Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
VAN HALEN has made an exciting release by sharing a newly remastered official music video for their timeless track “Right Now” in HD on their official YouTube channel. This marks the video’s debut in HD on their channel. In 1992, this video garnered significant recognition when it won three awards, including “Video Of The Year,” at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.
Additionally, VAN HALEN has recently unveiled a new boxed set that highlights the band’s second incarnation featuring Sammy Hagar as the vocalist, alongside guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony. The boxed set features newly remastered versions of four multi-platinum studio albums, as well as a selection of rare tracks recorded between 1989 and 2004.
The new boxed set, titled “The Collection II,” serves as the highly anticipated follow-up to “The Collection,” a compilation released in 2015. The previous compilation focused on the six studio albums created by the original lineup of the band, featuring vocalist David Lee Roth. “The Collection II” continues the musical journey, covering the four consecutive No. 1 albums released during the Sammy Hagar era: “5150” (1986), “OU812” (1988), “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge” (1991), and “Balance” (1995).
The musical journey begins with “5150,” VAN HALEN’s seventh studio album and their first to claim the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart. This record achieved platinum status six times in the U.S. and treated fans to hit tracks like “Dreams,” “Love Walks In,” and “Why Can’t This Be Love,” which reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band followed up two years later with “OU812,” which earned quadruple-platinum status and produced four Billboard Hot 100 hits, including “Finish What Ya Started” and “When It’s Love.”
Continuing their success, VAN HALEN released “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,” which garnered the band its first Grammy Award for “Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album.” The album debuted at No. 1 and remained there for three weeks, earning triple-platinum certification. The album featured an impressive seven singles, including hits like “Poundcake,” “Top Of The World,” and “Right Now.”
In 1993, VAN HALEN released its inaugural live album, “Live: Right Here, Right Now,” capturing the essence of their electrifying performances. The band returned in 1995 with “Balance,” marking their final studio album with Sammy Hagar as the vocalist. “Balance” was yet another commercial success, debuting at No. 1, selling over three million copies, and receiving a Grammy nomination for the track “The Seventh Seal.”
“The Collection II” wraps up with “Studio Rarities 1989-2004,” an exclusive compilation that brings together eight rare gems from the Sammy Hagar era for the first time. Among these rarities is “Crossing Over,” originally featured as the B-side to “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” from the “Balance” album and serving as the band’s sole non-album B-side.
This compilation also highlights other remarkable tracks, including VAN HALEN’s cover of LITTLE FEAT’s “A Apolitical Blues” and the instrumental piece “Baluchitherium,” which were initially excluded from the vinyl releases of “OU812” and “Balance,” respectively. Additionally, the set includes two songs contributed by the band to the “Twister” movie soundtrack – “Humans Being” and the Grammy-nominated “Respect The Wind.”