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    Default Van Halen starts 2016 with fans waiting for news

    01/11/2016

    While Van Halen fans hope for new music from the band, they are enjoying a recently unearthed short rock opera from more than 40 years ago. Greg Renoff, author of the recent must-have book “Van Halen Rising," posted online “a never-before circulated pairing of VH originals, live in 75,” according to Renoff’s Facebook page.

    The two songs — “Eyes of the Night” and “Forced Entry” — were performed by Van Halen at Pasadena High School on April 25, 1975. The nine-minute track is on YouTube.

    Fast-forwarding to mid-1980s nostalgia, David Lee Roth fans are still optimistic that the singer and his former solo band (from his 1986 “Eat ‘Em and Smile” album and tour) will soon do a 30th anniversary reunion show (or tour), after nearly pulling it off in late November. That free show at the Ultimate Jam Night at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood was shut down by the fire marshal shortly before Roth was due to hit the stage. Although his appearance was unannounced and supposed to be a surprise, fans correctly figured out that Roth would be there and packed the venue well beyond its official capacity.

    In a “Guitar World” interview with Eddie Van Halen — the cover story in the February issue of the magazine — he shared many of the secrets and details of his live rig. It “is a rig that has constantly evolved over his entire career and that he has meticulously refined over the past nine years with the guitars, amps and other items of gear he’s developed for his own EVH brand.”

    Speaking of his guitars, the Van Halen News Desk recently reported that Eddie had one of his old guitars — a Steinberger 5150 striped GL2T — restored. He apparently told luthier Jeff Babicz: “This guitar is as important to the music as the songs themselves… I want to play this again, people want to see this guitar.” The VHND notes that it was used to record only five songs: “Get Up,” “Summer Nights,” “Pleasure Dome,” “Fire In The Hole,” and “Me Wise Magic.”

    Meanwhile, rock news website Hennemusic.com released its annual Rock News Awards, noting that “Van Halen pick[ed] up their 5th straight Rock News Artist Of The Year Award.” The band also captured 7 of the site’s Top 10 Rock News Stories of the Year, mostly due to their summer-fall tour, “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert” album, and TV appearances. Fans hope that Van Halen will dominate rock news this year.




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    Back in 1996 EVH told Guitar World he used a Les Paul with a trans trem for Me Wise Magic. This was reprinted in the "40 years of Van Halen" issue they put out just last year.

    It was used only at the tail end of Fire In The Hole in that cool fading lick.

    Anyways.
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    Eddie Van Halen in 2012:

    "ESQ: What are you going to do with all the material that you wrote with Sammy Hagar?

    EVH: Oh, I hadn't thought about that. That's some great music. They're just on vacation, maybe. They're off to college and they're going their own way. Who knows?"

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    I don't expect much out of 2016, but can only hope the band keeps going "As Is", as I see no indication that a CVH reunion will ever happen but have been enjoying this band and the last three tours immensely.

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    2016 will see a thaw in relations.

    Much like Glasnost.

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    Think the band will follow the same pattern its been following since 07 so I imagine Van Halen as a whole will be on hiatus this year.

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    I think Wolf's new album will be the only "news" from the VH camp this year.
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    Remember the dave 's Get ready !



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    We should just go ahead and update this thread to say "Van Halen ends 2016 with fans waiting for news."

    I think if we get them playing anything more than a few festival shows, it would be a banner year.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    I've never heard "Forced Entry." Sounds more like the name of a Judas Priest song...
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    Quote Originally Posted by VH1988 View Post
    Back in 1996 EVH told Guitar World he used a Les Paul with a trans trem for Me Wise Magic. This was reprinted in the "40 years of Van Halen" issue they put out just last year.

    It was used only at the tail end of Fire In The Hole in that cool fading lick.

    Anyways.
    The Peavey Wolf Special w/Trans Trem is all over Fire in the Hole.
    Another great song, with creative use of that tuning/pitch changing system by Edward.
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    in 2011 with VHFRANCE french forum, we did this little clip... I think we should do one in 2016 for VH !

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    2016 will see a thaw in relations.

    Much like Glasnost.
    Between Dibs and DD?

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    Now you're just being plain ridiculous!
    I'm FEMALE...Deal with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    I've never heard "Forced Entry." Sounds more like the name of a Judas Priest song...
    Or something from Bill Cosby ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post
    Now you're just being plain ridiculous!
    Exactly, the UK will become relevant again before that happens!
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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