There was a unexpected Van Halen reference on a recent episode of No Reservations.
In 1989, Panama’s military dictator, Manuel Noriega, fled from US troops during the US’s invasion of Panama. A manhunt ensued. Eventually he was discovered hiding inside the Vatican embassy in Panama, and U.S. troops set up a perimeter outside the building. During the resulting stand-off, the U.S. forces tried to drive out Noriega by having their psychological warfare unit bombard the embassy with loud pop and rock music.
No Reservations host, Anthony Bourdain, mentions some of the music that was in the US troop’s playlist. This will answer the question of whether Bourdain prefers Dave or Sammy.
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Note to our readers: Tomorrow, Jan. 26th, in celebration of Eddie Van Halen’s birthday, the Van Halen News Desk will feature a rare audio clip of Eddie Van Halen jamming that most of our devoted readers have never heard before. Stay tuned!