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Eddie Van Halen Personally Owned Staged / Road Used Authentic Guitar Case with COA

Eddie Van Halen Personally Owned Staged / Road Used Authentic Guitar Case with COA
Eddie Van Halen Personally Owned Staged / Road Used Authentic Guitar Case with COA
Eddie Van Halen Personally Owned Staged / Road Used Authentic Guitar Case with COA
Eddie Van Halen Personally Owned Staged / Road Used Authentic Guitar Case with COA
Eddie Van Halen Personally Owned Staged / Road Used Authentic Guitar Case with COA
Eddie Van Halen Personally Owned Staged / Road Used Authentic Guitar Case with COA
Eddie Van Halen Personally Owned Staged / Road Used Authentic Guitar Case with COA
Eddie Van Halen Personally Owned Staged / Road Used Authentic Guitar Case with COA
Eddie Van Halen Personally Owned Staged / Road Used Authentic Guitar Case with COA
Eddie Van Halen Personally Owned Staged / Road Used Authentic Guitar Case with COA
Eddie Van Halen Personally Owned Staged / Road Used Authentic Guitar Case with COA
Eddie Van Halen Personally Owned Staged / Road Used Authentic Guitar Case with COA

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AN AUTHENTICATED ROAD CASE THAT BELONGED TO EDDIE VAN HALEN WITH COA. WITH COA FROM HOWIE HUBBERMAN.

THE CASE IS VERY WORN INSIDE AND HAS RUST ON SOME PORTIONS OF THE METAL. EXTENSIVELY USED WITH ROADIE STICKERS. THIS ITEM AND I VERY HEAVY... APPROXIMATELY 30LBS AND WILL BE MAILED BY UPS. THE RED VELVET IS VERY WORN AND SHOWS A LOT OF AGE. A BIT SMELLY SO NEED TO BE AIRED OUT.

THE ROADIE WHO OWNED THIS WAS GAVIN MENZIES AND WAS FROM HIS STORAGE CLOSEOUT. GAVIN HAD AN EXTENSIVE L. Guitar Tech, Bass Tech, Drum Tech, Stage Manager, Security.

An avid guitar collector, and sometimes a VIP chauffeur. His extensive work for the following. PRINCE, BABY FACE, ROGER DALTREY, MEATLOAF, REEVES GABRELS, BILLY IDOL, STEVE STEVENS, STEVE LUKATHER- studio, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Ann Wilson, JACK BRUCE, Joe Bonamassa, Howard Leese, TOTO, ROD STEWART- studio, HOWIE MANDEL band, CHER- band, LITA FORD, JAY LENO SHOW, T. Stevens, JOE COCKER- studio, SAM KINISON, DAVID LEE ROTH, Steve Vai, Michael Schenker, ALLAN HOLDSWORTH, HEART, RANDY MEISNER, LITA FORD, JOE PERRY, THE RUNAWAYS, AIMEE MANN, KAT DYSON, STEVEN SEAGAL, SPINAL TAP, DANNY KORTCHMAR, Jeff Golib, McAULEY SCHENKER GROUP, SHALAMAR, Mark Andes, CARMINE APPICE, Gerard McMahon, RHONDA SMITH, VENICE, RICHARD MARX, CURTIS STIGERS, BuckCherry, Don Felder, and many more- I'm sure. HOWIE WAS KIND ENOUGH TO SUPPLY ME WITH A COA FOR THIS ITEM.

Guitars R Us FORMER OWNER AND WORKED EXTENSIVELY WITH POISON AND GUNS N' ROSES. HE IS AN EXPERT IN GUITARS AND EVERYTHING ROCK. GAVIN PAST AWAY YEARS AGO.

AND WAS A FRIEND OF. MINE AND IN THE 90'S. RENTD ONE OF MY HOUSES. FROM THE "VAN HALEN" CAMP. MAYBE A FEW DECADES AGO?

Van Halen (/væn heln/ van HAY-len) is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1974. Credited with "restoring hard rock to the forefront of the music scene", [7] Van Halen is known for its energetic live shows[8] and for the work of its acclaimed lead guitarist, Eddie Van Halen. [9][10] The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. From 1974 until 1985, Van Halen consisted of Eddie Van Halen; Eddie's brother, drummer Alex Van Halen; vocalist David Lee Roth; and bassist Michael Anthony.

[11] Upon its release in 1978, the band's self-titled debut album reached No. 19 on the Billboard pop music charts and would go on to sell over 10 million copies in the U. From 1979 to 1982, the band released four albums (Van Halen II, Women and Children First, Fair Warning, and Diver Down), all of which have since been certified multi-platinum. By the early 1980s, Van Halen was one of the most successful rock acts of the time.

[12] The album 1984 was a commercial success with U. Sales of 10 million copies and four hit singles; its lead single, "Jump", is the band's only U. Number one single to date and was internationally known. In 1985, Roth left the band to embark on a solo career and was replaced by former Montrose lead vocalist Sammy Hagar. With Hagar, the group released four U.

Number-one, multi-platinum albums over the course of 11 years (5150 in 1986, OU812 in 1988, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge in 1991, and Balance in 1995). Hagar left the band in 1996 shortly before the release of the band's first greatest hits collection, Best Of Volume I. Former Extreme frontman Gary Cherone replaced Hagar and recorded the commercially unsuccessful album Van Halen III with the band in 1998, before parting ways in 1999. Van Halen then went on hiatus until reuniting with Hagar in 2003 for a worldwide tour in 2004 and the double-disc greatest hits collection The Best of Both Worlds. Hagar again left Van Halen in 2005. In 2012, the band released the commercially and critically successful A Different Kind of Truth. Additionally, Van Halen has charted 13 number-one hits on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart. VH1 ranked the band seventh on a list of the top 100 hard rock artists of all time. On October 6, 2020, Eddie Van Halen died from cancer. [20][21] He had first confirmed his initial cancer diagnosis in April 2001.

19721977: Formation and early history. 1996: Temporary reunion with Roth. 20062008: Second reunion with Roth.

20092014: A Different Kind of Truth. 2015present: Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, North American Tour, hiatus and Eddie's death. The Van Halen brothers were born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Alex Van Halen in 1953 and Eddie Van Halen in 1955, [23] sons to Dutch musician Jan Van Halen and Indonesian-born Indo Eugenia Van Beers.

The family moved to Pasadena, California, in 1962. Young Edward first began studying classical piano, and became quite proficient (although he never fully mastered the art of reading sheet music). Eventually the brothers started playing music together in the 1960sEddie on drums and Alex on guitar. While Eddie was delivering newspapers to pay for his new drum set, Alex would sneak over and play them. Eventually Eddie found out about it, and out of frustration he told Alex, OK, you play drums and I'll go play your guitar.

The Van Halen brothers formed their very first band, called The Broken Combs, in 1964. As they progressed and gained popularity, they started to play many backyard parties and changed the name of their band to The Trojan Rubber Co. In 1972, the Van Halen brothers formed a band called Genesis featuring Eddie as lead vocalist/guitarist, Alex on drums, and Mark Stone on bass. [25] By 1974, the band decided to replace Stone, so Michael Anthony, bassist and lead vocalist from local band Snake was auditioned. Following an all-night jam session, he was hired for bass and backing vocals.

Van Halen performing at La Cañada High School in 1975. The band later changed its name to Mammoth when they discovered the name Genesis was already being used. In 1974, Mammoth officially changed its name to Van Halen.

[26] According to Roth, [27] this was his brainchild. He felt it was a name that had power, like Santana. They played backyard parties and on a flatbed truck at Hamilton Park. In one early gig, in December, 1974, Van Halen played a gig at the Christmas Family Festival at the Greek Theatre in San Pedro, California.

[28] By the Spring of 1975, they were the regular Tuesday night band at Myron's Ballroom. [29] Van Halen subsequently played clubs in Pasadena and Hollywood to growing audiences, increasing their popularity through self-promotion: before each gig they passed out flyers at local high schools.

This sort of self-promotion soon built them a major following. Flyer handed out at La Cañada High School show.

Later that year, the band got its first break when it was hired to play at the Sunset Strip club Gazzarri's. They had earlier auditioned for the owner, Bill Gazzarri, but he claimed they were "too loud" and would not hire them. However, their new managers, Mark Algorri and Mario Miranda, took over the club's hiring and booked them. [citation needed] Shortly afterwards, they recorded their first demo tape at the Cherokee Studios in Northridge where Steely Dan recently had completed an album. Van Halen became a staple of the Los Angeles music scene during the mid-1970s, playing at well-known clubs like the Whisky a Go Go.

According to a January 4, 1977, L. Times article by Robert Hilburn, [31] entitled "HOMEGROWN PUNK", Rodney Bingenheimer saw Van Halen at the Gazzarri club in the summer of 1976, so he took Gene Simmons of Kiss to see Van Halen. Simmons then produced a Van Halen demo tape with recording beginning at the Village Recorder studios in Los Angeles and finished with overdubs at the Electric Lady Studios in New York.

[24] Simmons wanted to change the band's name to "Daddy Longlegs", but the band stuck with Van Halen. Simmons then opted out of further involvement after he took the demo to Kiss management and was told that "they had no chance of making it" and that they wouldn't take them.

In mid-1977, Mo Ostin and Ted Templeman of Warner Bros. Records saw Van Halen perform at the Starwood in Hollywood.

According to a December 1977 story in the Los Angeles Times, it was Van Halen's first booking at the Starwood and the first time they hired their own roadies. "We wanted to come on with a little class, " David Lee Roth said, and we couldn't be seen setting up our own stuff in Hollywood. [33] Although the audience was small, Ostin and Templeman were impressed with Van Halen and within a week they offered the band a recording contract.

[34] The group recorded their debut album at Sunset Sound Recorders studio in mid-September to early October 1977, recording guitar parts for one week and then recording vocals for two additional weeks. All of the tracks were laid down with little over-dubbing or double-tracking.

Minor mistakes were purposely left on the record and a simple musical set-up was used to give the record a live feel. During this time, they continued to play various venues in Southern California, including some notable concerts at the Pasadena Convention Center produced by their promoter and impresario, Steve Tortomasi, himself a fixture in the local rock and roll scene. Upon its release, Van Halen reached No. 19 on the Billboard pop music charts, one of rock's most commercially successful debuts.

[35] It was highly regarded as both a heavy metal and hard rock album. [36] The album included songs now regarded as Van Halen classics, like "Runnin' with the Devil" and the guitar solo "Eruption", which showcased Eddie's use of a technique known as "finger-tapping".

The band toured for nearly a year, opening for Black Sabbath and establishing a reputation for their performances. The band's chemistry was based on Eddie Van Halen's guitar technique and David Lee Roth's frontman skills.

This record yielded the band's first hit single, "Dance the Night Away". Over the next few years, the band alternated album releases and touring. Their Women and Children First album was released in 1980 and further cemented Van Halen's status. But in 1981, during the recording of the Fair Warning album, tensions rose. [clarification needed] Eddie's desire for more serious and complex songs was at odds with Roth's poppy style. Nonetheless, Roth (and producer Templeman) acquiesced to Eddie's wishes. [37] Despite this return to form, Roth and Eddie's differences continued, and this caused friction with other band members. Billy Sheehan, after his band Talas completed a tour with Van Halen, claims he was approached by Eddie to replace Michael Anthony. The reasons for this were never clear to Sheehan because nothing came of it.

[38] During this time, Eddie contributed the score and instrumental songs to the movie The Wild Life, starring Eric Stoltz. [39] The score was drum machine heavy and hinted at sounds and riffs that would come with their next two albums, 1984 and 5150. Sample of "Jump", the lead single from the band's sixth album, 1984. 1984 (released on January 9, 1984) was a commercial success, going five-times platinum after a year of release.

[41] Recorded at Eddie's newly built 5150 Studios, the album featured keyboards, which had only been used sporadically on previous albums. The lead single, "Jump", featured a synthesizer hook and anthemic lyrics inspired by news coverage of a suicidal jumper. It became the band's first and only No. 1 pop hit with Roth, garnering them a Grammy nomination.

[42] Other singles included "Panama" No. , "I'll Wait" also No. Three of the songs had popular music videos on MTV. 1984 was praised by critics[43][44][45] and fans alike, [46][47] peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard charts behind Michael Jackson's Thriller.

During the 1984 Tour, Roth decided to quit the group. Group members have given different reasons for the split, but were rooted in control of the band's sound, image, singles released and scheduling. Roth was concerned about Eddie playing music outside of Van Halen. Roth was also launching a successful solo career with two hit songs off his Crazy from the Heat EP, a remake of The Beach Boys classic "California Girls" #3 U.

And a pairing of the classic standards "Just a Gigolo" and "I Ain't Got Nobody"#12 U. , which had previously been paired together by Louis Prima. The introduction of Sammy Hagar (pictured in 2005) as vocalist continued the band's worldwide popularity.

