Van Halen is one of the loudest, most epic bands on the planet. And, yes, the boys had a reputation for being the most badly behaved! That legendary reputation was confirmed for me five years ago by Ted Cohen, the man responsible for
making sure no one died keeping them in check on tour in the 70s and 80s.
If you want to read more about their wild antics, check this article I wrote for LA Weekly back in 2012 just as the band were in the midst of a mammoth comeback tour: http://www.laweekly.com/content/printView/2175110
Michael from Tea or Copy.