribed right here:

Compare playing with Joe [Satriani] vs. playing with Eddie [Van Halen]:

They’re both amazing guitar players in their own right but the styles are different so I wouldn’t do a direct comparison. There’s a big difference between the two. Joe doesn’t do the hammer-ons that Eddie does for the most part. I guess if I had to compare them; Ed’s more of a fly by the seat of your pants type of guitar player. Ed’s had some formal training but a lot how he feels whereas Joe explains the whole theory behind it, the chord structure, everything you know. They are both amazing guitar players.

Did you see the last video that David Lee Roth put out?

The black and white video in the woods with his dog, talking about the postponements? Yeah, I watched it and yeah, that’s Dave. He hasn’t changed a bit. Who Knows? Only the band really knows what is going on. I don’t really care to comment on that. I have my own theories on it. To me it sounds kinda interesting that if you are tired and need to re-charge your batteries, you don’t go put 30 shows on sale. [VHND notes that the 30 shows were announced, but most weren't on sale yet]. If I were a fan, I would think that a little odd, to pull the plug on it. It could be the sales, you just don’t know.

I wish them well. They put out a great album, and they’re a great live band… always have been.

Absolutely. Edward looks healthy now.

I heard Eddie’s sober and that’s great.

Would you ever share the stage with Van Halen again?

I don’t know. As time goes on, less and less. Ed’s got his son up there with him now. He’s having a great time with that. I don’t know.  I really couldn’t say. The circumstances would really have to be right. I was always the”never say never” guy in the band. As time goes on, I don’t think about it any more. If it’s gonna happen, it’ll happen. I’m not going to be the one to instigate anything. I’m having a great time in my life doing what I’m doing right now.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 24th, 2012 at 1:20pm
Let's jam bitches!

http://youtu.be/WGRl6S98CgU

Wind at my back
face in the sun
All my big ideas done

Big river
rollin'

Listen to a sea shell
you can hear the sea
Listen to a beer glass
that river belongs to me

Big river
rollin'

There's a river runs here
hen it rains we flood
Co-op city first 3 floods
of Charles River mud

Big river
rollin'
Oh, yeah!
Big river
rollin'
Oh, yeah!

Land's edge,
where the East begins,
The debris meets the sea
when the tide comes in

Oh, look out!

Look both ways now

(Solo 1)

Big river
rollin'
Oh, yeah!
Big river
rollin'
Oh, yeah!

Big river
Big river
Oh, yeah!

(Solo 2)

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on May 24th, 2012 at 3:20pm
LOVE THIS SONG !

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 24th, 2012 at 6:43pm
PERKS, they burst out And The Cradle Will Rock the other night-


http://youtu.be/VEXL3CsKcOk

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Bitch on May 24th, 2012 at 9:12pm
Anyone seen Chickenfoot? They are touring now.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 25th, 2012 at 4:53pm

Bitch wrote on May 24th, 2012 at 9:12pm:
Anyone seen Chickenfoot? They are touring now.

Yo B, this blows the doors off CF!

http://youtu.be/FJGs-kgokYo

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 31st, 2012 at 11:26am
The band’s record label assigned Ted Cohen to go on tour with them in their glory years. Here’s what he saw.

From LAweekly.com.

By Michael Wilton Thursday, May 31 2012

On the first night of Van Halen’s 1978 world tour, in Madison, Wis., the band burst into the hotel room of their artist development director, Ted Cohen, and threw all of the furniture out of the window.
This was madness, for sure, but a calculated madness. When Cohen — the man sent by the record label to keep them on time and on task — confronted them about the incident, they said they’d read about Led Zeppelin and The Who doing the same thing. Thus, for years to come they left a trail of broken tables, shattered mirrors and stained carpeting in their wake, not to mention fire alarms set off in the middle of the night. The strange thing was the group always took responsibility; in fact, they would budget cash to pay for their hijinks.
That infamous night in Madison began Cohen’s trial by fire with the Southern California hard-rock legends, who went on to pioneer a stadium sound that would help them sell tens of millions of records. Van Halen were equally known for their bad-boy personas, not to mention wardrobes that spawned a whole new generation of hair metalers in Spandex.
Of course, Cohen was no stranger to rock-star behavior. In his role at Warner Music, he’d shared private jets with Fleetwood Mac, received home visits from Prince and witnessed firsthand the Sex Pistols’ breakup.
With Van Halen, he spent huge chunks of time with them during their late-’70s and early-’80s glory years, in tour buses, hotel rooms, radio station green rooms and backstage, where he was given the duty of distributing backstage passes to the cutest girls in the audience. “Sixty or 70 of them would show up backstage,” Cohen says, “and then there was the usual casting call.”
If this sounds sleazy, it was; the band members would determine a dozen or so of this group worthy of the “semi-finals” (Cohen’s words), at which point about half would be invited back to the hotel to party. Next, “the portable bar was rolled in, and an all-nighter took place,” he says.
It’s fair to say Cohen was unprepared for this seemingly nonstop bacchanal. Originally from Cleveland, he preferred a casual uniform of jeans and T-shirts and, rather than feathered bangs, sported short hair and a mustache. These days Cohen lives in the Hollywood Hills, and on the occasion of the band’s latest tour — which hits Staples Center on June 1 and June 9 — and comeback album, A Different Kind of Truth, he reminisced about his time with the act in the bad old days, at the height of their fame and decadence.
“I was there to keep the lightning in the bottle and make sure they kept their heads on straight,” he explains. “Control was elusive, but staying on schedule and on target was mandatory.” The band managed to stay focused due to their first-rate work ethic, he adds, but their disparate personalities would eventually rip them apart.
In 1972 brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen enlisted charismatic frontman David Lee Roth and drummer Michael Anthony to round out their group. Cohen first saw them perform at a rehearsal for Warner Music executives at Whisky a Go Go in early 1978. He immediately predicted big things. “It was obvious just how hard they’d been working for the previous six years,” he says. “Their craftsmanship was excellent: Eddie was a genius on his guitar, and they jelled incredibly well on stage.”
The band’s secret, he came to realize, was that even in stadiums they were able to re-create the feeling of an intimate club show.
In the beginning, the members viewed themselves as a foursome of equals, dividing up the songwriting credits and royalties equally, Cohen says. “It was done with the whole attitude of ‘We’re not going to let anything or anyone beak up this band.’?”
Unfortunately, there was a wild card — Valerie Bertinelli, the stunning star of hit sitcom One Day at a Time. After she and Eddie Van Halen met backstage at a 1980 concert, their unlikely union generated an avalanche of tabloid columns. But Cohen maintains that as soon as the television star appeared on the scene, she began to drive a wedge between the members of the group, Yoko Ono–style. (Neither Van Halen’s nor Bertinelli’s management responded to repeated requests for comment.)
The actress believed Eddie Van Halen should receive the lion’s share of the credit for the band’s triumphs, whereas Roth was essentially expendable, Cohen says. Cohen believed differently, however: “David was an integral part of the band’s success. He was brilliant.”
As a result of Bertinelli’s interference, Cohen adds, Eddie Van Halen began distancing himself from the band, staying in his hotel room and not spending as much off time with the others.
Cohen recalls the guitarist pouring his heart out to him at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, which had recently been purchased by Wayne Newton, shortly after Van Halen and Bertinelli wed in 1981. They spoke from 3 a.m. until dawn, watching workmen in a crane replacing the existing Aladdin sign with a neon one. “We kept hitting the minibar in the room and we got toasted,” Cohen remembers, “and I just felt really bad because Eddie was so utterly depressed.”
Had he erred in marrying Bertinelli? Cohen asked him. “I’ve made a terrible mistake,” Van Halen affirmed with a glum look. (Why the couple stayed together for decades afterward remains a mystery to the record-company man.)
The band’s 1982 album, Diver Down, sold more than 4 million copies, but the band began to unravel. Eddie Van Halen and Roth reportedly clashed over their musical direction, with the latter preferring a more pop-oriented path. Their next work, 1984, sold even better, but that tour brought the band’s creative forces to the brink.
As for Cohen, he became disenchanted with the business, and during a 1984 screening of seminal mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, decided once and for all to wash his hands of touring. (His decision was based on disgust over the antics of other groups he was simultaneously working with, like Roxy Music and Asia.)
Two months later, he says, he saw Eddie Van Halen “trashed and miserable” at the Palladium, and before long Roth had been booted from the band and replaced by Sammy Hagar.
After quitting his job at Warner, Cohen immersed himself in tech culture. He now helms local digital consulting firm TAG Strategic, which works with multinational entertainment companies.
Meanwhile, after a tumultuous relationship reportedly tarnished by substance abuse and infidelity, Van Halen and Bertinelli divorced in 2005. Cohen was not surprised to see Roth reinstated with the band a year later. “If Valerie had never appeared on the scene,” he opines, “David would probably have never been kicked out in the first place.”
That’s not to say everything is now rosy in Van Halen, as they’ve been plagued by reports of infighting, with dozens of tour dates recently wiped from their schedule.
Yet Cohen remains nostalgic for his time with the group. Their appeal remains, he concludes, in their joyful, childlike approach to music. “I’m absolutely certain they still know how to have a really good time,” he says. “It’s in their blood.”
__________________
My karma just ran over your dogma

Love 'em all I says
Let Cupid sort 'em out

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jun 18th, 2012 at 4:25pm
This audio was mailed  by an anonymous source. Not sure what venue this is from but clearly from the 2012 tour given the songs they are playing. Love the squeal around 13:10 and the comments that follow - classic. So here ya go Van Halen fans, enjoy the 40 minute sound check. Tough shit here-


http://youtu.be/XycdNC_5cuw


As Is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB3zoa8_wEs

Light Up the Sky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjl6Jw8PaRw

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jun 26th, 2012 at 3:21pm
There's a buzz in the sports community that Van Halen could be on tap to play Super Bowl 47 next year in New Orleans.

NBC Sports first speculated on the band’s involvement a few weeks ago following comments made by Eddie Van Halen regarding the group’s touring plans.

On the heels of canceling a full run of summer US tour dates, Eddie told USA Today that "a lot of the canceled dates were in cities we already played. So in November we'll hit Japan, and in the new year we'll possibly do something special, but I can't talk about it."


On Monday, NBC Sports made more references to Van Halen’s involvement in the 2013 event while addressing the news that Pepsi is returning to sponsor the half-time show following the departure of Bridgestone.

As sponsor of the Super Bowl halftime show - and, from the sound of it, having greater say in who the act will be - NBC Sports says the SportsBusiness Journal reports that Pepsi will pay "upward of" $7 million per year.

Pepsi reportedly hopes to use the sponsorship to link "its sports and music platforms", via what the marketing types call a "season long music and sports platform that could be leveraged at retail throughout the season and would culminate in the usual Super Bowl halftime appearance by a major musical act."

Van Halen may just fit that Pepsi bill.

Super Bowl 47 is set for February 3, 2013 in New Orleans.

Van Halen wrap up the first leg of their "A Different Kind Of Truth" tour on Tuesday 6-26-12 in New Orleans before taking a summer break.


Stay tuned.

Thanks for the report to HenneMusic.com.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jul 9th, 2012 at 1:35pm
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-super-bowl/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Jul 9th, 2012 at 2:11pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jul 9th, 2012 at 1:35pm:
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-super-bowl/


I bet the game will be good.  :smilemick

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jul 9th, 2012 at 2:17pm

Edith Grove wrote on Jul 9th, 2012 at 2:11pm:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Jul 9th, 2012 at 1:35pm:
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-super-bowl/


I bet the game will be good.  :smilemick

You will not be greeted by the VH nation! :nomames

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by FPM on Jul 26th, 2012 at 3:16pm
Today is the birthday of Rock's undisputed greatest frontman...


Gary Cherone, born this day in 1961!