Eddie invited Patty Smyth of Scandal to replace Roth but she declined. [48] Eddie was then introduced to Sammy Hagar, via their mutual Ferrari mechanic. Hagar was the former frontman for the hard rock group Montrose, and now a solo artist coming off a very successful year. His hit single "I Can't Drive 55" came from his 1984 album VOA, produced by Ted Templeman who had also produced Montrose's first album Montrose, as well as all of Van Halen's albums up to that point. Hagar agreed to sing as well as play rhythm guitar.

Daryl Hall was also offered the lead vocal position in 1985, but also declined. Hall verified, to Hagar, his musical guest in the May 2015 season premiere of Live from Daryl's House that indeed he was approached after a Hall & Oates concert. The 1986 Van Halen album 5150 was a huge hit, becoming the band's first No. 1 album on the Billboard charts, driven by the keyboard-dominated singles "Why Can't This Be Love" #3 U.

, "Dreams", and "Love Walks In" Top 30 U. To further introduce the new era for the band, a new Van Halen logo was put on the cover. The new logo retained elements of the original, but now the lines extending from either side of'VH' wrapped around and formed a ring.

Following the release of the 5150 album, the "5150 Tour" tour was launched to support it across North America. Footage was released on VHS and DVD as Live Without a Net. The band minimized the use of pre-Hagar Van Halen songs in the set, [51] other than the band's best known classics. This was a trend that continued, with the expanding repertoire of Hagar-era songs slowly whittling away at the number of Roth-era songs on the set list. Van Halen and Metallica posing backstage in 1988. All four studio albums produced during this period reached No. 1 on the Billboard pop music charts and 17 singles breached the top 12 of the mainstream rock tracks chart.

During that era, a single taken from 1988's OU812, "When It's Love", reached the Top Five, peaking at No. In addition, Van Halen was nominated for two Grammy awards. The band won the 1992 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal for the album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. [52] Van Halen continued to enjoy success throughout the mid-1990s.

In 1995, Van Halen released the album Balance and supported Bon Jovi on their European Summer stadium tour. They also made a live album called Live: Right Here, Right Now. During the recording of songs for the film Twister, escalating tension between Hagar and the Van Halen brothers boiled over[53] and Hagar departed on Father's Day, 1996. The band had recorded "Humans Being", a song for which Eddie, unhappy with Hagar's lyrics, retitled the song and wrote the melody.

It was not an easy birth as the baby was breech, so needed to be delivered via C-section. The performance, which featured Eddie playing guitar and Alex playing keyboards, was nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards. The band was also working on a compilation album. This led to conflicts with Hagar and the group's new manager, Ray Danniels, (Ed Leffler's replacement and Alex Van Halen's former brother-in-law), even though it was Leffler who had renewed their contract with Warner Bros. Records and had added in the Best Of album option years before.

Hagar was reluctant to work on a compilation album before a new album came out, but if the rest of the band and Danniels insisted on going forward with one at that time, his preference was that it should include only Roth-era songs, or as a second choice, that two volumes should be released, one of Roth-era songs and one of Hagar-era songs. During this same period, competing personal priorities and creative differences contributed to increasing interpersonal tensions within the band, particularly between Eddie and Hagar. The relationship between Hagar and Van Halen broke down. David Lee Roth called Eddie to discuss what tracks would be included on a planned Van Halen compilation (work on which had actually begun before Hagar's departure).

They got along well, and Eddie invited him up to his house/studio. Shortly afterwards, Roth re-entered the studio with the band and producer Glen Ballard. Two songs from those sessions were added to the band's Best Of Volume I album and released as singles to promote it.

In September, Van Halen was asked to present an award at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards. They agreed, and on September 4, 1996, the four original members of Van Halen made their first public appearance together in over eleven years. This helped to bring the compilation to No. However, unknown to Roth, Eddie and Alex were still auditioning other singers, including Mitch Malloy. The band's appearance on the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards fueled reunion speculation. But several weeks after the awards show, it was discovered that Roth was out of Van Halen again. Roth released a statement in which he apologized to the media and the fans, stating that he was an unwitting participant in a publicity stunt by Van Halen and manager Ray Danniels. The next day, Eddie and Alex released their own statement, claiming they had been completely honest with Roth and had never suggested he was guaranteed to be the next lead singer.

Eddie later explained (in regard to the MTV Video Music Awards appearance) that he had initially been embarrassed by Roth's antics while on camera behind Beck, who was giving an acceptance speech for the award that Van Halen had presented to him. Immediately following this, the band had been taken to a backstage press conference where press queries about a reunion tour were met with Eddie saying that he needed a hip replacement and would have to record an entire new studio album before any tour. In private Roth told Eddie to avoid talking about negative things like his hip and the two almost came to blows, thereby shattering any chance of a full-scale reunion. Vocalist Gary Cherone (pictured in 2008) joined the band briefly in the late 1990s. Van Halen's next lead singer was Gary Cherone, frontman of the then-defunct Boston-based band Extreme, a group which had enjoyed some popular success in the early 1990s.

[61] The result was the album Van Halen III. Many songs were longer and more experimental than Van Halen's earlier work.

It was a notable contrast from their previous material, with more focus on ballads than traditional rock songs ("How Many Say I", with Eddie on vocals). Sales were poor by the band's standards, only reaching a Gold certification, despite the album peaking at No.

However, Van Halen III did produce the hit "Without You", and another album track, "Fire in the Hole", appeared on the Lethal Weapon 4 soundtrack. The album was followed by a tour. The III Tour saw Van Halen playing in new countries, including first ever visits to Australia and New Zealand. 1 place on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts in 1998, the 13th song of theirs to do so, and thus making them the band with the most Mainstream Rock No. Working titles of songs included "Left for Dead", "River Wide", "Say Uncle", "You Wear it Well", "More Than Yesterday", I Don't Miss You...

Much", "Love Divine", and "From Here, Where Do We Go? [63] The project was never released, with Cherone leaving the band amicably in November 1999. [64] Citing musical differences, it is likely III's poor sales and critical reception had a big impact.

None of the material from these sessions has ever been released, and in fact the band released no new material at all until three new songs were included on the 2004 Best of Both Worlds compilation. Lyrics that Cherone had written for the Van Halen III follow up would be used in his next project with Tribe of Judah.

Touring with Cherone had proven disappointing in terms of attendance. Eddie later admitted that "the powers that be" Warner Bros. Had forced his hand in parting with Cherone. Unlike with the previous two singers, there was reportedly no bad blood behind the breakup, and Cherone remained in contact and on good terms with Van Halen. As when Hagar left, speculation resumed on a Roth reunion.

Eddie recovered from his hip surgery in November 1999, but from 2000 to early 2004 no official statements were made by Van Halen and no music was released. However, information about members past and present trickled in. The Van Halen brothers continued writing at 5150 Studios, Cherone recorded an album and toured with new band Tribe of Judah.

One of the songs that Cherone had written for the scrapped second album with Van Halen, titled "Left For Dead", would see its lyrics set to a new musical arrangement with Tribe of Judah. After leaving Van Halen, Hagar has focused on his band The Waboritas as well as branching out into the Cabo Wabo nightclub, merchandise, and alcohol brands. Responding to speculation that he had been approached to replace Cherone, David Coverdale said, I called a mutual friend and said,'Tell Eddie I had nothing to do with this.

I've heard that they were going to approach me, but since I left Purple I've always done my own thing. Why would I join anybody else? In the summer of 2002, Roth and Hagar teamed up in the Song for Song, the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll tour (also known as the'Sans-Halen' or'Sam & Dave' Tour). The tour, with both singers headlining, attracted media and audience fascination because it seemed more improbable than even a Van Halen tour with Roth or Hagar. It drew large crowds and featured no opening acts, Roth and Hagar alternating as the first act.

Roth contrasted his personality with Hagar's: He's the kind of guy you go out with to split a bottle with a friend. I'm the kind of guy you go out with if you want to split your friend with a bottle. Anthony guested with Hagar's band, The Waboritas, numerous times and sometimes even sang lead vocals.

During performances, Hagar would tease Anthony by asking, Do the brothers know you're here? Anthony never played with Roth. Hagar released a live album (Hallelujah), featuring vocals by Anthony and Cherone, and a documentary DVD, Long Road to Cabo, about touring with Roth. While the two singers promoted the tour and publicly claimed mutual respect, rumors of bitter acrimony and mutual loathing swirled.

The allegations were later supported by backstage video, which showed the Roth and Hagar camps maintaining strict separation. Next, Hagar joined with Joe Satriani and Journey guitarist Neal Schon to form a side project, Planet Us, with Michael Anthony and Deen Castronovo (also of Journey) on drums.

The band recorded just two songs and played live a few times before dissolving when Hagar and Anthony rejoined Van Halen. On July 4, 2004, Roth performed with one of the world's most popular orchestras, the Boston Pops, at United States' annual Pops Goes the Fourth celebration in Boston. Hagar remained active, releasing five albums and creating his own merchandising brand Cabo Wabo, which lends its name to his line of tequila, as well as his franchise of cantinas. He reunited with Montrose in 2003 and 2005 for a few performances and maintained contact with Anthony, often playing with him.

With Van Halen inactive, Anthony set up a website and worked on merchandising projects such as his signature Yamaha bass and range of hot sauces. [66] He became involved with the annual music industry NAMM Show.

Van Halen during their 2004 reunion period. Left to right: Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Eddie Van Halen. During January 2003, the VHND (Van Halen News Desk) website reported that Hagar was working with the Van Halens. No official confirmation came for an extended period of time. In late March 2004, Van Halen and Hagar announced that Hagar would reunite with the band for a new compilation release and a Summer concert tour of the USA.

In July 2004, Van Halen released a new 2-CD compilation featuring three new songs with Hagar: "It's About Time", "Up for Breakfast", and "Learning to See". These new songs were credited to Hagar/Van Halen/Van Halen, which was unusual since normally the entire lineup, which also included Michael Anthony, would be credited. However, the performance was credited to the entire band. Anthony later revealed in interviews that Eddie had in fact not wanted him to be a part of the reunion and for this reason Anthony had not been allowed to perform in the sessions (explaining his lack of a songwriting credit), with Eddie playing the bass parts himself instead. However, Anthony did provide backing vocals for the three tracks.

No songs with Cherone from Van Halen III were included. It was certified platinum in the US in August 2004. Professional reviews of the tour, however, proved to be mixed.

On some shows, Eddie's son Wolfgang came onstage and played guitar with his father during "316", a song dedicated to his son, taking its name from his March 16 date of birth. During the later stages of the tour, stories of Eddie being drunk began to surface along with fan-shot video footage of poor playing.

At the band's final show of the tour, in Tucson, Eddie smashed one of his guitars at the end of the show. After the tour, things broke down. At first Hagar stated he had yet to decide what he would be doing with Van Halen, although he was still an official member of the band.

Soon after, however, both Hagar and Anthony admitted that Eddie had problems with alcohol during the tour that affected everyone involved. Hagar stated that he was "done with Van Halen" and wished that everyone would have taken it more seriously. " Despite this, Eddie later described himself as "satisfied with the tour. The band quickly faded from view after Hagar left again.

In December 2005, Anthony revealed in an interview with Mark & Brian that he had not talked with the Van Halens and was unsure of their plans. Roth and the Van Halen brothers performing in San Antonio, Texas in 2008. Rumors of a Roth reunion re-emerged and on January 3, 2006, Roth explained during an interview that he had spoken to Alex Van Halen the previous week and a reunion was inevitable. "[67] However, he also said that Eddie Van Halen was "off in his own little world recently. When asked if any problems occurred with Hagar during the 2004 tour Eddie answered, Sammy is Sammy, and for the most part that's just fine.

" Roth persisted with suggestions of a reunion, [68] saying, "People want the reunion, " and "No one will pay respect to what any of us do [musically] until we get the reunion out of the way. " In May 2006, he told Billboard. Com, "There's contact between the two camps. On June 3, Anthony began a successful tour with Hagar billed as "The Other Half" (a reference to them being half of Van Halen with the other half being Eddie/Alex), with Anthony singing lead vocals sometimes. Meanwhile, on June 19 the Van Halen brothers jumped onstage with Kenny Chesney at The Home Depot Center performing "Jump" and "You Really Got Me".

This unusual performance was their first onstage since the 2004 tour. This was followed by another Eddie performance on July 19, 2006, at the House of Petals in Los Angeles, playing new material. He followed this with an announcement on July 27, 2006, that some of his new music would be released on the soundtrack for the pornographic film Sacred Sin. In March 2006, Anthony spoke to Japanese rock magazine Burrn! [69] claiming the brothers did not want him on the 2004 reunion tour, although Hagar did (and would not play without Anthony), but he had to agree to reduced royalties and end absolutely all association with the band after the tour in terms of rights to using the name to promote himself.

