The S'March of Metal is upon us...Motorhead and Iron Maiden vids already posted. Make sure to play them loud...together we can melt the sun!
Up also is a clip from one of the final (for now anyway) Van Halen shows. In it, you can see Eddie Van Halen totally mangle his solo in Jump, then bash his guitar, and finally, knock over a stack of amps and almost hit David Lee Roth in the process. As I noted in the video, Van Halen has cancelled all remaining tour dates for 2008, meaning if you have tix for the Columbus show on April 1, well, April Fool!
No one from the VH camp has said anything but the intergoogles are abuzz with everything from Ed is drinking again to Ed's having "health" issues. Now, I know Eddie probably doesn't spend anytime online but Ed, if you're reading this...take a good look at that picture of you...the one where you look like the offspring of Grandpa Al Lewis and the Crypt Keeper...now you're looking better than that these days but you know, it wouldn't take much to get you back to that point again. Whatever the issues are, Val's book and need to cleanse her soul on every talk show, drinking, cancer, bad hearing Wolfie being chunky, Dave acting more and more gay...whatever the issue is Ed, deal with it and keep your health in order.
Depsite him being an asshole and a drunk, I really like Eddie Van Halen. Those early records are part of the soundtrack of my life. But who didn't see this tour falling apart (other than Jeff Healey maybe...more on him in a sec)? Eddie is a train wreck and maybe he should have spent more time as a sober person before going back out on the road. At this point Ed can do two things..he can either get his shit together, or he can drink himself to death and choke on vomit (I don't care who provides the vomit).
Now as for Jeff Healey....the dude best known for the hit "Angel Eyes" died from cancer over the weekend. Healey, if ya don't remember, was the blind cat who played guitar on his lap. I wasn't a fan but I admired the fact that he learned to play guitar despite his blindness. Stevie Wonder never even learned to play guitar and he plays everything else.
Thank god the Ohio primary is over tomorrow. I'm afraid tho I'll being going thru campaign ad withdraw come Wednesday. I'm sick of the national media visiting Ohio and fawning over us. If I hear one more reporter says "Ohio is a true reflection of America" I'll puke (thus killing Eddie Van Halen in the process). Every state is a reflection of America. Well, except for Alabama....and Mississippi....and West Virginia.
Ain't talkin' bout love.....