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jul 27th, 2012 at 3:11pm

FPM wrote on Jul 26th, 2012 at 3:16pm:
Today is the birthday of Rock's undisputed greatest frontman...


Gary Cherone, born this day in 1961!

If I'm here and you're here, doesn't that make it our time? And what's wrong with a little Van Halen on our time?

When we were kings, with salsa-


http://youtu.be/ZwTcRhYC98Q

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 11th, 2012 at 5:34pm
http://youtu.be/BbsW_Dp0mpM

Fan-filmed multi-camera video footage of Van Halen’s March 30th show at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is now online.

Fans filmed this from rows 1 and 2 and 17, and audio was recorded separately with a Sony PCM M10 unit with external binaural microphones. This was an excellent show that showcased how tight the band were performing during the tour, and just how much fun they were all having on stage together.

Van Halen were on fire and delivered a stunning version of “Girl Gone Bad” and played the rare “Blood and Fire” where Eddie rips off a killer solo.

Set List (with start time)
Unchained (0:00)
Running with the Devil (5:11)
She’s the Woman (8:45)
Romeo Delight (11:40)
Tattoo (16:49)
Everybody Wants Some (21:22)
Somebody get me a Doctor (27:40)
China Town (31:14)
Jamie’s Cryin (34:36)
Pretty Woman (38:51)
Drum Solo (41:55)
You Really Got Me (44.56)
Blood and Fire (48:39)      
Dance the Night Away (53:00)
I’ll Wait (56:50)
Hot for Teacher (1:01:56)
Women In Love (1:07:05)
Girl Gone Bad (1:11:30)
Beautiful Girls (1:16:05)
Dave & his dogs (1:19:00)
Ice Cream Man (1:23:48)
Panama (1:27:33)
EVH SOLO (1:31:30)
Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love (1:39:54)
Jump (1:45:10)

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 24th, 2012 at 4:24pm
When they were Kings and ruled the Earth with an iron fist.

Use extreme caution playing while at work- could destroy your computer network.

http://youtu.be/vro92v-ibzs

and because it's Friday!

Women and Children First
http://youtu.be/GpVCYA4xni8

Fair Warning
http://youtu.be/1e-VgJD1GrY

Diver Down
http://youtu.be/L63qXi6PrMQ

Van Halen I
http://youtu.be/LbWTbu3cux0

Van Halen II
http://youtu.be/jsHG5gFV9xI

1984
http://youtu.be/jsHG5gFV9xI

Have a spectacular fucking weekend with the 6 pack in this order, thanks!!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Aug 29th, 2012 at 9:44pm
Eddie Van Halen underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis. No further surgeries are needed and a full recovery is expected within 4 - 6 months.

Van Halen's scheduled November 2012 tour of Japan is currently being rescheduled and the band looks forward to seeing and playing for their fans in 2013.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 30th, 2012 at 7:02am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Aug 29th, 2012 at 9:44pm:
Eddie Van Halen underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis. No further surgeries are needed and a full recovery is expected within 4 - 6 months.

Van Halen's scheduled November 2012 tour of Japan is currently being rescheduled and the band looks forward to seeing and playing for their fans in 2013.

Thanks sweet tea!

Diverticulitis is small, bulging sacs or pouches of the inner lining of the intestine (diverticulosis) that become inflamed or infected. Most often, these pouches are in the large intestine (colon).

Diverticulitis Down!!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Aug 30th, 2012 at 11:10am

Some Guy wrote on Aug 30th, 2012 at 7:02am:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Aug 29th, 2012 at 9:44pm:
Eddie Van Halen underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis. No further surgeries are needed and a full recovery is expected within 4 - 6 months.

Van Halen's scheduled November 2012 tour of Japan is currently being rescheduled and the band looks forward to seeing and playing for their fans in 2013.

Thanks sweet tea!

Diverticulitis is small, bulging sacs or pouches of the inner lining of the intestine (diverticulosis) that become inflamed or infected. Most often, these pouches are in the large intestine (colon).

Diverticulitis Down!!

So he's full of shit? ;D

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 5th, 2012 at 1:39pm

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Aug 30th, 2012 at 11:10am:

Some Guy wrote on Aug 30th, 2012 at 7:02am:

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Aug 29th, 2012 at 9:44pm:
Eddie Van Halen underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis. No further surgeries are needed and a full recovery is expected within 4 - 6 months.

Van Halen's scheduled November 2012 tour of Japan is currently being rescheduled and the band looks forward to seeing and playing for their fans in 2013.

Thanks sweet tea!

Diverticulitis is small, bulging sacs or pouches of the inner lining of the intestine (diverticulosis) that become inflamed or infected. Most often, these pouches are in the large intestine (colon).

Diverticulitis Down!!

So he's full of shit? ;D

Rock star Eddie Van Halen was on the brink of death recently when doctors battled to save him after his intestines "exploded," the new issue of the National Enquirer exclusively reveals.

The 57-year-old guitarist was clinging to life when he was rushed to the hospital in excruciating pain after swallowing a cayenne-based diet concoction, revealed an insider.

Eddie’s wife Janie Liszewski, his son Wolf, 21, and ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli all feared the worst. “Janie was beside him the whole time and Wolf kept a constant vigil,” said a source. “They were sick with worry because he was in so much pain, it really was touch and go.

"Valerie was scared to death Eddie was going to die. Although he’s remarried, Eddie is still close to Valerie, and she was there for him the whole time.”

The cause of his pain was reportedly the Master Cleanse Diet, which the musician had tried because it is supposed to rid toxins from the body but it had disastrous effects. “Eddie’s abdominal region was a disaster area,” disclosed a pal. “The spicy treatment touched off an explosion in his intestines.”

The controversial diet is an extreme regimen that temporarily replaces food with a liquid consisting of water, fresh lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. It promises to bring about a rapid slim down but the lack of nutrition and high spice levels cause concern among health professionals.

"The stress of fad diets increases pressure on the colon, and if the person has diverticulitis there may be leakage from the bowel into the abdomen,” explained Dr. James O’Brien, who has not treated the rocker.

Fortunately for Eddie, he has overcome the health crisis, and his people say: “No further surgeries are needed.”

For the full story, the new issue of the National Enquirer is on newsstands Thursday.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 5th, 2012 at 2:08pm
Gotta love it. The dudes intestines exploded.

Classic VH baby.

Seriously.  You just cant make this shit up.

Nothing can stop the mighty VH from rolling this kind of insane fodder out there for us.

It just gets weirder and weirder.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Sep 5th, 2012 at 3:22pm

Saint Sway wrote on Sep 5th, 2012 at 2:08pm:
Gotta love it. The dudes intestines exploded.

Classic VH baby.

Seriously.  You just cant make this shit up.

Nothing can stop the mighty VH from rolling this kind of insane fodder out there for us.

It just gets weirder and weirder.

THE STONES WISH THEY COULD PRODUCE SOMETHING THIS GREAT.

NOT A BLOODY CHANCE.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 5th, 2012 at 3:29pm

BILL PERKS wrote on Sep 5th, 2012 at 3:22pm:

Saint Sway wrote on Sep 5th, 2012 at 2:08pm:
Gotta love it. The dudes intestines exploded.

Classic VH baby.

Seriously.  You just cant make this shit up.

Nothing can stop the mighty VH from rolling this kind of insane fodder out there for us.

It just gets weirder and weirder.

THE STONES WISH THEY COULD PRODUCE SOMETHING THIS GREAT.

NOT A BLOODY CHANCE.

Stay Frosty PERKS, we don't need to spike the ball.



Dave in Japan getting ready for VH tour there.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Sep 5th, 2012 at 5:00pm

Saint Sway wrote on Sep 5th, 2012 at 2:08pm:
Gotta love it. The dudes intestines exploded.

Classic VH baby.

Seriously.  You just cant make this shit up.

Nothing can stop the mighty VH from rolling this kind of insane fodder out there for us.

It just gets weirder and weirder.

Yet,they're still more productive than the non-intestine exploding Stones. :wtf2

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 6th, 2012 at 8:23am
Not a fair comparison.

How can we be expected to be productive when our bass player is 75 years old??? And VHs bass player is the age of our bass players girlfriend!

Advantage to the mighty intestinal exploding Van Halen!

:nooslajaleisk

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 6th, 2012 at 9:44am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Aug 29th, 2012 at 9:44pm:
Van Halen's scheduled November 2012 tour of Japan is currently being rescheduled and the band looks forward to seeing and playing for their fans in 2013.



Thats plenty of time for Wolfie to finalize their new mammoth intestine stage design!

Roth's gonna emerge for the encore out of a giant exploding liver!




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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 6th, 2012 at 12:18pm

Saint Sway wrote on Sep 6th, 2012 at 9:44am:
Are The Downtown Sessions really that good?

Sure are Sway, see below-

http://youtu.be/SoXYiG0t_H0

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 6th, 2012 at 2:05pm
Hell yeah Tater! The boys are sounding better than ever

fellas are gonna get some leg tonite for sure!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxPu3ARVmtA

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 6th, 2012 at 4:05pm

Saint Sway wrote on Sep 6th, 2012 at 2:05pm:
Hell yeah Tater! The boys are sounding better than ever

fellas are gonna get some leg tonite for sure!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxPu3ARVmtA

funny
we've been thru a lot

for my baby, Swaybe...

http://youtu.be/e8y1prHEP7E

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 7th, 2012 at 9:21am
FOUND IT!!!!

Tates, check out the video that caused Eddie's intestines to spontaneously combust...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FPxrvvrVtI

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 7th, 2012 at 9:33am

Saint Sway wrote on Sep 7th, 2012 at 9:21am:
FOUND IT!!!!

Tates, check out the video that caused Eddie's intestines to spontaneously combust...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FPxrvvrVtI

No Holds BBQ postin'

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 7th, 2012 at 9:41am
Overalls are the new assless chaps.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 7th, 2012 at 10:06am
I demand mandatory drug testing for everyone in this audience. STAT!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3XKhjmkTtg&feature=related


:scary :scary :scary :scary :scary :scary :scary :scary :scary

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 7th, 2012 at 11:44am

Saint Sway wrote on Sep 7th, 2012 at 10:06am:
I demand mandatory drug testing for everyone in this audience. STAT!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3XKhjmkTtg&feature=related


:scary :scary :scary :scary :scary :scary :scary :scary :scary

negro please, meet us in the future not the pasture.


http://youtu.be/1aqVbFFghEE

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 7th, 2012 at 11:52am
Some Guy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMwCY7Rk1fA

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 7th, 2012 at 12:46pm

Saint Sway wrote on Sep 7th, 2012 at 11:52am:
Some Guy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMwCY7Rk1fA

cool story! Thanks...
do I sense a thawing?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 7th, 2012 at 1:05pm
Where have all the good times gone?



sammy-hagar-and-eddie-van-halen.jpg (27 KB | )

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 7th, 2012 at 1:12pm

Diverticulitis is a digestive disease that occurs when pouches of the inner lining of the intestine, most often in the colon, become inflamed or infected. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, fever and cramping.


One of these two men has an inflamed, infected colon.

Can you guess which one?



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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 7th, 2012 at 1:20pm
"Inflamed colon? Not me! I feel FAB-U-LOUS!  Cabana boy - bring me my assless chaps!!!! Snap! Snap!"


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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 7th, 2012 at 2:48pm
Yo Swaysniffle, check and mate- thanks for playing. see below-


http://youtu.be/PPbZEEZme6Y

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Sep 8th, 2012 at 10:11am
DON'T WANT 'EM TO GET YOUR GOAT
DON'T SHOW 'EM WHERE IT'S HID
THAT'S JUST WHAT I DID.


