Jan 1999 Snippets
Best Of The Net
Jan 1, 1999 -
Happy new year to all our regular visitors! Back on Dec 9 we received the
"Gem Of The Day" award from the
Mining Co. Classic Rock site.
We're happy to announce that the VHND was also chosen as the Classic Rock "Best Of The
Net" for December 1998!
Jan 2, 1999 -
The full versions of the Internet Exclusive Once video will
be available from here early this week.
Before we make the videos available, we'd like you to check your video playing
software to make sure it's the correct version. If you don't have the latest
version of the software, we can't guarantee that the videos will
Listed below are the pieces of software you will need and their
appropriate version numbers:
Windows Media Player 6.0
Jan 3, 1999 -
Don't forget to vote for your favourites in the Metal Edge 1998
Link: Metal Edge
Jan 11, 1999 -
The Internet Exclusive Once video is still available. You can download it
from this page.
Jan 14, 1999 -
are having a "best of 98" poll on their web site. At the time
of writing Van Halen are at #11. With your help we can make Van
Click on the link below to go to the
When the page loads, click on the "browse, vote and win" link.
Jan 22, 1999 -
Michael Anthony will be at the Ampeg booth during the
1999 NAMM convention
in Los Angeles on Jan 30 between 14:00-15:00. We've also heard whispers
that Edward Van Halen will be making an appearance to demonstrate the
new Peavey 5150 II guitar amplifier. No word yet on a date or time.
EVH at NAMM
Jan 31, 1999 -
Click on the link below to go to the Peavey page. There you
will find several video clips from the NAMM convention, including
Edward Van Halen demoing the new 5150 II.
January 1999 News Archive
Once Video Released!
January 5, 1999 - Van Halen's video for Once
has been released! As we reported on December 28, two videos were made -
one for the album version, the other for the remixed version that was originally
planned for release as a single last year.
The videos are only available on the Internet, and the
Van Halen News Desk is one of the first web sites to make it available!
Click on this link to go to our
Once page. You can download many different versions
of the video from there. The videos are also available
from the following mirror sites:
January 11, 1999 - Van Halen begin
rehearsals this week in preparation for the recording of their second album with
Gary Cherone on lead vocals. The band have been spending the Christmas / New Year
period relaxing with their families. Gary even fitted an Extreme reunion
into his schedule!
Recording of the new album will begin in mid-February. A new producer has
been chosen to oversee the project. His name will be made public once
the final details are settled. Needless to say, the band are very excited
about the new songs and can't wait to get them recorded for you, their
The title of Sammy Hagar's new album has been changed back to
Red Voodoo. This was the original working title, but
for some reason the name was changed to Mas Tequila last month. Now it's
Red Voodoo again. Look for the album to hit the stores on March 23, with the
first single being released to radio on February 24. The track listing
(courtesy of redrocker.com) is
- Mas Tequila
- Sympathy For the Human
- Red Voodoo
- Lay Your Hand On Me
- High And Dry Again
- The Revival
- Don't Fight It (Feel It)
- The Love
- Right On Right
- Returning Of The Wish
Photo courtesy of van-halen.com
Van Halen Encyclopedia
January 28, 1999 - The most comprehensive
book ever written about Van Halen is out now! The 320-page Van Halen
Encyclopedia is packed with facts, figures, and tons of other information about
the world-famous legends of hard rock.
If you wish to purchase the book using your credit card, click on the INSIDE
banner at the top of this page. You can also order the book directly from the author
Van Halen Encyclopedia web page.
For more information we have included the full press release from last October
that was released in anticipation of the book. Please note, the book
is available for ordering now.
October 3, 1998
For Immediate Release
Contact C.J. Chilvers
The Van Halen Encyclopedia
By C.J. Chilvers, 320 pages
ISBN 0-9667539-0-9, LCCN 98-96627
OAK LAWN, IL - In 1978 a new sound filled the AM airwaves. It was a
sound some called "raunchy rock," a new brand of rock and roll determined
to rid the world of disco.
The band was Van Halen, a Pasadena, CA based group that was regularly
selling out concerts to thousands before they had even released an album.
The Van Halen international fan club-, the VHML,
in celebration of Van Halen's 20th anniversary as Warner Brothers recording artists
is planning the release of The Van Halen Encyclopedia, the first and only detailed book
about the most influential rock band of the last two decades.
Two years in the making, The Van Halen Encyclopedia is an archive of
information collected from the world's top memorabilia collectors, former
band employees, and musicians like Steve Vai and Billy Sheehan. The book
is the result of the most in-depth research ever done on the band.
Here's what to expect
- A detailed timeline of the band's red letter dates from 1914 through 1998
including all the facts behind the often confusing lead singer switches.
- A profile of every known magazine article ever written about the band,
its members, and any side projects.
- A profile of every television and video appearance by the band, its
members, and any side projects.
- Behind-the-scenes information on every album and song released by the
band and around 120 songs performed or recorded by the band, but never released.
- A complete biography for each of the six members of the band, past and
present, including a biography of Gary Cherone co-written by Gary's twin
- Every benefit the band or its members has appeared at.
- Every soundtrack and movie appearance.
- Every side project recording.
- Important vocabulary for the Van Halen fan.
- A tour itinerary section with every known Van Halen concert date from
1974 through 1998 including set lists, opening acts, attendance figures,
important notes about key shows, whether audio or video recordings of a
show are in public circulation, and full descriptions of each tour's rigs.
Even those who aren't fanatics will find this book an easy to read
and entertaining look at a rock band's journey through the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
Advance ordering has just begun through Malpractice Publishing. The
first copies are expected to be sent out in two to four months. To order
your copy now, for $20 plus $3 shipping, send your orders to
P.O. Box 79
Oak Lawn, IL 60454
(IL residents add 7.75% sales tax)
A sneak preview of the book has been put up on a web site at
VH on TV