Ye olde rock and roll time machine: recently found photos
of a Van Halen in-store appearance from 1978.
posted by mintcake!
on Dec 14, 2011 -
The stuff of legend, Van Halen's "No brown M&Ms" concert rider (most recently mentioned on MetaFilter here
) has made the rounds by word of mouth, and word of internet, for years. Now, the Van Halen 1982 World Tour backstage rider has been found. It consists of 53 typewritten pages and contains the M&Ms prohibition - which actually says M & M's (WARNING: ABSOLUTELY NO BROWN ONES)
- as well as other interesting demands, excerpted at The Smoking Gun. Via
posted by amyms
on Dec 12, 2008 -
In 1982, Steve Wozniak sank a lot of his own money
into creating the US Festivals
-- the first large concerts to celebrate the merging of music, technology (and money).
For the second (and final) US Festival in 1983, Van Halen was given 1.5 million dollars, up front
, to headline the 1983 US Festival
. What did they give back to their fans? Well
, about eighty-four seconds into their first song, David Lee Roth screamed, "I forgot the f@¢₭n' words!
" Along with a swipe at the Clash
, the set that followed remains evar
a drunken classic
-fueled pop metal campiness
. About 3:20 into this clip
, DLR launches into his epic fail version of "God Bless the Child" -- 'nuff said.
posted by not_on_display
on Oct 10, 2008 -
The Sans Halen Tour?
Former Van Halen frontmen David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar are reportedly discussing a possible summer tour together. They met for the first time recently and are now in talks to team up. Hagar broke the news this week on his official website
, saying, "Believe it or not, Sammy and David Lee Roth are talking about touring this summer. Sammy was blown away at how well they got along together." A spokesman for Diamond Dave confirmed only that the two exes "have met for the first time." But Hits magazine is reporting that superstar manager Irving Azoff has signed on for "The Sam and Dave Show."
No matter how bad this tour might be, it's still gonna be better than seeing Van Halen with Gary Cherone. Heck...watching squirrels defacate is more interesting than Van Halen with Gary Cherone. These boys need to realize that Dave sucks without Eddie, Eddie sucks without Dave, and Sammy and Gary suck no matter who they're teamed with.
posted by Reggie452
on Mar 21, 2002 -