045 – My Van Halen Experience!

by Sam Crump on January 26, 2016

Show Notes:

This episode is about my awesome experience hanging out with Hot For Teacher, which is a Van Halen Tribute Band. My friend Steve invited me to go their 9th performance at the National Association of Music Merchants convention in Anaheim.

Not only was this an incredible experience of reliving the thrill of rock and roll from my college days, but it was also an eye-opening experience of recognizing when opportunity is right in front of me. I’m going to be writing an article about all of this and working to get it published in a national music industry magazine. This is a good lesson about taking bold action to achieve our dreams!

Thanks to the band members:

Eddie Studebaker (aka Alex Van Halen)

Randy Monroe (aka David Lee Roth)

Terry Lauderdale (aka Eddie Van Halen)

Matthew “Brooks” Lundy (aka Michael Anthony)

Rock on!


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Randy Monroe March 29, 2016 at 12:29 pm

So awesome hangin’ with ya Sam. I am glad that you had a “blast” at HFT’s annual NAMM Show Party. Dreams do come true brutha and we’re livin’ ’em!


Sam Crump April 4, 2016 at 7:12 pm

Thanks Randy. You’re a blast and I look forward to future rock opportunities!


Ed Studebaker March 29, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Sam, just heard this I’m this morning. Sounds incredible. I emailed it my 2 contacts at Guitar Player Mag. You have to come again next year. Now you’ve done it. You’re in. Eddie Studebaker.


Sam Crump April 4, 2016 at 7:11 pm

Thanks Eddie! I am honored to have you listen to my podcast and hope you’ll come back. We can do a full podcast interview in the future! Rock on.


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