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    Baluchitherium
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    Default Jas Obrecht EVH Interview

    I searched but only found minor references to some of this material. It's a good read.

    http://jasobrecht.com/eddie-van-hale...-lee-roth-era/

    Just an excerpt:

    I attended a Bill Graham Day on the Green concert in Oakland, California, where AC/DC and Van Halen were opening for Pat Travers, Foreigner, and Aerosmith. I was there to interview Travers, a second-tier guitarist who, it turned out, was too distracted by groupies to do an interview. Stressed about coming back to the magazine empty-handed, I began shooting basketball at a small court Bill Graham had set up backstage for musicians. A lean, muscular young man about my age wandered over and said, “Hey, man, can I shoot with you?”
    We played one-on-one for a while and then stopped to cool down. “What band are you in?” he asked.

    “I’m not in a band.”

    “What are ya doin’ here?”

    “I’m an editor from Guitar Player magazine. I came here to interview Pat Travers, but he blew me off.”

    “Pat Travers blew you off? I can’t fucking believe that! Why don’t you interview me? Nobody has ever wanted to interview me.”

    “Who are you?”

    “Edward Van Halen.”

    Whoa! We sat down at courtside and Eddie Van Halen gave me what he refers to as his first major interview. Coincidentally, it was also my first important rock interview.

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    Pretty cool story!
    11-13-2007 MSG NY, NY
    12-28-2007 MGM Grand Las Vegas, Nevada
    12-30-2007 MGM Grand Las Vegas, Nevada
    5-13-2008 IZOD Arena East Rutherford , NJ
    5-23-2008 MSG NY, NY
    5-28-2008 Verizon Manchester, NH
    2-28-2012 MSG NY, NY
    3-01-2012 MSG NY, NY

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    Classic EVH interview.

    We need a time machine, bad!
    Little Dreamer

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    I have pictured this conversation in my head many times and imagine that as Eddie said "Edward Van Halen", Jas took a random shot, airballed, and the ball rolled off the court. Jas then thought "holy crap!"
    Last edited by fletch5150; 01.22.11 at 05:42 PM.
    Van Halen shows attended:
    08/21/91, 06/29/93
    08/02/93, 04/22/95
    07/18/95, 05/17/98
    07/25/98, 07/02/04
    11/11/04, 10/10/07
    03/09/12, 03/30/12

    David Lee Roth shows attended:
    07/24/91, 05/29/02 - opening night
    09/06/03

    Sammy Hagar shows:
    07/19/97, 06/04/99
    01/05/01, 09/09/01
    05/29/02 - opening night
    07/23/03, 07/04/06

 

 

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