“Lost Interview” with Alex Van Halen

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March 1, 2024 at 12:10 pm Quote #67633

ron
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We are releasing part one of my “lost interview” with Alex Van Halen on Saturday March 2nd on my YouTube channel.

This interview was conducted back on September 9th, 1985—up at 5150 Studios in Studio City—where I had what turned out to be an incredible four-and-a-half hour sit-down with Reverend Al (which I believe lasted over two days).

Alex had seen me around the studio often with Eddie Van Halen and knew I was working on his brother’s official biography—so I seized the moment and asked the Van Halen drummer if he was up for a chat in the near future and much to my surprise, he was ready to dive in then and there.

Thankfully my cassette player was always in my car, so I grabbed it and headed out to the patio with Alex where we found a couple lounge chairs and settled in for an open, honest, forthcoming, marathon conversation.

To date this was probably the lengthiest and most in-depth interview Al had ever done and I was a grateful to be a part of that moment in Van Halen history.

The series is a six-parter in effort to break it up for you guys and the schedule of the release is below. Thanks, everyone. — Steve

TONECHASERBOOK.com

Alex Van Halen : The Lost Interview (9/9/85)
Part I — 3/2/24
Part II — 3/3/24
Part III — 3/4/24
Part IV — 3/9/24
Part V — 3/10/24
Part VI — 3/11/24


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March 1, 2024 at 2:20 pm Quote #67634

unchainedheart
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Cool,it would be nice to put everything Steve has release from all members on a cd on a compilation.


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March 2, 2024 at 4:21 pm Quote #67639

mrmojohalen
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When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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March 3, 2024 at 2:32 pm Quote #67648

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When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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March 3, 2024 at 2:54 pm Quote #67650

wjamflan
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These interviews are awesome.


“This hamburger don’t need no helper.” – DLR 5/17/15


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March 4, 2024 at 11:05 am Quote #67656

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March 4, 2024 at 12:06 pm Quote #67658

ron
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Awesome to hear about Jim Pewsey. The Van Halen member you hear the least about….


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March 9, 2024 at 3:50 pm Quote #67694

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