HOW'S THE BLACK CROWES DOIN THESE DAYS?
ANY CLOSER TO THE GOAL OF GETTING OUT OF THE STATE FAIR CIRCUIT?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 8th, 2012 at 11:17am

BILL PERKS wrote on Sep 8th, 2012 at 10:11am:
DON'T WANT 'EM TO GET YOUR GOAT
DON'T SHOW 'EM WHERE IT'S HID
THAT'S JUST WHAT I DID.


HOW'S THE BLACK CROWES DOIN THESE DAYS?
ANY CLOSER TO THE GOAL OF GETTING OUT OF THE STATE FAIR CIRCUIT?

It's another "hiatus" PERKS, they will return soon! They will be back! Keep the faith...


They will be back better than ever! Make sure you are ready. A positive transformation is taking place! Growthiness and shit...


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Starbuck on Sep 8th, 2012 at 1:09pm
sway has returned to post exclusively in the van halen thread?

doesn't he realize that nobody ever reads this shit?

what's next...pug posting in the joey birthday thread?


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 10th, 2012 at 4:33pm
Starbuck?


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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Starbuck on Sep 10th, 2012 at 11:01pm
sway?


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Starbuck on Sep 10th, 2012 at 11:03pm
definitely not joey.

http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/6580272.bin

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Starbuck on Sep 10th, 2012 at 11:05pm
some guy?

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=48258449

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Starbuck on Sep 10th, 2012 at 11:08pm
matt ryan?


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by McCoyStud on Sep 10th, 2012 at 11:17pm
Sway?

Dog Pound Gordon sends his love. Just ain't been the same since you left.



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 11th, 2012 at 6:39am
after all these years this thread now has cachet!


ca·chet- [ka-shey, kash-ey; Fr. ka-she] noun, plural ca·chets  [ka-sheyz, kash-eyz; Fr. ka-she]

1. a sign or expression of approval, especially from a person who has a great deal of prestige.

2. superior status; prestige: The job has a certain cachet.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Starbuck on Sep 11th, 2012 at 7:31pm

Some Guy wrote on Sep 11th, 2012 at 6:39am:
after all these years this thread now has cachet!




no, more like this thread has chlamydia.

or is that the joey birthday thread?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 11th, 2012 at 8:21pm

Starbuck wrote on Sep 11th, 2012 at 7:31pm:

Some Guy wrote on Sep 11th, 2012 at 6:39am:
after all these years this thread now has cachet!



cachet out the ass!!


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 21st, 2012 at 10:49am
Starbuck??


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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 21st, 2012 at 1:01pm
Sway, Stay Frosty will ya?



Sway's the Woman-
http://youtu.be/uX-FYv_NG2k

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 21st, 2012 at 1:16pm
Original SG:

Pulled from the pasture archives.... some timeless Frostiness for ya...




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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 21st, 2012 at 1:19pm
Sway is on fire!!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 21st, 2012 at 1:29pm

Some Guy wrote on Sep 21st, 2012 at 1:19pm:
Sway is on fire!!



Yes. But this fella is definitely flaming.


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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 21st, 2012 at 1:32pm
For young Joey...


Diamond Dave?


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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 21st, 2012 at 1:42pm
Sway, you should take your talents to the Civil War thread.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 21st, 2012 at 1:49pm
Sorry, SG... but my feet are firmly planted in the pasture!



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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by mojoman on Sep 21st, 2012 at 1:57pm

Saint Sway wrote on Sep 21st, 2012 at 1:49pm:
Sorry, SG... but my feet are firmly planted in the pasture!




jewishrednecks.com

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 21st, 2012 at 2:42pm

Saint Sway wrote on Sep 21st, 2012 at 1:49pm:
Sorry, SG... but my feet are firmly planted in the pasture!

not bad!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 21st, 2012 at 2:42pm
Time for me to roll. Gotta go get my frost on.


May your weekend be a very Hagar weekend.



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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 21st, 2012 at 2:46pm

Saint Sway wrote on Sep 21st, 2012 at 1:32pm:
What's that killer tune off of A Different Kind of Truth, you know the one that goes- bow chicky wow wow?

Here you go Swaysniffle-
http://youtu.be/Aas1sQLJL8A

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 27th, 2012 at 10:19am
Has Roth been fired from VH again?

He's running out of gigs... singer, cab driver, disc jockey, EMT paramedic, BBQ Pitmaster, actor, celebrity poker player, chorus girl, dog walker, weed dealer, author, surgical porter, yoga instructor, game show host, hospital janitor, window washer...

Please help Diamond Dave find a job....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUnT78ut9-k

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 27th, 2012 at 12:45pm

Saint Sway wrote on Sep 27th, 2012 at 10:19am:
Has Roth been fired from VH again?

He's running out of gigs... singer, cab driver, disc jockey, EMT paramedic, BBQ Pitmaster, actor, celebrity poker player, chorus girl, dog walker, weed dealer, author, surgical porter, yoga instructor, game show host, hospital janitor, window washer...

Please help Diamond Dave find a job....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUnT78ut9-k

!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 27th, 2012 at 1:45pm
BBQ Confuscious says:

In the future, you will need to dress appropriately for the pasture.



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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 27th, 2012 at 1:58pm
Yo Sway, ya heard?



checkmate mothafuckaaaaaaaaaaa!! [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 27th, 2012 at 2:08pm
My brother, I am hanging with The Fabulous Picasso Brothers right now going over the final mixes!!
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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 27th, 2012 at 2:15pm

Saint Sway wrote on Sep 27th, 2012 at 2:08pm:
My brother, I am hanging with The Fabulous Picasso Brothers right now going over the final mixes!!

sexy dragon magic.


so very autobiographic.



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 27th, 2012 at 2:19pm
Tater,

I put on my GRRR! 3D glasses and looked up at this billboard and saw a gorilla playing a Jack Daniels bass!!!!

far out man!

The "original Van Halen" is back?......  

Its a different kind of truth baby! Bow zee bow zee bop!


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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 27th, 2012 at 2:23pm

Saint Sway wrote on Sep 27th, 2012 at 2:19pm:
Tater,

I put on my GRRR! 3D glasses and looked up at this billboard and saw a gorilla playing a Jack Daniels bass!!!!

far out man!

The "original Van Halen" is back?......  

Its a different kind of truth baby! Bow zee bow zee bop!


The problem with self-improvement is knowing when to quit- DLR


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Sep 27th, 2012 at 2:28pm
KNOWING WHEN TO QUIT!


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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 27th, 2012 at 2:30pm
Sway is en fuego!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Oct 10th, 2012 at 7:50am
Happy 58th Dave 10-10-54.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jan 26th, 2013 at 12:42pm
Happy Birfday EVH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_lwocmL9dQ

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 31st, 2013 at 11:48am
Van Halen Australian Tour 2013 Looks Likely
Written by Kiel Egging on 30th January, 2013

This might just be the one – Van Halen‘s much mooted (and now long overdue) Australian tour now has a good chance of happening in the middle of this year. Triple M reporter and Herald Sun journalist Nui Te Koha believes a local promoter is chasing the 70s rock icons for a tour to fit in around dates they have booked in Japan from May onwards.

“They’ve got some dates in Japan in May, June, July and I know that one promoter is chasing this tour. It’s pretty firm at this stage,” he said.

Van Halen were originally going to play dates in Japan in November last year, but had to cancel the shows after Eddie Van Halen had to undergo colon surgery. According to the Van Halen News Desk, they’ll be playing rescheduled shows on 21st June in Tokyo and the 24th and 26th June in Osaka.

So early June or early July would probably be the best bet for an Australian visit, based on those dates.

Rumours are also flying that the tour will feature both of the band’s frontmen from across their lengthy career – David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar. Hagar replaced David Lee Roth as vocalist in 1985, before parting ways with the band in 1996. Hagar then rejoined the group for two years in 2003 to tour a best-of record.

Van Halen fans have put up with an agonising wait to get the band firmly on our shores for some shows. They were originally scheduled to headline the ill-fated Soundwave Revolution festival in 2011, before AJ Maddah cancelled the whole festival. The band were very close to coming last year, but cancelled on a local promoter just as the tour was getting finalised.


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 8th, 2013 at 1:43pm
When we ruled the world!

http://youtu.be/ihWY65GPZ7o

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Feb 10th, 2013 at 12:34pm
35 YEARS AGO: VAN HALEN’S DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED
by Michael Gallucci



Warner Bros. Records


Hard rock hadn’t really hatched a band like Van Halen before 1978. There were groups with guitar heroes. There were metal bands that covered ‘60s classics with new-style flash. And there were corny frontmen with overeager libidos. But they were never tossed together into one simmering pot made up of part dinosaur stomp, part lightning-fast guitar acrobatics and part Hollywood arrogance before Van Halen’s self-titled debut album was unleashed.

‘Van Halen,’ which celebrates its 35 anniversary today, ushered in a new wave of hard rock. The elements that classified the music throughout the ‘70s were still there: wafer-thin lyrical content, a preoccupation with sex and a standing philosophy that steamrolling over everything will get you out of any tough spot. Van Halen just delivered more of it. From Eddie Van Halen’s mind-warping guitar skills to David Lee Roth’s dirty-old-uncle act, rock music needed Van Halen. It just didn’t know how much at the time.

Between punk and disco, rock was barely holding on in 1978. Then came ‘Runnin’ With the Devil,’ ‘Van Halen’’s opening track, which sounded like what Tokyo probably heard right before Godzilla attacked for the first time. Its impact wasn’t immediately apparent, but now the song takes on changing-of-the-guard significance. From there, side one marches from one side of the city to the other, annihilating everything in its path: the Hendrixian ‘Eruption,’ the blustery cover of the Kinks’ ‘You Really Got Me’ and ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love,’ which set the template for every great Van Halen song.

‘Van Halen’ isn’t perfect. Side two sags in the middle, especially Roth’s innuendo-laden take of an old blues cut, ‘Ice Cream Man,’ the first of many groan-worthy moments by the campy singer. But the album inspired a generation of longhaired kids to pick up guitars and helped define ‘80s metal. The album peaked at No. 19, their only record to not reach the Top 10. (It eventually went diamond by selling ten million copies, as did ‘1984.’) But it remains their best album and their most focused. After this, it would prove somewhat difficult to control the guitar heroics, the showboating and the corny frontman with the overeager libido.


http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-1/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 10th, 2013 at 4:25pm
Some Guy?
http://davidleeroth.com/music/whitenoize.mp3

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Feb 12th, 2013 at 11:22am

Some Guy wrote on Feb 8th, 2013 at 1:43pm:
When we ruled the world!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-VZ2mrpBZs


^  Ahhh... who could ever forget

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 12th, 2013 at 11:34am

Saint Sway wrote on Feb 12th, 2013 at 11:22am:

Some Guy wrote on Feb 8th, 2013 at 1:43pm:
When we ruled the world!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-VZ2mrpBZs


^  Ahhh... who could ever forget

Sway, pull up a chair and let Dave learn ya sumpthin'


http://youtu.be/sADG-5slJl4

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Feb 12th, 2013 at 11:41am
Dude is odd.



Do any of those Roth episodes feature his chef husband?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Nellcote on Feb 12th, 2013 at 3:24pm
Dave Drama Returns!

DAVID LEE ROTH WANTS MICHAEL ANTHONY BACK IN VAN HALEN
by Matthew Wilkening 23 minutes ago

David Becker / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
There’s once again drama in the world of Van Halen, with singer David Lee Roth complaining about a recent lack of activity and communication within the band, and openly calling for a reunion with original bassist Michael Anthony.

In a wide-ranging (and frankly, downright inspiring) interview with Rolling Stone that primarily documents his recent adventures living in Japan, Roth declares that he’d love to make more music with Van Halen, but laments that it’s been over a year since their last tour and says that he’s “not sure what’s in (guitarist) Ed (Van Halen)’s mind at this point.”

