Tue, 13 October 2020
I'm joined by guest Brian Salvatore as we remember the greatness of Eddie Van Halen.
- Recorded via Skype
- Last spoke in late March but feels a lot longer ago
- We've been fascinated by Van Halen's career, the good and the bad
- Eddie had dealt with cancer before
- Death still came as a shock
- Plenty of musician deaths this year: Neil Peart, Andy Gill, David Roback, Kenny Rogers, Bill Rieflin, Bill Withers, Adam Schlesinger, John Prine, Florian Schneider, Pete Way, Peter Green
- Eddie was iconic and eternally youthful
- Brian: First video I remember seeing was "Jump"
- Played on Letterman a few times
- Jay: Stopped listening to VH in '91 and didn't again for almost a decade
- The "Right Now" video was surprising
- Dropoff in quality after Roth left
- 2012's A Different Kind of Truth was a decent way to go out
- Hopefully there will finally be some archival VH releases
- Who buys greatest hits albums?
- Eddie's guest appearances
- Jay: First became aware of VH in 1980 when Women and Children First came out
- Eddie had been quiet for several years
- Roth was doing a Vegas residency and opening for KISS just before the pandemic shutdown
- Missing live music
- Plenty of livestreams to check out
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