Average Ticket Prices
Skrillex $45.44      Bill Maher $60.71      Rebelution $28.00      The Band Perry $42.55      Brit Floyd $40.91      Paper Diamond $20.12      Zoé $35.82      Earth, Wind & Fire $61.68      Yonder Mountain String Band $31.02      Brantley Gilbert $29.84      Amos Lee $41.79      Willie Nelson $58.47      Jay Z $101.64      Kings Of Leon $54.48      Cher $90.43      Journey $60.37      Neon Trees $22.62      Marc Anthony $85.89      Hunter Hayes $32.58      Bill Burr $36.70      The Neighbourhood $22.92      Hopsin $22.60      Tesseract $14.70      Green River Ordinance $12.42      Corey Smith $19.66      Buddy Guy $50.45      Kanye West $85.60      Memphis May Fire $17.36      Drive-By Truckers $27.36      Demi Lovato $46.59      Blitzen Trapper $19.29      Hanson $30.30      Steep Canyon Rangers $48.09      The National $41.46      Blue October $26.40      City and Colour $36.34      Drake $78.84      Reel Big Fish $20.75      Ron White $50.89      Beats Antique $21.73      The Expendables $17.60      Falling In Reverse $21.23      G-Eazy $18.33      Il Divo $67.71      Brad Paisley $46.95      Excision $30.74      Jennifer Nettles $52.96      Steely Dan $78.16      The Infamous Stringdusters $20.94      Michael Bublé $86.20      
See all average ticket prices

Eddie Van Halen Says Dad Fueled His Drinking

07:01 AM Wednesday 4/18/12 |   |

Eddie Van Halen puts some of the blame on his father for his long struggle with alcohol.

In the May issue of Esquire, the Van Halen guitarist said “the whole alcoholism thing” developed when he asked his dad how to combat his nerves when playing music in front of people.

His father gave him a shot of vodka and a cigarette to ease his nerves, and that started Van Halen on a near lifetime of drinking.

The 57-year-old Van Halen also talked about the struggle to get clean, pulling his son Wolfgang out of school at 15 to join the band, and his relationship with ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli.

  • Eddie Van Halen

    Sovereign Center, Reading, Pa.
    March 26, 2012

    (Owen Sweeney / OwenSweeneyPhoto.com)

    | 

The issue hits newsstands on April 24.


Comments



Artists Mentioned in this article