(In fairness, it should be remembered that Eddie Van Halen underwent emergency surgery for diverticulitis at an unspecified point last year, a procedure that carries an estimated four to six month recovery period.)

Roth also goes on to explain that he and Eddie “haven’t written a new song in 20 years,” and suggests that the group’s 2012 album ‘A Different Kind of Truth‘ was comprised of even more reworked material than most originally suspected: “Almost all of the music that you hear on our most recent album was written and demoed before the first album.”

In the most eyebrow-raising part of the interview, “Diamond Dave” also calls it “a disappointment” that the group hasn’t reunited with Anthony, who wasn’t invited back — and in fact, was replaced by Eddie’s son Wolfgang — when the group reconfigured with Roth for a tour in 2007.

“What we have at our fingertips is arguably one of the greatest high tenor voices ever — that was in Michael Anthony,” Roth explains. “In our tiny little corner of the universe, that voice is as identifiable as the high voice in Earth, Wind & Fire, as identifiable as the high voice in the Beach Boys… so I would always look forward to that reunion.”

Anthony is currently a member of Chickenfoot alongside Van Halen’s second singer, Sammy Hagar. Wolfgang’s mother, actress Valerie Bertinelli, told Detroit’s WRIF back in March that the lure of playing with his son is what brought Eddie Van Halen out of his long break from touring and recording.

Why is Roth rocking a boat that has proven to be so easily capsized in the past? A sense that time is not exactly in his favor anymore seems to be his primary motive: “For me, 60 is the new 80. You oughta see my X-rays. So get going, start heading north. And whether we accomplish anything or not becomes beside the point. The goal is to get with somebody and get with a group or team or a squad and get going on something that everybody’s contributing to.”

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-david-lee-roth-michael-anthony-reunion/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Feb 12th, 2013 at 3:36pm
A healthy EVH reunited with Anthony might be something I'd like to see.  :areyoufuckingserious

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 12th, 2013 at 3:41pm
By STEVE BALTIN
February 12, 2013 1:55 PM ET

David Lee Roth is unquestionably one of the most colorful and dynamic frontmen in the history of rock music – and that extends to his epic interviews as well. Diamond Dave may not say much these days, but when he decides to open up, very little is off limits.

Last week Roth, who is doing a new Internet radio show called The Roth Show and was involved in the White Noise remix of the Van Halen smash "Jump," opened up in a big way to Rolling Stone. Speaking by phone for over an hour from his new home in Tokyo, Roth spoke about a musical he recently wrote with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie guitarist John 5, his interest in remixing classic songs as "floor" (the term he coined for dance music) and, of course, Van Halen.

The frontman expressed a lot of frustration at lack of movement within the band, both in writing new material and expanded touring. "I’m not sure what’s in Ed’s mind at this point," Roth says of guitarist Eddie Van Halen. "Truth be told, Edward and I haven’t written a new song in 20 years." He also expressed interest in taking Van Halen to festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza – provided, of course, that the rest of the band agrees. Adds Roth, "There’s nothing on the ticket as far as [touring past this summer], and that’s a disappointment, frankly." Read on for more from our exclusive Q&A.

What brought you to Tokyo?
A lifetime of growing up next to a Japanese neighborhood. First time I held a Japanese sword in my hand, I think I was nine years old, 10 years old. Here now I train four times a week with a fellow who's a professional instructor and I go to school every day of the week – I'm in school two and four hours variously in Japanese. I've never had an issue with changing my geography, perhaps to jolt my mind or my creative forces, or my fighting spirit. The first three months were challenging, I'm not gonna kid you. I came by myself and without knowing the language or anybody here, and cut to today, we have the Tokyo Dome show coming up, the Van Halen brothers and I, and I have more guests here than I had at Madison Square Garden. We sold out the Garden twice last February. I have close to 200 friends and family, all of them I know by first name, coming to each of the shows, so it's exploded. And creatively it has had a really resounding impact on me. I have an apartment and I've been here since last May, actually – wow. I love the United States. I have not given up my New York City apartment or my tomb with a view in Pasadena – I understand the sprinklers are all working perfectly. But I don't have any real plans anytime soon, until it's time to talk about The Roth Show, which, again, is an international flavor. We launched that about four months ago, but I broadcast from here and, the miracle of everything, we shoot the show here and wherever I go. And I'll be heading to New York, I'll do a month there.

Let's talk about the creative influence being there has had on you.
It's across the board. Here you can't join a specific neighborhood. In the United States you can put on a cowboy hat and join the country-western neighborhood. If you're down below 14th Street in New York City, that's bohemian, that's left-wing. I was just speaking to my Uncle Manny, God bless him – he's 93 years old – and we were discussing some of the controversy involving our remix of the song "Jump," and he laughed and said, "You're kidding. Bob Dylan just picked up an electric guitar." You can't have neighborhoods like that here. There's no one particular neighborhood. I shared with Al Van Halen, who I speak with every morning here, "I understand there's some controversy following the remix idea," which indeed was Alex's. Alex had heard Elton John had taken his greatest hits and had it remixed and turned into "floor," I call it. [People] get confused between disco, house, trance and rave, so I call it floor.

I said to Al, "I heard of some fellows named White Noise out of San Francisco." I subscribe to Beatport, where all the DJs of the world do file sharing and look over each other's shoulders in 82 languages. And they did a smashing version of "Jump." This is not a new idea. I'm not gonna say I did this first. There are four different versions of "Jump" that are floor that are easily as good, if not better, but this one is the most modern. So we got something that is well in line with our attitude, our core of larcenous sense of humor and let's-take-a-left-hand-turn-now-and-then. We've had great success with it already. Alex and I were laughing that anybody cares at all, much less there's a rallying cry or whatever. You just don't change the smile on the Mona Lisa? Well, the fuck you don't.

So will there be more Van Halen remixes?
I spoke to Al earlier and I said, "We gotta license this so we can get it up on Beatport. We can put it on iTunes and reach that audience." In some senses of the word any controversy that follows Van Halen is akin to asking the country-western crowd, "What do you think of old Michael Jackson?" And then being surprised at the reaction. We have a core audience who is devout, just as any religion or political faction or any kind of long-term rock group has, but we have the capacity to play and to revise and have a whole lot of celebrative fun with a lot of other neighborhoods as opposed to just the lead, bass and drum gang. The brothers and I have a considerable amount of classic music training. When we write songs they almost demand revision and interpretation, as does any great material. I was always loving it when Aztec Camera would take a shot at something that we do or any of the aforementioned.

How will this experimental energy manifest in possible new Van Halen material?
I would certainly look forward to working with Ed on some new material, but we have yet to do that. Almost all of the music that you hear on our most recent album was written and demoed before the first album. And I would certainly look forward to writing a whole list of songs with Ed, but we haven't found the time to do that [laughs]. You hear the tone. I'm not sure what's in Ed's mind at this point. I'm gonna guess that his plans are to write with his son, and I'm not sure where that actually leads. But truth be told, Edward and I haven't written a new song in 20 years.

The Tokyo dates are coming up. Will there be more after that?
There's nothing on the ticket as far as travel, and that's a disappointment, frankly. How long have I been back with the gang? Maybe six years, we'll say and we have yet to travel to Europe, South America, Japan, anywhere outside of those basic 50 cities in the United States. And again that's been a disappointment. We have an audience and we have a potential future in many, many places, but our story is one of a whole lotta Shakespeare going on. And I don't know where the Van Halen future lies aside from the States. We'll always be able to play our hits – and keep in mind we have more hits than Beethoven, we have more hits than Tony Soprano – so getting onstage and playing that is glorious, and certainly getting onstage with the brothers will always be an excitement for me. But in terms of taking the music past where we found it, I'm not sure where that's going to go.
And in the interim I've written and recorded an entire album of material with a fellow named John 5. It's called Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bar & Grill, and it was designed as a jukebox musical after seeing what the South Park fellows did. Those fellows are ardent Van Halen fans – they're been to Vegas and L.A. variously on the last tour. I saw the play [Book Of Mormon] and went home and we started putting together what I guess is called a jukebox musical, but it's not particular to Van Halen. Indeed we can create Van Halen material as the interstitials, but we have 15 songs ready to go, and it's my story. Indiana kid goes to the big city, sells his soul to the devil. Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets Dave. It's knockout stuff.

The "Jump" remix is part of an approach I wanted to take of, "What if we take a specific song and update it both in terms of time period and neighborhood, and you use that throughout the play?" The way "Jump" sounds originally is very different than the way it sounds on this latest version. You can turn it country, you can make it a very sad song. I was also thinking to take this material to one of our finer filmmakers and see if the whole package might be used. That being said, it's not heavy metal, and no, it's not dance music. It's R&B-based, a lot of B3 [organ] and a lot of girl-friendly . . . It's rock, but think early Rod Stewart, perhaps, arguably the best years, [or] "Tumbling Dice" if you're thinking in terms of classic. So who knows where that's gonna go.

But Ed has his own vision, I'm assuming. We haven't really been able to speak about it and it's a disappointment, just as not having a chance for a reunion of the original band. Clearly, vocals are every bit as much a component of success as a rhythm section or a guitar solo, and there's an old expression saying, "They don't go home singing the lighting show, they don't go home singing the production." You're right, they sing my words and my melodies. And what we have at our fingertips is arguably one of the greatest high tenor voices ever – that was in Michael Anthony. In our tiny little corner of the universe, that voice is as identifiable as the high voice in Earth, Wind & Fire, as identifiable as the high voice in the Beach Boys. Van Halen is an indelicate house blend of both – that's intentionally. So I would always look forward to that reunion, and I would always look forward to writing a whole variety of material. I've offered the fellows, come on out here to the land of the gods. And if you don't want to make it that far we'll make it halfway – Konishiki [his friend and former champion sumo wrestler] has said he'll lend me his house in Hawaii, Let's go woodshed. But so far there hasn't been any response, so hope and faith are not actual tactics and strategies – they're strippers from Albuquerque.

Let's focus on the positive first. Would you want to take those 15 songs with John to the stage?
Absolutely. That's what it's aimed at. It's autobiographic. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bar & Grill" is the opening theme song, and it's about an Indiana kid who goes to sleep – think The Wizard Of Oz – and the characters in his life, the butcher, the baker and the newspaper guy, pop out of posters and sing him a song called "Giddyup." And he finds his way to all the good things in life, having discovered rock in the Sixties, and there's a song titled "Alligator Pants" – yes, I own a pair, I wore them for the last two tours. And things go horribly left-of-center wrong, of course, when you sell your soul to the devil, and one of the tunes is called "The Shit That Killed Elvis." So yeah, it's pretty stellar material. Again, I've offered it up to the Van Halens, but I seriously doubt there are going to be any takers there. As I've said, we haven't written a new song since I left in 1984. Almost everything on that record [A Different Kind of Truth] is from before we recorded the first album or out or about somewhere in that time frame. Wait, what am I saying? "Stay Frosty" is brand new, and I wrote that whole song myself. I wrote the chord structure, played the guitar, the vocals, etc. Therein that was remanded to the back side – well, it's not a record anymore, side B, next to the last of whatever. It's an update, thinking symmetrically – "Ice Cream Man," "Stay Frosty," I get it [laughs].

You clearly have a lot you want to do individually. Where will this go for you?
Well, I was just on the phone yesterday with John, and we're now beginning to explore what that means. It's been a year since our last tour with Van Halen. There's virtually no impact or contact in terms of writing new material, and given that I don't have the opportunity to work with original material I invented a whole new website show, Tokyo Hi-Power Style and all the music you hear there is my personal collection. That's all floor, and it's kind of talk radio but with that kind of a musical background, and half of it is in Japanese.

