Van Halen Destroys the 7th Floor of the Sheraton Inn

The VHND just posted an account of one of rock's most infamous moments of pure destruction.

On my "book tour" for The Van Halen Encyclopedia in 1999 I made a point of staying at this hotel in Madison, Wisconsin. Unfortunately, I was not allowed on the 7th floor (VIPs only). I did get to meet Susan Masino from this article and we did an hour on the local rock station promoting the book.

 Me (in the middle) in 1999 on Madison radio. That's Ron Higgins to my right (Van Halen historian and all-around good guy).

Me (in the middle) in 1999 on Madison radio. That's Ron Higgins to my right (Van Halen historian and all-around good guy).

 Logan, the host. You can tell this is a midwest radio station, overalls included.

Logan, the host. You can tell this is a midwest radio station, overalls included.

 Susan Masino with a few copies of The Van Halen Encyclopedia, an issue of Inside magazine and the original article mentioned in the VHND story.

Susan Masino with a few copies of The Van Halen Encyclopedia, an issue of Inside magazine and the original article mentioned in the VHND story.