Dave and Eddie discuss Diver Down

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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 [1981], we were going to take a break and spend a lot of time writing this and that. Dave came up with the idea of, 'Hey, why don't we start off the new year with … [Read more...]

Stealing T-shirts

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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 did and quite bummed I didn't start earlier. I missed some great … [Read more...]

Michael Anthony of Van Halen & Chickenfoot Shares His Favorite Songs

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, Cream, Deep Purple and more, … [Read more...]

Chickenfoot to play Cabo Wabo’s 20th Anniversary celebration

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 Cabo!! The foot plays Friday and Saturday, but the party starts on Thursday. Like … [Read more...]

Adam Bomb’s Van Halen stories

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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 … [Read more...]

“Mad Anthony TV” launches!

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 sample: … [Read more...]

Eddie Van Halen sighting at Grainger

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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 particular clamp for a drum … [Read more...]

10 Things You Gotta Do To Play Like Eddie Van Halen

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From GuitarPlayer.com: 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 … [Read more...]