That's heavy lifting, conducting recording sessions completely in Japanese. So I'm pursuing with a vengeance. I went to the Sumo tournament with Konishiki as my teacher, and we went not only to the tournament, but we went to the beya, which is the gym. And we had what in music is called an encounter, question and answer, back and forth. And I asked them, "What inspires you? What compels you?" And variously one would say, "I do not want to dishonor my parents." Another said, "I would like to be a great champion." We went around the circle, and one of them said to me, "Dave-san, what inspires you?" I said, "Fear and revenge." They asked, "Revenge against who?" I said, "People who have a whole lot more talent than I do and then threw it away. Sometimes friends of ours have Maserati-style talent and they treat it like a fucking lawn mower." And they all laughed.

I said, "Then there are folks who have lived much faster and got much farther down the track. Now my wristwatch seems to be moving forward faster and my knees seem to be going slower." Everybody sort of nodded. It's revenge against my wristwatch. And fear that I might not have all the time that I wish I could in order to do what's in my imagination. I don't think what I'm imagining is preposterous. I don't think what I'm imagining is undoable at all. Maybe I'm audacious, but I can't really even smell it. Let's get after this, like Grandma Roth said. I'm furious to beat the clock here. And whether or not I do last to 93, I want to live a life well-lived. And I do it with a sense of humor. I brought up something in an interview with one of the magazines here in Tokyo. I said, "I wish Bon Jovi would've given me a call before he recorded all of his hits, because the lyrics would've been smarter, the melodies would've been much more smashing, and they would've sold a lot fewer records." Fighting spirit, Steve-san. It's a goddamn war every day in the music business in one faction or another. I have a taste for that. I like conflict, and I can admit that now. "Come on, let's get after this. Where's the next war, guys?"

What is there left to accomplish that you still want to do musically?
I don't know that it's so much to accomplish as it is to get with a team or a group, to get with other folks and have an idea and a vision and to be busy all the time. My favorite expression of Andy Warhol's was, "I think to be busy is the best thing in life." And I can heartily agree now and just get on horseback, and if you have to change your direction in momentum, so much better than sitting and thinking about and deciding and not even going. For me, 60 is the new 80. You oughta see my X-rays. So get going, start heading north. And whether we accomplish anything or not becomes beside the point. The goal is to get with somebody and get with a group or team or a squad and get going on something that everybody's contributing to. I believe in that for me, probably for most folks, more than ever. You might be surprised to hear that from somebody – when you say lead singer, you think that's a solitary vision, a self-centric kind of positioning. "How many lead singers does it take to put in a light bulb? One. You're supposed to hold the bulb and let the world revolve around you." As achingly true as that might have been periodically in my life, I can follow just as good as lead. But I do want to be on that boat.

Would you want to work with another group of musicians?
Certainly, absolutely, and we can sit here for another hour and go through the list. It doesn't matter the kind of music, it doesn't matter whether it's a cowboy hat or a yarmulke. I don't care if it's outer space or pop, the spirit is the same. There are only so many letters in the alphabet. When I talk to young musicians or authors and they ask for advice, I say, "You gotta learn all the letters of your own personal alphabet. With music, you need to know all the different kinds of music and everything in and around your given instrument." They say, "Well, why would I want to learn somebody else's alphabet?" "Son, you're not gonna invent any new letters in the alphabet, but if you do learn all of them and you can start creating words with them, well, last I looked, the Bible is written in the identical alphabet as all of my favorite pornography. At least you can make an informed choice." [Laughs] Which way is the porn store?

It will be very interesting to see what happens with all of these merging interests you have. You mentioned Coachella. Would we ever see Van Halen on that type of stage?
Alex and I have been begging to become part of that, and Glastonbury and Reading and Hyde Park. We keep being shuttled into the heavy metal world, and that's a very exclusive neighborhood, but here we are – we're back knocking on the doors begging for Bonnaroo and begging for Lollapalooza and Coachella, not even as an advancement of career, but there's a whole new audience who doesn't know and doesn't give a shit about Van Halen, and that's exactly the best audience to sharpen your spirit on. That will compel you to the very best that you have. I can't wait for those opportunities and wish us well. We've been asking for those shows since I've gotten back with the band six years ago, and I'll be very curious to see where we wind up come next season.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Feb 12th, 2013 at 5:34pm
SHE GOT A DOOR BELL CHIME THAT SAYS BRING IT.
OR DONT RING IT !!!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 12th, 2013 at 5:48pm

BILL PERKS wrote on Feb 12th, 2013 at 5:34pm:
SHE GOT A DOOR BELL CHIME THAT SAYS BRING IT.
OR DONT RING IT !!!

PERKS, Dave broke his gag order and this will not sit well with Ed at all. Give me ambiguity or give me something else...

Van Halen's over™

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Feb 12th, 2013 at 9:32pm

Some Guy wrote on Feb 12th, 2013 at 5:48pm:

BILL PERKS wrote on Feb 12th, 2013 at 5:34pm:
SHE GOT A DOOR BELL CHIME THAT SAYS BRING IT.
OR DONT RING IT !!!

PERKS, Dave broke his gag order and this will not sit well with Ed at all. Give me ambiguity or give me something else...

Van Halen's over™

YEA IT'S TROUBLE..HE BACKHANDED WOLFIE,ED WILL NEVER FORGIVE.
SAMMY ,TURN YOUR PHONE ON AND GET YOUR PIPES READY

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 13th, 2013 at 6:09am

BILL PERKS wrote on Feb 12th, 2013 at 9:32pm:

Some Guy wrote on Feb 12th, 2013 at 5:48pm:

BILL PERKS wrote on Feb 12th, 2013 at 5:34pm:
SHE GOT A DOOR BELL CHIME THAT SAYS BRING IT.
OR DONT RING IT !!!

PERKS, Dave broke his gag order and this will not sit well with Ed at all. Give me ambiguity or give me something else...

Van Halen's over™

YEA IT'S TROUBLE..HE BACKHANDED WOLFIE,ED WILL NEVER FORGIVE.
SAMMY ,TURN YOUR PHONE ON AND GET YOUR PIPES READY

PERKS, it's 85 all over again. Dave blew it man. Talk about massive potential for Gross! An Anthony return would be the tiny acorn that becomes the giant oak. He may as well have finished that interview with a Bowzy Bowzy Bop Zitty Bop...

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by BILL PERKS on Feb 13th, 2013 at 3:45pm
HE GOT TIRED OF BEING ED'S PUPPET.
ED IS ONLY GONNA DO WHAT HE WANTS TO DO.
IT'S HIS BALL.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 15th, 2013 at 10:38am

BILL PERKS wrote on Feb 13th, 2013 at 3:45pm:
HE GOT TIRED OF BEING ED'S PUPPET.
ED IS ONLY GONNA DO WHAT HE WANTS TO DO.
IT'S HIS BALL.

We've got A Different Kind of Truth PERKS and Eddie can't take that away from us.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 19th, 2013 at 9:46am
Linda Morris
Features writer

IT'S BEEN off and on again for the past couple of years.

Now it's been confirmed - Van Halen, with their flamboyant frontman, David Lee Roth, is coming to Australia for the first time in a quarter of a century to headline a brand new weekend music festival.

The inaugural Stone Festival at Sydney's ANZ Stadium will also feature the original piano man, Billy Joel, the surviving Ramone, and high-profile Australian acts in what promoters bill as a once-in-a-lifetime music celebration timed for the Anzac Day weekend.

The two-day event will feature a commemorative motorcycle ride and hot rod show.

Although he is approaching 60, age has not wearied Roth. The lead singer ties back his long blond mane these days and has shed the skintight spandex tights.

He carries impact injuries from his robust stage act but continues to choreograph those aerobic leg split jumps.

''Nostalgia is the unrelaxed grip on the past because of the fear of the future,'' Roth said.

''It is an artist's sole responsibility to reflect their life - so whether you are a Beatle or an Andy Warhol or a music classic rocker, let's move ahead. If you are clinging to an old image it becomes kind of pathological, one-dimensional.''

Van Halen last toured Australia in 1998. This will be the first time the original line-up of the Van Halen brothers and Roth have graced these shores.

Their absence has not been for Roth's lack of interest. ''You'll have to ask the rhythm section [why]'', Roth quips.

He alludes to the acrimony that has mired Van Halen. ''They [the brothers] have approached their life from a much more traditional standpoint. They have families, they celebrate birthdays, they sleep regular hours more often than not; I'm truly a wanderer.''

Roth says Australian audiences can expect a playlist reflecting the band's heavy metal roots, its flamboyant pop tunes and tracks from the band's critically lauded 2012 album, A Different Kind of Truth.

''We are one of the few acts that could open for a Jimmy Buffett on one night and play with Metallica on the other and still move with alarming credibility.''

Roth remains unmarried and lives in Tokyo where he learns Japanese, sword play and Japanese fine arts.

''What I do have is groupies who are on their first and second divorces,'' he said. ''They email me in advance and describe exactly what they are going to be wearing.

''Yes, I do have issues.''


and-
He also remains part of Van Halen, which will play three shows during June in Japan and is reported to be working on a new album. “There’s plenty of ideas lying around and some new stuff that we’ve been working on, too,” Van Halen reports. “You never know what’ll happen.”

Read more: http://www.vhnd.com/2013/02/18/wolfg...#ixzz2LJ40WBx7





Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Mar 5th, 2013 at 6:43am



UPDATE: The person sitting next to Eddie is LL Cool J as confirmed by his Facebook and Twitter.

We were sent this teaser today from the VH camp.  What is going on over there??

Some upcoming Van Halen shows have been announced recently: one in Australia in April,  three in Japan in June, and one in Wisconsin in July.

Will there be a full tour this year?

Does this photo imply that they are putting out a new song or two for the tour?

Stay tuned…




Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Mar 7th, 2013 at 11:18am
All signs point not just to a full recovery and return to the road for Eddie Van Halen, but some forthcoming new music, as well. The guitarist, who was sidelined by a nasty case of diverticulitis last year, has posted a photo to Facebook of himself in the studio.
His son Wolfgang is promising fresh material, as well: “Oh, yeah, there’s plenty of other ideas laying around,” the younger Van Halen tells Billboard, “and some new stuff that we’ve been working on, too. You never know what’ll happen.”

Wolfgang Van Halen helped spark 2012′s long-awaited reunion between his dad and David Lee Roth by digging out some unreleased material from the Van Halen band‘s earliest days. Together with founding drummer Alex Van Halen, Wolfgang’s uncle, the rejuvenated quartet produced ‘A Different Kind of Truth,’ Van Halen’s first full-length studio project with Roth since ‘1984.’

Wolfgang has been touring with Tremonti, the solo band of Creed’s frontman Mark Tremonti, while Van Halen took some time away. Now that its namesake leader is healthy again, the group is set for appearances at Australia’s Stone Music Festival in April, through Japan in June and then at the Rock USA Festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this July.


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Mar 7th, 2013 at 11:49am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Mar 7th, 2013 at 11:18am:
All signs point not just to a full recovery and return to the road for Eddie Van Halen, but some forthcoming new music, as well. The guitarist, who was sidelined by a nasty case of diverticulitis last year, has posted a photo to Facebook of himself in the studio.
His son Wolfgang is promising fresh material, as well: “Oh, yeah, there’s plenty of other ideas laying around,” the younger Van Halen tells Billboard, “and some new stuff that we’ve been working on, too. You never know what’ll happen.”

Wolfgang Van Halen helped spark 2012′s long-awaited reunion between his dad and David Lee Roth by digging out some unreleased material from the Van Halen band‘s earliest days. Together with founding drummer Alex Van Halen, Wolfgang’s uncle, the rejuvenated quartet produced ‘A Different Kind of Truth,’ Van Halen’s first full-length studio project with Roth since ‘1984.’

