Van Halen are coming to OZ in 2013

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February 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm Quote #23178

mrmojohalen
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Dave’s dog story will have to be removed from the set. 8-O


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


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February 22, 2013 at 5:54 am Quote #23186

PT5150
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@WolfVanHalen Back at work.



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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February 22, 2013 at 5:55 am Quote #23187

PT5150
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It was a photo of his blue striped bass..He back in US for a few Tremonti shows.
Wonder if it was from a VH rehearsal?

http://instagram.com/p/WAfFqLGfWA/


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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February 22, 2013 at 7:20 am Quote #23188

ron
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PT5150:
It was a photo of his blue striped bass..He back in US for a few Tremonti shows.

Yep, in Chicago tonight.
2-22-2013 Libertyville, IL Austin’s Fuel Room
2-23-2013 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
2-25-2013 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
2-27-2013 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
2-28-2013 Seattle, WA El Corazon
3-3-2013 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock Live
3-5-2013 West Hollywood, CA Roxy Theatre


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February 22, 2013 at 6:36 pm Quote #23194

PT5150
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Sebastian Bach
Hey Australia! What can I say about @VanHalen ? Diamond @DavidLeeRoth @eddievanhalen Alex and @wolfvanhalen !! I am beyond honored and excited to play with the Mighty VAN HALEN! I have been doing this a long time and there are very few bands I have not yet played with. This is the first time I have ever got to play with the Mighty Van Halen! This is literally a dream come true. I cannot believe that I get to play with my all-time heroes and to go on right before them in Sydney Australia is just mind blowing! Also on the bill are Billy Joel and Buckcherry , a killer lineup for sure! See you April 20 Sydney Australia!! Get ready to rock with the Kings of Chaos and Van Halen!!!


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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February 23, 2013 at 5:56 am Quote #23202

cabosanlucas139
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mrmojohalen:
Dave’s dog story will have to be removed from the set.8-O

Thank F–K. Once is ok but after that it is beer time when that shit is on.


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February 23, 2013 at 9:33 am Quote #23203

steecoe
(1953)

cabosanlucas139: Thank F–K.Once is ok but after that it is beer time when that shit is on.

Teehee.


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February 23, 2013 at 2:47 pm Quote #23210

Mink
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I saw Skid Row open for Van Halen in ’95. So technically Bas has already played with them. He must not be a Hagar fan :wink:



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February 23, 2013 at 3:41 pm Quote #23212

PT5150
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Mink:
I saw Skid Row open for Van Halen in ’95.So technically Bas has already played with them.He must not be a Hagar fan:wink:

I was going to say that I remember seeing photos from the balance tour of Skid Row opening for VH.


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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February 23, 2013 at 3:50 pm Quote #23213

ron
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Mink:
I saw Skid Row open for Van Halen in ’95.So technically Bas has already played with them.He must not be a Hagar fan

Yep, opened for VH more than a dozen times that tour. Must not been very memorable.


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February 23, 2013 at 8:42 pm Quote #23215

steecoe
(1953)

Or maybe he’s just an idiot.(my opinion). Or maybe he sees “the mighty van Halen” as a different band.


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February 23, 2013 at 10:15 pm Quote #23216

PT5150
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Think he may be means with DLR fronting.

Seen Bach a few times with Skid Row and solo he knows how to get a big crowd Rocking… Should be a killer band..BACH, STEVENS, SORUM, DUFF, JOE ELLIOTT, GLEN HUGHES.

Bach in 1995 with Ed.



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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February 27, 2013 at 8:27 pm Quote #23278

PT5150
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New Roth interview at vhnd talking about Aussie show.


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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February 28, 2013 at 12:32 am Quote #23283

PT5150
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From The Daily Telegraph:
By Kathy McCabe interviews David Lee Roth

Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth likes to talk. Kathy McCabe goes along for the wild ride.

KM: You are finally playing in Australia after coming close a couple of times in recent years.

DLR: You’re going to have to ask the rhythm section about that one. Kathy, I myself am a traveller. And let me carry with that an explanation that all those who wander are not necessarily lost. I’m calling you from Tokyo, in fact.

