Van Halen Playing at Cafe Wha? on Thursday
Last time Cafe Wha? was in the news, it was concerning a copyright infringement case brought on by performance rights societies ASCAP and BMI. The 2009 lawsuit alleged that jukebox performances of “Hey Joe” and a “dozen other hits” were not properly licensed.
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All that’s in the past, though. Indeed, come Thursday night, the iconic MacDougal Street folk house will host has-been classic rockers Van Halen for a rare intimate gig. The performance, if the band doesn’t implode first, is a publicity stunt ahead of a scheduled 2012 concert tour. Good luck getting in!
The Ice Cream Man himself, Diamond Dave, is on vocal duties this time around, though it’s still not the original Van Halen lineup. Eddie’s twenty-year-old son Wolfgang replaced founding bassist Michael Anthony a few years ago.
Van Halen signed with Interscope in November, with a new record reportedly in the works.