Van Halen

Adele Catches Up To ‘The Bodyguard’, Whitney Houston’s Music Sales Explode

Robbie Daw | February 15, 2012 9:15 am
Robbie Daw | February 15, 2012 9:15 am

Whitney Houston May Re-Enter Billboard 200’s Top 10 This Week

Nicole Sia | February 12, 2012 10:33 am
Nicole Sia | February 12, 2012 10:33 am

noah | August 31, 2009 4:00 pm
noah | August 31, 2009 4:00 pm

devovanhalenThis sped-up reworking of Van Halen’s AOR staple “I’ll Wait” was dubbed “I’ll Wait (Devo Speed)” by a commenter ’round these parts, and it sounded so herky-jerky and good to these ears, I just had to pay tribute via Photoshop. (The Misfits-y hijacking of Danzig’s “Mother” linked from the message-board thread responsible for these shenanigans is worth your time, too.) [Boxstr via ILX; HT Jess/Paul] More »



Wolfgang Van Halen Is Once Again Traveling Through Time

noah | August 17, 2009 9:15 am
noah | August 17, 2009 9:15 am

wolfieVan Halen’s attempts to erase former bassist Michael Anthony from its history and swap in any trace of him with images of Eddie Van Halen’s son, Wolfgang, have been as welldocumented as they’ve been awkward. So it probably shouldn’t surprise anyone that the forthcoming release of a VH-themed edition of Guitar Hero—which only uses songs from the band’s David Lee Roth-era catalogue—has digitially added the 18-year-old bassist to performances that would have taken place some seven years before his birth. More »


Attention Aspiring Bridezilla-Fameballs: Here Are Six Songs That You Can Use For “Dancing Down The Aisle” Purposes

noah | July 28, 2009 11:00 am
noah | July 28, 2009 11:00 am

g-tdy-090724-bride-danceh2-230x1191The much-ballyhooed video featuring a soon-to-be-married couple and their wedding party dancing down the aisle to Chris Brown’s “Forever” has just passed the 10-million-view mark, leaving some chart success for the song (which is still in the iTunes Store’s top 10 as of this writing) in its wake. Perhaps more important than Brown’s career being revived by two people who are not on his payroll, though, is the effect that this clip will have on soon-to-be-married people who want their weddings to be just as special and media-frenzy-like as the blessed union of Kevin Heinz and Jill Peterson. To that end, Idolator presents six songs that could help you, soon-to-be-wedded person, turn your Big Day into a Viral Event. (NB: If you do use one of these suggestions, I accept invitations via e-mail!) More »


Dillinger Escape Plan Bring Their Pencils

noah | June 23, 2009 1:45 pm
noah | June 23, 2009 1:45 pm


This video of Dillinger Escape Plan covering Van Halen’s “Hot For Teacher” is from last year’s Warped Tour, and its attendant comment section is littered with a bunch of Internet pedants bitching about the minor flubs of the lyrics, but oh man did stumbling across this YouTube clip make my day. Of course, no one with a knowledge of the DEP’s ability to shred should be surprised by the note-perfect replicas of Eddie Van Halen, but you have to give whoever’s on backing vocals extra credit for performing his Michael Anthony duties more than ably. [YouTube via shorterexcerpts] More »



Chickenfoot Out To Prove To The World That The One-Two Punch Of Sammy Hagar And Joe Satriani Is Recession-Proof

noah | May 27, 2009 2:00 pm
noah | May 27, 2009 2:00 pm


Are people really clamoring for the album by the Joe Satriani/Sammy Hagar/Michael Anthony/Chad Smith collaboration known as Chickenfoot? People seem to think so; the release of their debut album has been pushed up to next Friday, June 5, and the band will be on the now-Conan-hosted Tonight that same day. One wonders why a release date is important at all, since in the above clip the always-in-the-know Sammy Hagar mutters something about all the fans in attendance “steal[ing] that shit anyway,” but I guess I shouldn’t question the business acumen of a notorious beverage mogul. [Blabbermouth] More »


Van Halen’s Old Logo Surfaces Yet Again

noah | May 12, 2009 12:30 pm
noah | May 12, 2009 12:30 pm

vanhaleniiAnother old version of Van Halen’s first LP–with the old, awkward logo, but without the Sex Pistols-inspired band shot–has surfaced on eBay, this time from a British seller. Bidding is at £70 right now, and I guess the dollar’s rebounded a bit because according to eBay equal to one hundred and five good old American dollars (and a couple of quarters). The auction closes Saturday, which means there’s plenty of time for it to reach the four-figure range. So save that change! [eBay via Sleaze Roxx] More »


noah | May 4, 2009 9:30 am
noah | May 4, 2009 9:30 am

vanhalenThe auction that was hawking the original artwork for the first Van Halen album ended with a high bid of $1,750–$750 less than the seller’s “Buy It Now” price. [eBay / Previously] More »



Would Van Halen’s Original Logo Have Packed The Same Punch?

noah | May 1, 2009 11:30 am
noah | May 1, 2009 11:30 am

vanhalentwoAn eBay user is selling off his copy of the original artwork for Van Halen’s first album, which not only has the band’s original, name-written-out-in-full logo, it has a picture of the band where David Lee Roth is relegated to the background–and sorta-mimicking Johnny Rotten: More »


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