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Re: Van Halen

Postby SR » Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:32 pm

Oh, and what I really enjoyed on panama was the knowledge gained from the interview that that "odd" noise in the middle is actually Eddie's '72 Lamborghini. Sounded great
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Re: Van Halen

Postby Artemis » Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:49 pm

'Panama' reminds me of high school. I had an art teacher, Ms Chivalo, who loved the album 1984 and often played it while the class worked on their projects. We had a record player in the class but she didn't let any of the kids touch it. :lol:
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Re: Van Halen

Postby SR » Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:24 pm

I actually hate the song, but that part is really cool to me now. I was a senior in '84 and I was a complete music snob.....nothing but punk, some new wave, The Who, Zep, The Kinks, etc.

VH wasn't a party I wanted to go to. Such an idiot. :lol:
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Re: Van Halen

Postby Matz » Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:37 pm

Artemis wrote:'Panama' reminds me of high school. I had an art teacher, Ms Chivalo, who loved the album 1984 and often played it while the class worked on their projects. We had a record player in the class but she didn't let any of the kids touch it. :lol:


I hope this post goes viral and teachers everywhere pick up on this. Sounds like the way to go. Never heard of anything like that before :lol:
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Re: Van Halen

Postby SR » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:57 am

Havin a blast with this GH's album. :wiggle:
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Re: Van Halen

Postby Pandemonium » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:45 am

SR wrote:Havin a blast with this GH's album. :wiggle:


I assume it's the double CD that has alternating Roth and Hagar tracks in the red/white/black stripped case?
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Re: Van Halen

Postby SR » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:56 am

Best of Van Halen, Vol. 1 1996

Black cover with a VH in the middle....17 songs

Eruption
Aint talkin bout Love
Runnin
Dance the night away
Cradle
Unchained
Jump
Panama
Why cant this be love
Dreams'
When its love
Poundcake
Righjt Now
Cant stop lovin you'
Human Beings
Cant get this stuff no more
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Re: Van Halen

Postby Pandemonium » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:03 pm

SR wrote:Best of Van Halen, Vol. 1 1996

Black cover with a VH in the middle....17 songs

Eruption
Aint talkin bout Love
Runnin
Dance the night away
Cradle
Unchained
Jump
Panama
Why cant this be love
Dreams'
When its love
Poundcake
Righjt Now
Cant stop lovin you'
Human Beings
Cant get this stuff no more
Me wise magic


Although woefully incomplete and barely a primer especially for the Roth era, this one has the last song they did with Hagar ("Humans Being," a non-lp track) which is one of the best things they did with him and (then) new couple of decent 1996 tunes with Dave (the last 2 songs on the disc). Thanks to Eddie's-then wife Valerie Bertinelli being on the VH mailing list and regularly posting updates, fans on the list had a nearly daily blow-by-blow accounting from her of how Eddie and Dave briefly reconnected after Hagar was out of the band, recorded the two tunes over a couple week period, lined up that MTV awards show appearance that got everyone fired up for a reunion which utterly disintegrated backstage during the show leading to a late night post from Val - "it's over."

You really need to get the classic Roth era albums - they're dirt cheap new at most stores (about $5 per) and I would recommend starting with the first self titled debut and "Fair Warning."
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Re: Van Halen

Postby SR » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:04 am

Interesting stuff. I've always been interested in the idiosyncrasies of bands and their interpersonal relationships. Never thought separating contextual information was wise either, and learning about the artists has always increased my fascination with them too....for better or worse.

Ill look into the Roth era.
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Re: Van Halen

Postby Artemis » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:56 am

DLR's father was featured on The Lives of the Rich and Famous.

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Re: Van Halen

Postby Pandemonium » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:45 am

Artemis wrote:DLR's father was featured on The Lives of the Rich and Famous.


Roth and his father played a crucial part in getting the band off the ground. While they all lived in Pasadena and went to the same high school, Roth's dad was indeed quite rich and they lived in that huge house while Eddie and Alex's family lived in a pretty modest home only a few miles apart. Eddie and Alex brought in Roth for Dave's ability to tap into the Roth money for instruments, amps, a PA and a van as much as any frontman/vox talents Roth possessed. To get an idea of the social disparity between Dave and the Van Halen's households, here's a couple photos of the VH's home including the back alley garage where they practiced.

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Compared with Dave's family mansion:

http://www.rockandrollgps.com/david-lee-roths-mansion/

Here's a pretty interesting article of the VH brother's Pasadena home:

http://www.heraldextra.com/blogs/editing-room-floor/friends-of-the-boys-visiting-jan-van-halen/article_d3511367-87f4-50c0-8b80-4e697bf7a535.html
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Re: Van Halen

Postby Artemis » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:55 pm




That was a good read.

We explained how we thought that with the Forum show being that night, and the band having been on the road for months, that there would have been a good chance that his sons would have been home visiting that afternoon.

"You would think!" he said, letting out a big laugh and shaking his head with exaggerated sarcasm as he went on a playful mini-rant. "The boys never come by here anymore!"

I think that part of the conversation has stayed with me because it proved so painfully poignant. Here was a man who was a professional musician himself, on the cusp of seeing his two sons validated in grand fashion with a sold-out show at the Forum, yet it was obvious that he also missed having them around. His sarcastic overplaying of the comment showed his humor and acceptance of the circumstances, but couldn't completely mask the truthfulness of it either.