[70] It was in this same interview he admitted he was not involved in the new songs on Best of Both Worlds and only recorded three tracks for III. Anthony was replaced as bass player by Eddie's son, Wolfgang Van Halen, in 2006. [71] On September 8, 2006, Howard Stern's live interview with Eddie broke the band's long silence. Eddie said he was willing to reunite with Roth and revealed a solo album in the works.

Eddie confirmed that Wolfgang had replaced Anthony on bass; Wolfgang had played bass alongside his father on some 2004 concerts. When queried about The Other Half tour, Eddie said Anthony could "do what he wants" now.

This shocked and offended many fans. [72] In November, Eddie's spokesperson, Janie Liszewski, claimed the Van Halen family was writing/rehearsing for a summer 2007 tour, which Billboard magazine's website shortly confirmed. However, the Van Halen website remained in the state it had been in since the Hagar reunion. On December 11, 2006, Eddie stated to Guitar World magazine that Roth had been directly invited to rejoin the band.

[74] However, on December 28, Roth announced that he had not talked to Eddie in two years, and a reunion with Van Halen could result in a Jerry Springer-style fight. In January 2007, Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [76] The Van Halen brothers, Anthony, Hagar, and Roth were inducted, though only Hagar and Anthony appeared at the induction ceremony on behalf of the group.

[77] Billboard announced on January 24, 2007 that Van Halen would reunite with Roth for a U. [78] This was confirmed shortly after on the official Van Halen website. The Van Halen News Desk announced on February 15, 2007, that a Van Halen Best Of (19781984), a single-disc compilation of the Roth era, would be released by April 3. Shortly after, information arrived in a flood.

Various sources claimed the tour was shut down as was the new Best Of CD. [80][81] On March 8, 2007, Eddie announced on Van Halen's website that he was in rehab. Along with the announcement, a change was made to the website.

The logo at the top of the page changed to the original Van Halen logo from their 1978 debut album. As the band's Hall of Fame induction drew near, media focus shifted to that. Velvet Revolver would induct the band and speak on their behalf.

On March 12, 2007, the band was inducted at a ceremony held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Anthony and Hagar were the only inductees in attendance. Velvet Revolver played "Ain't Talkin''Bout Love", and Anthony and Hagar performed "Why Can't This Be Love" with Paul Shaffer. At a post-induction press conference, Hagar said he would love to work with Van Halen again but that the Van Halens should tour with Roth first.

On April 21, 2007, Eddie served as an Honorary Race Official for the NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway. On May 24, he posted a note to the Van Halen website confirming that he had completed rehab successfully. After nearly 10 months of speculation and rumors, Van Halen (and Roth separately via his own website[83]) said that the band would be going on a tour of North America.

Roth claimed in the press release that, "the idea is that this will continue on and on and on" and also that a world tour and a new album were both in the works. Van Halen onstage with Roth and Wolfgang in 2008. Press reaction to the reunion was largely warm, but the re-designed website sparked controversy when Anthony was removed from images of old album artwork. [84] The album covers were restored to their original condition a day later without a word.

The Fall 2007 tour was originally 25 dates, but was extended into 2008 with a second leg. Van Halen started their new tour on September 27, 2007, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Playing to sellout crowds, the tour generated positive reviews. [85] Amid rumors of Eddie being back in rehab, multiple dates of the tour were postponed.

The official reason was the need for medical procedures to be run on Eddie. On March 5, 2008, World Entertainment Weekly to CBS News reported that the reason the tour had been interrupted was Eddie's needing to reenter rehab. The report also indicated that it had been a "furious backstage bust-up in Florida with his 17-year-old son and bandmate Wolfgang" which had motivated Eddie to seek help once again. In response to rumors about Eddie being back in rehab Valerie Bertinelli said that he is not in rehab. She did not, however, say if he had recently been in rehab, stating only that he was not currently, [88] a statement echoed by Wolfgang during the 2008 Kids Choice Awards.

Eventually, the tour started back up on April 17 at the Reno Events Center in Nevada. The tour ended on June 2, 2008, at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

During the show Roth stated multiple times that this would not be their final show and that they would see everyone next time. " At this show the arena sign was altered to read "VAN HALEN ARENA. On July 3, 2008, Van Halen headlined the Quebec City Summer Festival in front of a crowd of 85,000. In an interview with Guitar World, posted on November 12, 2008, about the making of his upcoming new EVH Wolfgang guitar from Fender, Eddie said, in regard to new Van Halen music, I'll be making music'til the day I die. I've done all kinds of stuff, and more is coming.

I can't tell you exactly when right now. Wolfgang is in the 12th grade and he needs to graduate first. Then I'm getting married in June. We'll pick it up after that. [89] Eddie underwent surgery on his left hand in 2009, following some treatment for arthritis as he felt pain in his fingers during the 2007 tour.

[90] In an interview with Glide Magazine appearing in the May 2010 issue, Dweezil Zappa commented that Eddie had played him new stuff from his record. It was not clear from the interview if the music was intended for a new Van Halen record. In August 2010, Warner/Chappell Music extended its administration agreements with Van Halen (specifically Eddie and Alex Van Halen). Under the agreement, Warner/Chappell will continue to administer their catalog of works. This press release also stated that the group was in the studio recording an album with Roth, that was due for release in 2011.

Van Halen entered the Henson Studio C with producer John Shanks on January 17, 2011. Shanks posted on his Twitter account that he was in the studio with the band and posted a picture of one of Eddie's signature amps. [93] The new album would be the first full-length Van Halen album since 1998's Van Halen III and the first new music from the band since the three new songs from the 2004's Best of Both Worlds compilation.

It would also be the first Van Halen album to feature Eddie's son, Wolfgang, on the bass in place of Anthony. This would also be the first full-length album to feature Roth on vocals in over 27 years, and the first new material with him in 15 years, since the two new songs with him on the Best Of Volume I.

[94] It would also be the first recorded music from Roth since 2003's Diamond Dave. On June 16, 2011, Creed, Alter Bridge and Tremonti guitarist Mark Tremonti claimed that he had been invited to 5150 studios and that Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen performed the album live, in its entirety, for Tremonti and Creed touring guitarist, Eric Friedman. [95] Producer/engineer Ross Hogarth claimed on July 31, 2011, that [t]he whole Van Halen record has been recorded. [96] On September 5, 2011, it was reported that the mixing on the new album had been completed in mid-August, and production had progressed to the mastering stage. Their official website was updated on December 26, 2011, announcing that tickets for their 2012 tour would be available starting January 10, 2012.

On January 5, 2012, Van Halen played an intimate club gig at New York City's Cafe Wha? Which received widespread praise from media and fans. [98] On January 10, the band's first single, titled "Tattoo", made its premiere on radio stations. The following week, the single debuted at No.

67 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. [99] The band's new studio album from Interscope Records, titled A Different Kind of Truth, was released on February 7, 2012.

It was Van Halen's first studio release since 1998 and first with Roth on lead vocals since 1984. Roth and Eddie Van Halen performing live in 2014.

On February 8, 2012, Van Halen performed a "friends and family" dress rehearsal at the Forum in Inglewood, California. The show featured many classics as well as several new songs from their latest release, A Different Kind of Truth, which was released officially the day before in the United States. 2 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. [101] There was an overwhelmingly positive critical and fan response to A Different Kind of Truth, which helped to fuel the album's long run in the upper reaches of the U. Billboard 200 Album Chart; additionally, it earned the band its highest-ever charting album in the United Kingdom debuting at No. [104] Critically, the band received mostly positive reviews, particularly when performing throughout the U.

R&B legends Kool and the Gang were hand-picked by frontman Roth to open the first two legs of Van Halen's tour. On May 17, 2012, Rolling Stone reported that Van Halen was postponing all tour dates after their show of June 26 in New Orleans, Louisiana. [106] Shortly thereafter, the Van Halen News Desk revealed that the band's members were in good health, had not been arguing with each other, and that the reason for the postponed tour dates was to take a break after 18 months of non-stop recording and touring as well as to allow the group the opportunity to enhance its concert presentation before resuming the tour in the late summer of 2012. [107] However, the postponed dates were officially listed as cancelled shortly thereafter. On August 30, 2012, Eddie was diagnosed with diverticulitis and underwent surgery postponing the shows in Japan initially scheduled for November 2012.

[109] On April 20, 2013, the Roth-fronted Van Halen played its first show outside North America since 1984, and their first in Australia since 1998, at the Stone Festival in Sydney. [110] This was followed by one show each in Tokyo and Nagoya, and two in Osaka, from June 18 to 26. It was also reported that the band would be releasing newly remastered versions of their 1978 debut and 1984 on CD, digital, and vinyl. [111] In an interview the same month, when asked about the status of Van Halen, Eddie responded by saying I'd love to make a studio record. Depends on everybody's timing.

I don't know what Dave Lee Roth is up to now. I don't know if he's living in New York or Japan or wherever he is.

On March 24, 2015, Van Halen announced a 39 date tour with Roth to take place from July to October 2015 across North America. [113][114] In April 2015, Eddie told Rolling Stone that the band will "probably hunker down and do a studio record" after their tour. On September 12, 2019, Van Halen announced that they would be releasing a box set of the Japanese singles, which was released on November 1, 2019.

On September 30, 2019, while promoting an upcoming 2020 solo concert, Roth expressed uncertainty towards the band's future, stating I think Van Halen is finished. "[117][118] However, Hagar indicated in a May 2020 interview that he believed otherwise claiming "Until Ed or Alex Van Halen die, theyre not finished. "[119] He expressed a hope that the band could reunite with himself and Anthony saying "My dream tour is the Sam and Dave tour with Ed, Al and Mike. On October 6, 2020, Wolfgang announced on his Twitter account that Eddie had died from cancer, putting the future of the band in further uncertainty. [20][21][120] His death came just ten days after original Van Halen bassist Mark Stone died of cancer. A laser show above the band.

Van Halen's elaborate stage productions require extra security included in their contract riders. Van Halen had a notable effect on the modern rock music tour with their use of the concert technical contract rider. The band famously used contract riders to specify a "wish list", a practice now used throughout the music industry.

They pioneered extensive requirements including power availability and stage construction details. The band's demands were not limited to technical issues; their now-infamous riders specified that a bowl of M&M's was to be placed in their dressing room and, separately in a different area of the contract, that all of the brown M&M's were to be removed.

[122] According to Roth, this was listed in the technical portion of the contract not because the band wanted to make capricious demands of the venue, but rather as a test of whether or not the contract had actually been thoroughly read and honored, as it contained other requirements involving legitimate safety concerns. [123] If the bowl was present, then the band members could safely assume the other, legitimate, items in the technical rider were being fulfilled to their satisfaction. Conversely, if the bowl was missing, or brown M&M's were present, then the band members would be within their rights to have the venue inspect the work, ask that it be redone, etc. Alex Van Halen drums, percussion, backing vocals (1972present). David Lee Roth lead vocals, occasional acoustic guitars (19741985, 1996, 2007present).

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Van Halen 2015 North American Tour. Dward Lodewijk Van Halen Dutch: [dart lodik fn al(n)], /væn heln/ van HAY-ln; January 26, 1955 October 6, 2020 was an American musician, songwriter, producer, and inventor. He was the main songwriter and guitarist of the American rock band Van Halen, which he co-founded in 1972 with his brother, drummer Alex Van Halen, bassist Mark Stone, and singer David Lee Roth.

He is regarded as one of the all-time great guitar players in rock history[1] and was well known for popularizing the tapping guitar solo technique, allowing rapid arpeggios to be played with two hands on the fretboard. Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, [2] Edward Lodewijk van Halen was the son of Jan van Halen and Eugenia née van Beers. Jan was a Dutch jazz pianist, clarinetist and saxophonist, and Eugenia was an Indo (Eurasian) from Rangkasbitung on the island of Java in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia). [3][4] The family eventually settled in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Eddie Van Halen and his older brother Alex Van Halen in 2012.

The Van Halen brothers were the founding members of Van Halen. In 1962, the Van Halen family moved from the Netherlands to the United States, settling in Pasadena, California. [4] Eddie and his older brother, Alex Van Halen, were naturalized as U. [6] The brothers learned to play the piano as children starting at the age of six. [7][8] They commuted from Pasadena to San Pedro to study with an elderly piano teacher, Stasys Kalvaitis.

Eddie revealed in an interview that he had never been able to read music;[10] instead, he learned from watching and listening. For example, during recitals of Bach or Mozart, he would improvise. From 1964 through 1967, he won first place in the annual piano competition held at Long Beach City College. [9] His parents wanted the boys to be classical pianists, but Eddie liked rock music much better. [11] Consequently, when Alex began playing the guitar, Eddie bought a drum kit for himself; however, after he heard Alex's performance of the Surfaris' drum solo in the song "Wipe Out", he gave Alex the drums and began learning how to play the electric guitar.

