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

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 press… More »

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.

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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…
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…
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.
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Scott Lapatine | April 6, 2014 - 11:08 pm

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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
Corban Goble | December 26, 2011 - 2:41 pm
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