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Van Halen rehearsal videos online

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Van_halen_reunited The Van Halen/David Lee Roth reunion tour is about a week away, and word is beginning to leak out over the Internet on the status of rehearsals. To everyone's surprise, the word is mostly positive.

Blabbermouth.net has a fan's account of the band's Sept. 8 rehearsal in the Los Angeles area (the exact location is being kept under wraps). There are even videos of the rehearsal posted online. Click here to see them. Here are some of the highlights from the mystery fan:

"Eddie was the first to arrive, and very shortly after that, Wolfgang and Alex. The three of them then met on stage and Eddie said into the P.A., 'We're not opening with it, but let's play 'I'm The One' just to warm up. And that they did. A funny moment occurred when Ed screwed up the bit right before they usually go a capella. He spoke into the mic, 'Did I mess that up?' Wolf confirmed, 'Yeah, you were late.' Both were smiling." ...

"When Dave did show up, right from the start, he was all smiles. He was dressed in tight, flared out leather pants and a black/striped dress shirt." ...

"Wolfgang did a fine job, even providing decent sounding backup vocals. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about him, but I'd be lying if I didn't say that Michael Anthony was missed. While Wolf competently filled the position, he doesn't have the same sound, either in his playing or in his voice, as Michael." ...

"The great thrill of the show was seeing Dave and Ed interact. If there's any animosity between them, it didn't show at all."

Times pop music critic Sean Daly has the possible setlist on his blog. According to "Mystery Fan," it was Wolfgang that picked out all the tunes.

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