[11] According to him, as a teen, he would often practice while walking around at home with his guitar strapped on or sitting in his room for hours with the door locked. Eddie and his brother formed their first band with three other boys, calling themselves The Broken Combs, performing at lunchtime at Hamilton Elementary School in Pasadena, where he was in the fourth grade. He would later say that this was when he first felt the desire to become a professional musician. Eddie described supergroup Cream's "I'm So Glad" on the album Goodbye as "mind-blowing".

[15] He once claimed that he had learned almost all of Eric Clapton's solos in the band Cream note for note... Now look where we are. If that's not the American dream, what is?

Eddie Van Halen in 2015. Eddie and his brother Alex formed a band in 1972.

[18] Two years later, the band changed its name to "Van Halen" and, at the same time, became a staple of the Los Angeles music scene while playing at well-known clubs like the Whisky a Go Go. [19][20] In 1977, Warner Records offered Van Halen a recording contract.

Upon its release, the band's album Van Halen reached number 19 on the Billboard pop music charts, becoming one of rock's most commercially successful debuts. [22] It was highly regarded as both a heavy metal and hard rock album. [23] By the early 1980s, Van Halen was one of the most successful rock acts of the time. [24] The album 1984 went five-times Platinum a year after its release. [25] The lead single "Jump" became the band's first and only number-one pop hit and garnered them a Grammy nomination. The band won the 1992 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocals for the album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. [30][31] Additionally, Van Halen charted 13 number-one hits in the history of Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart; meanwhile, VH1 ranked the band seventh on a list of the top 100 hard rock artists of all time[32] and, in 2007, Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [33] Individually, Eddie received acclaim for his guitar work in the band. Eddie engaged in several projects outside of his eponymous band, including solo work and partnerships with his brother on film soundtracks (such as The Wild Life, Twister, and a pornographic film[36][37]) as well as musical collaborations with Kiss bassist Gene Simmons, Nicolette Larson, [38] Michael Jackson, [39] Brian May, [40] Sammy Hagar, [41] Black Sabbath, [42] Roger Waters, [43] Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, and LL Cool J. [44] In addition, Eddie made cameo appearances in the music video for Frank Sinatra's L. Is My Lady, an episode of Café Americain starring his then wife Valerie Bertinelli, and an episode of Two and a Half Men. Eddie was also an inventor on three patents related to guitars: a folding prop to support a guitar in a flat position, [46] a tension-adjusting tailpiece, [47] and an ornamental design for a headstock.

In 1981, Eddie made his first guitar endorsement by launching the 5150 Baretta model with Kramer. This partnership lasted a decade, when in 1991 Eddie moved away from Kramer and joined forces with Ernie Ball / Music Man where they jointly developed the Music Man EVH model guitar - a partnership that lasted until 1995.

In 1996 Eddie teamed up with Peavey where they developed the Peavey EVH Wolfgang - this relationship lasted until 2004 when Eddie joined forces with Fender, initially releasing the Edward-endorsed Art Series guitars under Fender's Charvel brand and later developing the EVH brand. Eddie's first string endorsement deal happened around 1989 when Ernie Ball launched the 5150 EVH line of guitar strings.

[50] The gauge of the strings differed slightly from typical electric guitar strings at the time, which were 9, 11, 16, 24, 32 and 42 (in thousandths of an inch) - the EVH Ernie Ball strings measured 9, 11, 15, 24, 32 and 40. In 1993, Eddie collaborated with Peavey Electronics to develop a series of amplifiers and cabinets, collectively called the 5150 series. In 2004 Peavey and Eddie parted ways and Eddie started a relationship with Fender where they began development of the EVH products and brand. In 2007 the first EVH branded amplifiers were produced by Fender, followed shortly after by a limited-edition "Frankenstrat" inspired guitar. In 2009 they continued to press forward on the guitar front by releasing the Wolfgang-inspired EVH guitar line. The brand has since expanded to include additional guitars and accessories. Eddie Van Halen using the tapping technique. Van Halen's 1978 instrumental solo "Eruption", which was voted number 2 in Guitar World's readers poll of the "100 Greatest Guitar Solos", [56][57] showcased a solo technique called tapping, using both left and right hands on the guitar neck.

Although he popularized tapping, he did not invent the technique, which had been used by flamenco guitarists for at least a century, as well as the likes of Western virtuosos like Paganini on both violin and guitar. According to MusicRadar, Steve Hackett lead guitarist with Genesis in the 1970s is "widely credited with inventing two-handed tapping" and was an influence on Van Halen. [58] When asked about this, Hackett said, Eddie and I have never spoken about it, but yes, he has credited me with tapping...

Eddie is a fine player, of course, and he's the one who named the technique. George Lynch said in an interview that he and Van Halen saw Harvey Mandel tap at the Starwood in the 1970s. [60] Van Halen named Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin as an influence, saying in one interview with Guitar World. I think I got the idea of tapping watching Jimmy Page do his "Heartbreaker" solo back in 1971.

He was doing a pull-off to an open string, and I thought wait a minute, open string... I can do that, but what if I use my finger as the nut and move it around? I just kind of took it and ran with it. Until it expired in 2005, Van Halen held a patent for a flip-out support device that attaches to the rear of the electric guitar. [62] This device enables the user to employ the tapping technique by playing the guitar in a manner similar to the piano with the face of the guitar oriented upward instead of forward. Van Halen used custom equipment throughout his career. He is most associated with the Frankenstrat, a custom guitar he built from parts.

The tremolo arm was originally taken from a 1958 Fender Stratocaster, and was later replaced with a Floyd Rose arm. The Frankenstrat was originally painted black, but was recoated with Schwinn red bicycle paint in 1979. For Van Halen's 2012 tour, and early 2015 television appearances, he used a Wolfgang USA guitar with a black finish and ebony fretboard. For the 2015 tour, he used a white Wolfgang USA guitar designed by Chip Ellis, featuring a custom kill switch. Van Halen used a variety of pickups including 1970s Mighty Mites, which were made by Seymour Duncan and were copies of DiMarzio Super Distortion pickups.

[68] Van Halen also used Gibson PAFs, one of which was rewound by Seymour Duncan in 1978. In an interview with Guitar World in 1985, Van Halen stated that his guitar sound style which he called "brown sound" is... Basically a tone, a feeling that I'm always working at... It comes from the person. If the person doesn't even know what that type of tone I'm talking about is, they can't really work towards it, can they? "[70] In an interview with Billboard magazine in June 2015, he stated that with the expression "brown sound" he actually tried to describe the sound of his brother Alex's snare drum, which he thought "... Sounds like hes beating on a log. So it wasnt my brown sound. Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli at the 1993 Emmy Awards. In 1980, Van Halen met actress Valerie Bertinelli at a Van Halen concert in Shreveport, Louisiana. [71] They married in California eight months later on April 11, 1981 and had one son, Wolfgang in 1991. [72][73] In 2005, Bertinelli filed for divorce in Los Angeles after four years of separation. [74] The divorce was finalized in 2007. The following year, Eddie proposed to his girlfriend, Janie Liszewski, an actress and stuntwoman who was Van Halen's publicist at the time. [76] The two married in 2009, at his Studio City estate, with his son Wolfgang and ex-wife Bertinelli in attendance. [77] His brother Alex Van Halen is an ordained minister and he officiated Eddie's wedding in 2009 and his former sister-in-law Valerie Bertinelli's wedding in 2011. Van Halen struggled with alcoholism and drug abuse. He began smoking and drinking at the age of 12, and he stated that he eventually needed alcohol to function.

[79] He entered rehabilitation in 2007, [80] and later shared in an interview that he had been sober since 2008. Suffering from lingering injuries from past, high-risk, acrobatic stage performances and crashes, Van Halen underwent hip replacement surgery in 1999, after his chronic avascular necrosis, with which he was diagnosed in 1995, became unbearable. [81] He began receiving treatment for tongue cancer in 2000.

The subsequent surgery removed roughly a third of his tongue. He was declared cancer-free in 2002.

[82] He blamed the tongue cancer on his habit of holding guitar picks in his mouth, stating in 2015: I used metal picks they're brass and copper which I always held in my mouth, in the exact place where I got the tongue cancer. I mean, I was smoking and doing a lot of drugs and a lot of everything. But at the same time, my lungs are totally clear. This is just my own theory, but the doctors say it's possible.

In 2012, Van Halen underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of diverticulitis. [83] Recovery time required due to the surgery led to postponement of Van Halen tour dates scheduled in Japan. [84] Van Halen was later hospitalized in 2019 after battling throat cancer over the previous five years, and his ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli also mentioned a battle with lung cancer in an Instagram post shortly after his death.

[85][86] He died from the illness at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California on October 6, 2020, at the age of 65 surrounded by his wife, Janie; son and Van Halen bassist, Wolfgang; ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli; and brother, Alex; co-founder and drummer of Van Halen. [87][88][89] Some of Eddie Van Halens childhood landmarks in Pasadena became memorials where fans could pay their respects to the guitar virtuoso. I TOOK POISON TO THE VERY TOP. Here is a Metal Sludge exclusive with former Poison manager Howie Hubberman.

Metal Sludge Editor at Large. LOS ANGELES In our everlasting journey to relive the past, Metal Sludge has tracked down legendary rock impressario Howie Hubberman, who managed Poison during the glam bands original rise to stardom, in addition to Hubberman financing Guns N Roses and helping other start-up projects including Tuff its true! In those days, Hubberman owned Guitars R Us, one of Hollywoods biggest music-equipment stores, so the native New Yorker always had a successful business to fall back on.

Plus, he can forever revel in one particular major acheivement having toured with Poison for eight months back in the day without ever contracting a sex disease nor getting arrested. And though the bands Hubberman helped launch did not remain loyal, the ever-generous Hubberman has not changed a bit. He still helps where he can, and his latest project is helping to spearhead the production of an upcoming film project about Guns N Roses.

METAL SLUDGE: So you were there for early rise of Poison. HOWIE HUBBERMAN: I first met Poison when they were on the rise, and I took them to the very top. Vicky Hamilton was actually the first one who was managing Poison, and she didnt want to work with them anymore. At this point, they were living on Washington Boulevard in East Hollywood at a warehouse, eating spaghetti with ketchup, a very low-budget operation when I got involved. I talked to the band to see if they would actually listen to me, and they seemed pretty receptive to what I was saying. They kind of needed a manager/financier all in one, and I kind of fit both molds, but they were also a very hard-working band. I remember they used to do 30,000 flyers for every show. Devilles mom owned a print shop on Santa Monica Boulevard, so we got a special deal.

The hidden secret behind Poisons success. HUBBERMAN: What also happened was, I rented them a house on Cahuenga Boulevard for everyone in the band and their crew too, who also stayed there. Every morning, as early as 4 or 5 in the morning, the guys would get up and tear down all the Colby posters on Highland, you know, the big cardboard posters of the bands that used to be stapled to the electrical poles? Yeah, I loved those posters. HUBBERMAN: Well, this company, Colby, they had a deal with the city to put up and tear down those posters, but we went one step beyond and took em all down and put up our own posters, so we eventually just made a deal with them to hang our own posters.

SLUDGE: I remember those times. People used to stand on their chairs, and I had never seen anything like that in a club. HUBBERMAN: Yeah, Tom Walley from Capitol Records came one night and couldnt get in. The band was already with Enigma, a small label, and Tom had made no arrangements and couldnt even find a scalper ticket.

He was like, Hey, I want to sign Poison. Yeah, this was before cell phones. HH_May_2105_4Were you an expert on guitars, or did you just sell em?

HUBBERMAN: No, my forte was vintage guitars, going back like 60 years. Well, what did you think of C. Deville as a guitar player? HUBBERMAN: I thought he was underrated. Hes actually good, and hes a very talented showman.

Did you enjoy being around the guys, their personalities? HUBBERMAN: Well, I wasnt a drinker, and I never did drugs in my life, but hanging out with them was good for me. I enjoyed being around every one of them.

Rikki and Bret, their personalities were very similar. Bobby Dall, he was a little more rough around the edges. He grew up poor but was actually kind of the driving force behind the band, getting them up in the morning and that kind of thing. He was pretty much the band leader, but in interviews it was Bret and Rikki. As for anything weird that went on behind my back when we went on tour, I dont know.

Why did you eventually leave? HUBBERMAN: With Capitol, the first record started picking up, and we were approaching gold, but I was having problems with my marriage, and I had a young son.

My two main projects were Poison and financing Guns N Roses up until and after they got signed, too, but my wife wanted me to quit. She didnt like you coming home after midnight?

HUBBERMAN: She didnt like me going on tour for three months on the road. She said she was going to leave and take my son, so I promised to quit, but she ended up leaving anyway, and thats all I want to say about that. She made me an ultimatum to save the marriage, but she had every intention of leaving anyway, but like I said, I dont want to discuss anything more about that. So Guns N Roses, you had the hookup with lawyer Peter Paterno, right? He got points on Appetite For Destruction, did you know that?

