Van Halen and David Lee Roth: New Stuff from “Old Dudes” [VIDEO]
Earlier in her career as a record promoter (what’s that?), my daughter worked for a company that promoted new material from “classic rockers”.
When she took the job, I wondered, “…who would ever buy new stuff from groups who’s best material is behind them?”
Well, lo and behold, there is a market, albeit a very minute one; probably comprised of guys my age, remembering the glory days of long hair and acrobatics.
Well, the long hair is replaced by, well, perhaps a few sprigs. And the acrobatics are few and far in between.
She eventually had gotten a gold record for the release John Fogerty had put a few years back, disproving my theory that the best was, indeed, behind them.
Well now that David Lee Roth and Van Halen have joined forces; I have to ask again, “Do You Buy New Stuff From Old Dudes?”
I’m reminded of the time I’d seen TJ Lubinski doing a fund raiser for NJN featuring Classic Soul artists Sharon Paige and what was left of Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes.
To say the least, embarrassing!
Not what I remembered!
Van Halen’s North American tour which is coming this February. A Different Kind Of Truth drops Feb. 7.
Would you still buy “new stuff from old dudes?”