Ultimate Rock Classics writes that the trouble — as told to Bennett by Van Halen — all started in 2001 when a record executive suggested Van Halen and Durst work together. Bennett claims that Durst responded, “That would be hilarious. The greatest guitar player ever plays with the worst band ever,” as Van Halen chimed in, “F–k it, let’s jam. (ultimateclassicrock)
The initial jam session didn’t go exactly as planned, as Eddie up and left — without his equipment — once Durst and his guests began smoking marijuana, telling Bennett, “It was like being a scholar amongst kindergartners.” (The New York Post)
Eddie claims he repeatedly reached out to Durst in an effort to recover his property. After making several ignored calls, he hopped in an assault vehicle purchased at a military auction and drove on over to Durst’s home.
“Eddie drove that assault vehicle through LA, into Beverly Hills, then parked and left it running on the front lawn of the house Limp Bizkit was rehearsing in. He got out wearing no shirt, his hair in a Samurai bun on top of his head, his jeans held up with a strand of rope and combat boots held together by duct tape. And he had a gun in his hand.”
“That assh–e answered the door,” Van Halen told Bennett, according to the book. “I put my gun to that stupid f–king red hat of his, and I said, ‘Where’s my s–t, motherf–ker?’ That f–king guy just turned to one of his employees and starts yelling at him to grab my s–t.”
According to the tome, Van Halen stood on the lawn, smoking a cigarette with the gun pointed at Durst as his equipment was loaded into the vehicle.
It’s also worth noting that the band Van Halen was unhappy with the results of Bennett’s filming at the time, taking him to court in 2018 to stop him from releasing a planned documentary, TMZ reports.
Eddie Van Halen has returned home after spending several days in a hospital due to complications from his cancer treatment.
Sources told the site that the guitarist was admitted to the hospital last week with intestinal issues and abdominal pain, both the result of a bad reaction to the drugs Eddie is reportedly taking to battle throat cancer. He was released Sunday and he is said to be doing fine now.
It comes 20 years after the guitar icon had treatment for tongue cancer.
After being given the all-clear from the initial diagnosis – which Van Halen says was brought on by having metal guitar picks in his mouth while performing gigs – in 2002, TMZ now report that the guitarist has been undergoing radiation treatment for throat cancer for the last five years.(Dailymail)
The report states that the treatment process has been largely effective, helping Van Halen keep the “disease in check”.
The rocker, 64, had part of his tongue removed in 2000, blaming holding the pick in his mouth, and had reportedly been declared cancer free in 2002
But he has been going to Germany for treatment over the last five years, TMZ say
A source told the site ‘for the most part it’s worked to keep the disease in check’
The band last performed in 2015 at at L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl and there were rumors the band’s classic lineup were set to perform for the first time since 1984
He had a third of his tongue removed in 2000 and had reportedly been declared cancer free in 2002 but has now been to Germany to get radiation treatment over the last five years.
The Van Halen star, who was a ‘heavy smoker’, is said to blame holding the pick in his mouth while on stage for his diagnosis.
Van Halen last performed together in 2015, and last week David Lee Roth said that the band were “finished”.
Speaking on Detroit radio station WRIF, Roth said: “I think Van Halen’s finished and this [solo project]is the next phase,” he replied.
“I’ve inherited the band de facto — whatever that means,” he continued. “I think it means if you inherit it, carry this proudly. Van Halen isn’t gonna be coming back in the fashion that you know.”