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Van Halen Gets Even With Everyone!

J. Kordosh, Creem, October 1981

DAVID LEE ROTH: It becomes more fun with each season. Each tour that we make, each record that we make — we know how to do it. You know? There's always little fears in the back of your head about, "Oh what are they gonna think about this,"or "What's somebody gonna think about that?"

Myself: You guys think that?

David Lee Roth: Well, you know — you get a little twinge when you make a record sometimes. But now — who cares?!! 

— from an actual conversation, July 4, 1981

Total word count of piece: 2347


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