Heart Warming Story of EDDIE VAN HALEN and PANTERA
Today I wanted to talk about a little known story involving VAN HALEN guitarist EDDIE VAN HALEN and PANTERA members VINNIE PAUL and DIMEBAG DARRELL. It’s a really heart warming story that shows EDDIE VAN HALEN’s good side. Check it out below! In other VAN HALEN news, a new photo of EDDIE VAN HALEN has surfaced online.
TONY IOMMI Reveals HIs Thoughts on KISS and VAN HALEN
BLACK SABBATH guitarist TONY IOMMI recently sat down with GIBSON TV and discussed the times BLACK SABBATH toured with VAN HALEN and KISS and looked tours with VAN HALEN and KISS, highlighting some of the low points of touring with the two acts.
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TONY IOMMI said the following about VAN HALEN:
“Van Halen toured with us for eight or nine months, Eddie’s one of my best friends now – we still stay in touch – but he used to come in my room, pick your brains, you know? They sort of asked, ‘What’s this like? What’s that like?’ And for them, it was learning more information.”
IOMMI revealed that the experience was “enjoyable” at first, it eventually “got a bit too much.” saying:
“They were going on first, and they were gradually learning things from us and doing the same sort of arrangement in their show. They’d have a drum solo, this and that and the other. … And I got really annoyed one night. I said, ‘Hey, Eddie, are you gonna play a couple of songs off our new album tomorrow?’ He went, ‘Hey, man, we love you guys.’”
IOMMI wasn’t as warm towards KISS saying:
“I don’t know what happened there, because we didn’t sort of really get on with them. I remember seeing the sign outside: ‘BLACK SABBATH and KISS.’ It was on this board, [we] got those letters that you stick on, and we found the ‘P’ and took the ‘K’ off, and put ‘P iss’ on it.”