Van Halen at CMT Music Awards

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May 21, 2015 at 8:30 am Quote #45548


David Lee Roth Says Van Halen Will Play CMT Music Awards, Discusses Band’s Wide-Ranging Appeal
Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:00AM

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This past weekend, Van Halen’s current lineup gave its first ever performance at an awards show when it played a rocking rendition of “Panama” to kick off the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Speaking with ABC Radio after the band’s appearance, frontman David Lee Roth revealed that Van Halen also has been tapped to open another awards ceremony, the CMT Music Awards, which the CMT network will air live from Nashville on June 10.

While a show that celebrates the top artists in country music may seem like an odd forum for the hard-rocking Van Halen, Roth said he believed that his band’s passionate approach to rehearsing and creating music has made it a group that appeals to fans of various musical genres.

“Van Halen, as opposed to many of our colleagues, has a whole different approach to how we pursue our art,” explained the flamboyant frontman. “First off, we don’t pursue it…it’s an obsession. It’s not something we decided. It’s not something we thought would make us famous. It has destroyed us variously in terms of health, finance, family. It’s a trail that extends about four decades and a million years back, okay? But it’s an obsession.”

Van Halen fans may remember that Roth made a foray into the country world when he contributed vocals to a few tracks on the 2006 bluegrass-flavored tribute album Strummin’ with the Devil: The Southern Side of Van Halen. CMT has yet to make an official announcement about the band’s participation in the awards show.

Meanwhile, ABC Radio also asked Roth how he feels when younger artists or fans come up to him and tell him that he’s a legend or that his music has inspired them.

“Whenever somebody approaches and they say, ‘Oh, you’re a legend,’ I say, ‘Well, that’s as misused as the word ‘genius,’” he noted, adding that his first reaction to such praise is that “it makes my night.” Diamond Dave then joked that he also had a second, more suspicious reaction, saying, “I’m always concerned that they’re gonna blame me for their bad habits and then tell me one of their children is mine.”

Van Halen kicks off a North American tour on July 5 in Auburn, Washington, and the trek runs through an October 4 show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

May 21, 2015 at 9:16 am Quote #45550


I’m cool with that.. it would be a much better audience than a bunch of billboard pop tart retards. Country fans may have actually heard of Van Halen.

Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.

June 3, 2015 at 7:08 pm Quote #45771


Still no official mention off this happening and we’re a week away.</a

Owen, Sam Hunt, Zac Brown Band Added as Performers
They’ll Join Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan

Eric Church, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt and the Zac Brown Band are the latest performers confirmed to take the stage at the 2015 CMT Music Awards airing live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement was made Tuesday morning (June 2).

June 3, 2015 at 7:47 pm Quote #45772


voodoo: Still no official mention off this happening and we’re a week away.

Last year there were 16 main stage acts, so the list still has room to grow.

June 8, 2015 at 5:25 pm Quote #45853


Rehearsals are happening, still no official word.

June 8, 2015 at 7:45 pm Quote #45855


The past year or two, Journey joined some popular Country act and they played a journey song. Unless something is announced, I’d bet Kenny Chesney or someone like that will join them and play a VH song.

…Zero Discipline

June 9, 2015 at 7:39 am Quote #45857


Brad Paisley has been known to play a VH lick – and he can rip on the guitar. I’d love to see him and Ed jam.

June 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm Quote #45894


If this is happening – they sure are keeping a tight lid on it.


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