Alex Van Halen After Getting Lit on Fire: “Hey, look at my fn’ arm!”
Greg Renoff: Alex Van Halen, on 🔥. Needless to say, Alex stopped lighting his drums on fire after 1979.
Alex Van Halen:
We used to put lighter fluid on all the drumheads before the last song. Then the roadie would hand me a couple of mallets that were soaked with lighter fluid and lit. We always had someone standing by with a fire extinguisher, just in case it got out of hand. And one night it did… I caught on fire. I started yelling, “Hey, look at my fucking arm!” And the roadie yelled back, “Yeah, man, it looks great!”