Van Halen released their classic self-titled debut album Van Halen on February 10, 1978. The album cover showing all four band member in separate photos was shot at the legendary Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California.
In the movie Back To The Future, Marty McFly uses a walkman and a cassette tape labelled Edward Van Halen to scare his father George McFly into thinking he is a being from the future. He does this in order to convince his father George to ask his mother Lorraine to the Enchantment Under the Sea dance.
Eddie Van Halen has a tattoo on his right arm with his son’s name WOLFGANG above a Van Halen logo. Wolfgang Van Halen was born on March 16, 1991 in what is considered the “Van Hagar” era for the band with lead singer Sammy Hagar on vocals.
Van Halen’s biggest selling album of all time MCMLXXXIV better known as “1984” was released on January 9, 1984. Besides having the hit songs “Panama”, “Jump” and “Hot For Teacher”, it also featured one of the best album covers of all-time.
Rockstar 101: Rule “Numero Uno” – Do not wear your own bands t-shirt or band merch. That’s equivalent to Kobe Bryant wearing his Los Angeles Lakers jersey to dinner. Here is Part 3 of some rockstars breaking the law…
Van Halen released “A Different Kind Of Truth” on February 7, 2012 their first new album in 14 years. The release also marked the first Van Halen album with David Lee Roth since they released “1984” 28 years ago.
We did a story before about how strange it is to see Anthony Kiedis Playing Guitar live on stage. This one is just as strange, check out David Lee Roth in the prime Van Halen days playing the guitar.
In putting this list together, I was quite surprised at the quality of bands that have siblings in them. Which of these bands do you think is the best “Band Of Brothers”. Here are the nominees…
Eddie Van Halen famously played the killer guitar solo for the Michael Jackson classic “Beat It”. Yet, Eddie and Michael only got to perform “Beat It” together once in an epic moment during The Jacksons 1984 Victory Tour stop in Dallas.
Rockstar 101: Rule 1 – Do not wear your own bands t-shirt. That’s equivalent to Kobe Bryant wearing his jersey to dinner. Here are some rockstars breaking the law…