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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.  Wink Kinda looking forward to this, actually.
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Reply #1 - Aug 10th, 2010 at 3:56pm
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Some Guy is now so excited he won't be able to walk straight for a week. Cheesy
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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.
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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.
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" will this bring sway back ? "



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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."
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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."



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It's coming hard and fast... look for VH to play the Super Bowl.
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" It's coming hard and fast... look for VH to play the Super Bowl "


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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...
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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.. Interesting stuff Ronnie!
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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
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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?
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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?


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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.
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FUCK THAT ! I'LL BE THERE,BABY..LIVE ,THEY MAKE THE STONES SOUND LIKE ABBA. stu watching how stupid we are LOL
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FUCK THAT ! I'LL BE THERE,BABY..LIVE ,THEY MAKE THE STONES SOUND LIKE ABBA. stu watching how stupid we are LOL


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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.


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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...).


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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.


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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...).


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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.”

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

Gary Cherone? Wow!
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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...
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i'm buying stock in taco bell, hair weaves and crystal meth..........

Again? stu watching how stupid we are LOL
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i'm buying stock in taco bell, hair weaves and crystal meth..........

Again? stu watching how stupid we are LOL



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


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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.”


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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."
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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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."

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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!!

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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.

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" I just met David Lee Roth!!!!!   "


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


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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.

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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?

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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.


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vh-1 classic & MelodiCrock.com reporting vh album in january
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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.


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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.

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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!

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Just reported last night, and official. Van Halen and Alice Cooper are headlining the Soundwave Revolution festival in September in Australia!




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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

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Just reported last night, and official. Van Halen and Alice Cooper are headlining the Soundwave Revolution festival in September in Australia!




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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

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Steel Panther

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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.

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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."
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Eddie and Mike Mccready of Pearl Jam last week or so.

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Mike Mccready has more talent in his pinkie than Eddie has in his entire junkie body. Nanker
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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.


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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.

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"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.


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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.


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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.


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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."
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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 Better seen on weed!.

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

The Summer is just about here.

Can't wait for that first single...


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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.”











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

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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.

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Saw this just posted at VHND.

http://www.davidleeroth.com/
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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"." 
    
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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.

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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...".
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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...
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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.

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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.

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Local radio DJ says quotes "Wow" and "Whoa, wait until you hear it".
Some Dude....Fear the foot.  Are you fucking serious?
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Local radio DJ says quotes "Wow" and "Whoa, wait until you hear it".
Some Dude....Fear the foot.  Are you fucking serious?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgtM_gtA6A0&feature=player_embedded

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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.

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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.

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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.


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This is all sounding great.
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This is all sounding great.

He really needs to get a life Nellie. Besides VH should open for Chickenfoot. Not the other way around.
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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. 
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Official announcement made. It's cancelled, refunds will be issued. Sucks.

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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.

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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!



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Uh-Oh-Eddie's near a bah-take cover!
SG, what are the odds the single drops as planned?
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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.
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new Van Halen single date???
RE: Van Halen‏
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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.



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Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2011 11:47 AM
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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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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???
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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.



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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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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.


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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

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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.

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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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."
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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
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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!
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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!

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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
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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. 
     



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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.”
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I Want My MTV

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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.”
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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!

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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!



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

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Who needs the six pack and a couple of shots?
Then here ya go:

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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.
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Reply #136 - Nov 14th, 2011 at 7:25am
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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.

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Reply #137 - Nov 17th, 2011 at 8:01pm
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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.


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Reply #138 - Nov 17th, 2011 at 8:39pm
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looks like they had one of wolfies buds waiting in the wings if dad couldnt get otta the garage

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Reply #141 - Nov 22nd, 2011 at 3:49am
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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!
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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.

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Reply #143 - Dec 7th, 2011 at 3:03pm
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Reply #144 - Dec 13th, 2011 at 7:36am
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"It's better than getting Van Halen'd"

http://classicvanhalen.com/forum/attachment.phpattachmentid=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!
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Reply #145 - Dec 15th, 2011 at 5:09am
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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-appearan...

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Reply #146 - Dec 15th, 2011 at 7:34am
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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-appearan...


Thanks Zack- that's awesome!!
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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.
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Reply #148 - Dec 20th, 2011 at 8:46am
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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

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Reply #149 - Dec 26th, 2011 at 6:32am
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VAN HALEN IS BACK

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looks like 2-7-12 for new album!
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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).


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Reply #155 - Dec 26th, 2011 at 11:43am
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This is a good sign.
Wicked Pissah status pending.
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Reply #156 - Dec 26th, 2011 at 11:45am
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Nellie, I am balancing my lap top on my penis.
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Reply #157 - Dec 26th, 2011 at 12:00pm
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Reports are pouring in fast and furious. Rumoured album title reportedly "The Future". Sales of doors at home depot expected to drastically increase.
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I do not care for Van Halen.  piss off
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I do not care for Van Halen.  piss off

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VH's train looks like an AC/DC RNR Train rip off.
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VH's train looks like an AC/DC RNR Train rip off.

meet us in the future, not the pasture.
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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.
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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.

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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. Doo'h
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Reply #166 - Dec 27th, 2011 at 9:44am
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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. Doo'h

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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57348635-10391698/van-halen-announces-2012... smoking more weed is good for your health

(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."
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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.

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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 !!
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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

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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!!
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Rolling Stone: VH to Perform at Cafe Wha? This Thursday !!
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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" 
    
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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.














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Tattoo is officially the single, and the tour starts next month in Louisville.

Dates and cities to come!


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If I only had time to go to Cafe Wha?
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Tattoo is officially the single, and the tour starts next month in Louisville.

Dates and cities to come!


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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.

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VAN HALEN 2012 WORLD TOUR
ULTIMATE VIP PACKAGE
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• Backstage tour
• Pre-show party
• Parking (where available)
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VIP PACKAGE
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• Commemorative VIP ticket
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VAN HALEN 2012 WORLD TOUR
ULTIMATE VIP PACKAGE
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• Parking (where available)
• Early entrance into venue
• Van Halen Ultimate VIP commemorative laminate
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VIP PACKAGE
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• Van Halen Ultimate VIP commemorative laminate
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• Commemorative VIP ticket
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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.

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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.


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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.
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Good for Al. Oh no! not you again

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.

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

Has Van Halen’s New Album Title Been Revealed?
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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.
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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

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

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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.



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Performing at Cafe Wha? in New York.
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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.
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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
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As long as he doesn't wear a Rangers jersey. Or he'll get the crap kicked out of him. Interesting stuff Ronnie!
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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. Interesting stuff Ronnie!


philadelphians dont need a reason to beat anybody..........
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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. Interesting stuff Ronnie!


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

Or in the case of the Eagles. They don't beat anybody. Grin
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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
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Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth of Van Halen perform at Cafe Wha? in New York.
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"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.

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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
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10. Outta Space
11. Stay Frosty
12. Big River
13. Beats Workin'

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Good selection of venues ~ ticket sales begin Jamuary 14th and the price range is between $80 - $150.
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yep the stones should follow that route!!!
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Was Moonie there?

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Here it is before your naked streaming eyes!!!

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Good riff.
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Has potential, is timely.
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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.

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That is the desired demographic. really?
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