Pretty shitty about all the gold records being ripped off.
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Re: Van Halen

Postby SR » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:39 pm

https://medium.com/cuepoint/the-private ... c6fa2cda7b

Here's an article josh freese posted on fb and recommended to among others, Dave Navarro. It also explains how the chained photo of dlr came to be.

Dlr is an idiot.
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Re: Van Halen

Postby Artemis » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:57 pm

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/03/v ... ican-tour/

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Van Halen have announced dates for their first North American tour in three years. Featuring original lead singer David Lee Roth, the summer/fall trek will start and end on the West Coast, moving across the US (with two Canadian shows) over 39 dates.

The last time the band toured America, they canceled some 30 dates without a clear explanation. Roth later posted a video claiming the band had bitten “off more than [they] could chew.” Not long after, they were forced to cancel a tour of Japan when Eddie Van Halen underwent surgery for Diverticulitis, an inflammation in the digestive track. Roth had said prior to the Japanese cancelations that he had been trying to get the band to do more international touring. “But so far there hasn’t been any response,” he said, “so hope and faith are not actual tactics and strategies – they’re strippers from Albuquerque.”

Now, it looks like Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, and 24-year-old bassist Wolfgang Van Halen have settled any squabbles and united for this latest tour. In addition, the band has announced a two-night stint on Jimmy Kimmel Live for what will be their first televised performance in the US with Roth as singer. Hollywood Boulevard will shut down the evening of March 30th for the performance, which will air that night as well as the following one.

The rare TV appearance comes in support of the band’s new live album Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, their first such release recorded with Roth. The 23-song concert was recorded on June 21st, 2013, and will be released on double-CD, quadruple-LP, and digitally on March 31st. Pre-orders are going on here, and come with instant downloads of “Panama”, “Runnin’ With the Devil”, “Jump”, and “Hot for Teacher”.



Van Halen 2015 Tour Dates:

07/05 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
07/07 – Portland, OR @ Amphitheater Northwest
07/09 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
07/11 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
07/14 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/16 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
07/20 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
07/24 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/26 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
07/30 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
08/01 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
08/03 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
08/05 – London, ON @ Western Fair District
08/07 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
08/09 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/11 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Center
08/13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
08/23 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park
08/25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
08/27 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/29 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
08/31 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
09/02 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
09/04 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/06 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
09/09 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
09/11 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
09/13 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/15 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
09/17 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
09/21 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
09/23 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
09/25 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/30 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
10/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
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Re: Van Halen

Postby creep » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:00 pm

any bets on if they make it through this tour?

i thought they were still an arena band. maybe not since they are only playing amphitheaters.
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Re: Van Halen

Postby Pandemonium » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:36 pm

creep wrote:any bets on if they make it through this tour?

i thought they were still an arena band. maybe not since they are only playing amphitheaters.


I'm glad they booked a date at Irvine which is an easy 20 minute drive if I decide to go. No way was I going to the shitty Devore San Manuel Amphitheater and the end-of-tour Hollywood Bowl show didn't seem much more appealing to me. This is clearly going to be another greatest hits re-run of the past two tours so I'm not too motivated to see them again unless they slot in a good number of deeper cuts. The fact that they are playing with mostly two and even one days off between shows and that this is an outdoor shed tour is going to really destroy Roth's voice if he's singing as iffy as he was the last tour. The Kimmel show performance will be... interesting.

The live album coming out next week is going to get a lot of criticism for how bad Dave sounds on some songs.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkaqpNsZKwE[/youtube]
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Re: Van Halen

Postby blackcoffee » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:29 pm

Panda, What did you think of their live performance on Jimmy Kimmel? While I'm not a huge fan of the band, it's great to see Eddie continue to maintain his health.
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Re: Van Halen

Postby creep » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:51 pm

i thought dlr sounded ok but was odd as usual with some weird michael jackson tape or bandaid on his nose. eddie is looking as healthy as i have seen him in a long time and wolfgang looks to be eating a lot of fast food.
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Re: Van Halen

Postby Pandemonium » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:01 pm

I was watching the live feed and at the beginning of the first song Panama, Dave was twirling a mic stand or baton and clipped and cut his nose and started bleeding profusely. They had to stop the song for a couple minutes while Roth was bandaged and then they restarted the song from the beginning. You can see it happen at about the 18 second mark here:


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As far as the overall performance, it's really amazing how well Eddie has pulled himself together and regained much of his former playing skills since he hit rock bottom about 10 years ago. I thought the band sounded really solid although Dave's current style of occasionally going way above his range is often painful to hear. I really wish Eddie's son would cut the cord (or Eddie would let him do his own thing) as they really need Michael Anthony's (or someone who can sing the harmonies) backing vox and frankly more aggressive bass playing. I did pick up the new live album this weekend and it's a great set but Dave's vox get in the way of enjoying a good number of tunes. I'm on the fence about seeing them again this Summer because it's most likely going to be a retread of the last tour and there are so many bands that I normally see touring this year I gotta pick my battles.
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Re: Van Halen

Postby Artemis » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:07 pm

I'm thinking about lawn tickets but the service charge is RIDUCULOUS!!

The ticket price is $46.75 and service $17.05!! :mad:

The fees are higher than usual. :no:
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