Re: Alex Van Halen
I saw Van Halen's first tour at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. I think the tour actually began in Toronto. I was 14 at the time and was with with my old band. We had really good seats.
At the climax of Alex's solo the bass drums burst into flames and then extinguished themselves. It was freaking awesome and the audience went nuts!
Now I get excited if I can sleep through the night without having to get up to pee.
How times change.
Happy Birthday Alex!