HUBBERMAN: No, he didnt get points, he was the lawyer. Vicky Hamilton was very clear about this, that he got points and also kind of stole the band away from her. HUBBERMAN: I dont think so, but maybe there was some weird kind of split because youre right, he did get something after I had brought him in. As far as stealing the band away, Vicky did everything for that band from putting a roof over their head to finding funding to signing a rental lease for them to making sure they got equipment, whether it was from me or someone else.

She broke down every door for that band, and Guns N Roses speaks very little about that, but shes got this new book coming, Appetite For Disfunction, and she speaks the truth about it. Shes a very real person. She doesnt embellish or lie. HH_May_2105_7When Guns N Roses signed with Geffen, how close were you to the band? HUBBERMAN: I was close with Slash and Izzy and Duff, not so much with Axl. But I told em all that they had an open-door policy at Guitars R Us for whatever they needed, whether that be a guitar or a hamburger.

The band ended up making millions of dollars. That was the album of the year. Vicky was cut out, but she did get a job at Geffen. HUBBERMAN: She worked out a deal with A & R guy Tom Zutaut, but Vicky was never allowed the freedom she should have had.

She should have gotten a lot more out of the deal. She was the reason Guns N Roses was Guns N Roses. If she wasnt involved with the machine, there would have been no deal becauase this band, were not exactly talking about five sober individuals, plus they had huge egos. Alan Nevin eventually came in as the manager, and he did a great job.

HUBBERMAN: Yeah, he was an amazing manager who did an amazing job. What about Debra Rosner, Poisons original publicist? She was amazing but also kind of got left behind, if I remember, one of those figures like Vicky Hamilton. HUBBERMAN: When Debra Rosner left, they give her no kudos. The band thought that they would use the big publicists from Capitol, so it was time to move on, they thought.

She was a key player who got no credit at all. She got the band all this publicity, and I paid her as best I could. Did she have a romance with anyone in the band?

Im not at liberty to say. So basically, you played a key role with two of the biggest bands ever but not for the whole ride. HUBBERMAN: Looking back, I really enjoyed it, but I probably could have held onto Poison for another album or two, but I did get paid in full.

So you say you went on the road with Poison for three months. Do you have a really decadent story or two you can tell us, something no one knows about? HUBBERMAN: Well, its kind of public knowledge, but there was one night in Arizona where there was a big brawl between Poison and the crew versus all the staff and the bouncers. Robbie Crane, who was basically Bobby Dalls roadie back then and was all of maybe 17 years old at the time, beat up this huge bouncer who ended up a bloody mess, lying in a bathtub that i guess the club used for beers backstage. We used to call Robbie Huggy Bear, and we didnt think he was a fighter or that tough until that night, but he did a major job.

How did it all start? HUBBERMAN: It started when Bret Michaels had to pee during the show, so to keep the continuity going, he ran off to the side of the stage instead of going to a restroom, and he pulled it out and pissed into a cup. The club didnt like this, and they made a big deal out of it, and it was a near-riot.

They called the cops and wanted to keep our backline equipment for damages, but all the owners of the club were high on coke and drunk, and when the cops came and saw how fuked up the staff were, they looked at Robbie and all these skinny guys wearing makeup, then they looked at the bouncers who were all like 6-foot-5, and theyre like, Who beat up who? They let us go, and we headed off to the next gig in Texas. Youre working with Marc Canter on a Guns N Roses movie? HUBBERMAN: To get the publishing for the songs for this movie is not easy, but were doing it. There are a lot of books about Guns N Roses out there, but Marc Canters book, Reckless Road, is the best one, because he was there with the band from 1984 to 1988, and the whole band loved him.

So we optioned the book, and its in pre-production with James Franco. Dude, Ive heard so many stories of plans to make movies that never happen.

HUBBERMAN: I know, but lets put it this way: James Franco said he is doing it, and he has never said he was going to do a movie that he didnt eventually do. Anything James Franco says he is going to do, he is going to do.

Hes an absolute genius, a key player in Hollywood. He is already an A-lister, and this movie is going to make him even more of an A-lister. By the way, I remember you promoted some shows at the old FM Station club with the late Jani Lane from Warrant called Policemans Ball, but you guys ended up getting in a feud, remember? HUBBERMAN: Weve had many disputes, me and Jani. We were 50-50 partners, and I did all the work, and Jani played there twice but started coming in and causing problems because of alcohol and getting into fights in a drunken stupor. Did you tell him this up front when you had first made the deal to be partners? If not, you can certainly see his side of things.

Basically, I gave him the guitars to make the first album, and I had been asking for two years to get em back. HH_DP_May_27_F1Had you given other bands guitars and never asked for them back? HUBBERMAN: No, I dont give away guitars. I told him I thought we had worked it out. HUBBERMAN: Jani wasnt a bad guy, a nice guy when he was sober, but with Warrant he became different.

He actually died pretty broke, even though he had his publishing. HUBBERMAN: Later I worked with Jim Gillette with Nitro. I did that for a couple of years, then I did an album with Lita Ford that never got released. What do you think of Lita Ford, by the way? HUBBERMAN: Id rather not say because I was partners with Jim, who was her husband.

They had a nasty split, and she was not legally allowed to see her two kids. I will say this: It was hard to get along with her. If she made a mistake, she was always apologetic, but the fact is, she did it too many times. You mean shes kind of a fuk-up?

HUBBERMAN: Not just a fuk-up. Looking back now, especially your times with Poison, how much fun did you have? HUBBERMAN: I had a lot of fun. I used to go out with C. And wed both drink, but I never had a problem.

Did you feel bad for C. When he got into drugs? HUBBERMAN: Im the one who drove him to AA meetings in Beverly Hills.

Hes been clean and sober for ten years now. I didnt see him doing coke. He would be too embarassed to do that around me. I didnt go for drugs.

HH_SR_May_2015_1By the way, how did you get your start in the business in the first place? HUBBERMAN: Back when I was a teen in New York, I would promote concerts. I remember I promoted a show in Rochester when I was like 19 with all local acts. I had actually started by opening a vintage guitar shop in New York. Thats how I met Cheap Trick.

I also managed Tom Peterson, the bassist for Cheap Trick. Were you a self-made millionaire? How much did you get? Editors Note: The video below contains some fun stuff from the late 80s.

The video was shot at the Country Club in Reseda California. Lots of interesting stuff including video interviews with Howie Hubberman, Rueben Blue of Rock City News, Dangerous Darren from KNAC and a ton of girls and rocker guys. All hosted by none other than the one and only Biff Malibu -the host of Biff TV. Eddie Van Halen, whose razzle-dazzle guitar-playing combining complex harmonics, innovative fingerings and ingenious devices he patented for his instrument made him the most influential guitarist of his generation and his band, Van Halen, one of the most popular rock acts of all time, died on Tuesday. Van Halens son, Wolfgang, said in a statement that his father had lost his long and arduous battle with cancer. The statement did not say where he died. Van Halen structured his solos the way Macys choreographs its Independence Day fireworks shows: shooting off rockets of sound that seemed to explode in a shower of light and color. His outpouring of riffs, runs and solos was hyperactive and athletic, joyous and wry, making deeper or darker emotions feel irrelevant. Eddie Van Halens 12 Essential SongsOct. Eddie Van Halen, the Shredder SupremeOct. Eddie put the smile back in rock guitar at a time when it was all getting a bit broody, his fellow guitar ace Joe Satriani told Billboard magazine in 2015. He also scared the hell out of a million guitarists because he was so damn good. Van Halen was most widely revered by his peers for perfecting the technique of two-handed tapping on the guitar neck.

That approach allowed him to add new textures, and percussive possibilities, to his instrument, while also making its six strings sound as expressive as a pianos 88 keys or as changeable as a synthesizer. He received patents for three guitar devices he had created.

In 2012, Guitar World Magazine ranked him No. 1 on its list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. ImageDavid Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen in performance in 1983. David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen in performance in 1983. Im always pushing things past where theyre supposed to be, Mr.

Van Halen told the educational website Zocalo Public Square in 2015. When Spinal Tap was going to 11, I was going to 15, he said a reference to that films famous joke about a guitarist who dubiously claims that his amplifier can exceed its highest decibel level. Van Halens playing paired perfectly with the hedonistic songs and persona of his hard-rocking band, Van Halen, whose original lineup featured his brother Alex on pummeling drums, Michael Anthony on thunderous bass and the singer David Lee Roth, who presented a scene-stealing mix of Lothario, peacock and clown. Formed in 1972, Van Halen went on to sell more than 56 million albums in the United States alone.

Ten of the bands studio albums some of which were cut with Sammy Hagar as lead singer during a long split with Mr. Eleven of the bands studio albums reached the Top Five, and four snagged the top spot on Billboards Top 200.

Van Halen amassed eight Billboard Top 20 singles, including its cover of Roy Orbisons (Oh) Pretty Woman, which reached No. 12 in 1982, and Jump, which seized the No. 1 spot in 1984 and held it for five weeks. In 2007, the band including both Mr. Hagar was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Edward Lodewijk Van Halen was born on Jan. 26, 1955, in Amsterdam to Jan and Eugenia (Beers) Van Halen.

His father, a struggling Dutch classical musician who played clarinet, saxophone and piano, met his Indonesian-born wife while on tour in Indonesia. Van Halen was 7, his family relocated to the United States, driven away by prejudice against his mother and unfavorable work opportunities in the Netherlands. They settled in Pasadena, Calif. His mother worked as a maid, his father as a janitor while seeking work as a musician.

In a new country, with a new language to learn, the Van Halen sons, Eddie and his older brother, Alex, turned to music as their lingua franca. Eddie first studied classical piano, which he excelled at despite a serious limitation. I never learned how to read music, he told Rolling Stone in 1995. I fooled my teacher for six years.

Id watch his fingers, and Id play it. Inspired by the British group the Dave Clark Five, Mr. Van Halen and his brother began playing rock n roll, with Eddie on drums and Alex on guitar.

They switched instruments once Eddie discovered that his brother had a better feel for percussion. The siblings formed their first band in 1964, the Broken Combs, which became the Trojan Rubber Company. In 1972 they formed a new group, calling themselves Genesis, even though there was already a British band by that name. They rented a sound system from Mr. Roth, whom they eventually hired as their singer but only, Mr.

Two years later, they recruited Michael Anthony on bass and changed their name first to Mammoth and then to Van Halen. Van Halen, three-fourths of the original lineup of Van Halen, in London in 1978. Gus Stewart/Redferns, via Getty Images. The foursome developed a loyal following at clubs in Pasadena and Hollywood and were introduced to Gene Simmons of Kiss.

Impressed by their cockiness as well as their talent, he produced their first demo and took it to his bands manager to sign them to no avail. Regardless, Van Halens ballooning reputation in the Los Angeles clubs soon drew the attention of Mo Ostin of Warner Bros.

Records, who went with the producer and A&R man Ted Templeman to see the band at the Starwood club. Ostin offered them a contract that night.

Van Halen recorded its debut album for the label in just three weeks, employing few overdubs, the better to capture its in-concert brio. Released in early 1978, the album broke the Billboard Top 20 and, in the process, reasserted the power of hard rock at a time when disco, punk and new wave dominated. Just as important, the album alerted the world to a new kind of guitar hero, one who ignored the blues-rock roots of the previous generation of guitar gods, like Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton, to grow what sounded like roots of its own. In the studio as onstage, Mr. Van Halen could make the guitar sound like a divebombing plane one moment and a pack of wild hyenas the next.

His showstopping solo piece from the album, Eruption, showcased his finger-tapping technique, which set a new bar for guitar pyrotechnics. While other guitarists notably Allan Holdsworth, a major influence had used this approach before, Mr. Van Halen had noticed that nobody was going more than just one stretch and one note, real quick, he said in a 1979 interview that was published 20 years later in Classic Rock magazine. I hadnt really seen anyone get into it as far as they could. A Couple Play the Long Game With Manhattan Amenities.

Which of These Options Would You Choose? The Raw Roots of Tom Pettys Wildflowers, Revealed at Last. Van Halen with Michael Jackson in 1984. Van Halen not only played a memorable solo on Mr.

Jackson's megahit "Beat It, " he also rearranged the song. Jacksons megahit Beat It, he also rearranged the song. To ground his solo flights, and to attract the masses, the bands material, though it leaned toward heavy metal, employed catchy melodies and pop hooks.

Songwriting credits were split among the four members, but Mr. Van Halen wrote the central riffs. By expanding its mix of mania and melody on Van Halen 2, the band broke into the Billboards Top 10, a feat repeated by its next three releases.

