While the quintessential American hard rock band Van Halen is on the road once again, this time supporting their new album, “A Different Kind Of Truth,” the syndicated radio series “In The Studio” felt it’s a good time to examine the early years of the band.
Van Halen’s 1978 debut quickly became a benchmark for every hard rock band ever since , and six years later they even topped that with 1984 , one of the most popular and influential albums ever. Every one of the four Van Halen albums in between, II , Women and Children First, Fair Warning, and Diver Down would all sell a million-plus and chart Top 6 on Billboard sales.
Last week’s “In The Studio” episode is called “VAN HALEN: II, Women & Children First, Fair Warning” and features archived interviews with Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, and Eddie and Alex Van Halen talking about the band’s early years. This episode is streaming online. Listen to it here.