December 14, 2002 |
David Lee Roth has filed a lawsuit against his ex-Van Halen bandmates, accusing them of conspiring to keep money from him. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony diverted royalties and breached their fiduciary duty to Roth. The singer claims the band signed a Warner Bros. deal in 1996 without his knowledge or authorization for increased royalties from album sales.
January 11, 1987 |
Sound-track maestro Giorgio Moroder ("Flashdance," "Midnight Express" and, lest we forget, "Metropolis") is back in business, writing and co-producing songs for "Over the Top," the upcoming Sly Stallone arm-wrestling saga. The album (with lyrics by Tom Whitlock) is due Feb. 9 on Columbia Records, with, as usual, a host of big names, like. . . . Kenny (Mr. Sound Track) Loggins, who's doing a ballad called "Meet Me Halfway" . . . Eddie Money ("I Will Be Strong") . . . Asia ("Gypsy Soul") . . .
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April 21, 1995
Rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen pleaded no contest to a weapons charge stemming from his arrest this month for carrying a loaded handgun into the Burbank airport, attorneys said Thursday. Van Halen, 40, guitarist for the rock group Van Halen, entered into a plea agreement last week with the Burbank city attorney's office. The Studio City resident then left for the Midwest to resume his concert tour. Van Halen was fined $300 and placed on probation for one year, Burbank Deputy City Atty.
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April 14, 1995 |
Rock star Eddie Van Halen pleaded no contest to unlawfully carrying a handgun into Burbank Airport and was fined $910 and placed on one year of probation, a prosecutor said Thursday. Van Halen, 40, of Studio City appeared at Burbank Municipal Court to enter his plea Wednesday, eight days before his scheduled arraignment. "He was advised of his constitutional rights, asked how he wanted to plea, and said, 'No contest,' " said Burbank Deputy City Atty. Robert W. Walters. "He's human.
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April 11, 1995
Rock star Eddie Van Halen will be charged today with carrying a loaded .25-caliber semiautomatic gun into the Burbank airport, a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine and six months in county jail, prosecutors said Monday. The Beretta was found inside a piece of carry-on luggage and after being spotted in a routine X-ray security scan as Van Halen was about to board a United Airlines flight Friday afternoon, according to police.
March 9, 2007 |
How did that old Van Halen song go? "I found the simple life ain't so simple .... " The iconic Los Angeles metal band is set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a New York banquet Monday night, but now it appears that only one original member, bassist Michael Anthony, will even show up. Eddie Van Halen released a statement Thursday saying he is going into a rehab program.
February 23, 2007 |
For Van Halen, the stars seemed aligned for a triumphant 2007. Next month, the group will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the plan was to follow that with a summer reunion tour that would feature David Lee Roth back at the mike for the first time since the Reagan years. But, once again, the backstage soap opera of Van Halen is the story of the day.
January 26, 2007 |
Give credit (or blame?) to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: David Lee Roth is back with Van Halen and planning to tour. The mercurial Roth, who officially left Van Halen on April Fool's Day in 1985, will reunite with his old band for a tour that kicks off in North Carolina in early May and includes June stops in L.A., Orange and San Diego counties, according to sources in the concert industry. Joining Roth will be guitar hero Eddie Van Halen and drummer Alex Van Halen.