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.
January 10, 2007 |
Like a lot of fans, Sammy Hagar winced when he heard Monday that he and old rival David Lee Roth would both be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March with Van Halen. "This could be a complete and total disaster. It could be wonderful too. It really could. But it also could be such a disaster and an embarrassment that it goes down in history." Roth was the voice of Van Halen from its mid-'70s Sunset Strip days up into the monster success of the 1980s.
August 21, 2004 |
Van Halen is suing the Baltimore Orioles for at least $2 million, saying the baseball team reneged on a deal for a stadium concert featuring the rock band. The Orioles approached Van Halen about performing Sept. 2 at the team's Camden Yards, then backed out of the deal, according to the lawsuit. The action seeks damages for opportunities the band said it lost after rearranging its schedule. The Orioles had no comment.
August 18, 2004 |
Even before the lights went down Monday at the Arrowhead Pond, he occupied the room, sending up a squall of electric guitar from offstage that was raw and totally shocking. A hot and inspired Eddie Van Halen came to the arena with the band that bears his surname and reinterpreted even the group's own hits with his urgent slashing, leaving the whole notion of rote concert performance in smoking ruins.