V  A  N      H  A  L  E  N      N  E  W  S      D  E  S  K   -   V H N D.C O M
Current News    Tour Dates    Rumours    Trade VH    Archive    Interviews    Press Clips    Links    Guest Book    Credits    Email
Column widener - 115 pixels
CDNOW
VHND Logo by Garth Jones  Saturday April 19, 2014 Van Halen News Desk - latest updates:
News: 01/06 Snippets: 01/16
Press: 01/06 Television: 01/16
Tour Dates: 01/12 Rumours: 01/08
May 1999 News Archive
Bruce Fairbairn Dies

May 20, 1999 - Canadian record producer Bruce Fairbairn was found dead in his home in Vancouver on Monday. Fairbairn produced Van Halen's Balance album in 1995 and the Humans Being single for the Twister soundtrack in 1996.

According to MTV News, his body was found on the floor of his bedroom by studio manager Sheryl Preston after he failed to show up for a recording session with the band Yes.

In addition to his work with Van Halen, Fairbairn produced albums for Bon Jovi (Slippery When Wet, New Jersey), Aerosmith (Permanent Vacation, Pump, Get A Grip), AC/DC (Razor's Edge), Kiss (Psycho Circus) and INXS (Elegantly Wasted) among others.

He is survived by his wife, June Glover and his sons Scott, Kevin and Brent. A memorial service has been scheduled for Monday, May 24, at 2pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC.


Van Halen Update

May 28, 1999 - From the belly?

The official Van Halen site was updated this week with information about the progress of the next Van Halen album. The update featured candid photographs of the band hanging out at 5150, along with working titles of some new songs.

Some of the new material currently in demo form:

  • Left For Dead
  • River Wide
  • Say Uncle
  • You Wear It Well
  • More Than Yesterday
  • I Don't Miss You...Much
  • Love Divine

Please note: these are all working titles of songs that may not even make it to the album. To quote an insider: "...things change hourly around here (5150)".

On the issue of who will be producing, we reported in February that Don Was had been slated to produce the album. It now looks like we were led astray with that rumour! At the moment a producer has not been chosen.

Click Here!

VHND News Archive - Table of Contents

2008: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2007: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2006: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2005: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2004: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2003: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2002: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2001: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2000: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
1999: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
1998: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
1997: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
1996: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec


Tours: Van Halen: 1998/2007/2008/2011
David Lee Roth: 1999/2001/2002/2006
Sammy Hagar: 2000/2001/2002 Solo/2002 with DLR/2006/2007/2008/2009/2010/2011
Chickenfoot: 2009/2010/2011/2012

 
VH on TV
Nothing scheduled.
Rumour File
01/08: antiMUSIC
12/07: MJ Message
10/30: Melodicrock
10/13: KNAC.COM
8/23: KNAC.COM
8/09: HardKnockz
8/01: Miss Truth
7/24: Hard Radio
7/24: Mtl. Hammer
7/24: Metal Edge
7/18: HardKnockz
7/15: NY DailyNews
7/13: Melodic Rock
6/12: Miss Truth
6/07: Miss Truth
5/20: Rolling Stone
5/16: KNAC.COM
5/10: DLR Army
5/02: Melodic Rock
5/02: KLOS
4/03: Chicago S-T
4/02: Orange C-R
4/01: NY Post
3/31: ChartAttack
3/30: WMMS
3/24: Daily Breeze
2/29: Allstar
2/25: Miss Truth
2/22: Miss Truth
2/14: NAMM Review
2/14: HardRadio
2/14: KNAC.COM
2/09: KNAC.COM
1/31: Sonicnet
1/31: KNAC.COM
1/31: Jam!
1/28: Rolling Stone
1:28: Launch
1/27: Allstar
Van Halen Radio
The Van Halen Radio Network Control Panel
VHRadio.com
May 1999 Snippets
Guitar Poll II

May 03, 1999 - Don't forget to vote for EVH and Steve Vai in the Rock Network guitarist poll. Your votes have pushed Edward Van Halen from 2.7% right up into the lead at 45%!

Link: Guitarist Poll

DLR Bass Player

May 06, 1999 - We've heard that Todd Jensen will be David Lee Roth's bass guitarist for the upcoming tour. Jensen, who toured last year with Alice Cooper, handled bass duties during Roth's 1991 tour in support of A Little Ain't Enough. Original reports had Marco Mendoza playing bass, but he's apparently committed to Whitesnake.

Thank YOU!

May 20, 1999 - Yesterday this site received its 2 millionth visitor! Tomorrow (May 21) marks 3 years since the start of the Van Halen News Desk. Thank you all for your support over the years. It's scary to think that a web page I created a few years ago for something to do could get so popular.

Jump Remake

May 28, 1999 - Have you heard Bus Stop's re-worked version of Van Halen's Jump yet? From the group that brought you the 90's version of Carl Douglas' Kung Fu Fighting, this latest cover of Van Halen's biggest ever single keeps the familiar keyboard riff, but backs it with a fast-paced 140bpm dance beat.

Purchase CD Single