The album combines songs performed over two nights in May 1992 at the Selland Arena in Fresno, CA. The bulk of the songs on this album were from the first night, such as the solos performed by Eddie Van Halen and Sammy Hagar. There is much debate as to whether or not the songs on this album have been doctored in the studio, as the original 1992 broadcast of these songs from Cabo Wabo, were much more raw and unmixed sounding, and actually sounded more true to the bands' live sound than the recording that was ultimately released.
According to Sammy Hagar's 2011 autobiography, Red, the entire album was picked apart and re-recorded by the band and Hagar was forced to go into the studio to lay down vocals for the entire album.
here were also publishing issues involving the two Hagar tunes that appear on the album. Manager Ed Leffler had recently passed, and Eddie and Alex were now being managed by Ray Danniels, with whom Sammy has gone on record as saying he didn't get along with. Publishing for, "One Way to Rock" and "Give to Live" totaling an estimated $80,000 went directly into the Van Halen account, instead of going to Sammy. Ray Danniels had discovered a massive publishing deal Ed Leffler had made with Warner just before he died, which had Eddie and Alex Van Halen believing Sammy and Leffler might have been taking money from the band. Leffler had put the entire Van Halen catalogue up for collateral. The band still owed Warner for the advance when Danniels discovered the deal. To keep tension down within the band, Sammy wound up owing the band an estimated $300,000, and therefore made the gesture to Eddie and Alex of giving them the publishing from his two solo songs that appeared on the album. The album contained only four David Lee Roth era songs (including Van Halen's arrangement of "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks), and two songs from Sammy Hagar's solo years. It also featured drum and bass solos and a cover of a song by The Who. As was the case with all tours with Hagar, the band focused on songs from the new album, Hagar's solo material and covers for the tour's duration. The then-current album, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge is very well represented, with ten of the eleven songs originally featured on that album.