That time I asked Alex Van Halen about his earliest memories of jamming with Eddie
By Steve Newton
I haven’t interviewed that many drummers over the years–mainly because I like talking to guitarists more–but when Van Hagar was heading to Vancouver for a show in 1995 and the opportunity came to chat with Alex Van Halen I didn’t turn it down.
And boy was I glad I didn’t, because he proved to one of the most interesting and enlightening musicians I’ve come across in nearly 40 years of rock writing.
When Big Al called from a gig in Boston I started off by asking him what his earliest memories of playing with his little brother Eddie are.
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