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    http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/mus...-12-years-old/

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    Van Halen's Bad Habits

    Eddie spills beans on biggest myths surrounding the 70s rock legends

    25 March, 2013

    Van Halen will be here for the Stone Music Festival and guess what, Eddie (guitar) and Alex Van Halen (drums) spoke to Triple M's Grill Team. Right away, The Grill Team played a bit of fact or fiction with the 70s rock legends.

    Eddie is it true your dad gave you a shot of vodka and a cigarette when you were 12-years-old to help combat nerves?

    "Yes, to help calm my nerves. Worked for him and worked for me for a lot of years, but those days are over now. I quit smoking and quit drinking about five or six years ago. There goes the neighbourhood!," laughed Eddie.

    Alex, you are an ordained minister?

    "I don't promote it but I don't deny it," said Alex. "I'm in a rock band so you have to take everything with a grain of salt."

    Van Halen are actually the band KISS without make-up?

    "I think we're much better looking," laughs Alex.

    Of course, Van Halen hit Australia this April with the old dog, David Lee Roth on vocals. Is it good to have Diamond Dave back in the band?

    "It's like you walk into the studio and we haven't been together for a while and there's this overwhelming sense of 'coming home'. That's the best way I can describe it," said Eddie.

    "All the time we were apart was if it hadn't existed and we picked up the fisti-cuffs right away," laughed Alex. "It's like a pair of jeans that just fit right."


    Eddie's son Wolfgang has been playing bass in the band for the past seven years, after repalcing orginal bassist Michael Anthony in 2006.

    "Of course it's exciting, and he keeps us young," laughed Eddie of having his son in the band.

    Added Alex: "It's good to have a different perspective on the music we recorded 35 years ago. We're really happy the music has stood the test time and I think having a different generation involved with it gives us a different perspective."

    We cannot wait to see them at the Stone Music Festival on the 20th and 21st of April.
    Sounds like-- between the Van Halens and Dave, at least-- things are fine.
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    Wow! Listen to Ed and Al giving an old fashioned interview.

    Nothing really worthwhile there... but Ed sounded healthy and Al sounded happy mate!
    Last edited by Number 47; 03.25.13 at 10:28 AM.

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    Oh No! Al said fisticuffs, they are breaking up, I swear it! This is bad!!!


    {Sarcasm Mode}
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

    Emperor Brett - "I can't believe you guys are analyzing song-by-song Van Halen III? What next, analyzing the script of Stroker Ace looking for some shred of Citizen Kane?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Oh No! Al said fisticuffs, they are breaking up, I swear it! This is bad!!!


    {Sarcasm Mode}
    Thanks for the sarcasm alert... you almost had me fooled.

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    They didn't open with "Al started on guitar and me on drums... and then we switched".

    I think a part of me just died inside

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    Seems like radio is no different in Australia then it is in the USA. You get a once in a blue moon interview with the Van Halen brothers and you commence with the meaningless canned questions. Oi!

    At least they made an effort to say see ya at the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ignorance_is_bliss View Post
    They didn't open with "Al started on guitar and me on drums... and then we switched".

    I think a part of me just died inside

    LOL..you got twelve notes do what you want with them
    ..In 1984 Van Halen Jumped Panama
    Topped Jimmy & Dropped Dead Legs
    ..Ill Wait in this House of Pain with the
    Girl Gone Bad while I am really Hot for Teacher..


    ..Think it was easy ?..you stare at an album
    Cover that long..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Thanks for the sarcasm alert... you almost had me fooled.
    I know you weren't, but a man can't be too careful around here.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    Azoff just tweeted: "I manage the Van Halens, and I know nothing them and Dave getting along.”
    Visit Van Halen - A Different Kind of Timeline. Your Van Halen "coffee table e-book". Music videos, full concerts, documentaries, photos, album releases and more. Scroll through reverse-chronological history of the greatest all-around rock band of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBrownM&Ms View Post
    Azoff just tweeted: "I manage the Van Halens, and I know nothing them and Dave getting along.”
    Huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Huh?
    It was a joke based on him saying the other day "I manage the Van Halens and I know nothing of a planned Euro tour"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamnerhead View Post
    http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/mus...-12-years-old/

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    Sounds like-- between the Van Halens and Dave, at least-- things are fine.
    Also they've had 5-6 years to prepare that answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBrownM&Ms View Post
    It was a joke based on him saying the other day "I manage the Van Halens and I know nothing of a planned Euro tour"
    See how a missing of can totally throw your timing off?

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    Sargent Schultz just tweeted "I guard this Stalag and I know nothing".
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    I actually got a kick out of the audio, those guys can be pretty funny when they want to be...
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

 

 

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