Those works set the template for what became a major trend of the 80s: so-called hair-metal bands, all of them fronted by colorful singers, like Mr. Roth, who blared sexually charged lyrics in songs that balanced sweet hooks with the flashiest possible guitar work, heavily influenced by Mr. But by the bands 1984 album, it had pulled a switch, augmenting its sound with keyboards played by Mr.

Van Halen raised his own profile with a guest appearance on Michael Jacksons 1983 megahit Beat It, for which he not only contributed a star turn of a solo but also rearranged the song. And that new presence in the spotlight only further fanned long-smoldering personal and creative conflicts with Mr.

Roth, causing the singer to leave the band in 1985 for a solo career. Van Halen with Sammy Hagar in 1986. Roth as Van Halen's lead singer in 1985 but left in 1996.

Roth as Van Halens lead singer in 1985 but left in 1996. Hagar, had released a string of successful solo albums. While hard-core fans missed the original lineup, Van Halens debut release with Mr. Hagar, 5150, gave the group its first No.

1 Billboard album, and its single, Why Cant This Be Love, reached No. The bands next three albums, all fronted by Mr. Hagar, also topped the charts, while the concert set Live: Right Here, Right Now climbed to No. Still, tensions developed between Mr. Hagar, causing the singer to leave the band in 1996.

A subsequent proposed reunion with Mr. Roth fell apart over the usual arguments. I dont think the guy was ever real, Mr.

Van Halen said of Mr. I never felt any connection. For the bands third frontman, Van Halen hired Gary Cherone, formerly of the metal band Extreme.

And while the lone album with him, Van Halen III, broke the Top Five in 1998, it didnt sell as well as earlier efforts and received withering reviews. A dark period followed for Mr.

Van Halen, during which, as he later admitted, his drinking and drug use increased. He separated from his wife, the actress Valerie Bertinelli, whom he had married in 1981 (they divorced in 2007), and the band lost its contract with Warner Bros.

He also had to have hip replacement surgery in 1999 and, the next year, underwent treatment for tongue cancer. In 2002, he was declared cancer-free after having had one third of his tongue removed. Van Halen, with Alex Van Halen on drums, in 2012.

After a long absence, Mr. Roth rejoined Van Halen for a tour in 2007 and a hit album a few years later. Chad Batka for The New York Times. Two years later, the band reunited with Mr. Hagar for a successful compilation album and tour, though Mr.

Van Halens drinking again spiked, causing problems that led Mr. Hagar to leave the band for a second time.

After much speculation, Van Halen finally reunited with Mr. Roth for a tour in 2007, by which time the band had fired Mr. Van Halen had long questioned. His replacement on bass was Mr. Van Halens 17-year-old son, Wolfgang.

The comeback tour was a huge success, though Mr. Van Halen continued to drink.

He finally entered rehab and announced in 2008 that he was sober. Four years later, Van Halen released its first new album in 14 years, A Different Kind of Truth, which was also the bands first with Mr. Roth in 28 years and their only one to feature Wolfgang Van Halen. 2 in Billboard, and several highly successful tours followed. In 2019, reports surfaced that Mr. Van Halen was being treated for throat cancer. Roth told Rolling Stone, I think the band is finished.

In addition to his son and his brother, Mr. Van Halen is survived by his wife, Janie (Liszewski) Van Halen, whom he married in 2009. In his 1979 interview, Mr.

Van Halen clarified his guiding principle for the band. All were trying to do is put excitement back into rock n' roll, he said. A lot of people seem like they forgot what rock n' roll is about. We get up there and blaze. 1914 Eugenia van Beers is born. 1920 Jan Van Halen is born. Though the family name is officially "van Halen, ". The more common spelling of "Van Halen" will be used throughout the book. 1940s Jan Van Halen tours Europe playing the clarinet and saxophone and. Eventually touring with a circus troupe.

He later meets and marries Eugenia van. 1946 Robert Hagar becomes the bantamweight boxing champion. 10/13/47 Robert and Gladys Hagar give birth to Sammy Roy Hagar, the. Youngest of four children, in Monterey, CA.

5/08/53 Alexander Arthur Van Halen is born in Amsterdam. 6/20/53 Michael Anthony is born in Chicago, IL. 10/10/54 Nathan and Sybil Roth give birth to David Lee in Bloomington, IN. 1/26/55 Edward Lodewijk Van Halen is born in Amsterdam. 1961 Edward and Alex begin taking piano lessons.

Sammy Hagar fights his first. 7/26/61 Gary Francis Caine Cherone is born in Malden, MA. 2/22/62 After receiving several letters from relatives describing the promised.

Land of California, the Van Halen family leaves Holland with 75 guilders and a. Piano and immigrates to the U. The family spent nine days on the boat to New. New York the family took a four day trip by train to California. 10/10/62 David Lee Roth receives his first radio as a birthday present from his.

The young vocalist attaches a stick to the dial, so he can change. Channels without having to get out of bed. 1963 Sammy Hagar begins playing the guitar after seeing Elvis Presley perform. 1964 David Lee Roth checks into a clinic for treatment of his hyperactivity. Michael Anthony moves from Chicago to Los Angeles, where he plays trumpet.

In his high school marching band. 1965 Ed and Al's first band, The Broken Combs, is formed. Ed on piano and Al playing saxophone along with Don Ferris.

Drums and Kevin Hill plays a plastic Emenee guitar. Turtleneck shirts, performing lunchtime concerts at Hamilton Elementary. 1966 Ed begins playing his four-piece St.

George drum set, learning the Dave. Clark Five's "Glad All Over" and "Bits and Pieces, " while Al takes flamenco. 1967 Edward and Alex switch instruments. Edward takes Alex's guitar and gives. Alex reportedly develops an interest in drums after.

Observing The Beatles' Ringo Starr getting all the girls in A Hard Day's Night. At some point during the year, Edward is bitten by a. German Shepherd in Covina, CA. Jan Van Halen gives the youth a Pall Mall.

Cigarette and a shot of vodka. 1969 David Lee Roth gets his driver's license and routinely borrows his father's. Car, driving through his neighborhood and singing along with the radio at the. 1970 Three bands compete in a Battle of the Bands contest in Villa Park in. Edward, Alex, and a rather long-side-bearded Latin bass.

Player make up one of the bands. The Brick is another band on the bill.

Concrete basketball court is used as a stage as Edward rips through a version of. Cream's "Spoonful" (from Wheels of Fire).

Midway through the song, Alex takes. A drum solo, and Edward and the bass player light up cigarettes. Ends, the pair place their still-lit cigs under the strings of their respective.

This is a custom practiced by Edward to this day. 1971 The Trojan Rubber Company is formed (named by Edward).

Called The Space Brothers so they can perform at schools. Is told to learn Cream's "Crossroads" and another song by Grand Funk Railroad. Prior to the gig, is rejected at an audition for the band. At one point the band has a keyboard player, but he is. Kicked out for unknown reasons. Edward Van Halen attends a Led Zeppelin concert. Page play "Heartbreaker, " he gets the idea for an advanced system of hammerons that will later evolve into his infamous tapping technique. The band is made up of Eddie, who sings lead and. Plays guitar, Alex on drums, and Mark Stone as the bassist. Sammy Hagar joins Denny Carmassi and Ronnie Montrose, fresh from a stint.

With the Edgar Winter Group, to form Montrose. 1973 David Lee Roth auditions for Mammoth. Ed sees improvement and gives. Roth leaves the Red Ball Jets to join the Van Halen. Edward Van Halen attends Pasadena City College in Pasadena, CA.

1974 Mammoth (now wearing sequined pants) kicks Mark Stone out of the. Michael Anthony endures a rigorous audition in a Pasadena, CA, garage and.

Accepts an invitation to join the band, quitting his band, Snake, in the process. The quartet decides to change their name because Mammoth is already in use. They pass on Rat Salad to adopt David Lee Roth's suggestion. 4/04/74 The band becomes a regular act at Gazzaris in West Hollywood, CA. (now known as Billboard Live), a breakthrough that gets them out of the.

5/17/74 Robin "Rudy" Leiren becomes Ed's first guitar tech after listening to. Ed's various band incarnations at Marshall Junior High School. 5/76 Van Halen is "discovered" by Gene Simmons at the Starwood in Los. They record a demo at Village Recorder Studios in Los Angeles. Two guitar solos are later recorded at Electric Ladyland Studios in New York.

Where Eddie has his first exposure to overdubbing, a technique that he feels is. While in New York, the band performs using Kiss's.

S Bill Aucoin, who passes to sign the band Piper because he. Sees no commercial potential in the fledgling Van Halen.

5/77 On a rainy Monday night, Van Halen is "rediscovered" by Ted. Templeman and Mo Ostin at the Starwood. Templeman has also scouted them out the night before. Twenty-five song demo from which they will pick nine songs for their first. January Sammy Hagar releases Musical Chairs.

2/10 Van Halen is released. 5/24 Van Halen is certified gold.

7/23 Edward Van Halen gives his first interview for a national magazine: Guitar. 8/19 Sammy Hagar releases All Night Long. 10/10 Van Halen is certified platinum. 12/10 Van Halen enters the studio to begin recording Van Halen II. 12/31 While at a New Year's Eve party at Ted Templeman's house, Edward Van.

Halen plays an acoustic guitar. Templeman hears him and suggests he write an.

Instrumental on it for Van Halen II. 3/23 Van Halen II is released. 4/03 Van Halen II is certified gold. 5/08 Van Halen II is certified platinum. September Sammy Hagar releases Street Machine. February David Lee Roth forms the Jungle Studs, a group of 14 adventurers. Consisting of lawyers, accountants, and doctors (Dave is the only musician). They make annual treks that include kayaking Alaskan rivers and climbing. 3/26 Women and Children First is released. May While filming a performance for Italian television at the Piper Club in. Rome, Italy, David Lee Roth executes a flying leap from Alex Van Halen's drum. Riser and hits a low-hanging lighting rig, fracturing his nose and giving himself. 5/29 Women and Children First is certified gold. June Sammy Hagar releases Danger Zone. 6/02 Women and Children First is certified platinum. 12/31 Edward Van Halen gets down on one knee in a bedroom and proposes to.

4/11 Edward Van Halen weds Valerie Bertinelli at St. Nicolette Larson sings a love ballad in French composed. Especially for the bride and groom. The reception for 400 guests is held at the.

Grayhall mansion (where the movie Shampoo was filmed) owned by millionaire. Bernie Cornfield in Beverly Hills, CA. Guests at the reception include Norman. Lear and One Day at a Time costars Bonnie Franklin and Pat Harrington.

Valerie's mother Nancy helps design the five-flavored wedding cake. Couple spends their wedding night at the Beverly Hills Hotel. 4/29 Fair Warning is released. 7/07 Fair Warning is certified gold. October The Jungle Studs explore the island of Tahiti. 11/18 Fair Warning is certified platinum. The swank manor boasts exotic stained glass windows, a. Thirty-meter swimming pool, a tiled hot tub with see-through front, carefully. Tended shrubs, and lawns decorated with marble benches. Reproduction of Michelangelo's David guards the entryway. David Lee Roth backstage by a female fan at Cobo Hall in Detroit in 1981.

Sign on the estate's wrought-iron gate reads: There is nothing here worth dying. Another sign inside the walls proclaims in bold, red. Lettering: If you are found here after dark, you will be found here in the.

1/13 Sammy Hagar releases Standing Hampton. 4/14 Diver Down is released. 6/26-27 Van Halen holds rehearsals in Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studios. In Hollywood, CA, in preparation for the Hide Your Sheep tour. 10/15 Edward Van Halen's left wrist is x-rayed at Hand Surgery Associates in.

A fracture is found that results in the cancellation of three shows. On the Diver Down tour.

10/22 Van Halen Day is declared by Mayor Sara Robertson in Worcester, MA. After WAAF Radio sponsors a 25,000-signature petition to get the band to add a.

Third show at The Centrum. December Sammy Hagar releases Three Lock Box. March The 5150 Studio is built.

It begins as a forty-foot-long room with an. Adjustable ceiling height of up to 18 feet. April "Beat It" goes to #1 on Billboard's charts.

Two solos are recorded for the. Song (only one is used), and Eddie does it free of charge. 4/20 Edward Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli sign paperwork to lease Marvin. Hamlisch's Malibu, CA, beach house for the summer of 1983.

Summer Eddie Van Halen writes and records "Strung Out" and three. Instrumentals for The Seduction of Gina, a movie-of-the-week starring Valerie. Bertinelli, at Hamlisch's beach house. February MTV announces their Lost Weekend with Van Halen contest. Requirements: a postcard with your name, address, telephone number, and age. The prize: one winner and a guest will spend the weekend with Van Halen. David Lee Roth begins daily workouts with International Kick Boxing. Champion Benny "The Jet" Urquidez. 2/25 Jump begins a five-week peak at #1 on the U.

