December 1, 1998 - Sammy Hagar will be teaming up with
drummer Jason Bonham (son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham)
for two special shows at the Cabo Wabo Cantina next week.
Three nights have been set aside for the shows - December 8, 9
and 10. Sammy and Jason will be jamming on two of those nights.
Sammy's new album, titled Red Voodoo, is scheduled to be
released on March 23, 1999. Stay tuned for more Hagar updates
as the release date draws nearer.
December 11, 1998 - Plenty has been happening this
week in the world of Van Halen and David Lee Roth!
Puerto Rico Show Cancelled (Again): Van Halen fans in Puerto Rico
can't believe their bad luck. The Van Halen show that was due to take place
tonight has been cancelled. According to the Official VH site, Gary has
strep throat and tonsilitis, and has been advised by his doctor not
to perform. Van Halen were originally supposed to play in San Juan on
September 20, but the show was cancelled due to Hurricane Georges.
Unreleased VH3 song auctioned: The remixed version of Once
that was planned for release as a single a few months ago has been
"leaked" to a collector and sold for US$256 on
ebay. When the auction closed
at 18:06 EST on December 10, 26 bids had been made for the rare CD, including
one from a representitive of the band.
ebay auction: item #46786686
Dave TV - Part II: The second installment of
Dave TV aired on December 10 and 11.
It featured two never-before-heard studio tracks! The first, titled Tramp,
was a David Lee Roth solo track recorded in 1992. The second, titled Glitter,
came from Van Halen's first ever demo tape! Hopefully an encore presentation will
air soon for those who couldn't catch the show the first time.
December 28, 1998 - Back in July we reported that the
next single from Van Halen III would be a remixed version of Once.
Unfortunately, the executives at Warner Bros. decided against the idea
and plans for the single were shelved.
What we didn't know at the time was that David Bertinelli was hard at
work producing a video for the single. David, a professional photographer
who has worked with the band since 1980, shot and edited the video
during the second half of the current tour.
Two versions of the video were produced. The edited single version runs
4:12, the full-length album version clocks in at 7:40. Both versions
will be available for download from this site (and mirrors) over the
next few days!
The videos are an Internet Exclusive! Van Halen have no plans
to release them to MTV. Consider them a gift from the band to you, the
fans who have supported them throughout this past year.
While the full videos are being encoded, we present to you the
following 30 second sneak preview in
Over the next few days the full-length videos will be available in AVI,
QuickTime and Real Video format.
Shift-click to download to your PC. If the download is slow, select another mirror site. The
clips on each site are all exactly the same.