Early Van Halen TV Appearance Posted Online
"I think that Van Halen is the future of rock and roll for the United States, and for the world!," said David Lee Roth when asked to comment on the state of rock. "My message to the people of Japan is this is the 1980s everybody up for the kickoff and fasten your seat belts!"
Van Halen played 8 shows in 11 days in the country before returning to North America for a full schedule of summer concert dates. You can watch the classic TV appearance here.