Van Halen III Worldwide Premiere on Album Network

March 9, 1998

Van Halen III, the group's eagerly awaited new Warner Bros. Records release featuring new lead singer, Gary Cherone, will be broadcast worldwide on Album Network, Thursday March 12th.

The most extensive radio broadcast ever produced by Album Network, the world premiere of Van Halen III will be heard on over 300 stations across North America, with an estimated audience of over 20 million. Additionally, countless millions more around the world will be a part of this historic event with the broadcast being aired in Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, and of course, in cyberspace at, and other Internet sites.

The two-hour Album Network premiere of Van Halen III will originate from Billboard Live on Hollywood's Sunset Strip, site of the legendary Gazzari's where Van Halen cut their musical teeth in the early '70's. The event will air from 7 to 9 PM PST and will take place in front of a live audience comprised of contest winners from around the world flown in for the occasion. Edward and Alex Van Halen, Gary Cherone and Michael Anthony will be on hand for the playback of Van Halen III and will later answer questions from the audience. Tommy Nast of Album Network hosts the event.

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