“On an overcast morning in the spring of 1984, Kurt Jefferis and Tom Winnick, a couple of college-age bros of no particular renown, departed the world of normalcy in a stretch limousine to embark on a rock-and-roll fantasy. Their destination: Detroit. More accurately: oblivion.” Our ‘Lost’ Weekend With Van Halen. A couple college dudes won an MTV contest to tour with Van Halen. Then all hell broke loose. (This story depicts and reality that is pretty similar to how the newsletter writer lifestyle was back in the day.)

+ Wolfgang Van Halen’s very nice tribute song/video for his dad Eddie.