Someone took David Lee Roth’s isolated vocal track from “Running With The Devil” and, um, ran with it in a pretty funny way. More »
The guy who got pulled over while driving under the influence of nuts and tried to explain away his crimes by waving around his scarves claiming he was David Lee Roth has been unmasked: His name’s David Kuntz, and he’s a musician who’s been tooling around Ontario for a number of years. According to the Globe & Mail, Kuntz celebrated slipping through the fingers of the law last month by “[breezing] into a Brantford bar with a few women in hospital scrubs on his arm…. between sips of orange juice mixed with ginger ale and cranberry juice, [he] climbed onstage with a local band and belted out a few bars of ‘Ice Cream Man,’ an early Van Halen tune.” Sounds like the opening to the “Just A Gigolo” video, no? But as it turns out, people do know about the part Kuntz has been playing for years.
As previously reported, the story was that David Lee Roth was pulled over for speeding, and he claimed he was having an allergic reaction to nuts so some cops saved his life instead of ticketing him. More »
Apparently, David Lee Roth has a nut allergy. During a traffic stop in Canada, DLR explained he was speeding because his life was in danger after a reaction to those dastardly nuts. More »
Despite Eddie’s rehab stint turning a summer tour into a fall tour, despite Eddie’s health (and rumors of a feud with the band) causing postponements later in the tour, and despite replacing their bassist of more than 25 years with Eddie’s frikkin’ child (who looks more like the child of Valerie Bertinelli and Danny Partridge), the recent Van Halen reunion tour made a whopping $93 million plus, easily making it the top grossing tour in the band’s history. All that’s currently planned for the future is a live DVD and a spot on Guitar Hero World Tour, but I’d be surprised if Dave and Eddie won’t at least try to work up some new material, only to split again when Dave changes Eddie’s song “The Dream Of Love” to “Wolfie and The Hand Jive.”
One of the hardest things to do as a human being is to parse the emotional from the rational part of your brain, especially when it comes to music. More »
More from that last Van Halen rehearsal: Apparently a lot of Metal Edge boldface names were in attendance; while some were content to just watch the show and pump their fists along with “Panama,” others apparently thought that their invitation to the festivities was also an invitation to jump on stage and let people in attendance know that they were, in fact, still alive, and available for guitar-playing/high-heel-wearing duties should any of the current members of Van Halen be struck down:
Is the Van Halen tour–which we last heard about in March–really going to happen sometime this year? According to an overzealous fan who tracked down Alex Van Halen at a deli, the answer is “Maybe”–or it could be “If I say ‘yes,’ will you promise to let me eat my sandwich in peace?” From Metal Sludge (and please, stick a huge sic over the whole thing in your mind):
It’s the morning of memorial day and i’m waiting to be seated at this local deli down the street from my house.The place is mobbed and as i look to my left i notice the guy in front of me with his baseball cap pulled down low standing with his son.I do a double take and realize its Alex!”I said,excuse me but are you Alex?”He smiles and says yes,and then i say i”ve been a fan for 25 years.He says thank you and then i ask him,what is the status of the reunion?Alex says,well everything is shaping up to go later this year.Is Dave still in i ask?He says absolutely!We had to put everything off because of Ed’s health.If we would’ve tried to tour with Ed in the shape he was in,he might have died.
The on-again/off-again Van Halen-reunion fiasco has gotten even more depressing: Last week, Eddie went into rehab, and David Lee Roth claimed he had been shut out of tonight’s Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony. The L.A. Times has an update of the behind-the-scenes brouhaha, and for those of you who thought this story had already reached its nadir, we have two words for you: “Paul Schaffer.”