In Heart's new memoir "Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock and Roll," Nancy Wilson says the Van Halen brothers tried to sleep with her and her sister, singer Ann Wilson, when the two bands crossed paths on the road in 1979.
She also said -- go figure -- the Van Halens were drinking, snorting drugs and fighting, according to the Van Halen News Desk.
"At one hotel, we met Eddie and Alex Van Halen. Over the course of a few hours, they had a Kamikaze-drinking contest, followed by a cocaine-snorting fest. Once they were good and loose, they got into a fistfight. Moments later, they were hugging each other and falling down, saying, 'I love you so much, man.' They would cycle through this pattern every hour."
Makes you want to send your kids to band camp, doesn't it?
"Eddie and Alex let it be known that if Ann and I wanted to sleep with them, they would be amenable to that," Nancy Wilson wrote. "Their concept was two brothers with two sisters: lnstead of the Wil-Shers, we could now be the Wil-Halens, except they wanted us in one bed. It wasn't the only time we had that offer, and as with every other request, we turned it down."
The Wilson sisters are no fun.
Wilson also wrote that she and Eddie talked about acoustic guitar playing, when he said he didn't own one. She tried to buy him one, but the stores were closed. So she gave him her favorite one.
"I walked up to Eddie's room and handed it to
She wrote that she went back to her room, slept, and received a phone call from Van Halen at 7 a.m.
"'Nancy, Nance, sweet Nancy, sweetest Nancy,' he said. He was obviously still high and had been up all night. 'I wrote a song for you on my Nancy-Nancy acoustic guitar.' He put the phone down and started to play. He was only a few rooms down the hall, so I could also hear him through the walls.
"The song went on for many minutes and was truly amazing. It was more of a suite than a song, but it was beautiful. Eventually, the line went dead -- I think Eddie had passed out. I don't know if he ever played the song again, or even if, when he sobered up, he remembered anything about the night, except that he and Alex didn't manage to take the Wilsons to bed. But it was the best thing I ever heard Eddie Van Halen play. I only wish I could hear it again."