Wolfgang has been touring with Tremonti, the solo band of Creed’s frontman Mark Tremonti, while Van Halen took some time away. Now that its namesake leader is healthy again, the group is set for appearances at Australia’s Stone Music Festival in April, through Japan in June and then at the Rock USA Festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this July.


This ain't bringing Micheal Anthony back.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Bluzdude on Mar 7th, 2013 at 11:52am
From what I've read, Eddie and David can't stand each other, but they are trying to make it work.
...Sounds like another guitarist and frontman we know. :booze

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Apr 2nd, 2013 at 9:23pm
Some Guy ?

http://www.youtube.com/embed/g1qg9myFCqw?rel=0

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Apr 4th, 2013 at 12:36pm

Edith Grove wrote on Apr 2nd, 2013 at 9:23pm:
Some Guy ?

http://www.youtube.com/embed/g1qg9myFCqw?rel=0

"I used to have a drug problem, now I make enough money"- DLR

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sirmoonie on May 3rd, 2013 at 9:28pm
http://us.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t3#/video/bestoftv/2013/05/03/pmt-eddie-van-halen-ll-cool-j-collabo.cnn

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 4th, 2013 at 6:46pm

sirmoonie wrote on May 3rd, 2013 at 9:28pm:
http://us.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t3#/video/bestoftv/2013/05/03/pmt-eddie-van-halen-ll-cool-j-collabo.cnn

I mean real pushups not those girl pushups.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on May 6th, 2013 at 3:41pm

sirmoonie wrote on May 3rd, 2013 at 9:28pm:
http://us.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t3#/video/bestoftv/2013/05/03/pmt-eddie-van-halen-ll-cool-j-collabo.cnn



LL Cool J and Eddie V are an odd pairing....

one cant get thru a single sentence without licking his lips with his tongue.. the other no longer has a tongue.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 9th, 2013 at 9:59am
Look at all the people here tonight!


http://www.ksby.com/news/van-halen-t...id-state-fair/

Van Halen to perform at Mid-State Fair
Posted: May 8, 2013 2:09 PM by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News

The California Mid-State Fair announced on Wednesday that Van Halen has been booked for the 2013 Fair.

The legendary rock band will perform at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, July 24th in the Chumash Grandstand Arena.

Ticket prices range from $50 to $180 and will go on sale on Friday, May 17th at 10:00 am.


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on May 9th, 2013 at 10:29am
The State Fair circuit....

well... you've got no where to go but up from there.
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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 9th, 2013 at 10:36am
!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on May 9th, 2013 at 11:00am
Its over.

Time for the rest of the boys to get a day job.


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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on May 9th, 2013 at 11:03am
Its not good when everyone is snickering at your bass player...
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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on May 9th, 2013 at 11:08am
"Sorry Dave, but ticket sales are way down. Its back to the State Fair circuit..."
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Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jun 19th, 2013 at 2:18pm
http://www.vhnd.com/2013/06/18/van-halen-kicks-off-japan-tour-in-nagoya/


Today (June 18th) Van Halen kicked off their Japan 2013 tour at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in Nagoya, Japan! (Showtime was 7PM in Japan, which was 3AM Pacific time)

This morning, Wolf tweeted, “Show day in Nagoya”, followed by ”We’re almost ready for ya, Nagoya. Just gotta tune up real quick… ” with the goofy photo above.

As far as the setlist, there were no huge surprises, but we are impressed that they beefed it up to a whopping 27 songs (including the drum and guitar solos) and that they added “Atomic Punk“, “Jamie’s Cryin’“and the must-have “Mean Street.” Also included were “Hear About It Later” and “The Trouble With Never”, which were not usually played last year. Of course, we would have loved it if they included alternate songs from A Different Kind Of Truth (check out our fan poll for the fan’s favorite songs from the new album…many of which haven’t been played), as well as alternate deep tracks like “Light Up The Sky” or “Drop Dead Legs”, both of which they soundchecked during last year’s North American tour. But we’re sure the fans in Japan were quite satisfied, as the show clocked in at two hours, twenty mintes(!), which is possibly the longest show the band has ever performed!

As an added bonus, Nagoya got treated to a viewing of Roth’s short film, “Tokyo Story” as the lead-in to “Ice Cream Man” instead of the ”Dog World” video.





Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Saint Sway on Jun 21st, 2013 at 8:54am
Can we really refer to them as "ass-less leather chaps" if David Lee Roth is wearing them???

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jun 22nd, 2013 at 8:43am
Sway, you gotta stay outta the pasture baby.



Van Freakin’ Halen Tokyo Dome :

(A review from mrC)

Well, I can die and go to heaven (?) now… I’ve finally, after being a fan for 30+ years, seen DLR and EVH together on stage at last… on a night when DLR was top form and in full control of 50,000 people in Tokyo Dome.

Dave was back on top, over the top, and back down again. Always a winner… King of the Hill.

Dave had something to prove as a recent resident of Tokyo …and he delivered in spades. As expected he was ‘the’ master showman… however this was special as he was able to use his recently learned Japanese language most effectively.

Dave, had special guests in the audience including sumo giant Konishiki who even starred with Dave in the mid-show 1970′s-Yakuza-style short film in which Dave could show off his new full-back tattoo on screen, a work of art which he’s been working on for nearly a full year here in Tokyo.

The 3 Van Halen family guys were rocking’ steady as always, played all the great songs for a full 2hr:15min. Alex was cool as a cucumber, lil nephew Wolfgang was solid as could be on bass… oh yeah… Ed has been “back” and consistent for the better part of a few years now.

He’s an inspiration to the rest of us guitar players for doing that voodoo he do so well… all so effortlessly.

Kiyo san had gotten us really good seats.. (well, the best I’ve had at a Tokyo Dome Show… but certainly nothing posh like Robert was able to swindle.  haha.

As you can see the light/video show supported the band which really didn’t need any support at all. They were ‘on’ tonight.

Surprise rare songs were: “I’m The One (Show Your Love)”, “Hear About It Later” and “Women in Love”.

The weather was pre-typhoon so it was really humid and raining the whole way to the show.. we all looked like a couple of soaked swamp rats by the end of the day but it was not what was in the forefront of our minds.

Kiyo ditched early… and Dan the man and I hooked up with Robert in Shinjuku Station for some eats and decompression. Thanks guys! The 30 year wait was worth it. My obituary will read: “he died a happy man”. (”,)b



http://youtu.be/CWzdlW46anE



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jun 25th, 2013 at 6:25am
.Vanhalen tokyo dome japan 東京ドーム 6/21/2013 HD FULL SHOW in front of eddie .

http://youtu.be/UMh5zx3YJ7g


This is bad assed-
http://www.vhnd.com/2013/06/11/oakland-1981-upgrade/


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jul 23rd, 2013 at 11:48am
http://www.vhnd.com/2013/07/21/van-halen-at-rock-usa-review-photos-setlist/

!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jul 30th, 2013 at 6:42am
Sway??

http://youtu.be/N8eFNue5Zds

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 22nd, 2013 at 6:46am
they were my generations Beatles.

http://youtu.be/e5Gk79FazKs

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 23rd, 2013 at 6:46am
From Roth's Facebook page:

"Nothin' but high reps and heavy training for the new Van Halen sessions, hell yeah, nothin' but yeah ..."


http://youtu.be/SXtPC8P1jtI



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Oct 27th, 2013 at 1:17pm
Some Guy?


http://youtu.be/CkN3b_3Hj7Y

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Oct 28th, 2013 at 10:01am

Edith Grove wrote on Oct 27th, 2013 at 1:17pm:
Some Guy?


http://youtu.be/CkN3b_3Hj7Y

I really dig that!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Oct 28th, 2013 at 10:13pm

Some Guy wrote on Oct 28th, 2013 at 10:01am:

Edith Grove wrote on Oct 27th, 2013 at 1:17pm:
Some Guy?


http://youtu.be/CkN3b_3Hj7Y

I really dig that!

These guys are good. :keithpunky

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Nov 2nd, 2013 at 7:48am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Oct 28th, 2013 at 10:13pm:

Some Guy wrote on Oct 28th, 2013 at 10:01am:

Edith Grove wrote on Oct 27th, 2013 at 1:17pm:
Some Guy?


http://youtu.be/CkN3b_3Hj7Y

I really dig that!

These guys are good. :keithpunky


You like covers? You cold? Need a cover? See below-

http://youtu.be/ap8HohMexUE

Guitar?

http://youtu.be/zJ6jy3L0B70

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Nov 7th, 2013 at 9:40am
Van Halen brings Peace to the Middle East-

http://youtu.be/GQ1loi8GQdI

http://youtu.be/PNl0Q-2f7jg

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 23rd, 2013 at 7:03pm
Merry Christmas to all y'all Rocks Offers out there! Fucking let it rip on Christmas Eve Eve!!!

The Six Pack


http://youtu.be/2Al-L2thpXs

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Jun 29th, 2014 at 3:48pm
Some Guy ?


http://youtu.be/nP4Q20pjrXE

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Nov 14th, 2014 at 4:12pm
Hagar, whose current bar band, THE CIRCLE, also includes for VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, continued: "Right now, I'm really happy. I can play any song I want and I can sing it and I can rock it, and I've got musicians that can do it, and me and Mikey [Michael Anthony] are having the time of our life."

He added: "My guess is, if you want me to make one prediction, I think that Michael Anthony will be back in that band because they really need to do that. If they’re going to serve the fans and ever do what the fans really want right now, if it's going to be Dave [Lee Roth], then it's gotta be Mike. too. It's gotta be the original band, and that's the way it should be. Nothing against Wolfie [current VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen] — I love the guy; he was a sweet kid. [He] grew up. I saw him when he was born, for God's sake — but they need to do that and my prediction is they will."

In a February 2013 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth spoke about the touchy subject of Anthony potentially replacing current bassist — and Eddie Van Halen's son — Wolfgang Van Halen. He said: "Ed has his own vision, I'm assuming. We haven't really been able to speak about it and it's a disappointment, just as not having a chance for a reunion of the original band. Clearly, vocals are every bit as much a component of success as a rhythm section or a guitar solo… What we have at our fingertips is arguably one of the greatest high tenor voices ever — that was in Michael Anthony.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Nov 21st, 2014 at 3:25pm
:interestingstuffronnie


http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-live-dvd/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=newsletter_4572276

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Nov 21st, 2014 at 5:08pm

Edith Grove wrote on Nov 21st, 2014 at 3:25pm:
:interestingstuffronnie


http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-live-dvd/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=newsletter_4572276


We really want some 78-84 live shows! You know, they were considered the Beatles of my generation.


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Nov 29th, 2014 at 6:26am
Some Guy ?


http://youtu.be/LvU8g45c1vw

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 2nd, 2014 at 3:34pm
CIA agents reportedly seeded false information in Rolling Stone and other media outlets to convince the public that Roth was toppled solely by his bandmates in a bloodless revolt.

LANGLEY, VA—Shedding new light on a tumultuous period of upheaval that dominated international headlines nearly 30 years ago, the U.S. government declassified hundreds of documents Tuesday that confirm the CIA covertly organized and executed the coup that ousted lead singer David Lee Roth from Van Halen.

According to a preliminary analysis, the newly released information includes more than 1,600 pages of formerly top-secret material detailing the CIA’s clandestine plot to infiltrate the platinum-selling rock group and unseat the magnetic, impulsive musician from his leadership position in the spring of 1985. The documents reveal that the agency worked behind the scenes for years, beginning after the release of the disco-inflected “Push Comes To Shove” single in 1981, to foment the internal turmoil and unrest needed to destabilize the band and ultimately force Roth to step down from the American heavy metal act.

