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VAN HALEN The Video Archives Volume I DVD (2018 Documentary)

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REELZ Network Van Halen: Breaking The Band 06/17/18: At the height of their success, Van Halen is one of the biggest rock bands in the world, infamous for their excess and raucous live performances;

At the height of their success they were the biggest rock band in the world infamous for their excess and raucous live performances. With their strutting frontmen, wild hair and penchant for spandex they are often portrayed as the archetypal 80’s American rock band. The band went through two ‘break ups’ covered by our timeline owing to a variety of factors but most prominently conflicts over the Van Halen brother’s desire for total control and the destructive impacts of substance/alcohol abuse. By 1984 they were the biggest band in the world but, behind the scenes, all was not well and a battle for control raged between the brothers at the heart of the band and it’s lead singer, David Lee Roth. Years of touring, drugs and personality clashes had left them on the brink. When Roth’s ambitions grew beyond the band, the brothers moved quickly to force him out. Their millions of fans were left devastated, but rising from the ashes the they would regroup with a new front man, Sammy Hagar. Against the odds they reached even greater heights with a string of 4 consecutive No.1 albums. Apparently vindicated by their decision the band appeared harmonious. But as the success grew, new tensions emerged and in 1995 the tale of ten years earlier was repeated when Hagar too was ousted for his apparent disloyalty.

Cast

Dee Snider Narrator (voice)
Matt Adams: Alex Van Halen
Bragi Arnason: Sammy Hagar
Tom Bowen: David Lee Roth
Charlie MacGechan: Eddie Van Halen
Michael Anthony Van Halen Bassist
Eddie Trunk Broadcaster
David Lee Roth, Edward Van Halen, Alex Van Halen (archive footage)
Gary Geller Van Halen Road Crew
Greg Renoff Biographer
Linda Papadopoulos Psychologist
Sammy Hagar Van Halen Vocalist
Paul Elliot Journalist
Valerie Bertinelli (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wolfgang Van Halen (archive footage)

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Weight.25 lbs

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