Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Van Halen lends hometown support to Los Angeles Kings

Van Halen are lending some hometown support to the Los Angeles Kings as the team heads into a potentially history-making game 7 of their NHL Western Conference opening round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks tonight.

Only the ninth team in NHL history to push a playoff series to a decisive Game 7 after going down 3-0, the Kings will try to become just the fourth to complete the comeback, joining the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, the 1975 New York Islanders and the 2010 Philadelphia Flyers.

Bassist Wolfgang Van Halen tweeted a photo of himself and father Eddie with Kings President of Business Operations – and former team captain – Luc Robitaille on Tuesday.

The image shows the Van Halens each displaying team jerseys with their name on the back, while Robitaille is holding a specially-designed, autographed EVH Wolfgang guitar emblazoned with the Kings logo.

Robitaille – a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame – is the highest scoring left wing in NHL history and the all-time Kings leader in goals scored; he is in his seventh season as Kings President of Business Operations.

Wolfgang is an avid Kings fan who regularly attends home games at the Staples Center.

Reports indicate Van Halen are actively working on a new album, the follow-up to 2012’s “A Different Kind Of Truth.”

See also:

PHOTO: Van Halens attend Black Sabbath show in Los Angeles
35th anniversary of Van Halen II featured on In The Studio
VIDEO: David Lee Roth sings Happy with Naturally 7 in Tokyo
David Lee Roth hints at secret Van Halen project in new episode of The Roth Show
Search Van Halen at hennemusic