3/12 1984 is certified gold and platinum. 3/17 1984 begins a four-week peak at #2 on Billboard's Top LP chart. 3/20 MTV chooses Kurt Jefferis of Phoenixville, PA, as the winner of their Lost. Weekend with Van Halen contest.

Jefferis, whose postcard was picked from. More than one million entries, passed on offers of clothing, cars, women, and. 1,000 runners-up win a copy.

3/31 HSAS releases Through the Fire. August Sammy Hagar releases VOA. 10/22 Van Halen is certified platinum five times over. Van Halen II is certified. Women and Children First is certified double platinum. 10/24 1984 is certified platinum four times over.

12/31 David Lee Roth releases his first solo album, Crazy from the Heat. 1985 Ex-Dream (featuring Gary Cherone on vocals) wins MTV's Basement. Tapes contest hosted by Martha Quinn and Tommy Shaw, beating out Henry. Lee Summer by one percentage point. 1/23 1984 is certified platinum five times over.

2/12 Copies of professional audio and video recordings of past Van Halen. Concerts are delivered to the home of Noel Monk. April Noel Monk is fired from the Van Halen staff after he and the band cannot. Reach a suitable contract renegotiation. A short time later, Monk sues the band. Kiss's Gene Simmons reportedly. Tries to become Van Halen's manager. 4/01 David Lee Roth leaves Van Halen (unofficially on April Fool's Day). Spring Warner Brothers President Larry Waronker suggests to Edward Van. Halen that the band drop the name Van Halen now that David Lee Roth is no.

6/04 David Lee Roth and Billy Sheehan sit down in Dave's kitchen and begin. Planning the strategy and formation of Roth's new solo band. August Edward Van Halen calls Sammy Hagar from Claudio Zampolli's auto. Shop and invites him to jam with the band at the 5150 Studio. Knew they'd call and ask him to jam and shares the sentiment with both his wife.

A few days later, he appears and the band plays an unfinished. "Summer Nights" and "Good Enough, " with Hagar improvising lyrics. Minutes later Hagar joins Van Halen. Apparently no love is lost between the. Band and David Lee Roth.

In the bathroom in the 5150 Studio there hangs a. Photograph of Van Halen while Roth was still in the band and his face is. Hagar's joining Van Halen presents a problem for his solo.

He has just come off his most successful album to date, VOA, and. They aren't about to let him go without a fight. Negotiations, the label lets him go. Hagar owes Geffen one more solo album. And they get a percentage of 5150.

September Ted Templeman bets David Lee Roth that the vocalist can't drive. His 1951 Mercury lowrider to New York, NY, from Los Angeles, CA, in three.

Days, driving no faster than 55 mph, and arrive in time for the 1985 MTV Video. While he flies out on a plane. Hostler picks up the vehicle after the pair arrive.

And Roth drives it to Radio City Music Hall. Upon his arrival the vocalist sticks.

Out his hand to a surprised Templeman and remarks, Pay up! At the awards show, MTV announces Sammy Hagar as Van Halen's new lead. 11/13 Edward Van Halen places his hands in cement as he is inducted into the.

The Rock Walk is located in front of the Guitar. Center music store on Sunset Boulevard. Other inductees at the inaugural.

Ceremony include Stevie Wonder, Robert Moog creator of the Moog. Synthesizer, drum king Remo Belli, Les Paul, luthier Frank Martin III, and.

Among the dozens of celebrities on hand to. Witness the event are Quiet Riot's Frankie Banalli and Carlos Cavazo, Alex and. Kelly Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Valerie Bertinelli, the late Ennis Cosby.

November Mick Jones begins overseeing production on 5150. February Edward Van Halen attends the National Association of Music. Merchants show in Anaheim, CA.

He presents one of his Kramer striped. Guitars to Michael Guiterrez, the winner of a contest that 80,000 people. 3/24 Van Halen releases 5150.

4/25 Van Halen tops Billboard's LP chart with 5150. 5/28 5150 is certified gold, platinum, and double platinum. 7/04 David Lee Roth releases Eat'Em and Smile. 9/01 David Lee Roth's Eat'Em and Smile is certified gold and platinum.

10/10 5150 is certified triple platinum. 11/24 Van Halen releases Live without a Net. December Alex and Edward's father, Jan, passes away at the age of 66. Al go into the studio on the day of his death and play for around 10 hours. 12/20 Linda Duke claims she suffered "acoustic trama" after David Lee Roth's. Performance at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, CA, on 12/19/86. 6/23 Sammy Hagar releases an untitled album, later titled I Never Said. 7/01 1984 is certified platinum six times over. 1988 Due to conflicting schedules, Edward declines an offer to produce Billy. Joel's Storm Front album. February David Lee Roth releases Skyscraper.

March Kim Musgrove spends the day at the 5150 Studio after winning MTV's. Sammy Hagar's Name My Album contest. Her entry, I Never Said Goodbye, was. Picked by Sammy and entitled her and a friend to hang out with the band for a. 3/29 David Lee Roth's Skyscraper is certified gold and platinum.

April While vacationing with Valerie Bertinelli on Turtle Island, located off the. Australian coast, Edward Van Halen is infected with the dengue fever virus.

Two days later his temperature reaches 105 degrees. He spends five days in the.

Michael Anthony appear on Rockline. All callers receive an autographed copy. Of the Black and Blue CD. A random drawing of postcards for an additional 150. 5/24 Van Halen releases OU812.

6/25 OU812 reaches #1 on the Billboard charts. 7/26 OU812 is certified gold, platinum, and double platinum. 1/18 5150 is certified quadruple platinum, and OU812 is certified triple. 2/01 Van Halen is certified platinum six times over.

10/15-16 Edward Van Halen and Michael Anthony take part in the First Annual. Stonebridge Ranch in Dallas, TX. 3/20 Edward Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli celebrate Valerie's sitcom Sydney. 4/22 Van Halen opens the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. 7/05 Van Halen II is certified platinum four times over.

8/07 Extreme releases Extreme II: Pornogaffitti. 12/17 Van Halen files a federal law suit against 2 Live Crew contending that the. Rap act sampled a riff from "Ain't Talkin''bout Love" for their song The Fuk.

Shop without the band's permission. January The 5150 Studio is remodeled: A new console is installed, and the size. Of the studio is doubled, due in part to the addition of a drum room.

David Lee Roth releases A Little Ain't Enough. 3/16 Edward Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli welcome their first son. Wolfgang William Van Halen (named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), at St.

John's Hospital in Santa Monica, CA. Wolfgang's birth weight is seven pounds.

6/13 Van Halen appears on national radio from the 5150 Studio to premiere For. 6/17 Van Halen releases For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. 6/18 Alex Van Halen places his handprints in cement as he is inducted to the. 8/22 For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge is certified gold and platinum. 10/23 David Lee Roth attends the opening of Planet Hollywood.

11/08 For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge is certified double platinum. 11/28 David Lee Roth attends a memorial for Bill Graham, the legendary. Concert promoter who was killed in a helicopter crash near the Sears Point. Motor Speedway in northern California in the beginning of November. 4/09 Police confiscate the shirt of 19-year-old Shawnn Pierce outside a.

Restaurant in Little Rock, AR. Pierce is cited and fined based on an Arkansas state. Law forbidding public display of obscene material on a motor vehicle or. 6/18 Shawnn Pierce appears in municipal court in Little Rock, AR, to receive. Sentencing for having violated state obscenity laws. Van Halen pays the youth's. 8/05 Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro passes away at the age of 38. 8/10 Edward Van Halen attends the funeral for Jeff Porcaro at Forest Lawn. Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA. 8/20 Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar cohost the Cabo Wabo Rock Radio. Festival at the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. One live special includes performances, interviews, and a Van Halen concert. After the special leaves the air, live jamming continues. 9/08 Extreme releases Extreme III: III Sides to Every Story.

9/09 Van Halen attends the MTV Video Music Awards at the Pauley Pavilion at. UCLA in Los Angeles, CA.

They are interviewed before and after the show and. Take home awards for their "Right Now" video, including Best Editing Michael. Sinaway, Best Direction (Mark Finske), and Video of the Year. 11/16 The Best of Sammy Hagar is released.

1/23 Van Halen releases Live: Right Here, Right Now. 3/03 Van Halen plays the Whisky A GoGo in Hollywood, CA, to celebrate their. See Whisky A GoGo Anniversary Gig. 3/21 Michael Anthony takes part in the opening of the Bass Centre in. 4/16 David Lee Roth is arrested and arraigned in New York, NY, for possession.

5/04 Live: Right Here, Right Now is certified gold and platinum. 9/20 Live: Right Here, Right Now is certified double platinum. 9/29 Van Halen is certified platinum seven times over. 10/16 At the age of 57, manager Ed Leffler succumbs to thyroid cancer at.

Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. 10/19 Funeral services for Ed Leffler are held at Hillside Park & Mortuary in. 10/22 Petersen Publishing Company gives away a Chevy C1500 red, white, and.

Black striped project truck in a Hot Rod Hot Trucks Magazine giveaway. Truck is one of only two such beauties in existence. 12/07 Edward Van Halen visits the Rock Walk outside the Guitar Center in. Hollywood, CA, to celebrate the induction of Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page. 1994 Sammy and Betsy Hagar divorce after more than twenty years of marriage.

January Music Man's Sterling Ball donates one of his kidneys to his ailing son. Eddie Van Halen steers Casey's wheelchair around the hospital for xrays. Later, Ed would hold a charity golf tournament for kidney ailments.

2/23 Edward assists in groundbreaking ceremonies at the Hard Rock Hotel in. Las Vegas, NV, with B. King, Chris Isaak, and Hard Rock Cafe founder Peter. 3/08 David Lee Roth releases Your Filthy Little Mouth.

3/15 Sammy Hagar releases Unboxed. 5/25 Van Halen begins recording Balance. June Ed takes part in Jim Kelley's charity softball event, along with Dan Marino. 7/11 Van Halen is certified platinum eight times over. August Van Halen considers headlining Woodstock 2, but declines because. They feel it would be a logistical nightmare, and they would rather focus on. 8/04 Women and Children First is certified triple platinum. 8/17 5150 is certified platinum five times over. Knowledge is certified platinum three times over. 9/02 Van Halen finishes recording Balance. 9/07 Mike Fraser begins mixing Balance.

9/23 David Lee Roth appears at an opening of an HMV Music Store. 10/02 Edward Van Halen quits drinking.

10/13 America Online posts a 60-second clip of Don't Tell Me What Love Can. Do available for downloading prior to the release of Balance. 1/12 Van Halen appears on Warner/Reprise's Cyber-Talk on America Online.

1/17 Van Halen premiers Balance on Westwood One radio. Stations carry the live special from Air Studios in London, England.

Hundred twenty contest winners from across the U. 1/24 Van Halen releases Balance and makes a promotional appearance in Paris. 1/26 Van Halen rehearses for their "Secret Gig" at the Luxor Theater in Arnhem.

1/28 Van Halen films the video for "Amsterdam" while walking the streets in. Eddie also receives his first tattoo featuring the name.

"Wolfgang" over the Van Halen logo. MTV refuses to air the video due to. Strong drug use references in the lyrics. February Extreme releases Waiting for the Punchline.

3/29 Balance is certified gold, platinum, and double platinum. 4/03 Van Halen celebrates the double platinum award given to Balance and the. Sale of more than 60 million Van Halen albums overall at the Museum of Flying. Joining the band in attendance are Atomic Punks guitarist. Bart Walsh and Edward's tech, Matt Bruck.

4/04 Sammy Hagar records new lyrics for the video release of Amsterdam. Strangely, MTV still refuses to air the video, which is seen only overseas.

4/07 Edward Van Halen is cited and detained for 30 minutes after a. Semiautomatic handgun (a Baretta) was discovered when his carry-on bag. Passed through a scanner at the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport in. 4/11 Edward Van Halen is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm for. Allegedly trying to board a United Airlines flight with a loaded gun in his carryon bag.

8/02 Van Halen is inducted into the Metro Music Cafe in Royal Oak, MI. 10/06 Van Halen places their handprints in cement as the band is inducted into. Guitar Center's Rock Walk in Hollywood, CA. Office in San Rafael, CA.

The reception is held at the Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club. Guests include Whoopi Goldberg, Whitesnake's Denni Carmassi, Gary Pihl. (formerly with Sammy's solo band and now with Boston), and Starship's Craig. At the reception a jam session ensues with some of the guests and all.

Of the members of Van Halen. 12/17 Decked out in a hard hat and an orange safety vest, Sammy Hagar poses. For a publicity photo with workers in Santa Rosa, CA.

Transportation employees were hard at work changing the 55 mph speed limit. Signs to 65 mph as part of Congress's repeal on the 55 mph speed limit law. 1/04 "The Seventh Seal" is nominated for a Grammy in the 38th annual Grammy.

