Guitar World’s June 2015 issue features Eddie Van Halen. In this exclusive interview, Eddie chronicles the making of Tokyo Dome Live in Concert,Van Halen's first official live recording with David Lee Roth. Also, EVH resurrects Ed's mysterious Star guitar as part of its Stripe Series.
When I came into the fold, they were down a couple members and had no management but still had one last album commitment for their label. There was a real "do or die" vibe in the air. They were just so focused on making something happen with that album.
Every authentic lick includes a walk-through explanation by a pro guitarist and note-for-note on-screen tablature. Normal and slow-speed performance demos are included to really help viewers master the licks.
What’s better than a master guitarist pouring his guts out through his strings? How about two master guitarists simultaneously pouring their guts out through their strings? You read me? Do I hear three master guitarists?
Twenty-five years ago, two long-haired blond twins set the world on fire with their debut album, After the Rain. At a time when glam metal was giving way to grunge, Nelson touched a nerve with the album's hook-laden title track and “(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection," a Number 1 single.
After having the album with us for so long, working, changing and developing it, it can very easily become quite scary. For example, "Is it just us who thinks it's great and we've lost our minds?" [laughs] So when people finally hear it and actually love it, it is an amazing sigh of relief.
It has now been about seven and a half years since Van Halen played its first shows in 2007 with David Lee Roth back as the band’s frontman once again, and finally the band has fulfilled the wishes of fans who have longed for years to hear a live album with Roth singing the group’s classic material.