‘Van Halen 1984 Documentary’ miniseries premieres on YouTube

The five part series was made by documentarian Alan Berry
Photo credit Ethan Miller / Staff

Van Halen’s ‘1984’ album is one of the most iconic in rock history, but the behind the scenes tales of the making of the album may be greater than the songs featured on it. While the band was at their peak in 1984, tensions between bandmates had started to tear the group apart. Now, fans can get an inside look at the making of the album thanks to the five part miniseries ‘Van Halen 1984 Documentary,’ that premiered on YouTube this week.

On Wednesday, documentarian Alan Berry released the first two parts of his ‘Van Halen 1984 Documentary’ on ‘The Tapes Archive’ YouTube channel. Berry, who is known for making the highly rated Steve Vai documentary, calls the Van Halen project “a labor of love.” The film took Berry seven months to complete, and he claims he made it as “a tribute to a band that profoundly impacted his life.”

According to Yahoo, the documentary is free to watch, and the other three episodes are expected to premiere next month. The first two episodes are titled ‘Building 5150 Studios’ and ‘The Road to the U.S. Festival.’ Hopefully this miniseries gives fans all the Van Halen they need.

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