Originally Posted by EddieTheRed
Is Van Halen even still a thing?
well yeah, they still tour not to mention they are the greatest pure live band ever. With all this hooplah of bands faking it in the studio these day and lipsynching live, VH exemplifies a interactive collection of musicians known as "a band" . Live and studio. No other band can claim less overdubs than them. it was all them and only them all the time.
I always though t RATM was one of the greatest live bands ever but Tom Morello always said if there was a Universal battle of the bands he would want VH to represent planet earth and the solar system. And he's right. No other band before or after was as good as VH live. No lasers, no pyro, no backstage musicians or funny show business antics. It was just 4 guys playing live and they sounded better live than in the studio. And like someone posted earlier in this thread VH was always about the good time and that's what music was meant to be.