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By Tony Hicks and Tony Hicks,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 4, 2002
Van Halen isn't necessarily the most relevant of topics here in the 21st century. After so many reunion false starts over the past five years with former front man David Lee Roth, only the diehards still keep alive the idea of anyone in VH, past or present, doing something that matters. But they were the ones celebrating when Roth and fellow VH exile Sammy Hagar announced recently that they're hauling their receding, yet still bleached-blond, hairlines on the road together. Left behind in the snickering or the excitement (depending on your point of view)
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By Brian McCollum and Brian McCollum,McClatchy-Tribune | November 1, 2007
For a certain breed of Van Halen fan, it's like finally getting to scratch a pesky itch. More than 20 years have passed since David Lee Roth was unceremoniously dumped from his band in favor of vocalist Sammy Hagar, carving a schism between Van Halen aficionados and creating years of frustration for fans of the original singer. And more than a decade has passed since Van Halen first teased at a reunion with Roth, initiating what would become a continuing procession of rumors, botched plans and public feuding.
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By Simmi Buttar and Simmi Buttar,SUN STAFF | June 25, 2004
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - So, what can fans at MCI Center expect to see tonight from the re-formed Van Halen? For one thing, Eddie and Alex Van Halen, Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony showed more energy at Tuesday night's opener of a two-night stay at the New Jersey Meadowlands than it has in two decades. Probably because the band is getting along better than it has in a long time. The set list included most of the band's hits under Hagar and, surprisingly, many David Lee Roth-era hits that Hagar refused to sing in his first Van Halen stint.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | July 1, 2007
The urban oasis of Kensington rarely generates news. Even lifelong Baltimoreans might not realize that the tranquil community of 215 homes exists, hidden as it is beside Loudon Park Cemetery on the city-county line. But the 80-year-old neighborhood's treasures were on full display yesterday during a walking tour of Kensington's lush gardens. "This is Roland Park west, hon," said Walt Robinson, who has lived in Kensington for 44 years. "It's like living in Mayberry," added his wife, Edith Robinson.
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By Nestor Aparicio and Nestor Aparicio,Evening Sun Staff | October 18, 1991
THERE USED to be a time when much fanfare preceded Van Halen's annual rite of passage into the Capital Centre.At least a pair of SRO shows. Big plans. The show of the year for many in the hard rock community. The place to see and be seen.And all the hullabaloo was never justified, as David Lee Roth ruined the party with his non-stop chatter and annoying ego trip.Last night, in their third tour with Sammy Hagar at the helm, Van Halen seemed to sneak quietly into town instead, albeit to a sold-out crowd.
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By HELEN CHAPPELL | May 11, 1994
Wouldn't you know that it was Mrs. Reverend Briscoe who would tell Wimsey Jump that his wife Hagar and Professor Shepherd were doing something un-Christian down to the P.O. when the window is closed at lunchtime? Professor Shepherd, as we know, was teaching Good Literature when he lost his tenure at the college and had to start living on his boat down to the harbor, where things have been going downhill ever since.We used to have the post office in the front room at old Miss Inez Bugg's house on Black Dog Road, but after she retired and moved to Arbutus to live with her daughter, the government built us the present P.O., which is an ugly red brick building with a flag out in front.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | August 20, 1998
Ask Alex Van Halen how it feels to be playing in Van Halen with new lead singer Gary Cherone, and he feels compelled to qualify his answer a bit."I guess it sounds rather self-serving to tell you that, no matter where we go, when we're done playing, there's not a single person who doesn't just say, 'Wow!' " he says, over the phone from his home in Los Angeles. "Other than that, if I said any more, I'd sound like a carnival barker, you know? 'Greatest show on earth! Check this out! Come see!
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By HELEN CHAPPELL | June 22, 1991
Although Hagar Jump twisted and craned her neck, it was HTC almost impossible for her to look in the mirror and see what Doreen Redmond was doing to Hagar's hair. The mirror at Doreen's station at the Salon de Beaute was nearly covered with snaps of Doreen, her husband Junie, their three children, several generations of black labs and Doreen's Honorable Mention in the Mid-Atlantic Stylist's Conference Competition for Cellophaning. ''Mind what you do to my bangs,'' Hagar said. ''Last time, you left me looking like Mamie Eisenhower.
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By Brian McCollum and Brian McCollum,McClatchy-Tribune | November 1, 2007
For a certain breed of Van Halen fan, it's like finally getting to scratch a pesky itch. More than 20 years have passed since David Lee Roth was unceremoniously dumped from his band in favor of vocalist Sammy Hagar, carving a schism between Van Halen aficionados and creating years of frustration for fans of the original singer. And more than a decade has passed since Van Halen first teased at a reunion with Roth, initiating what would become a continuing procession of rumors, botched plans and public feuding.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | July 1, 2007
The urban oasis of Kensington rarely generates news. Even lifelong Baltimoreans might not realize that the tranquil community of 215 homes exists, hidden as it is beside Loudon Park Cemetery on the city-county line. But the 80-year-old neighborhood's treasures were on full display yesterday during a walking tour of Kensington's lush gardens. "This is Roland Park west, hon," said Walt Robinson, who has lived in Kensington for 44 years. "It's like living in Mayberry," added his wife, Edith Robinson.
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By Simmi Buttar and Simmi Buttar,SUN STAFF | June 25, 2004
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - So, what can fans at MCI Center expect to see tonight from the re-formed Van Halen? For one thing, Eddie and Alex Van Halen, Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony showed more energy at Tuesday night's opener of a two-night stay at the New Jersey Meadowlands than it has in two decades. Probably because the band is getting along better than it has in a long time. The set list included most of the band's hits under Hagar and, surprisingly, many David Lee Roth-era hits that Hagar refused to sing in his first Van Halen stint.