“As Van Halen’s creative direction became uncertain in the early 1980s, it became increasingly apparent that we would have to take the steps necessary to remove Roth from power,” said former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence John N. McMahon, describing the covert process by which he and his colleagues quietly forced a schism between the vocalist and members of the band’s inner circle in order to disrupt the dangerous cult of personality that had taken hold around the hard-rock frontman. “Well before the commencement of the Hide Your Sheep Tour, Roth had become too unpredictable, too brazen, and he was preventing the band’s sound from moving toward synthesizer-driven, radio-friendly rock. So, we felt we needed to act, and quickly.”

“Quite simply, our office determined that Roth was no longer fit to exercise control over Van Halen, and that his aspirations for the band were not aligned with the best interests of the American people,” he continued.

Dubbed Operation Diamond Cutter by the select top-ranking CIA administrators who orchestrated the plot, the confidential initiative reportedly sought to quietly undermine Roth’s influence within Van Halen and replace him with Sammy Hagar, a charismatic but largely inert puppet leader who agency officials were confident would be easily manipulated once installed atop the iconic rock group.

The CIA confirmed that it was able to exploit preexisting strains in the band by capitalizing on internal concerns over Roth’s long-term musical ambitions following the release of his solo EP, as well as pent-up tensions that had simmered for years after the lukewarm commercial and critical reception of Van Halen’s Fair Warning album. Additionally, American intelligence operatives succeeded in enlisting Roth’s manager and utilizing the double agent to convince his client that relinquishing his position would allow him to pursue what was portrayed as a budding and potentially prosperous film career.

“Based on the things we heard coming out of Van Halen’s studio at the time, we were given authorization from the highest levels of government to seek every possible avenue to subvert Roth’s command,” said one CIA operative speaking on condition of anonymity, claiming that the agency recruited and trained numerous groupies and entourage members to ply longtime Roth ally Alex Van Halen with alcohol in order to ensure that he was in no state to oppose the takeover. “Had we not moved when we did, there’s no telling what kind of detrimental effect Roth would have had on the band’s move into more mainstream pop territory and the state of rock music as a whole. We saw the opportunity to remove this uncontrollable megalomaniac from power while safeguarding the American people from his potent influence, and we seized it.”

“The last thing we wanted was to have another ‘Panama’ on our hands,” he added.

As revealed by the CIA, prior to Roth’s successful ouster from the group, the agency also funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars in untraceable funds through intermediaries to bankroll the production and distribution of such incendiary works as VOA and the “I Can’t Drive 55” single in order to bolster Hagar’s profile in the eyes of the band’s supporters.

Despite the prevalence of critics who question the legitimacy of the post-Roth Van Halen regime, McMahon said that he has “no regrets whatsoever” about the agency’s false flag mission.

“Overthrowing Roth was a risky, highly controversial maneuver, but I believe that history will justify our actions,” McMahon said, acknowledging that the coup ultimately proved ineffectual, as the vocalist’s departure merely ushered in a series of decreasingly competent replacements, culminating in Roth reclaiming his seat of power long after the band had ceased to have an impact in the international community. “This was a self-aggrandizing degenerate who needed to be toppled in order to bring stability to the band’s direction. We did what needed to be done.”

“That being said, none of us could possibly have foreseen that For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge would indirectly result from our actions,” he added, solemnly shaking his head.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Mar 4th, 2015 at 5:44am
Some Guy ?


http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-tokyo-dome-live/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=newsletter_4572276

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by god on Mar 4th, 2015 at 5:01pm

Some Guy wrote on Nov 21st, 2014 at 5:08pm:

Edith Grove wrote on Nov 21st, 2014 at 3:25pm:
:interestingstuffronnie


http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-live-dvd/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=newsletter_4572276


We really want some 78-84 live shows!


One like this...

VH and Dave were once great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcsHPeAR8tQ



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Mar 5th, 2015 at 8:37am

god wrote on Mar 4th, 2015 at 5:01pm:

Some Guy wrote on Nov 21st, 2014 at 5:08pm:

Edith Grove wrote on Nov 21st, 2014 at 3:25pm:
:interestingstuffronnie


http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-live-dvd/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=newsletter_4572276


We really want some 78-84 live shows!


One like this...

VH and Dave were once great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcsHPeAR8tQ


God bless you sir. I am not sure if we can get that on dvd. This was recently released I assume- see below. Could you even possibly fathom this done up right for a new release?

They were the Beatles of my generation.

As far as that new live cd- It does not move me...


http://youtu.be/ojNrj-sWfpk

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Mar 16th, 2015 at 10:22am
Happy Birthday Wolfie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvVk5y957Vw

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Mar 21st, 2015 at 5:47am
Some Guy ?

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-ellen-degeneres-show/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=newsletter_4572276

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Mar 22nd, 2015 at 9:35am
we will not support this.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by LadyJane on Mar 24th, 2015 at 8:37am
From IORR:

"Billboard back up in Buffalo this morning! Couldn't get a pic and only saw one rotation, but it said 'Pleased to Meet You' and 'justakissaway.rocks'."

I cannot confirm personally YET but may take a drive after work to see for myself.

developing.............................................

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Mar 24th, 2015 at 8:55am

LadyJane wrote on Mar 24th, 2015 at 8:37am:
From IORR:

"Billboard back up in Buffalo this morning! Couldn't get a pic and only saw one rotation, but it said 'Pleased to Meet You' and 'justakissaway.rocks'."

I cannot confirm personally YET but may take a drive after work to see for myself.

developing.............................................



What does this have to do with Van Halen? :-)

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by god on Mar 24th, 2015 at 5:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enSu3hvULtg

    http://van-halen.com/vhtour2015.html
    VAN HALEN To Tour North America Summer/Fall 2015
    VAN HALEN to Perform March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard for ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ In Rare Television Concert Appearance
    Songs from the Concert to be Aired March 30-March 31

    In celebration of a 2015 Summer/Fall North American Tour, VAN HALEN will perform a special concert for Jimmy Kimmel Live March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard. Featuring some of the band’s essential rock and roll classics, the concert will be broadcast over two nights, March 30 and March 31, on the late night talk show and marks VAN HALEN's first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth. Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. / 10:35 p.m. Central time on ABC.

    VAN HALEN is touring North America beginning July 5 in Seattle, Washington at the White River Amphitheatre, with concerts scheduled through October 2 in Los Angeles, California at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will support all dates along the tour. Tickets for the Live Nation-promoted tour go on sale beginning April 4 at www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com with special pre-sale information being announced locally. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.

    The special Hollywood Boulevard concert will be a hit-heavy set of songs featured on TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT, the first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It is being released as a double CD, four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl and digitally beginning March 31, 2015. Fans who pre-order TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT before its March 31 release date through Amazon and digitally at iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “Panama,” “Runnin’ With The Devil,” “Jump” and “Hot For Teacher.”

    Also being released beginning March 31 are remastered versions of Van Halen and 1984, with remastered versions of Diver Down, Women and Children First, Van Halen II and Fair Warning due out later this spring. Each album has been cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD, 180-gram vinyl and for the digital version by mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood, CA. These albums are being released beginning March 31 with pre-orders available now through Amazon and iTunes now.

    Jimmy Kimmel Live is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format. Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca and Erin Irwin serve as co-executive producers. Emmy Award®-winning Jimmy Kimmel Live is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED)

    Enjoy Jimmy Kimmel Live on the web at www.abc.com/JimmyKimmeLive and at www.youtube/JimmyKimmelLive. Artwork is available on www.abcmedianet.com and on Facebook.com/JimmyKimmelLive; Twitter @JimmyKimmel #Kimmel

    Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, VAN HALEN changed the rock and roll landscape forever with the release of their self-titled, 1978 debut album and subsequently produced a repertoire of hits that remain some of the strongest and most influential rock songs ever written that fans will admire for decades to come. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, and more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart than any other artist, the band's record of achievement is hard to top. The eponymous debut album and 1984 were both certified Diamond, for U.S. sales in excess of 10 million, placing them on an elite short list of double RIAA-certified Diamond Award honorees. VAN HALEN was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

    VAN HALEN 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

        Sunday July 5, Seattle, WA, White River Amphitheatre
        Tuesday July 7, Portland, OR, Amphitheater Northwest
        Thursday July 9, Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion
        Saturday July 11, San Bernardino, CA, San Manuel Amphitheater
        Tuesday July 14, Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
        Thursday July 16, Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
        Saturday July 18, Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
        Monday July 20, Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
        Wednesday July 22, Kansas City, MO, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
        Friday July 24, Chicago, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
        Sunday July 26, St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
        Tuesday July 28, Pittsburgh, PA, First Niagra Pavilion
        Thursday July 30, Bangor, ME, Darling'sWaterfront Pavilion
        Saturday August 1, Boston, MA, Xfinity Center
        Monday August 3, Cleveland, OH, Blossom Music Center
        Wednesday August 5, London, ON, Western Fair District
        Friday August 7, Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
        Sunday August 9, Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
        Tuesday August 11, Hartford, CT, Xfinity Center
        Thursday August 13, Wantagh, NY, Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
        Sunday August 23, Hershey, PA, Hershey Park
        Tuesday August 25, Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
        Thursday August 27, Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
        Saturday August 29, Washington DC, Jiffy Lube Live
        Monday August 31, Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
        Wednesday September 2, Indianapolis, IN, Klipsch Amphitheatre
        Friday September 4, Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater
        Sunday September 6, Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
        Wednesday September 9, Raleigh, NC, Walnut Creek Amphitheater
        Friday September 11, Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
        Sunday September 13, Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
        Tuesday September 15, West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre
        Thursday September 17, Birmingham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
        Monday September 21, Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater
        Wednesday September 23, Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
        Friday September 25, Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
        Monday September 28, Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
        Wednesday September 30, San Diego, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre
        Friday October 2, Hollywood, CA, Hollywood Bowl


Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Mar 24th, 2015 at 5:44pm

Edith Grove wrote on Mar 24th, 2015 at 8:55am:

LadyJane wrote on Mar 24th, 2015 at 8:37am:
From IORR:

"Billboard back up in Buffalo this morning! Couldn't get a pic and only saw one rotation, but it said 'Pleased to Meet You' and 'justakissaway.rocks'."

I cannot confirm personally YET but may take a drive after work to see for myself.

developing.............................................



What does this have to do with Van Halen? :-)

We have an announcement!  :keithpunky :wow

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Bluzdude on Mar 24th, 2015 at 6:06pm
Most famous DLR quote:

...Look at all the people here tonight...

Best DLR quote

...Who threw that! Thats OK, because tonight after the show, I'm gonna Fu@& your girlfriend...

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Mar 24th, 2015 at 7:01pm
you have my attention.


"I wish Bon Jovi would've given me a call before he recorded all of his hits, because the lyrics would've been smarter, the melodies would've been much more smashing, and they would've sold a lot fewer records." -David Lee Roth



Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Mar 31st, 2015 at 11:48am
https://www.yahoo.com/music/s/van-halens-david-lee-roth-busts-open-nose-040032167.html

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by mojoman on Mar 31st, 2015 at 5:11pm
f eddie van methalen lets MA back in it will be the first time i've seen the band in the same year as the stones since 81!!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Apr 1st, 2015 at 5:54am

Some Guy wrote on Mar 31st, 2015 at 11:48am:
https://www.yahoo.com/music/s/van-halens-david-lee-roth-busts-open-nose-040032167.html




https://youtu.be/Tax9_cB4QRs

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Apr 1st, 2015 at 10:15pm

mojoman wrote on Mar 31st, 2015 at 5:11pm:
f eddie van methalen lets MA back in it will be the first time i've seen the band in the same year as the stones since 81!!

Mojo?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jKnQ1wb-b4

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Starbuck on Apr 7th, 2015 at 7:32pm
Tater? Explain this?