Awards for Best Hard Rock Performance. March Sammy writes "The Silent Extreme" (also called "The Hot Zone") for the. The song is not used. 3/10-13 Van Halen mixes "Humans Being" for the Twister soundtrack. 4/01 Sammy and Kari welcome their first daughter.

She is named Kama, which. 6/25 Radio stations across the country announce the breakup of Van Halen. 6/26 SRO Management releases an official statement that Sammy is out of the. Band and that the original lineup is currently in the studio recording new. Hagar releases his own press release citing creative differences as the.

7/22 Van Halen enters the studio with David Lee Roth to begin recording. Material for Best of Volume 1. 8/02 Van Halen completes the recording of "Me Wise Magic, " the first of two.

Tracks with Dave for Best of Volume 1. 8/03 Van Halen completes the recording of "Can't Get This Stuff No More, " the. Second track with Dave for Best of Volume 1. 8/05 Mixing begins on both new tracks for Best of Volume 1. 8/07 Van Halen is certified platinum ten times over. 8/08 1984 is certified platinum nine times over. 9/04 Van Halen with David Lee Roth appears on the MTV Video Music Awards.

And presents the award for Best Male Video to Beck. Receives a standing ovation from the shocked and delighted crowd. Backstage press conference, emotions flare as Ed and Dave argue about answers.

Frustrated with the reporters' questions, Ed attempts to set. The record straight saying that the only thing happening between the band and. Dave at the time is the Best of Volume 1 project. 10/02 David Lee Roth releases an open letter to the public expressing his views.

On the situation with the band. An Open Letter from David Lee Roth October 2, 1996. To Whom This May Interest. You've probably heard rumors that Van Halen and I will not be.

Consummating our highly publicized reunion. And since neither Edward, Alex. Nor Michael have corroborated or denied the gossip, I would like to go on. Record with the following: Eddie did it.

Resurrecting the original Van Halen. A "couple of songs" was all I knew for sure. When Edward and I got together three months ago to write them.

The band tip-toed around me sprinkling sentiments like, this isn't a sure thing. Dave; this doesn't mean anything long term, Dave; we're still auditioning other.

I was in the moment. The next thing I knew, the four of us are doing a surprise walk-on at the MTV. I told Edward at that time that I didn't think it was a good idea for the. Band to go to New York half-cocked; and that I didn't want to imply by our. Presence that we were "back" if in fact it was just a quickie for old time's sake.

Well ain't hindsight always 20/20... Had I asked for something in writing, this. Had I acknowledged the occasional icy grip in my. Stomach, maybe this wouldn't have happened. And, I love these guys.

That question never entered my mind. Then, a series of events last week led me to discover at about the same time.

The press did, that the band, along with their manager, had already hired another. Lead singer, possibly as long as three months ago. I wonder how he felt the night. It certainly explains why on that night Edward looked as. Uncomfortable as a man who just signed a deal with the Devil. I can't think of a. Reason Edward would lie to me about being considered for the lead singer when. He had already hired someone, and then let me appear on MTV under the. Impression that there was great likelihood that Van Halen and I were reuniting. As I said, I told him in no uncertain terms that I didn't want to do the MTV gig. As a band unless we were, in fact, a band. And so I apologize to my fans and my supporters, and to MTV. Unwitting participant in this deception. It sickens me that the "reunion" as seen. On MTV was nothing more than a publicity stunt. I wanted to believe it just as much as anyone else. Know me know that trickery was never my style. 10/03 Van Halen releases an official press release in response to Dave's open. We parted company with David Lee Roth 11 years ago for many reasons. His open letter of October 2nd, we were reminded of some of them. Intention all along was to do two new songs with Dave for the Best of Volume 1.

He was never led to believe anything but that. When the four of us.

Were asked by MTV and Warner Bros. To present an award at the 1996 MTV. Video Music Awards, the four of us agreed. Dave was never an unwitting. We appeared in public just as we do before releasing any other Van. For the last two weeks we have been working with someone who. We hope will be part of the future of Van Halen, although no final decision can. Be announced until contractual considerations have been resolved.

Will go forward and create the best possible music we can. "Me Wise Magic, " the first song with Dave since 1984, is released to radio.

The song had previously been played openly on. Radio stations, all of which received Cease and Desist orders from.

10/04 Ed and Al are interviewed on the KLOS Mark and Brian radio show in. Los Angeles, CA, to discuss the situation with David Lee Roth and announce. That Gary Cherone is 99.999% locked in as the new lead singer. 10/05 Ed, Al, and Mike are presented with an Outstanding Contribution to. Music award at the 1996 Foundations Forum at the Palladium in Hollywood.

They are also presented platinum awards for surpassing the 10-million-sales. Later that day the band is honored with a plaque.

The plaque is to be placed in the sidewalk in front of. The historic Whisky A GoGo in West Hollywood, CA. Extreme's Pat Badger releases an open letter to Extreme fans on the Internet.

10/08 Tommy Nast, senior vice president and general manager of the Album. Network, releases an open letter in response to David Lee Roth's open letter. After reading your letter, I had to tell you it did interest me. So much I had to write this. To our readers who don't know, since your departure.

From Van Halen a decade ago, I consider myself a friend to you, to the Van. Halen camp, and yes, to Sammy Hagar as well. And because of my friendship. With all of you, I had to state the facts I'm aware of that I don't think you know. I know for a fact that Edward, Michael, Alex, and Ray Danniels did not have. A lead singer hired three months ago, since they were running names by me. Including yours, to get a temperature on what the spin may be. I know for a fact. That one month ago, a singer had not been hired, because Ray, myself, and a. Potential singer for the band were discussing the possibilities. Not Gary Cherone, and because I gave that person my word that I would not. Give his identity, I will not use it here. But believe me, nothing at this point was. Dave, before you insinuate that you were lied to, I have to share my. I don't want you to burn a bridge with Van Halen. Again, without hearing from a neutral party that can go on record and hopefully.

There are many people who are disappointed (me included) that we will not. At this time, see you reunite full-time with Van Halen or a tour or new album. But, there are also a lot of fans who will be ecstatic to hear the two new tracks.

It is very true that we don't know what the future will hold. And if Van Halen confirms Gary as the new singer, that is their prerogative. Did have to make it known that Gary was not hired as early as one month ago. I wish you well and will always support your musical endeavors.

10/17 Best of Volume 1 is released throughout Japan. 10/18 Best of Volume 1 is released in the Netherlands. 10/22 Best of Volume 1 is released in the U. 10/28 Best of Volume 1 and Video Hits Volume 1 are released in the U.

10/29 Video Hits Volume 1 is released in the U. 11/04 Best of Volume 1 is released in Australia. 11/07 Best of Volume 1 drops from #1 to #3 on the Billboard charts.

11/08 Sammy Hagar debuts "Salvation on Sand Hill" on the Internet using a. New technology called Liquid Audio. 11/15 Best of Volume 1 drops to #6 on the Billboard charts.

Steve Lukather rehearse at 5150 in preparation for their appearance at the ALS. The band's bass player, Billy Sheehan, is in Australia. 12/13 John Cottrell, the winner of the signed Peavey Wolfgang in Van Halen's. Best of Volume 1 giveaway, flies to California to receive the guitar from Edward.

12/16 Edward and Alex Van Halen shoot a milk advertisement at 5150. Surfaces a few years later in a book, The Milk Mustache Book : A Behind-TheScenes Look at America's Favorite Advertising Campaign by Jay Schulberg. 1997 Edward receives the award for Best Rock Guitarist at the 1997 Orville H.

Gibson Awards held at the Hard Rock Café in New York, NY. The Kinks accepts the award on Edwards behalf. Each year's winners are. Decided by a nationwide panel of magazine editors and music writers.

From the ceremony go to the Nordoff- Roberts Music Therapy Foundation. And recording new material with Gary Cherone.

1/18 Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony appear at the 1997 NAMM. Hagar signs autographs in the Washburn booth. While Anthony signs his John Hancock in the Ampeg Booth. Takes part in the St. Louis Music 75th Anniversary Birthday Bash. 1/28 Pat Boone releases In a Metal Mood - No More Mr.

Of hard rock cover songs by the 1950s Christian pop idol including Van Halen's. 4/01 Sammy Hagar signs a record deal with Track Factory. 4/11 Sammy Hagar finishes a month's rehearsing at Hun Sound in San Rafael. CA, in preparation for his upcoming solo tour. 5/01 Best of Volume 1 is certified gold and platinum.

5/20 Sammy Hagar releases Marching to Mars. 7/19 Sammy Hagar throws out the first pitch at a Cleveland Indians baseball. 10/15 An announcement is made that Van Halen III has been completed and. Turned over to Warner Brothers. 10/23 David Lee Roth's autobiography Crazy from the Heat is released.

10/24 Gary Cherone appears on the Internet to answers fans' questions. 10/28 David Lee Roth's The Best compilation is released. 12/05 Extreme releases The Best of Extreme: An Accidental Collication of. February David Lee Roth breaks his wrist while ice-skating at the Wollman.

Rink in New York's Central Park. 2/19 "Without You, " the first release from Van Halen III, makes its official radio.

It was actually released two days earlier to some radio stations, and. Bootleg copies debuted weeks before this date. 2/23 The first single from Van Halen III is released only in Australia.

3/10 Van Halen III is released in Japan. 3/12 The Album Network airs the Van Halen III premiere party from Billboard. Live (formerly Gazzari's) in West Hollywood, CA. The broadcast is heard on. Hundreds of radio stations throughout the world.

The band performs a show after the broadcast. 3/17 Van Halen III is released in the U. 5/21 Best of Volume 1 is certified double platinum and Diver Down is certified.

6/09 The DLR Band releases The DLR Band. August David Lee Roth surprises the patrons of the Lansky Lounge in New. York City by taking the stage unannounced to perform a karaoke version of.

"California Girls" after watching a woman sing Just a Gigolo. 8/19 Van Halen III is certified gold.

9/09 Van Halen is re-released on 24k gold CDs and LPs. Some early Van Halen songs are. Heard publicly for the first time. 12/27 Gary Cherone joins Nuno Bettencourt, Paul Geary, Mike Mangini, and.

Pat Badger in an Extreme reunion at Paul Geary's "The Backstage" club in. This the first time the band had performed together in four years.

The performance includes two Van Halen songs. 1/15 Two videos for "Once" are released on the Internet. 2/08 1984 is certified platinum ten times over. 3/16 Van Halen and 1984 are honored at a RIAA ceremony with a new award.

This new award is bestowed upon albums that. The band attends the ceremony. Which is held at the Roseland in New York City.

3/23 Sammy Hagar releases Red Voodoo. 5/17 Balance producer Bruce Fairbairn is found dead in his Vancouver home. June Gary Cherone issues an open letter to Eddie Vedder arguing against. Vedder's pro-choice stance on abortion. 6/01 David Lee Roth introduces his new DLR Band to the world with a private.

Performance for 30 friends at Nightingales rehearsal studio in Burbank, CA. 8/02 Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar begins working with the band on their next.

10/31 David Lee Roth announces that a law suit has been filed against a former. Employee for piracy of his image online. 11/05 Gary Cherone leaves the band. Van Halen issues the following press. The members of Van Halen have announced that singer Gary Cherone is.

The band stressed that the departure was both mutual and. Amicable and they remain good friends.

The band is currently working on its. Next LP and Cherone is pursuing new musical ventures. The members of the band, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen and Michael. Anthony, expressed their appreciation for Gary's work with the band and wished. Him well in his future endeavors. I had a great time singing with the band and I wish Eddie, Alex and Michael.

I'll see'em in Boston, said Cherone. Eddie Van Halen said, Gary is a brother and he and I will continue to have a. 11/15 The Houston Chronicle reports that David Lee Roth has received 11. 11/16 Eddie has his hip replaced in a one-hour surgery while totally conscious.

He makes an audio recording of the procedure. In two days he is walking again.

12/27 David Lee Roth records a song for Ashley Abernathy, a girl suffering. From leukemia, through the Songs of Love Foundation.

Only two copies of the. Song, titled "Ashley Abernathy" are made, one for Ashley and one for the. 2/06 Ed's new line of amps, Peavey's 5150II, wins Best New Instrument. Amplifier of 2000 and Product of the Year for 2000 at NAMM.

Sammy Hagar is named Master Taster of Tequila at the American Tasting. Institute's Awards at Carnegie Hall. His various Cabo Wabo Tequilas win 3. Awards including Best of Show.

6/20 Trump Marina Casino in Atlantic City issues Van Halen chips. 7/07 Mike Hartman, DLR Band guitarist and songwriter, dies at the age of 24. Losing his life-long battle with Cystic Fibrosis.

9/19 Remastered versions of the first six albums are released. 10/24 Sammy Hagar releases Ten 13. The item "Eddie Van Halen Personally Owned Staged / Road Used Authentic Guitar Case with COA" is in sale since Friday, October 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Other Guitars".

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