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    New Dave interview about CMT's and Van Halen.


    This past weekend, Van Halen‘s current lineup gave its first ever performance at an awards show when it played a rocking rendition of “Panama” to kick off the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Speaking with ABC Radio after the band’s appearance, frontman David Lee Roth revealed that Van Halen also has been tapped to open another awards ceremony, the CMT Music Awards, which the CMT network will air live from Nashville on June 10.

    While a show that celebrates the top artists in country music may seem like an odd forum for the hard-rocking Van Halen, Roth said he believed that his band’s passionate approach to rehearsing and creating music has made it a group that appeals to fans of various musical genres.

    “Van Halen, as opposed to many of our colleagues, has a whole different approach to how we pursue our art,” explained the flamboyant frontman. “First off, we don’t pursue it…it’s an obsession. It’s not something we decided. It’s not something we thought would make us famous. It has destroyed us variously in terms of health, finance, family. It’s a trail that extends about four decades and a million years back, okay? But it’s an obsession.”

    Van Halen fans may remember that Roth made a foray into the country world when he contributed vocals to a few tracks on the 2006 bluegrass-flavored tribute album Strummin’ with the Devil: The Southern Side of Van Halen. CMT has yet to make an official announcement about the band’s participation in the awards show.

    Meanwhile, ABC Radio also asked Roth how he feels when younger artists or fans come up to him and tell him that he’s a legend or that his music has inspired them.

    “Whenever somebody approaches and they say, ‘Oh, you’re a legend,’ I say, ‘Well, that’s as misused as the word ‘genius,'” he noted, adding that his first reaction to such praise is that “it makes my night.” Diamond Dave then joked that he also had a second, more suspicious reaction, saying, “I’m always concerned that they’re gonna blame me for their bad habits and then tell me one of their children is mine.”

    Van Halen kicks off a North American tour on July 5 in Auburn, Washington, and the trek runs through an October 4 show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

    Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.



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    Interesting that CMT hasn't said anything yet. Hope Dave's not talking when he shouldn't be...

    They should play TYWH.

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    Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw

    CHECK OUT THAT GUITAR !
    "I could call it anything, but the only word I can think of is Brown. It's just a warm sound. Warm, big, majestic" - Eddie Van Halen on his Tone

    "Van Halen is definitely a ladies band, and I´ve got the Polaroids to prove it". - David Lee Roth

    WOLFGANG did the IMPOSSIBLE, he brought back VAN HALEN, DEAL WITH IT.

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    Yeah...the guitar was the best part of the video. Goddamn that shit is so phony and lame.
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    Country music is NOT cool. It will never be. Not in my book.

    I don't care about Sam+Dave's various association with the genre. That's one area where they have both sinned. Multiple times.
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    Piss on the CMT's
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    Fuck this future with country music, terrible pop and hip hop dominating music. We need to go back in time, modify the space-time continuum and create an alternate 2015. This is not how it should be!
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    I'm not sure why this is happening except to expose Van Halen to a different fan base to potentially sell more concert tickets. There is absolutely nothing in their oeuvre they could play which suggests any association with country music (besides "Finish What Ya Started" and there is no chance they're playing that). This smells completely of something set up by this new PR person they have representing the band. It's a good stunt but makes zero sense other than for financial gain. And by that I just mean it's not a natural fit. Whatever they play is going to be weird compared to the company of artists they will be in that night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fontcow View Post
    I'm not sure why this is happening except to expose Van Halen to a different fan base to potentially sell more concert tickets. There is absolutely nothing in their oeuvre they could play which suggests any association with country music (besides "Finish What Ya Started" and there is no chance they're playing that). This smells completely of something set up by this new PR person they have representing the band. It's a good stunt but makes zero sense other than for financial gain. And by that I just mean it's not a natural fit. Whatever they play is going to be weird compared to the company of artists they will be in that night.
    weird and wacky..yes. Maybe "Could This Be Magic?" yea right ;-)
    or ICM all acoustic

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    It is strange, but it speaks highly of them that even being well outside the genre they are thought of highly enough to do it. I dislike country music, but I like seeing VH get the exposure. Not to mention I now have a few high def. recordings of them playing live on my DVR.

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    One thing about the CMT awards is that the music talent is much greater than the Billboard show. Whether you like country or not, you won't find no talent rap crap like Kanye West.
    VH does have more of a connection to country music in some ways that some fans wouldn't expect. Check out the cameos in this video by Hank Jr:



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    "Take Your Whiskey Home" would be awesome!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fontcow View Post
    I'm not sure why this is happening except to expose Van Halen to a different fan base to potentially sell more concert tickets. There is absolutely nothing in their oeuvre they could play which suggests any association with country music (besides "Finish What Ya Started" and there is no chance they're playing that). This smells completely of something set up by this new PR person they have representing the band. It's a good stunt but makes zero sense other than for financial gain. And by that I just mean it's not a natural fit. Whatever they play is going to be weird compared to the company of artists they will be in that night.
    In this day and age, you can say the exact same thing about the Billboard Awards...but I'm really glad they are going out there and playing on live tv. Atleast a bunch of the present day country stars are on record as growing up Van Halen fans.

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    Jesus take the wheel!

    THE greatest song title in country, ever.
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