Eddie Van Halen Is Guitar World's June 2015 Cover Star

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April 16, 2015 at 5:16 pm Quote #44805

ron
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http://www.guitarworld.com/eddie-van-halen-guitar-worlds-june-2015-cover-star

Eddie Van Halen Is Guitar World’s June 2015 Cover Star
Posted 04/16/2015 at 3:51pm | by Guitar World Staff

We figured you wouldn’t mind a sneak preview of the next Guitar World cover!

For the June 2015 issue, guitar legend Eddie Van Halen is back, making his first cover appearance since the February 2014 issue.

In our new exclusive interview by Chris Gill, the guitarist chronicles the making of Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, Van Halen’s first official live record with David Lee Roth. He also discusses his super-secret new guitar amp and EVH Gear’s mysterious Star Guitar, the latest addition to the company’s ultra-cool Stripe Series.

Here’s a taste!

What was the motivation for releasing a live album at this point in Van Halen’s career?

We realized that we have never made a live album with Dave. Since we had already released a studio album with Wolfgang playing on it, it also made sense for us to do a live album with both Wolf and Dave. Another reason why we put out a live record was to give people the experience of hearing us play our classic songs live.

Did you record any other shows or just the Tokyo show?

We have a Pro Tools rig out by the front of the house and have recorded every show since the beginning of the 2007 tour when Dave first got back in the band. But we never originally intended to put out a live record. We just recorded our shows to archive them.

We have so much material that it was too overwhelming to listen to about 150 shows and pick the best one. I didn’t even bother listening to any of the past shows, outside of a few jams here and there. We played pretty much the same set every night, although we changed a few songs here and there. We played the classics. That’s what people want to hear.

Because the performances by Alex, Wolfgang and myself were pretty consistent from one night to the next, we decided to leave it up to Dave to pick, and he happened to pick Tokyo. Performing live is a lot harder on a singer. Wolfgang and I sing backup vocals on the choruses, so we know how much the vocals can vary from one night to the next.

When your voice is your instrument, you can be affected by a lot of different things. If you sleep with the air conditioner on or the bus ride is too long, you can wake up the next day with a fucked up voice. That’s the main reason we decided to let Dave pick.

The June 2015 issue of Guitar World will be available April 28.


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April 16, 2015 at 5:54 pm Quote #44806

zr1fevr
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Cool picture. Have to pick this one up when its available.


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April 16, 2015 at 7:31 pm Quote #44808

PT5150
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Cool cover can’t wait for this one..
Thanks for posting.,


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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April 17, 2015 at 12:10 am Quote #44809

Dutchie
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Awesome!!!!

Great cover too.


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April 17, 2015 at 12:11 am Quote #44810

Cut2TheCrash
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I notice his hand is kinda covering up the EVH logo on the headstock … I wonder why ???


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April 17, 2015 at 2:49 am Quote #44812

Gilligan
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Well, if he grabbed the neck down by his other hand he’d look like he’s masturbating… 8-O


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April 17, 2015 at 9:09 am Quote #44816

sickman
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I can’t wait for that guitar to come out. Lookin forward to getting issue in the mail.


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April 17, 2015 at 11:00 am Quote #44818

vhrob
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awesome!!!!


vhtrading member since 2000


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April 21, 2015 at 5:32 pm Quote #44906

sbnitro
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I got mine in the mail today.I won’t spoil it for everyone,but what he had to say about Oakland 81 show was interesting.


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April 21, 2015 at 5:44 pm Quote #44907

ron
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sbnitro: I got mine in the mail today.

I checked the store shelves today, but it wasn’t out there yet. (local WalMart)


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April 21, 2015 at 7:35 pm Quote #44910

voodoo
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Says the shelf date is April 28th.


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April 22, 2015 at 7:09 am Quote #44912

vhrob
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means mine better be in my mailbox when I get home from work today :) :)

Rob


vhtrading member since 2000


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April 22, 2015 at 8:29 am Quote #44915

voodoo
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vhrob: means mine better be in my mailbox when I get home from work today :) :)

Rob

Yeah, mine, too! Bastards. ;)


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April 22, 2015 at 2:35 pm Quote #44918

ron
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April 22, 2015 at 5:01 pm Quote #44923

mrmojohalen
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Mine has arrived !

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