Twenty years ago Van Halen reunited with David Lee Roth at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards after being apart for 12 years. But the reunion was short-lived as the band’s temporary bonding moment imploded after 5 minutes on stage and some uncomfortable exchanges in the Press Room. In episode 6, “Dave & Dave Unchained – A Van Halen Podcast” dissects this catastrophic moment in VH history and the fallout that followed.
As Doc Brown would say to Marty McFly, this is the incident that “disrupted the space-time continuum” in the world of Van Halen. Sammy Hagar’s out, Roth’s back in, Roth’s out (but was never really back in) and here’s comes…Gary Cherone? Surely, it was a confusing time for Halen fans.
EXTRA! EXTRA! – This month the Daves are going DOUBLE – offering listeners two episodes. This two-parter will be focused on Van Halen tribute bands. Part 1 (this one) showcases guitarist Derek Fuller who plays the Eddie Van Halen role in Fan Halen. Fuller talks about how he approaches playing EVH and his deep passion for the band that dates back to the late ‘70s in this extended episode. Look out for Part 2 to be featured soon, where the Daves deliver a whole brand new episode packed with Van Halen goodness. So sit down Waldo, crack a cold one and enjoy the madness!
Episode #6 — ‘Dave & Dave Unchained’ Podcast: Van Halen/Roth MTV VMA Anniversary/ Interview with FAN HALEN’s Derek Fuller
About the “Dave & Dave Unchained” Podcast: Van Halen fans, it has finally arrived – a podcast exclusively about The Mighty Van Halen. “Dave & Dave Unchained” focuses on everything in the world of VH, plus the solo careers of its members. This monthly show covers every era of the band through album discussions, exclusive interview segments and more.
The show is hosted by two friends named Dave – David J. Criblez, a music journalist for over 30 years, has interviewed every member of VH with the exception of Wolfgang and has contributed to ‘The Inside‘ Van Halen magazine and Van Halen News Desk; David A. Marcone is his college roommate who shares the same passion for the band. Together they have seen multiple Van Halen, Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth shows around the country for over 20 years including hanging with the band backstage and with Roth in clubs and even on his tour bus.
“There’s never been a band that has such a unique and intriguing history as Van Halen,” says co-host David J. Criblez. “Our goal is to explore all the twists and turns they’ve taken over the past 40 plus years.”
Co-host Dave Marcone adds, “Not only do they have great music to talk about, but let’s face it, there’s no shortage of drama with this band!”