A friend gave me this on the last day of school one year (1984 or ’85?), so I brought it up to PEI and hung it by my bed.
Van Halen was huge when I was in the 4th grade, and that was just when I was starting to add “rock” to my musical preferences (I had mostly just listened to The Beatles up to that point).
I remember signing their songs, loving their videos, and not wanting to believe it when they broke up.
I finally saw them play live in 2007 when they toured with David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang, but I will write more about that and VH later…