Van Halen had it all as Superstar Rock band in the early 80’s, yet petty things became big issues and the band became broken. But after a couple of different lead singers (Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone), an attempted tour in late 2007 with Dave, it all lead to an “on hiatus” sign being placed on the tour bus for VH.
All this searching, and trying reminded me of a recent conversation I had with a friend about the show (and life). It centered on realizing the magic in a day. The timelessness of a situation. Sometimes when things are going great, it’s easy to imagine that everyday will be just as great. It’s simple to think only bigger and better things are ahead. It’s also effortless to let the appreciation of that moment, that specialness that is a relationship slip through your fingers.
Eddie and Dave couldn’t keep a grip and let it slip away. Now, they are here older, wiser and some would say weaker and NOW they want it back. Cynics will say, “they want the money back”, but several music management folks I talked to about this tour say this is different, that there is a deeper mechanism at work. Redemption.
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