The Van Halen Story

Straight after watching the punker documentary I decided to watch this, because I am fascinated with Van Halen. I only like a few songs of theirs (most of their albums are unlistenable), but Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth are two guys that impress me.

This started with a history of each band member from birth through to forming Van Halen, and culminated in the break-up of the band with David Lee Roth.

There were interviews with various people involved in the band, and commentary from the band members (audio only for all members except David Lee Roth).

Early on in their career, before they were known as Van Halen they were doing parties at peoples houses and attracting thousands of people, closing down streets with the cops searching for the house from several blocks away. I doubt that kind of thing happens any more.

A reasonably interesting peek into the world of big 80’s rockers.

Date watched: January 11th
Score: 7/10
Film count 2016: 7

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