Hello Cleveland!: Van Halen? Again?
Ever since we posted the Michael Anthony bass fiasco a couple of weeks ago we’ve been amazed at the amount of people who generally hate bass solos but will watch seven minutes worth of one so long as it involves booze and capes. We’ve also discovered that the Hello Cleveland! segment could fill a dozen posts with just one band in the spotlight, and that band is Van Halen. And this time they make the cut without Anthony-it’s Eddie’s son Wolfgang on bass for this version of ‘Jump’, taken from their most recent world tour. David Lee Roth’s old man ninja skills and giant phallic blow-up microphone almost do the job in distracting listeners from the fact that either the famous ‘Jump’ keyboard riff is playing in the wrong key, or Eddie is completely out of tune. You be the judge. Either way, I’m sure while this was going on there was a roadie backstage texting his final goodbyes to his family before Eddie comes off stage and rips him a new one.
And we promise-this is the last of Van Halen to be featured on Hello Cleveland! Promise.