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Columns

Sunday, March 4 2012

I Heard You Missed Us (Says Van Halen and Many, Many Others) -- We're Back!

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.


Reviews

Thursday, March 8 2012

Van Halen: 1 March 2012 - Live at Madison Square Garden, New York

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

Van Halen: A Different Kind of Truth

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.


Blogs

Thursday, August 28 2014

Counterbalance: 'Van Halen'

(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

Knowing When to Indulge the Rock-Out Impulse

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

Van Halen Finally Gives the World a New Tune with "Tattoo"

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

The Ugly and Unlistenable Death Spiral of Eddie Van Halen

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

Getting the Word Out: Discovering Music Through Advertisements

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.


News

Friday, February 24 2012

Van Halen timeline: Hits, ego wars and revolving door singers

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 gets with the times

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

David Lee Roth is on the loose with Van Halen on album and tour

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


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