Breaking the Band: Van Halen

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June 12, 2018 at 11:57 am Quote #59190

ron
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http://www.reelz.com/breaking-the-band/

Sunday, June 17
10:00 PM ET

Van Halen
At the height of their success they were the biggest rock band in the world infamous for their excess and raucous live performances. With their strutting frontmen, wild hair and penchant for spandex they are often portrayed as the archetypal 80′s American rock band. The band went through two ‘break ups’ covered by our timeline owing to a variety of factors but most prominently conflicts over the Van Halen brother’s desire for total control and the destructive impacts of substance/alcohol abuse. By 1984 they were the biggest band in the world but, behind the scenes, all was not well and a battle for control raged between the brothers at the heart of the band and it’s lead singer, David Lee Roth. Years of touring, drugs and personality clashes had left them on the brink. When Roth’s ambitions grew beyond the band, the brothers moved quickly to force him out. Their millions of fans were left devastated, but rising from the ashes the they would regroup with a new front man, Sammy Hagar. Against the odds they reached even greater heights with a string of 4 consecutive No.1 albums. Apparently vindicated by their decision the band appeared harmonious. But as the success grew, new tensions emerged and in 1995 the tale of ten years earlier was repeated when Hagar too was ousted for his apparent disloyalty.

Repeats:
Monday, June 18
12:00 AM ET
Thursday, June 21
08:00 PM ET
11:00 PM ET

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June 12, 2018 at 3:29 pm Quote #59192

voodoo
(2045)

I hope someone can record this and share it. I cut off cable years ago.


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June 14, 2018 at 7:57 pm Quote #59201

Gilligan
(1518)

I usually like these kids of shows. I have cable, but have never heard of Reelz… My cable company says it’s channel 546, so I’ll see if I have it when I get home.


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June 18, 2018 at 8:27 am Quote #59218

mjk2112
(328)

Watched it… Recorded it… Nothing really new learned.. But it was cool to see Greg being interviewed…:)


boldly going nowhere


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June 18, 2018 at 8:46 am Quote #59219

ron
(9326)

http://twitter.com/JanieVanHalen/status/1008543169313529856

Janie Van Halen
‏@JanieVanHalen
9:53 PM – 17 Jun 2018

Great job @ReelzChannel on the inaccuracies, bad wigs and overall embarrassing(for u and those who participated) junk tv. Fucking hysterical????. It’s amazing what gets produced these days.


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June 18, 2018 at 3:11 pm Quote #59228

voodoo
(2045)

ron: http://twitter.com/JanieVanHalen/status/1008543169313529856

Janie Van Halen ‏@JanieVanHalen 9:53 PM – 17 Jun 2018

Great job @ReelzChannel on the inaccuracies, bad wigs and overall embarrassing(for u and those who participated) junk tv. Fucking hysterical????. It’s amazing what gets produced these days.

LOL Now I HAVE to see this!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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June 18, 2018 at 9:14 pm Quote #59233

unchainedheart
(1378)

anyone can upload this show somewhere?


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June 18, 2018 at 11:31 pm Quote #59235

ron
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Repeats:
Thursday, June 21
08:00 PM ET
11:00 PM ET


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June 19, 2018 at 2:06 pm Quote #59236

frankm
(4806)

ron: http://twitter.com/JanieVanHalen/status/1008543169313529856

Janie Van Halen ‏@JanieVanHalen 9:53 PM – 17 Jun 2018

Great job @ReelzChannel on the inaccuracies, bad wigs and overall embarrassing(for u and those who participated) junk tv. Fucking hysterical????. It’s amazing what gets produced these days.

When someone protests that much … it makes you wonder …


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June 19, 2018 at 6:44 pm Quote #59238

mrmojohalen
(5665)

I’ve only watched the first 5-10 minutes. I agree with Janie. :-|

Greg Renoff is the only highlight so far. Will post again after

painstakingly watching the whole thing. :mrgreen:


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


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June 22, 2018 at 11:42 pm Quote #59268

mrmojohalen
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Finally watched the whole thing. Here are some lowlights:
- Eddie Trunk – “Roth was a staggering drunk at every VH show”
- US Festival 5-29-1983 was a 75min show & there was an alleged huge fight between Ed & Dave backstage.
- There were really cheesy ‘actors’ playing the parts of the band members to help tell the ‘stories’ of the band.
- Roth was bothered that Ed has ‘all but abandoned the guitar for keyboards’ for the 1984 album.
- Sammy arrives at 5150 in MARCH 1986 to start recording the 5150 album. He ‘took control’ of the recording session.
- MARCH 1995 – 3 months until the breakup.
- MAY 1995 – 4 weeks to the breakup.
- Sammy returned for ‘a couple of years’ after Gary left the band.
- There was a program that followed this called “George Michael’s Lonely Life”
It showed the disclaimer ” This film is based on events and journalistic accounts,
but contains some elements of ‘fictional dramatization’ ‘
The same could be said
for the VH program. :roll:


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


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June 24, 2018 at 5:07 pm Quote #59298

ron
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Guy that played Sammy Hagar


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June 24, 2018 at 5:07 pm Quote #59299

ron
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Guy that played Eddie Van Halen


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June 24, 2018 at 5:09 pm Quote #59300

ron
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Guy that played Alex Van Halen


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June 24, 2018 at 10:28 pm Quote #59308

mrmojohalen
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Wonder how much they were paid ?


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