America’s house band elevated the rock ‘n’ roll fun factor several thousand per cent as the ‘70s gave way to the ‘80s. But while the emphasis was always on having a good time all the time, Eddie Van Halen’s musicianship truly redefined what hard rock could be. Our 14-page feature pays much-deserved tribute to David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony.
Rock Candy Mag prides itself on looking at classic rock from a different angle. That’s why we’ve decided to get down amongst the weeds to examine the demise of Purple Mk IV, paying particular attention to whether 1975’s ‘Come Taste The Band’ really was the fall from grace many believed it to be at the time.