VAN HALEN: 'The Early Years' DVD Set For Release In November

October 22, 2003

A brand new VAN HALEN DVD, "The Van Halen Story: The Early Years", is slated for release on November 25 through Passport Video.

"The Van Halen Story: The Early Years" (view cover here) chronicles the rise of four young musicians from their formative years to their transformation into a worldwide phenomenon. Witness the group's gripping tale told by the people who were there when it began — the childhood friends, fellow musicians, roadies, bodyguards, producers, and the band themselves. Rare footage and never-before-seen photos help document their remarkable story.

An amazing documentary about the formative years of one of the best rock and roll bands ever, the DVD covers all the years with David Lee Roth, and concentrates mostly on the club days and the first world tour.

The DVD contains exclusive interviews with the following:

* Mark Stone - Original VH bass player whom Michael Anthony replaced
* Marshall Berle - VH's very first manager, in 1978
* Andy Johns - Produced the "F.U.C.K." album
* Eddie Anderson - Roth's former bodyguard & manager
* Gregg Emerson - VH drum tech
* Jim Dandy - One of Roth's prototypes. Roth was often compared to him.
* Neil Zlozower - Original VH photographer & partner in crime
* Dave Weiderman - long-time manager of The Guitar Center in L.A.
* Tom Broderick - VH's soundman in 1978
* Kim Fowley - Sunset Strip concert promoter - booked the band into the Whisky a Go-Go
* Jeff Hausman - Creator of "The Inside"VAN HALEN magazine &
* Susan Masino - Survived VH's stay at the Sheraton Hotel, 1978
* Mike Levine - (TRIUMPH) talking about playing the US Festival with VH
* Ron Wikso - drummer with DLR around 1994
* Dennis Neugebauer - good friend of DLR's in the high school days
* Mario Maglieri - owner of the Whisky a Go-Go
* Roger Rennick - saw VH play at various backyard parties
* Mike Kelly - VH historian who attended most of their Starwood and Whisky shows
* Tony Codgen - guitarist from Michael's original band, SNAKE
* David Lee Roth was also interviewed!

Narrated by J.J. Jackson of MTV fame.

PLUS vintage audio interviews with:

* Alex Van Halen
* Michael Anthony
* Gene Simmons

Plus audio of Edward Van Halen noodling on the guitar at 5150 Studios

Also featured will be never-before-seen photos, including rare stills from Mark Stone, Tom Broderick, Gregg Emerson, Eddie Anderson, Norman Seefe (who took lots of amazing shots taken from the "Woman and Children First" album cover sessions),Robert Alford and more.

The DVD runs approximately 70 minutes long and was produced by Passport Productions, who have produced countless documentaries, including ones for THE BEATLES and THE ROLLING STONES.

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