KM: OK, getting back to the point, is the concert in Australia part of your quest to get Van Halen out of America and touring the world again?

DLR: Clearly. The Van Halens, I think, are just now starting to value that which once was, which was the capacity to experience other worlds, other communities, particularly when you are a stranger in a stranger land. I find that so refreshing. And you gotta be prepared to be a beginner, you gotta be prepared to not have your cheesburger and fries, you gotta be prepared for a lot.

In the days back when, we would come off the road after a full year out, I would walk straight though to the international terminal and head for an adventure. I have earned the stars and scars. Kathy, we were shooting some film the other day and I said to the make-up lady in Japanese: ‘You see there are eight lines on my forehead? Each one is named after an ex-girlfriend’. And she points to the third and says and “Which one is this, Dave?” “That’s Stacey from Dallas.”

KM: Do you have any particularly good or bad memories of Australia?

DLR: My godfather was Roger Shipton and he was in government, he was in Melbourne. He was the one who taught me at an early age that when Americans say “Whenever you’re in town come by and stay at my place,” that Australians will. He and his family stayed at my house in Pasadena, I have a tomb with a view in California.

KM: Are you aware of the movie Stone that the festival you are playing in Sydney is based on?

DLR: I’ve read the work up on it; I’ve seen part of it through the YouTube etc. It has not reached the American shores through rock’n’roll; it reached the shores through cinephiles like Tarantino and Rodriguez and the post-baby boomers who have had the internet at their fingers.

I was not so lucky. I have one regret in showbiz – I didn’t have the f … kin’ internet. I had to wait to get to New York to buy dance music, I had to wait to get to Texas to meet Stacey and buy country music. I had no idea what was going on in our backyard, until I was actually there. There’s no bitterness about Van Halen’s political ups and downs, there’s no bitterness about “Gee, we could have made that record better”. My bitterness is “Man, if I’d had that instrument to learn from, what we could have done?”

KM: Is there still that fire in the belly when you walk on stage?

DLR: That fire starts down around little Elvis long before it reaches the belly. Yeah, I named my dick. Actually I think it was Stacey who did. You think I’m kidding?

My fire starts long before we even start to rehearse let alone get to the stage. I collect music, like, by weight. There are still three Tower Record stores here, four floors of actual CDs, you can hold them in your hands like belt buckles. If I cup my hands I can pile CDs all the way up to my chin. I myself have four or five things I really love to listen to and I am able to investigate deeply into that here. I listen constantly and I sing and dance constantly. I chose this apartment because it has a cool wooden floor and with the right socks you can get a four-foot slide.

Stone Music Festival, ANZ Stadium; April 20 (Van Halen, Jimmy Barnes, Kings Of Chaos, The Living End and more) and April 21 (Billy Joel, Icehouse, Guy Sebastian, Lifehouse and more), ticketek.com.au, stonemusicfest.com.

Also, here’s some quotes from Roth’s recent interview with theage.com.au:

He alludes to the acrimony that has mired Van Halen. ”They [the brothers] have approached their life from a much more traditional standpoint. They have families, they celebrate birthdays, they sleep regular hours more often than not; I’m truly a wanderer.”

Roth says Australian audiences can expect a playlist reflecting the band’s heavy metal roots, its flamboyant pop tunes and tracks from the band’s critically lauded 2012 album, A Different Kind of Truth.

”We are one of the few acts that could open for a Jimmy Buffett on one night and play with Metallica on the other and still move with alarming credibility.”

Roth remains unmarried and lives in Tokyo where he learns Japanese, sword play and Japanese fine arts.

”What I do have is groupies who are on their first and second divorces,” he said. ”They email me in advance and describe exactly what they are going to be wearing.

”Yes, I do have issues.”

Read more: http://www.vhnd.com/2013/02/27/scars-and-stars-new-david-lee-roth-interview/#ixzz2M8fbHQno


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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March 3, 2013 at 5:45 am Quote #23327

PT5150
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Stone Fest FB page changed to EVH jumping pic.

Also updated Tour add..



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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