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/watch-van-halen-perform-jump-on-ellen-degeneres-show-20150403

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 17th, 2015 at 9:31pm
Dudes are cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tltF0-bfUlo

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Jul 6th, 2015 at 2:18pm
Some Boogie?
http://www.jambase.com/Articles/125687/Opening-Night-Van-Halen-Switches-Up-Setlist-For-Latest-Tour

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 4th, 2015 at 6:33pm
I don't feel tardy.

https://youtu.be/bxMXxfbEZys

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by robpop on Aug 5th, 2015 at 4:38am
Dudes are old.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Aug 30th, 2015 at 11:56am
Don't fuck with DLR!
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/david-lee-roth-beer-throwing-van-halen/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Aug 31st, 2015 at 5:53am

sweetcharmedlife wrote on Aug 30th, 2015 at 11:56am:
Don't fuck with DLR!



https://youtu.be/RVSGBhJdXfA

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Aug 31st, 2015 at 7:16am
since I'm here and you're here doesn't that make it our time? and what's wrong with a little Van Halen on our time?


https://youtu.be/jBXKZ4K6EMQ

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 11th, 2015 at 5:49pm
TGIF!

http://www.vhnd.com/2015/09/10/van-halen-covers-the-kinks-all-day-and-all-of-the-night/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by MP on Sep 20th, 2015 at 2:19pm
imagine Eddie playing in the Stones......

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Sep 20th, 2015 at 2:46pm

MP wrote on Sep 20th, 2015 at 2:19pm:
imagine Eddie playing in the Stones......


Makes me wanna puke.... :forfucksake

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Sep 25th, 2015 at 1:54pm

Edith Grove wrote on Sep 20th, 2015 at 2:46pm:

MP wrote on Sep 20th, 2015 at 2:19pm:
imagine Eddie playing in the Stones......


Makes me wanna puke.... :forfucksake



http://www.vhnd.com/2015/09/24/never-seen-photos-excerpts-from-van-halen-rising-exclusive-preview/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Oct 6th, 2015 at 5:32am
Some Guy ?


https://youtu.be/J1xVtkKPLws

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Oct 6th, 2015 at 8:43am
Thanks brother- you helped this white man learn to dance!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Nov 4th, 2015 at 5:35am
Some Guy ?

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-1978-tour-highlights/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=newsletter_4572276

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Nov 4th, 2015 at 9:14am
Thanks Edith. Views have been way down.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Dec 9th, 2015 at 5:24am
Some Guy ?

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-mitch-malloy-song/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=newsletter_4572276

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Dec 10th, 2015 at 4:01pm

Edith Grove wrote on Dec 9th, 2015 at 5:24am:
Some Guy ?

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-mitch-malloy-song/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=newsletter_4572276



No Edith...!!

Not young Some Guy...!!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by gypsymofo60 on Dec 22nd, 2015 at 9:47pm

MP wrote on Sep 20th, 2015 at 2:19pm:
imagine Eddie playing in the Stones......

Oh yeah!...I can see the look on Keith's face now! :forfucksake

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Jan 12th, 2016 at 2:09pm


https://youtu.be/UliccE8DOCo

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Starbuck on Feb 23rd, 2016 at 5:09am
Breaking Van Halen news!

If the interweb said it, it must be true!

-------------
VAN-SHAKEUP!!! WOLFGANG VAN HALEN LEAVES GROUP, SAYS DAD IS A “DICK”
AUG 3RD AT 5PM / 12 NOTES

The reunited classic Van Halen lineup is soldiering on, even after the loss of their newest member, bassist Wolfgang Van Halen.

“I’d had enough.  Nobody told me what a pain in the ass it was working with family.  My dad was always yelling at me, telling me not to be such a show off.  How do you show off on a bass?  What-ever.  My uncle was even worse.  He kept telling me to lose weight and that I was supposed to practice all the time so I could ‘play in the pocket’ or some crap.  I don’t even know what ‘the pocket’ means.  The whole experience was just terrible.  I mean Dave was cool, but that only goes so far and even then he always wanted me to ‘spot’ him during his yoga warm-ups and that could get a little weird.”

People expecting young Wolfgang to start his own group are barking up the wrong tree.

“I kind of realized that I didn’t need to be in a band to be rich and famous.  I’m already both.  I don’t need to be on a stage with those dicks.”

The remaining members of Van Halen wasted no time finding a replacement for the departing bassist.  The group has added King Crimson/ Peter Gabriel bassist, Tony Levin to the group for the album and tour.

“Tony is a consummate professional to the highest degree.  He listens when he is spoken to and doesn’t sass back,” says Eddie Van Halen.  “He’s really beefed up our sound.  We are adding lots of Chapman Stick and his patented ‘Funk Fingers’ to the album.  It sounds incredible.  Kind of like early Allan Holdsworth stuff.  People are going to love it.”

Although Wolfgang is leaving rock and roll behind for the time being, he is staying busy by devoting himself to his newest passion, a signature line of handcrafted liquors.

“I’ve been working with my Uncle Sammy on a delicious tequila blend that will be coming out in March.  I hoped to get it out sooner, but I don’t turn twenty-one until then.

The ‘Uncle Sammy’ Wolfgang is referring to is none other than Sammy Hagar.

“Legally, I’m not allowed to use the ‘Van Halen’ name anymore,” says Wolfgang.  “We are calling it, ‘Cabo San Bertinelli’s Sparkling Tequila Throat Cooler’.  It’s gonna be great.”

Sammy Hagar has also had to deal with a recent lineup change in his own supergroup, Chickenfoot.

Bassist Michael Anthony left the group in hopes of rejoining Van Halen, which did not happen.

“I love Mike like a brother, but leaving Chickenfoot before he sealed the deal with Van Halen is the ‘dick move’ of 2011,” says Sammy Hagar.  “Mike is not out of the group for good, but he’s on a six month suspension, so he can have some time to reflect on what he’s done.”

Filling in for Michael Anthony for time being will be legendary actor Ben Gazzara.  The 80-year-old actor plays bass saxophone in a side project with Hagar called, ‘Hagazzara”.

“A lot of people knock the bass sax as not being ‘rock and roll’,” says Hagar.  “But I’ve seen him in action and that thing is a pussy magnet.  Get ready to get ‘blown’ people.”

http://kimgordonsrealage.tumblr.com/post/8446068432/van-shakeup-wolfgang-van-halen-leaves-group

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by sweetcharmedlife on Feb 28th, 2016 at 11:40am
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/michael-anthony-joined-by-warrant-singer-for-van-halen-classics-at-mark-in-the-morning-anniversary-concert/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 28th, 2016 at 11:46am
The Van Halen thread is active again. This makes us happy!

http://www.vhnd.com/2016/02/24/david-lee-roth-aint-no-christmas/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Feb 28th, 2019 at 11:55am
I heard ya missed us....

http://www.alternativenation.net/eddie-van-halen-may-leaked-reunion-tour-stunning-photos/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by mojoman on Feb 28th, 2019 at 6:02pm

Some Guy wrote on Feb 28th, 2019 at 11:55am:
I heard ya missed us....

http://www.alternativenation.net/eddie-van-halen-may-leaked-reunion-tour-stunning-photos/



no wolfie?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Edith Grove on Mar 3rd, 2019 at 7:41am
Van Halen Member Calls Out Bold Keith Richards Lie


http://www.alternativenation.net/van-halen-member-calls-bold-keith-richards-lie/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Bluzdude on Mar 4th, 2019 at 3:10pm
Check out the Joe Rogan Interview with DLR this week, it's almost 3 hours long, but very entertaining.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Mar 6th, 2019 at 8:10am

Bluzdude wrote on Mar 4th, 2019 at 3:10pm:
Check out the Joe Rogan Interview with DLR this week, it's almost 3 hours long, but very entertaining.


From 78-84 they were my generations Beatles.

http://www.vhnd.com/2018/03/03/van-halen-kicks-off-its-first-world-tour/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by gimmekeef on Mar 6th, 2019 at 12:56pm

Some Guy wrote on Mar 6th, 2019 at 8:10am:

Bluzdude wrote on Mar 4th, 2019 at 3:10pm:
Check out the Joe Rogan Interview with DLR this week, it's almost 3 hours long, but very entertaining.


From 78-84 they were my generations Beatles.

http://www.vhnd.com/2018/03/03/van-halen-kicks-off-its-first-world-tour/


more like the Monkees

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Mar 7th, 2019 at 12:10pm

gimmekeef wrote on Mar 6th, 2019 at 12:56pm:

Some Guy wrote on Mar 6th, 2019 at 8:10am:

Bluzdude wrote on Mar 4th, 2019 at 3:10pm:
Check out the Joe Rogan Interview with DLR this week, it's almost 3 hours long, but very entertaining.


From 78-84 they were my generations Beatles.

http://www.vhnd.com/2018/03/03/van-halen-kicks-off-its-first-world-tour/


more like the Monkees


You know if aliens invaded the planet and offered a battle of the bands in order to save humanity. I'd gladly put up 78-84 Van Halen in order to save Earth.

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Mar 14th, 2019 at 9:39am
alternativenation.net
Van Halen 11-Date Reunion Tour & Michael Anthony’s Role Revealed?
Mike Mazzarone
3-4 minutes

A major rumor about Van Halen’s reunion tour has leaked. Originally broken by MetalheadZone, someone claiming to be a Warner/Chappell Music employee took to social media earlier to release the following statement. It should be noted that his identity/employment status hasn’t been verified, so this should be taken as a rumor. The full statement can be viewed below. Eddie Trunk recently discussed the rumored issues between Sammy Hagar and Van Halen. Foo Fighters are rumored to have a surprising role in the reunion.

“Van Halen will be touring in 2019. As you know, I work at Warner, and we have, by being the label of many incredible artists, information from their management.

An official announcement is coming VERY soon, but here’s what you need to know, to clarify the rumors of recent months, including this return more or less awkwardly announced by David Lee Roth.

– This is not a tour itself, but 6 dates in American stadiums, during the summer to come.

– The band will be going to Las Vegas for 5 additional dates, in December.

– It’s not a farewell tour.

– The line up is the same as the last years: Eddie, Alex, Wolfie, and David.However, to answer the rumors of reformation of the original line up, YES Michael Anthony will be of the part, but it will be only appearances with each concert, featuring, at a given moment of the concert … indeed, Mike will come on stage with his bass Jack Daniels and begin his famous bass solo, before playing “somebody get me a doctor”, which he will sing himself, as in 1998 and 2004. By cons I do not know if Wolfie will be on stage at that time …. Eddie Trunk said true. Mike too, since he is not allowed to talk about this project ….

– No interview will be granted, no one wants to justify the war against anthony and hagar, and this unexpected return, it seems that this is a big financial and legal history: Last year, Van Halen wanted to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first album, turning and re-recording the first album, but with Wolfie on bass. Anthony opposed this. Not out of revenge for his ouster, but compared to the fans, which generated a legal and financial battle, which gave rise to this project: Van Halen featuring Michael Anthony, for dates in stadium, and vegas ….

– No new album or compilation coming soon.

– Sammy Hagar is not part of the project, this one refused, mike had the idea to include it but each of the two parts did not agree.

– The visuals with the planes I shared last year were real, they were prototypes of posters for the abandoned 2018 tour. Funny that it went around the net!

The official announcement arrives at the end of the month / beginning of March!

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by mojoman on Mar 14th, 2019 at 4:02pm
anthony is wolfies bass tech?

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on Apr 23rd, 2019 at 8:35am
FYI the new Roth report is out-

http://www.vhnd.com/2019/04/23/the-new-roth-show-episodes-3-4-5-now-with-video/

Title: Re: Van Halen in the studio with Roth
Post by Some Guy on May 6th, 2019 at 9:12am
Sadly, this is all I got. The smack talk about the Classic reunion is done. It's over. Critics were commenting it would have been on par with a Beatles reunion.

http://www.vhnd.com/2019/04/30/lost-weekend-van-halen-documentary/

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