eddievanhalen2400 The Pulse Of Radio reports that Eddie Van Halen told Guitar Worldmagazine that he was fine with leaving mistakes on Van Halen’s new concert album, Live: Tokyo Dome In Concert. Eddie stated, “There are mistakes. After it was mixed I listened to a few parts and went, ‘Okay, I f–ked that up.’ But that’s how it sounded that night so we just left it. It’s like a photograph of that evening and we didn’t Photoshop it. When you fix parts or mistakes, it’s not a real live experience any more.”

Eddie added, “There’s this uncontrolled energy. It’s never really right or perfect, but it creates tension. It’s like, ‘Okay, who’s going to blow it?’ When you keep waiting for someone to f–k up but no one does, it keeps you on the edge of your seat. It’s the real thing.”

Van Halen’s Tokyo Dome Live In Concert was released on March 31st. The band will be hitting the road starting July 5th in Seattle, WA. Please click here to see the band’s tour schedule.

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  • Doug on

    I totally respect EVH’s integrity to maintain the tone of the actual live show those nights, but it is the vocals that are so bad. I know, I know already mentioned, but I have been listening to this album a lot these past few weeks and really trying to keep an open mind, but I just cannot get past the horrible vocals. The music is great but the rest is so bad that I truly do not like any performance on this album, and I am a VH fan since day one.

  • michael hardesty on

    Oh-em-gee! I saw VH in 78. And Dave was and never will be a note perfect singer he is a sub par singer great showman. If u want both go c the screaming deamon Steven Tyler. But with that said they are a great band with great music and at the end of the day that’s all that counts.

    • Doug on

      Michael: Respectfully disagree, if “they are a great band with great music and at the end of the day that’s all that counts,” then VH should just put out an instrumental album.

  • Ryan B. on

    I am flabbergasted anyone would want it any other way. It is a freaking live experience 99.9 percent of the population didn’t get to experience so of course we want to hear the real deal live recording! Who wouldn’t? Some fool that wants to hear every single song exactly the way it sounds on the album, not a note different or a song one second longer? Oh, the humanity!

  • leftboston on

    fThis is the irst major band live release where the backing vocals sound better than the lead singer. I have a boot of Romeo Delight live with Cherone and that is a great live recording. I was always a Roth guy over Sammy but Sammy can still sing. Dave had a better night at Cal Jam when he forgot the F’n words.

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