#WarnerBros. promo #photo of #VanHalen, taken backstage at the #Oakland #Coliseum on 23 July 1978.
People regularly ask me about what will be included in my forthcoming book on #VanHalen, Van Halen Rising. Here’s a sneak preview of what my years of research — including 200+ interviews with everyone from former band members and club owners to fans and fellow musicians — has uncovered.
BJ Kahuna interviews me about the band’s origins, including the “pre-Van Halen” bands: Genesis, Mammoth and Red Ball Jet. We also cover VH’s early evolution up through its 1978 breakout.
You also can hear tons of unreleased early Van Halen songs.
Please take a listen; I think even the biggest Van Halen fans will learn new things about the band!
Please subscribe/download BJ’s excellent Rock and/or Roll Podcast here.