Thursday, May 10, 2012

VIDEO: Van Halen discuss the band’s early days

Van Halen brothers Edward and Alex, along with singer David Lee Roth, are sharing another part of their “self-interview” series.

Led by Roth, this time out the guys discuss the band’s early days - including the cars they drove, how they managed to fit all the gear into their rides, early staging and props, and playing wet t-shirt contests.

DLR: When we were playing rock and roll, start together as a band, what were you driving?

EVH: 1958 Volvo, and this thing was piece of work.

AVH: Opel Kadett.

DLR: I had an Opel Kadett station wagon.

There’s lots more – check out the video!

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