Van Halen Rocks L.A. Forum

Gearing up for their epic 2012 tour on the heels of their latest album, A Different Kind of Truth, Van Halen played a warm-up “family and friends” show last week at the L.A. Forum.

Our own EVH main man Chris Cannella was in attendance.

“I don’t think Eddie ever played this amazing,” Cannella said.  ”The whole band was dialed inlike they never missed a beat. The wall of EVH and Fender gear looked and sounded incredible. New material held up strong against the classics. Fantasic show!”

Leading up to the event, the band posted an exclusive interview with singer David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen and guitarist Eddie Van Halen.

Watch the trio discuss a variety of topics below:

If you weren’t able to attend the Forum gig, there is a wealth of fan-shot footage, including this seven-minute guitar solo from Eddie Van Halen:

For a full list of tour dates, visit Van Halen’s official website.