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The Week In Pop: Instead Of Going Big, Kacey Musgraves Goes Home

Chris is out on paternity leave so I’m taking over The Week In Pop for a couple of weeks… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 25, 2015 - 3:55 pm

Sammy Hagar Defends Michael Anthony: “Fuck You Eddie Van Halen … You’re A Liar”

As Tom so aptly put it, “Eddie Van Halen is a weird motherfucker,” and in Billboard’s new Eddie Van Halen cover story yesterday, Eddie Van Halen had a lot of weird shit to say. But along with such gems as the revelation that the last album he bought was Peter Gabriel’s So in 1986, he… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 20, 2015 - 11:19 am

Eddie Van Halen Explains Why David Lee Roth Is Not His Friend, How Van Halen Gave Him Cancer

Eddie Van Halen is a weird motherfucker! Van Halen are about to go on another one of their reunion tours with original singer David Lee Roth, and they’re doing it even though Eddie Van Halen and Diamond Dave don’t particularly like each other, even though Eddie has enough money to never do anything like thi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2015 - 2:31 pm

Watch Foo Fighters’ Surprise Covers Set At A California County Fair

Last year saw Dave Grohl taking things to another level with his HBO documentary series and the massive, mainstream new Foo Fighters record, Sonic Highways. But that doesn’t mean Grohl and his crew are above turning up at a random county fair and playing a bunch of covers for an unsuspecting crowd. According to Reddit… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 13, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Surprise: Sammy Hagar Is Not Impressed By Van Halen’s New Album

Van Halen just released Tokyo Dome Live In Concert, a double album culled from their 2013 performance at the titular Japanese venue. It’s the band’s first live album with David Lee Roth, which seems as crazy as the fact that last week’s Kimmel two-night stand was their first American TV appearance with Roth. Those… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 7, 2015 - 5:54 pm

Watch Van Halen & David Lee Roth Bust Out “Hot For Teacher” & “Eruption” On Kimmel

Two nights ago, for the first time in decades, Van Halen played songs on TV with David Lee Roth singing for them. Jimmy Kimmel Live shut down Hollywood Boulevard so the band could play in all their appropriately tacky neon glamor. And last night, they did it again. For the second night in a row,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2015 - 9:17 am

Watch Van Halen Make Their First US TV Performance With David Lee Roth On Jimmy Kimmel

David Lee Roth rejoined Van Halen, righting a longstanding historic injustice, in 2007. But somehow, Diamond Dave had not performed on TV with his old band until last night, when they were guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live. With the band performing on the show, Kimmel shut down Hollywood Boulevard and put a huge stage o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 31, 2015 - 8:54 am

Van Halen To Play Jimmy Kimmel In First U.S. TV Performance With David Lee Roth

It seems literally impossible that a DLR-fronted version of Van Halen have never before performed live on American television, but apparently that’s the case, because the band’s upcoming two-night stand on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live is being touted as “Van Halen’s first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth.” How is that… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 24, 2015 - 5:36 pm

Watch A Shaven-Head David Lee Roth Sing Van Halen Songs With Foo Fighters In L.A.

The Foo Fighters pulled out all of the stops at a “surprise” benefit concert at the Forum in Los Angeles last night to celebrate Dave Grohl’s 46th birthday. Among the guests that came out on stage to perform were Paul Stanley, Alice Cooper, Perry Farrell, Slash, Tenacious D, and a newly bald David Lee Roth. More »

By: James Rettig / January 11, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Watch Foo Fighters Cover The Rolling Stones, Queen, Van Halen, & Alice Cooper At Firefly

Foo Fighters were the headliners on Friday Night at Firefly in Delaware and they took the occasion to have some fun: after running through a 16-song set filled with classics, they came back on stage for their encore and introduced themselves as a bar band called the Holy Shits. Then they played some staple bar… More »

By: James Rettig / June 22, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Watch Bruce Springsteen Cover Van Halen’s “Jump” At NCAA Music Festival

Bruce Springsteen performed at the March Madness Music Festival in Dallas earlier tonight. After taking the stage with the E Street Band (which currently includes Tom Morello) he asked, “This has something to do with basketball, am I right?” He was right, which is good because he was holding a basketball. Then, with a guitar… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2014 - 11:08 pm

Let’s Stay Not Together: The 10 Best Quotes About Bands Never Reuniting

Most of us go to work every day at jobs we find redundant, collaborating with people we don’t like. And, generally speaking, the pay is terrible, and the benefits are worse. Yet, we plod on. But for some estranged bandmates, not even the lure of millions in collective earnings and/or reflective hosannas from the pre… More »

By: Kenny Herzog / June 25, 2012 - 11:51 am

Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Calls Van Halen “Fucking Retarded”

The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney recently did a Q&A with Rolling Stone, and naturally, he took some shots at a popular rock band, as he is wont to do whenever he talks to Rolling Stone. Déjà vu! Here’s Carney:… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 22, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Van Halen, Kool & The Gang @ Staples Center, Los Angeles 6/9/12

Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen (rocking an LA Kings t-shirt), and David Lee Roth brought their bombastic live show to a sold out Staples Center homecoming. Van Halen have been touring extensively in support of their new album A Different Kind Of Truth. The classic Van Halen tunes were played and… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / June 11, 2012 - 4:12 pm

Van Halen – “Blood And Fire” (Preview)

We’ve already heard, and rendered judgement on, “Tattoo,” the first single from the forthcoming Van Halen/David Lee Roth fence-mending effort A Different Kind Of Truth. And now Van Halen have posted a 90-second preview for the portentously titled “Blood And Fire,” another song from the album. Sammy Hagar, who never tells lies, has already noted… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 25, 2012 - 2:22 pm

Is Van Halen’s New Song 35 Years Old?

Earlier today, Van Halen released the video for “Tattoo,” their first song with David Lee Roth since those cuts from Best Of Volume I. But as it turns out, that new song might not actually be a new song. According to Rolling Stone, former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar, the guy who replaced Roth whe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 10, 2012 - 4:44 pm

Van Halen – “Tattoo” Video

Last week, Van Halen announced plans for a reunion tour and a new album — their first with original frontman David Lee Roth since 1984. And now we’ve got the no-frills video for their new single “Tattoo.” The band recorded the black-and-white clip at the Roxy in L.A. last week. Don’t expect any little-kid versio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 10, 2012 - 9:09 am

Reunited Van Halen Prep A Different Kind Of Truth, Tour

It’s been a long, long time since Van Halen released an album with their cartoonishly awesome first frontman David Lee Roth. Diamond Dave and the band parted ways spitefully after they released the 1984 album 1984, and then the band went on to make a bunch of bullshit with Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone replacing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 6, 2012 - 9:25 am

Van Halen Announce 2012 Tour

When Van Halen signed with Interscope last month, suspicions arose that a tour would be in the works, especially since the band has brought David Lee Roth back into the fold in a formal recording capacity. Now, thanks to a ridiculous tour teaser — Roth softshoes, twirls a baton, hams it up a storm –… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 26, 2011 - 2:41 pm

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes.

I did some… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm
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