It's story time with Jerry Cantrell! In a recent fascinating and hilarious interview, the Alice in Chains mastermind spoke about the essential art of the prank. When two bands have been touring together for some time, pranks are bound to happen, and Cantrell went into detail about an epic prank war between Alice in Chains and Van Halen from 1991.
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In the late '70s/early '80s, Van Halen took the rock world by storm. Eddie Van Halen was dubbed the next guitar great, while David Lee Roth proved to be one of the best showmen and entertainers in rock history. Add in the powerful drumming of Alex Van Halen and some great bass licks and backing vocals from Michael Anthony and Van Halen quickly made their mark.
Eddie Van Halen may have turned in one of the greatest guitar moments in history 35 years ago when the instrumental piece 'Eruption' appeared on Van Halen's self-titled debut album, but he also set the bar for generations to come. This tricky solo is definitely one for those with nimble fingers and 14-year-old Tina S. has shown she's up for the challenge.
The annual Rock USA Festival set for this summer in Oshkosh, Wis., has expanded to a four-day event this year, scheduled for July 17-20. The nonstop rock fest that promises to “break a few rules” just announced its lineup with an eclectic mix of headliners ranging from Avenged Sevenfold and Godsmack to Bret Michaels and Van Halen.
Van Halen recently announced the postponement of some upcoming dates in Japan after Eddie Van Halen underwent what is being described as emergency for the ailment diverticulitis, which is a condition found in the large intestine and can result in serious pain, as was the case for the Van Halen guitar legend.