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252 Van Halen in the 90s Roundtable

In The 90s - Roundtable

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Van Halen started the 90s as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, but ended it unclear if the band still existed

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This week we’re kicking off the first of a series in which we revisit the 90s output of a band from the 1980s that was massive popular. For the first “in the 90s” round table, we’re tackling Van Halen, who sold a combined 47 million albums from 1980 to 1988, and enter the 90s with the successful For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge album in 1991 that spawned the gigantic single “Right Here Right Now.” From there, the band fumbled through a not very live double album before the uneven Balance album in 1995, the final with Sammy Hagar. We revisit the wild months in 1996 that feature the departure of Sammy, return and quick departure of David Lee Roth and addition of Extreme singer Gary Cherone for 1998′s III. To make sense of it all, we’re joined by Van Halen Rising author Greg RenoffUltimate Classic Rock writer Matt Wardlawwriter/author/podcaster Eric Grubbs, and 80s/90s Rock Savant/KidsInterviewBands.com proprietor Chip Midnight for a lively and lengthy discussion.

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  • Intro - Man on a Mission
  • 11:34 - Judgement Day
  • 47:55 - Take Me Back (Deja Vu)
  • 1:06:50 - Me Wise Magic
  • 1:17:05 - Without You
  • Outro - Can’t Stop Loving You

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In The 90s - Roundtable