I’m too young to have ever really experienced a living, breathing Van Halen with David Lee Roth at the mic. For better or worse, my immediate connection with the band’s music is with the songs from Balance (and the conjoined twins on the cover that scarred a portion of my youth) and the guttural screams of Sammy Hagar that carried the band’s torch through the 90′s and 2000′s. Either way, Eddie Van Halen will be on-board again to melt some faces and I’m glad to see yet another aging band bury the hatchet and get back together for a tour before it’s too late to put on a rockin’ show.
Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and the Big Easy where he helped get Live Music Blog: NOLA off-the-ground, managing it in New Orleans through Jazz Fest 2012. Hodges now lives amongst THE CALIFORNIANS as a newcomer to West LA. His favorite artists include My Morning Jacket, Sigur Rós, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers Band, Dr. Dog, Tame Impala, Anders Osborne, Radiohead and Bobby & The Midnites.
Daft Punk is actually playing at his house tonight and you're invited.