Wife Broke Up Van Halen?

(hennemusic) Van Halen's label rep at Warner Music in the band's early years blames Valerie Bertinelli for the group's 1985 split with singer David Lee Roth.

In a new interview with LA Weekly, former Warner Music artist development director Ted Cohen says the arrival of Bertinelli on the scene in 1980 began to drive a wedge between the members of the group, Yoko Ono–style. (Neither Van Halen's nor Bertinelli's management responded to repeated requests by LA Weekly for comment.)

The actress believed Eddie Van Halen should receive the lion's share of the credit for the band's triumphs, whereas Roth was essentially expendable, Cohen says. more on this story

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