From a snowstorm concert in September to being the subject of an Eddie/Alex debate to visiting the hallowed 5150 Studios, guitarist Damon Johnson has plenty of Van Halen stories to tell and he shared them all during a recent appearance on Final Resonance TV.
Back in 1995, Johnson (Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alice Cooper, Blackstar Riders) was the lead vocalist and guitarist for the band Brother Cane, who broke through in 1993 with their top ten Mainstream Rock singles “Got No Shame” and “That Don’t Satisfy Me”. Two years later they were riding high off the #1 Mainstream Rock track “And Fools Shine On” when they were asked to open for Van Halen on the Balance tour.
Below are the clips of Johnson telling host Jeff Goebel all about his experience touring with Van Halen and more!
Denver Snow Show, VH Fight, Homecoming Show
NOTE: That “Denver Snow Show” occurred on September 20th, 1995 at the Fiddler’s Green in Denver, Colorado. You can read the VHND‘s look back at that night HERE.
“We Played Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love On The Van Halen 1995 Tour”
My Van Halen Ibanez Destroyer!
“I Visited Edward Van Halen At 5150”
The Day We Lost Edward Van Halen
Johnson also told of the time he first saw Van Halen perform live during the interview. The VHND posted that video earlier this week which you can view HERE.