David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen discuss every song on Van Halen’s Diver Down album. Roth’s quotes are from Cream & Van Halen’s are from Guitar Player. Eddie: “When we came off the Fair Warning tour last year , we were going to take a break and spend a lot of time writing this […]
From WeeklyVolcano:com: Stealing T-shirts It’s stupid, but it does make memories By Geoff Reading on March 17, 2010 The Seattle Center Coliseum, as I’ve said, was where I saw almost all of the rock shows in my teens and early 20s. I am thankful I got into the habit of going to see concerts when I […]
Chickenfoot gets animated this Sunday night on Adult Swim TV: Joe, Chad, Mike and Sammy step into the very strange world of Aqua Team Hunger Force this Sunday night on Adult Swim TV. Check out the episode of “I Am a Pod” in which Shake orders what he thinks is an Ipod, but turns out […]
From AOL Radio Blog: Bass Player for rock supergroup Chickenfoot Michael Anthony is this week’s guest blogger for AOL Radio, sharing his favorite songs. Also former member of rock outfit Van Halen, Anthony shows a strong influence on classic rock and heavy metal — especially tracks that rock walking bass lines and trills. Featuring Hendrix, […]
4/6/10 UPDATE: The release date for the DVD & Blu-ray has been changed from April 20th to MAY 4th. Van Halen Store is now taking orders for Chickenfoot’s new DVD & Blu-Ray, which ship May 4th! “Get Your Buzz on Live” [DVD] $17.95 Order the DVD now! “Get Your Buzz on Live” [Blu-Ray] $19.95 Order […]
From Chickenfoot today: The boys will be helping Sammy celebrate 20 years of the Cabo Wabo Cantina down in Cabo San Lucas April 23-24th, 2010 and want you to come join them! Sammy is inviting everyone who has ever been there once to be there twice and make this the most fun ever had in […]
WEDNESDAY READING: Geoff’s first show
The lasting impact of David Lee Roth and Van Halen on the youth of yesterday
By Geoff Reading on March 10, 2010
This week is my sister’s birthday. Soooooooo… Happy birthday, Jessica. Thanks for the life contributions.
The Seattle Center, and what used to be the Coliseum, is where I saw most of the rock concerts attended during my formative years. The first show I ever saw was at the hands of my older sister and her super hot friend, Melinda. It was Bumbershoot 1947, or something, and we went to see Junior Cadillac play with The Heats. I remember it being dark by the time we got in and we didn’t even bother finding our seats. We hung out right there at the head of our section’s tunnel – and no one bothered us. This was the early ‘80s…
Guitarist Adam Bomb shares his story and personal photos from meeting Van Halen in the late seventies.
The Van Halen portion below is from the full story on his Myspace page.
His Van Halen story starts off in September of 1978. Adam was just a 15-year-old kid who was obsessed with rock ‘n’ roll, girls, smoking pot, and playing guitar, who just scored tickets to see Van Halen in Seattle…
MAD ANTHONY TV – UNCUT & UNDERGROUND Mad Anthony TV is the Official YouTube Channel of Michael Anthony and Mad Anthony’s Cafe. Here you’ll find all kinds of wild and wacky videos: on stage, backstage and all around random nuttiness…there’s something for everyone at Mad Anthony TV! Click to Watch Mad Anthony TV Here’s a […]
Posted on VHLinks by nicholas_kudochop: “Cool EVH sighting @ Grainger!!! I work for the company Grainger…and this was posted on our intranet today (3/2/10)…very cool!” “Rocker Eddie Van Halen knows where to go to get it done! The guitarist stopped by branch 450 in Burbank, CA, last weekend after looking “anywhere and everywhere” for a […]
By Jude Gold.
MANY GUITARISTS WHO WERE ACTIVE IN the late ’70s remember exactly where they were standing when they first heard Van Halen. Like film footage of an erupting volcano, the band’s eponymous 1978 debut captured in real time a stunningly explosive and organic spectacle—four hard-rocking, hard-partying adrenaline junkies whose sound was so powerful and unified, it fueled one of the most spectacular ascents in rock and roll history. After becoming kings of the suburban L.A. backyard keg party scene, Van Halen rose to playing clubs on the Sunset Strip to selling over 3,000 tickets at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium— without an album or management— to getting signed by Warner Bros. to selling over 50 million albums in the U.S. alone. And at every turn, the band’s sound launched from an astounding re-imagining of the guitar’s role in hard rock courtesy of Dutch-born musical wunderkind Edward Lodewijk…