Runnin’ with the Devil

One of my fondest memories of working for the Cubs in 2004-2005 was getting to hear Van Halen’s “Jump” every time the team took the field. Every home game… there it was. I’m 100% sure the guys in the photo pit never got sick of hearing me sing those opening lines from David Lee Roth. Every home game.

So what a treat it was that I got to photograph a David Lee Roth Van Halen show Sunday night for the Herald. It was signature Roth on stage, a little older and a little worse for wear, but still bringing his trademark stage presence to the TD Garden.

3/11/2012 -- BOSTON -- David Lee Roth, left, and Alex Van Halen perform on stage together during Van Halen's show at the TD Garden on Mar. 11, 2012.

3/11/2012 -- BOSTON -- David Lee Roth, left, and Alex Van Halen perform on stage together during Van Halen's show at the TD Garden on Mar. 11, 2012.

3/11/2012 -- BOSTON -- Eddie Van Halen performs on stage together during Van Halen's show at the TD Garden on Mar. 11, 2012.

3/11/2012 -- BOSTON -- Eddie Van Halen performs on stage together during Van Halen's show at the TD Garden on Mar. 11, 2012.

3/11/2012 -- BOSTON -- David Lee Roth, left, and Eddie Van Halen perform on stage together during Van Halen's show at the TD Garden on Mar. 11, 2012.

3/11/2012 -- BOSTON -- David Lee Roth, left, and Eddie Van Halen perform on stage together during Van Halen's show at the TD Garden on Mar. 11, 2012.

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