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The Van Halen Story: The Early Years (2003)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | Video 9 December 2003
Chronicles the rise of four young musicians from their formative years to their transformation into a worldwide phenomenon. Witness the group's tale told by the people who were there when ... See full summary »

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J.J. Jackson ...
Narrator / Himself - MTV 1981-1985
Gregg Emerson ...
Himself - Childhood Friend
Dave Weiderman ...
Himself - Guitar Center
Ron Wikso ...
Himself - Drummer
Tony Codgen ...
Himself - Former 'Snake' Guitarist
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Himself (archive footage)
Neil Zlozower ...
Himself - Photographer
Mario Maglieri ...
Himself - Owner: The Whiskey
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Himself
Jeff Hausman ...
Himself - 'The Inside' Magazine
Michael Anthony ...
Himself
Andy Johns ...
Himself - Producer
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Himself (archive footage)
Dennis Neugebauer ...
Himself - Roth's Childhood Friend
Mark Stone ...
Himself - Former Van Halen Bassist
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Chronicles the rise of four young musicians from their formative years to their transformation into a worldwide phenomenon. Witness the group's tale told by the people who were there when it began - the childhood friends, fellow musicians, roadies, bodyguards, producers, and the band themselves. Covers all the years with David Lee Roth, and concentrates mostly on the club days and the first world tour. Includes interviews with many people who were very close to the band. Written by Anonymous

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Firewater Blackout
Written and Performed by Tony Codgen and Tony Codgen Jr.
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Excellent documentary of one of the most innovative bands ever!
24 February 2004 | by (Toronto Canada) – See all my reviews

Okay, first off to warn people, this DVD is NOT endorsed by the band, so therefore, there is no popular songs, or videos of songs, in this DVD. What you do get is 60 mins (the only drawback...too short!) of great stories about one of the greatest bands in history, told by friends, ex-employees and ex-bandmates.

Alot of these stories you will never have heard before, and the unseen pictures are fantastic! There are a few interviews with Diamond Dave, and also some with Eddie and Alex Van Halen. The only drawback is the length, and the laughable extras. Otherwise....great documentary! Now hopefully the band will put one together!

If you can get over the fact that there is no actual music done by the band, take a look!! Fascinating!!!


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