Van Halen News: VH Interviews – Part 6; band talks pre-1978, Japan Tour TV promo ad, Guitar World Magazine cover
The sixth video interview from Van Halen features Eddie and Alex Van Halen along with David Lee Roth talking about what it was like before they skyrocketed onto the scene in 1978, can be seen below:
Van Halen will bring their ‘A Different Kind Of Truth’ 2012 tour to Japan in November. It will be the first time they’ve played there in 14 years. The dates are as follows:
20 – Osaka
27 – Tokyo
29 – Nagoya
Van Halen News Desk has posted a 30-second promo video for the band’s November 27th concert in Tokyo:
The August issue of Guitar World Magazine features a cover story with Eddie and Wolfgang Van Halen. In the interview, Edddie talks of a very bright future for Van Halen.
“We truly are a band; it’s not just a one-off thing. I don’t want to say it’s a rebuilding process. If anything it’s continuation. It feels more like a band and a family then it ever has, and not just because three quarters of it is family. Working with Dave (Lee Roth) has been very productive. We’re all very opinionated about things, but it’s all for the benefit of the music. We’re working together better than ever. I can see, I see us doing this for a long, long time. When things feel right, why the hell not keep doing it?
I can’t think of anyone on the planet who is more lucky and blessed. Not only do I get to play with my brother but I also get to play with my son. If my dad was still here now that would really make things amazing. I have a wonderful wife, wonderful friends, and a son who doesn’t smoke, drink or do drugs. I’m just a guitarist in a kick ass rock and roll band. What more could I ask for?”