It's time to Rock & rollNap!
Last December, the '80s rock band Van Halen announced a 2012 national tour.
The band members have been very enthusiastic about taking their show back on the road….perhaps a little TOO enthusiastic.
An insider close to the iconic rock band has revealed that
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Eddie Van Halen has been struggling with alcohol for a very long time. Since the days of Van Halen.
Which means a very verrrry long time.
He claims he developed "the whole alcoholism thing" when he asked his dad what he can do to fight off nerves when playing guitar up on stage in front of people.
His father gave him a shot of vodka and
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According to industry sources, both Van Halen's A Different Kind of Truth and Adele's 21 will be fighting for the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 next week!
We're hearing that the new Van Halen album is set to sell 180,000 to 200,000 copies, which SHOULD land it that top spot on the chart…but because of Adele's Grammy buzz, she could end up selling enough units to stay ahead of Eddie and co.
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Eddie Van Halen endorsed musical education by donating 75 electric guitars to El Lay schools from his personal collection last week.
The rock star made the donation to Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports music education in public schools, and said:
"Music is the universal language. It has the ability to transcend and convey every human emotion that exists without saying a word. Music kept me off the streets and out of trouble and gave me something that was mine that no one could take away from me. Music education and families are dealing with the economic times, and I wanted to help them. If I can help a kid discover a liking, or even a passion for music in their life, then that's a wonderful thing. Music has provided a good life for me and hopefully it can help make life better for others with this donation."
So true! Music has done nothing but good in this world and we're happy famous musicians are willing to support others trying to learn how to make it!
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It's an exciting day for Van Halen fans!
Check out the newly released music video (above) for Tattoo, which is the first single off of Van Halen's upcoming album!
We're far from blown away by this song, but it's cool to see the band reunited with David Lee Roth.
Good luck, guys!
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It has BEGUN!
Last month, Van Halen announced plans to go on tour for the first time in five years AND they released a rehearsal video showing the world that they've still got it! (above)
Now, we've learned that David Lee Roth and co. will perform a small concert at Cafe Wha? in Manhattan THIS THURSDAY!
Should be interesting to see how the show goes after soooo many years MIA!
What do U think? Can Van Halen still rock???
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You heard right: Rock legend Van Halen will be on the road for the first time in five years!
The band hit the social media waves to announce a tour for 2012. While no dates or locations have been confirmed yet, tickets will be on sale on January 10th, so we should all know soon.
Along with the announcement, the band also released a rehearsal video and it is FULL of fun and dancing! Frontman David Lee Roth showed he hasn't forgotten his moves from the 80s and gyrated all around the video.
Check out the video above and rock out to Van Halen!
Oh, and remember: The band also has an album due out within the year. It will be its first album with Roth since 1994. So now, you have double the reason to feel PUMPED!
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