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Here come the Van Halen reviews...

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October

It's one thing to pretend to be all friendly again. Another thing to announce a tour. But what fans really want to know is: Is the reunited Van Halen any good on tour, which began last week in Charlotte?

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So far the reviews are positive. The Charlotte Observer didn't really stick its neck out too far on its review, but posted a few tasty nuggets:

  • "Any animosity wasn't apparent on stage as [David Lee] Roth and Eddie Van Halen saddled up next to each other, smiling..."
  • "The younger Van Halen [Wolfgang] proved to be a showy player and spot-on backing vocalist, although he didn't yet prowl the stage like a seasoned vet."
  • Roth's voice "was in peak form Thursday. He easily met and held notes that younger singers like Jon Bon Jovi just can't reach anymore."

A more candid review on the Web echoed some of the Observer's point but took a shot at Wolfie: "Roth was actually in top form. I was surprised his voice was on par. Eddie was a bit calm but played great. Alex was incredible. Wolfie... I just can't take this kid. ... There was one point where Wolfie went out on Dave's ego ramp and that's just pushing the boundaries, even for a bassist."

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:25pm]

    

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