Jul 1, 2000 -
The Van Halen and David Lee Roth sections at Launch now
include streaming music videos. If you have a cable modem, these videos will stream at
up to 300Kbps. Videos include Stand Up, Jump, Top Of The World (Live and Concept),
A Lil Ain't Enough and more.
David Lee Roth
Jul 5, 2000 -
Earlier this year, it was rumoured that the new Van Halen album would
be titled Reawakening The Giant. The latest unconfirmed rumour
is that the album will now be titled Tabula Rasa. Please note
that this title is just a rumour.
Interestingly, "Tabula Rasa" derives from Latin and literally means a
Jul 7, 2000 -
VH-1 are looking for contributions for a new show. If Van Halen's Panama
has served as a soundtrack to your life in some way, they would like to hear
about it. The more detailed the story, the better the chance of getting
contacted for an on-camera interview.
VH Tribute 2000
Jul 8, 2000 -
Those who purchased
Tribute To Van Halen:2000
may be interested in reading an interview with Jake E. Lee. Jake played guitar on Runnin' With The Devil,
and speaks candidly about the making of the tribute album.
Jul 12, 2000 -
The voting in David Lee Roth's "Miss Slawterhouse" Summer 2000 beauty pageant
is underway. You can vote for your favourite by going to Dave's
official site and clicking
Jul 15, 2000 -
New York Daily News writer Mitchell Fink is reporting that "the original Van Halen are
poised to rock again". According to his article, Dave has been telling
friends that he has reunited with Eddie, Alex and Mike and that all four
are in a New York recording studio recording an album.
The article also states that a tour will begin in February, and that unnamed
sources are quoting Dave as saying the music "is harder than before".
NY Daily News
Brian Wilson Praises DLR
Jul 19, 2000 -
Mondays Boston Herald featured an interview
with Beach Boys legend, Brian Wilson. Wilson mentioned that his favourite cover
of one of his songs was David Lee Roth's version of California Girls.
"What a cover job, wow!" said Wilson. "I thought he took it to a new place."
You can read the full interview here
Jul 21, 2000 -
Sammy Hagar's "Beach Party Extravaganza" is happening tonight at the
Riverport Amphitheater in St. Louis, MO. The party starts at 6pm.
Jul 21, 2000 -
Thanks to everyone who voted in the remasters poll. The question asked
was would you prefer to have bonus tracks on the remasters? The results
were as follows:
Yes: 2472 (74%)
No: 640 (19%)
A further 219 people (6%) said they don't care.
Jul 25, 2000 -
Metal Edge is reporting that
Dave is planning another "solo jaunt" in September because he is tired of
waiting around for something to happen with Van Halen.
Meanwhile, Dave's webmasters are promising that we'll be hearing a new
Roth tune within weeks.
I've obtained a little more info from the Michael Anthony interview published in
the Yamaha All Access magazine. In addition to the quotes I posted on
July 23, the article also states that Mike's signature bass is inspired by
Yamaha's BB3000, and that he's fine-tuning the specs as the group completes
it's 12th album.
Jul 27, 2000 -
Since there are so many going around, I've started a new section on the
site dedicated purely to rumours. Please remember that everything you
read on the page is a rumour!
Jul 28, 2000 -
Gary Cherone was at the Samuel Adams "Grill & Groove" party yesterday
in Boston. The party was broadcast across the USA and around the world
Cherone was interviewed on radio and revealed the following information:
His new band is called "Tribe of Judah"
He described the music as being a cross between NIN and Pink Floyd
Eddie's tongue problem was greatly exaggerated
When quizzed about why he left Van Halen, Gary replied "You would have to
Gary was also asked the most important Van Halen question: who is the
singer going to be? He replied "I think we all know who the singer is
going to be". When the interviewer suggested that it could
be David Lee Roth, Gary followed up with "We all know who, you will have
to ask Edw..." Before he could finish, Gary's new bandmate, Steve
interrupted with "YES!"