October 1997 Snippets
October 3, 1997 -
Click on the link below to see the latest press release sent out to
radio stations regarding Dave's upcoming album, The Best.
Dave Track Hits Radio
DLR: The Best
October 8, 1997 -
David Lee Roth's new single, Don't Piss Me Off hit the airwaves
across the U.S.A. yesterday, three days ahead of schedule! Don't forget
to call your local station and request the song!
Balance Tour on Australian TV
October 12, 1997 -
Australia's Channel [V] will be airing
a live Van Halen concert from the Balance tour tomorrow night (October 13) at 9:30pm.
The show was recorded on August 18/19 1995 in Toronto, Canada and originally aired
as a Pay Per View special later that year.
VHML Guitar Contest
October 13, 1997 -
The Van Halen News Desk is proud to be the web host of the first annual
Van Halen Mailing List Guitar Contest! Click on the link below
(or in the main menu) to go to the page and listen to any of the 17
excellent entries. The winners will be determined by vote.
Howard Stern Transcript
October 24, 1997 -
For those that missed David Lee Roth's appearance on the Howard Stern
show last Monday, I have a surprise! With special thanks
to regular VHND reader Paul Fuller,
you can now read a complete transcript of the interview.
October 1997 News Archive
Everybody Wants Some!
October 8, 1997 -
Yesterday saw the release of Everybody
Wants Some - A Loose Interpretation of the Musical Genius of Van Halen from the
Boston-based independent label Cherrydisc Records.
The album features unique versions of some of Van Halen's most memorable tunes,
covered by bands such as Elbow, Fuzzy and Captain Rock.
Unlike other tribute albums where the arrangements remain relatively unchanged, the
artists featured on Everybody Wants Some deliberately go out
of their way to "bend the rules" that made the trademark Van Halen sound.
Everything from Eruption played on a church organ by an Ordained Minister to
an all-girl band covering Feel Your Love Tonight is there. If you feel like
a bit of head-banging, a metal version of Romeo Delight should keep you
Click on the album cover for more information, including RealAudio samples!
Track and Artist Listing
October 16, 1997 -
The first official photos of Van Halen with new lead singer Gary Cherone
will be taken on October 27 according to the Krave
web site. Krave are also promoting a live web chat with Van Halen sometime
in October, and a competition to meet Van Halen. However, the competition
is only open to Krave subscribers....
Van Halen III
October 16, 1997 - Good news from 5150 - the new
album is finished!! The Official Van Halen Web Site
has ended speculation on the name of the new album by confirming the title
Van Halen III.
One extra instrumental has been added to the track list that I first
published here in June. The new song is titled Neworld. The final
track listing is as follows (in order):
One I Want
Dirty Water Dog
A Year To The Day
Fire In The Hole
Ballot or the Bullet
That's Why I Love You
How Many Say I
For more information, go to the Official Van Halen Web Site at
Live Chat With Gary
October 23, 1997 -
Krave will be hosting a live
web chat with new Van Halen singer Gary Cherone on Friday October 24 between
9-10PM New York time. The chat session is open to all web users.
You will need to be using Netscape
or Internet Explorer version 3.0
or higher to participate in the chat. For more details, go to the
Krave web site.
October 24, 1997 - New lead singer Gary
Cherone has spoken publicly for the first time since joining Van Halen late
last year. The former Extreme vocalist answered questions from fans around
the world this evening during a 100 minute Internet chat session sponsored by the
Krave web site.
Some highlights from the chat:
- Van Halen plan to resurrect some old standards for the live show including
Hot For Teacher, Light Up The Sky, Unchained, Beautiful Girls,
Somebody Get Me A Doctor, Everybody Wants Some and I'm the One.
- Gary has no problem with bootlegs.
- The tour is still due to start in Australia in early Spring 1998 (ie March/April).
- The track A Year To The Day was the hardest to nail.
- The first single will be released in January.
- The album cover is "an old movie frame of poor bastard getting hit by a cannon ball."
- Gary has never met Sammy Hagar. Either has Dave, but Dave and Gary know each other from
when Extreme toured with him.
- Gary said he likes Pearl Jam (after some guy asked him about a million times).
- Gary doesn't wear earplugs because they make him sing flat.
- Gary's favourite tracks from the new album are A Year To The Day and One I Want.
- Van Halen III clocks in at over an hour of music.
- Valerie calls Gary, "Schneider". (ala One Day At A Time)
- Gary sang Panama, Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love, Why Can't This Be Love and
Don't Tell Me (What Love Can Do) at his audition.
Gary Cherone Chat Transcript - Part 1
Gary Cherone Chat Transcript - Part 2
The Best - Out Now
October 31, 1997 - David Lee Roth's new album The Best
has hit the stores in the USA! Featuring 19 digitally remastered classics and one
brand new track, the album is sure to please Roth fans worldwide.
The new track, Don't Piss Me Off features Steve Hunter on guitar and
Brett Tuggle on keyboards, two of Dave's longest serving band members.
An alternate "clean" version of the album cover (see right) has been designed for
stores like Wal-Mart, just in case they decide not to sell the album
because of the cover.
In other news, Dave is currently forming a new-look version of the David Lee Roth band for
a new album and tour! The big names already signed include Bass supremo
Billy Sheehan and
drumming legend Carmine Appice.
No word yet on a guitarist, but whoever it is has big shoes to fill
considering Dave has worked with the likes of Edward Van Halen,
Jason Becker and Joe Holmes!
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