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River Wide at Van Halen's House

12/10/2007 11:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A water main broke in an L.A. suburb early this morning, sending thousands of gallons of water through the yard of a home believed to belong to music legend Eddie Van Halen. Look out below!


The gushing water snarled traffic this morning in the area around Coldwater Canyon. L.A. Fire officials said the only home affected was Van Halen's, who is currently out of town on tour.

An LAFD battalion chief said firefighters placed sandbags around the home, trying to prevent water from entering the house itself, but mud and debris filled the pool. Luckily it looks like there was no damage to his house.

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16.

5150NJ    

Glad nobody was hurt. Greatest Guitarist! The man has more chops than a chef at a Beni Hanna restaraunt. BTW. That's an old picture of Eddie. Google Eddie Van Halen 2007 and see what the guy looks like today.

2448 days ago
17.

weenus    

oh my what shall we do.

2448 days ago
18.

Tangie    

I saw them, and the Wolfie kid is amazing! I am a little confused as to why Valerie Bertinelli would let her 16 yr old son go on tour with Van Halen! tee hee

2448 days ago
19.

MGM KID    

People..He doesnt look like that now..Leave it to the punks at TMZ to find the worst pic of Edward...

2448 days ago
20.

Giz    

Saw them here in Edmonton, in concert last night, was amazing. Eddie looks great he is in good shape. Wolfgang fit well and you can see how proud Eddie is to have him there. I agree with the why the hell would you let a 16 year old on tour but WTF he isn't my kid.

2448 days ago
21.

2 1/2 Volts    


Actually, That was the Budweiser pipe line to Eddies' house that bursted!

2448 days ago
22.

sycamore    




Flooding 12/10/2007 Options
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From: "[LAFD ALERT]"
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 05:26:09 -0800 (PST)
Local: Mon, Dec 10 2007 8:26 am
Subject: Flooding 12/10/2007
*Flooding* Coldwater Canyon x Ventura Bl; TG 562-E5; FS 78, Broken valve on an 8 inch water main causing severe flooding on Coldwater Canyon and Mulholland Dr. Coldwater Canyon shut down between Venturan Bl and Mulholland Dr;Mulholland Dr is shut down between Coldwater Canyon and Benedict Canyon due to mud and debris until approximately 7am. No injuries reported at this time.; Ch:8,17 @1:03 AM -Cecil Manresa###
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From: "[LAFD ALERT]"
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 06:45:12 -0800 (PST)
Local: Mon, Dec 10 2007 9:45 am
Subject: Flooding 12/10/2007
*UPDATE: Coldwater Canyon x Ventura Bl* The flooding did impact the house of rock star Eddie Van Halen. His home sustained some property damage on the exterior. A block wall, front gate, and swimming pool were affected by the mud and debris. Firefighters at the scene under the command of Battalion Chief Pete Benesch, however, did an outstanding job with sand bag operations and this prevented any damage to the house itself. - Cecil Manresa###



2448 days ago
23.

silvermansucks    

#21 gizette 2002

I was there last night myself. I think Eddy is looking better with age and he just makes me say.... WOW!
DLR looks like he shaved off his body hair and stuck it on his head, but still holds the charm in a geeky kind of way.
I was impressed. Great reviews in the papers.

Merry Christmas!

2448 days ago
24.

Creeder    

So does anyone know if Britney Spears was driving anywhere in the vacinity when the water main broke?

2448 days ago
25.

john    

they say his teeth are like that from chemo due to his cancer. That pic is a year or two old. He has new white teeth now and a new haircut. He is still a creep though, from all accounts. I think its karma for screwing mike Anthony, too...

2448 days ago
26.

Standards are badly needed.    

Saw Van Halen Friday night in Calgary, and they still have it. Eddie doesn't look like this old photo; he has short hair, new teeth and looks fit. His guitar solos and riffs were more skilled and polished than ever, if that's even possible. He's an absolute guitar genius, no question; and the audience was awestruck by his inventive virtuosity. Diamond Dave is a better singer now, aided no doubt by less grandiose physical stunts and more focus on the vocals, plus it's obvious that he's just having a ball doing this again, and this time with sincere appreciation and affection. Alex hit the skins with typical metronomic and dynamic skill, and was a superb backbone for Wolfie to follow. Wolfie fit right in, and the boy has 'it', even if Mike would have played with superior dynamic punch in the pockets gleaned from his years of experience. It is absolutely appropriate musically for the 16 year old son of Eddie Van Halen to tour, IMHO; you'll never get a better future resume than playing base for Van Halen on tour; plus (quite) a few million in the trust fund for his future will allow him security and the freedom of any career he wants, not to mention the possible one-off chance of playing alongside his legendary father, as time stands still for no one. Their show is so worth the money if you like or ever liked Van Halen.

2448 days ago
27.

ReneeNW    

To Shannon, Eddie had some type of mouth and/or throat cancer. Had part of his tongue removed. His wife, Valerie Bertinelli, left him after he continued smoking after the surgery. I guess what Eddie is lacking in common sense he makes up for it in spades with guitar playing!

Can't image why parents would allow a 15 or 16 year old to tour--WITH VAN HALEN--Remember the old days?! Hope it is not being repeated.

2448 days ago
28.

john    

I dunno, man. How can this guy land Valerie Bertanelli and I can't?

2448 days ago
29.

Guitarman    

Like someone said before, Karma is a bite in the you know where. I guess that's what he gets for booting Mike Anthony! I will never accept some 16 year old little fat kid in place of Mike no matter who his daddy is. Eddie will learn one day. Or maybe he won't, either way I won't support it. I'd just as soon sit it out and not go and I won't.

2448 days ago
30.

Black Teef    

The guy went to "rehab" & somehow wound up with a facelift & new teeth. Is that part of the 12 step program???

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