City of Hope Benefit
March 3, 1997 - This Saturday (March 8),
will be broadcasting the City of Hope Benefit Concert. The concert
took place in Universal City, CA on October 16, 1996 and featured the
All-Star Garage Band which comprised of Edward Van Halen, Bryan Adams,
Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Steve Winwood and many other award-winning
The show will air at 1:00PM and again at 4:30PM - check your local
guides for details.
Van Halen Chat Room Opens
March 5, 1997 - Van Halen News Desk users are
invited to visit the all-new Van Halen Mailing List Chat Room! It was
set up recently on the Van Halen Haven web page by Jon Dunphy. It is
extremely easy to use, and requires no additional software. All you need
is a web browser that is Java capable (newer versions of Netscape or
Microsoft Internet Explorer are fine).
City of Hope Pics
March 9, 1997 - I've managed to obtain some
cool screen-shots of Edward Van Halen at the City of Hope benefit
concert which aired on VH1
yesterday. Thanks to Tom Welch for once again providing some great
If you look closely (or watched the show) you'll notice that Edward
is using a Peavey Wolfgang guitar equipped with a Transtrem....
City of Hope Pictures
AVI movie clips at The Brown Sound
Face Down In Cabo
March 18, 1997 - The Cabo Wabo Seventh
Anniversary Party will be held on April 24/25!
As you may already know, Cabo Wabo is the name of the club in Cabo
San Lucas, Mexico that was formerly owned by the members of Van Halen.
Sammy Hagar is still a shareholder.
The Cover Police will be the house band for the celebration. Band
members include Gilby Clark (Guns 'N' Roses), Randy Castillo (Ozzy Osbourne)
Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper) and Phil Soussan (Ozzy, Billy Idol, Vince Neil).
Sammy Hagar will be in town in May to rehearse for the Marching To
Mars album launch. There is a possibility that
he may show for the anniversary party.
Watch out for Sammy's new single, Little White Lie and the
Official Sammy Hagar Web Site -
coming soon! More details later...
VH Select Producer
March 21, 1997 - Van Halen have chosen
Mike Post to produce their next studio album. Post is best known for
his work on television and movie soundtracks including Hill Street
Blues, L.A. Law, Quantum Leap and NYPD Blue among many others.
March 24, 1997 - Edward and Alex Van Halen
are the latest celebrities to appear in the
advertising campaign. Special thanks to Guillermo Carrera from the
5150 Sunset Strip
web page for providing the picture.
The caption reads:
Of all the lead singers we've had, most never got enough calcium.
Typical. But not for Alex and me. Because every time we change singers,
we have an extra glass of milk. That way we're sure to get more than
the recommended three glasses a day. As you can see, sometimes all
Click on the picture for the full-size image of the ad.
The ad will appear in the next edition of Rolling Stone
Hagar Prepares For Tour
March 27, 1997 - Sammy Hagar is currently in
rehearsals for his upcoming tour to support his first solo album
since departing from Van Halen, Marching To Mars. The first single
from the album, Little White Lie, featuring Slash on lead guitar,
will be released next month. Other notable players on the album include
bassist Bootsy Collins and drummer Matt Sorum.
Sammy's band for the tour will comprise of David Lauser (Drums), Victor
Johnson (Guitar), Sammy Hagar (duhh!!) and a female bassist known only as