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By Eric R. Danton and Eric R. Danton,HARTFORD COURANT | June 25, 2004
So you're Alex Van Halen, you're lounging around the house and the phone rings. It's Sammy Hagar. You know, the Sammy Hagar, the one who fronted your band for 11 years before leaving in 1996 when tensions with your brother, guitar god Eddie, became unbearable? The one who toured two years ago with David Lee Roth, the flamboyant first singer for Van Halen? The one with his own brand of tequila? Now he's on the phone, calling to chat for the first time in eight years. What do you say? "It was like I had talked to him yesterday," Alex Van Halen says from Boston, on a tour that stops tonight at the MCI Center in Washington.
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By Tony Hicks and Tony Hicks,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 7, 2002
MILL VALLEY, Calif. - Sammy Hagar stands in the middle of his hotel lobby, giving instructions on how to properly drink the tequila that bears his label. The student is a TV cameraman, still lingering from an earlier interview, who's just received a bottle of Hagar's Cabo Wabo mixture, plucked from a cardboard case near the sliding glass door. Hagar's tone may be light, but he's dead serious when it comes to tequila. Properly approaching the good life matters. He wants the cameraman to savor the taste the way he does.
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By Tony Hicks and Tony Hicks,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 4, 2002
Van Halen isn't necessarily the most relevant of topics here in the 21st century. After so many reunion false starts over the past five years with former front man David Lee Roth, only the diehards still keep alive the idea of anyone in VH, past or present, doing something that matters. But they were the ones celebrating when Roth and fellow VH exile Sammy Hagar announced recently that they're hauling their receding, yet still bleached-blond, hairlines on the road together. Left behind in the snickering or the excitement (depending on your point of view)
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | August 20, 1998
Ask Alex Van Halen how it feels to be playing in Van Halen with new lead singer Gary Cherone, and he feels compelled to qualify his answer a bit."I guess it sounds rather self-serving to tell you that, no matter where we go, when we're done playing, there's not a single person who doesn't just say, 'Wow!' " he says, over the phone from his home in Los Angeles. "Other than that, if I said any more, I'd sound like a carnival barker, you know? 'Greatest show on earth! Check this out! Come see!
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | October 22, 1996
Most fans don't know this, but it was actually David Lee Roth who came up with the notion of using Van Halen as a band name. What was his thinking? "More syllables than 'Roth,' " went the practiced answer, which he invariably followed with guffaws.A good joke, sure, but if you want to hear the real reason the band has the name it does, forget the old stories and turn your attention to the new album, Van Halen's "Best Of Volume 1" (Warner Bros. 46332, arriving in stores today). All you have to do is hit "play," and as "Eruption" explodes from the speakers, the answer becomes obvious: It's called "Van Halen" because "Edward Van Halen" had too many syllables.
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By HELEN CHAPPELL | April 7, 1993
Oysterback, Maryland. -- I don't imagine I have to tell you things are bad.You probably have your own way of gauging hard times, but for me it's the pot of deer-meat chili I keep on the stove all winter for those that need to eat. The faster that pot goes down, the worse things are, and lately that pot's been awful damn low.But we had an idea the other day we like. See what you think.It was a usual Wednesday girl's night when we were sitting around the bar waiting for the Lotto drawing.Some of us had tickets; none of us had high hopes, except Hagar Jump, Oysterback's postmaster, who bought about ten tickets based on some new system that uses logarithms and her grandchildren's birthdays.
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By HELEN CHAPPELL | January 11, 1995
Oysterback, Maryland. -- Parsons Dreedle has been having a religious revival lately; he had a bad scare with his last prostate examination with Dr. Wheedleton, and it has given him reason to think about things he has not previously considered, like God. Although you might think that owning a funeral home and being around death all the time would make him think about God before this, which maybe he has and no one noticed it before.Even Reverend Briscoe, who is a nice man, was nonplussed when Parsons stood up during the offering last Sunday and announced that he could see the ghost of Bunky Redmond floating in the back of the church, smiling at him because he, Parsons, had made a personal commitment to Jesus.
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By HELEN CHAPPELL | January 11, 1995
Oysterback, Maryland. -- Parsons Dreedle has been having a religious revival lately; he had a bad scare with his last prostate examination with Dr. Wheedleton, and it has given him reason to think about things he has not previously considered, like God. Although you might think that owning a funeral home and being around death all the time would make him think about God before this, which maybe he has and no one noticed it before.Even Reverend Briscoe, who is a nice man, was nonplussed when Parsons stood up during the offering last Sunday and announced that he could see the ghost of Bunky Redmond floating in the back of the church, smiling at him because he, Parsons, had made a personal commitment to Jesus.
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By HELEN CHAPPELL | May 11, 1994
Wouldn't you know that it was Mrs. Reverend Briscoe who would tell Wimsey Jump that his wife Hagar and Professor Shepherd were doing something un-Christian down to the P.O. when the window is closed at lunchtime? Professor Shepherd, as we know, was teaching Good Literature when he lost his tenure at the college and had to start living on his boat down to the harbor, where things have been going downhill ever since.We used to have the post office in the front room at old Miss Inez Bugg's house on Black Dog Road, but after she retired and moved to Arbutus to live with her daughter, the government built us the present P.O., which is an ugly red brick building with a flag out in front.
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