Monday, March 2 2015
The attacks of 9/11 may have caused a noticeable shift in the lyrical content of musicians and even sonic changes in the short term, but, in the end, normalcy finds a way to settle in.
Sunday, March 4 2012
The David Lee Roth-fronted Van Halen returns after a 28-year absence. Who else has made fans wait that long? Quite a few, it turns out.
Thursday, March 8 2012
Everybody wants some, indeed. And even 40 years after they first got together in Pasadena, California, Van Halen can still give it to them.
Monday, February 13 2012
A Different Kind of Truth is a return to form, but that doesn't mean it captures the brilliance of Van Halen's early recordings.
Thursday, August 28 2014
(Dedicate one to the ladies...) This week's Counterbalance found the simple life ain't so simple, when it jumped out on the road. We're taking a look at Van Halen's 1978 debut album, which we're told is living at a pace that kills.
Thursday, August 21 2014
Making the big dumb rock gesture isn't always the cool thing to do. But a good musician always knows when it's best to do it anyway.
Wednesday, January 11 2012
Fair due – "Tattoo" ain’t no instant classic. It is, however, Diamond Dave, Eddie Van Halen; loud, gonzo – and about bloody time.
Thursday, March 31 2011
Has there been anything else remotely akin to the waste of potential, time, and opportunity that we’ve had the last two decades with Eddie Van Halen?
Monday, July 19 2010
The television and radio commercials that we see every day are selling more than just the products in the ad -- sometimes they're selling an artist as well. It may not be the traditional way for musicians to get their songs to their listeners, but it works.
Friday, February 24 2012
CHICAGO — OK, Van Halen fans, be honest: Nobody really laments the end of the “Van Hagar” era, do they? Sammy Hagar was the veteran rocker
Tuesday, February 7 2012
VAN HALEN “A Different Kind of Truth” (Interscope) 2 1/2 stars ——— On “A Different Kind of Truth,” the first studio album from Van Halen to feature original
Wednesday, February 1 2012
PASADENA, Calif. — It’s an old joke, but when David Lee Roth delivers the punch line it sounds more like a mission statement: “How many