North American syndicated rock radio show “In The Studio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands” examines the early best of VAN HALEN.
With VAN HALEN‘s new album, “A Different Kind Of Truth”, debuting at position No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart, the first full collection of new VH material with singer David Lee Roth in 27 years and the first without bassist Michael Anthony, it seemed a fitting time to take a look back at a simpler time in the band’s multi-platinum and complex career.
During the program, Anthony describes to host Redbeard the headspace the band was in during much of those early years.
“We weren’t really thinking about the money at the time,” he said. “I think we were having so much fun doing what we were doing and being as new to it… As long as I had a roof over my head, I didn’t care. They [Warner Bros.] were letting us record and go out and play our music and that was all we cared about.”
Yet by 1982, VAN HALEN had become a series of contradictions, and here in 2012 are equaled only by PINK FLOYD as the longest-running soap opera in rock. Original members Eddie and Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth and Michael Anthony dish on the opposing forces inside and outside of the band during those years.
“In The Studio” is syndicated on over 50 radio stations throughout North America.
The VAN HALEN edition of “In The Studio” is airing the week of March 5.
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