Posts tagged "Eddie Van Halen"
Every Five Star Song In My iTunes Library

Every Five Star Song In My iTunes Library

I’m talking about every single 5-star song in my iTunes library. Take a trip with me!!

The Viewfinder: Van Halen’s “She’s The Woman”

As Van Halen’s tour continues to criss-cross the country to mixed reviews , the guys are also still plugging away at singles from their comeback album, A Different Kind of Truth . “She’s The Woman” sounds like classic-era Van Halen (actually, it’s way better than I figured it has any right to be,) but the video…ooh, the video. Did the guys just make this clip out of obligation under the assumption that it wasn’t gonna get shown anywhere anyway? I mean, performance videos are a hallmark of hard […]

We Saw It! Van Halen @ Consol Energy Center,  Pittsburgh, PA 3/30/2012

We Saw It! Van Halen @ Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA 3/30/2012

I’ve seen a lot of shows over the years. And while a handful certainly rise above the rest, it’s incredibly rare that I leave a show feeling disappointed. I’m a sucker when it comes to music, and I can pretty easily get lost in the thrill and energy of a live performance. So in those very rare instances that a show flat out disappoints me, something really has to have gone horribly awry with the performance. I can be very […]

Spin Cycle Plus!: The Staff Poptificates On Van Halen's "A Different Kind Of Truth"

Spin Cycle Plus!: The Staff Poptificates On Van Halen’s “A Different Kind Of Truth”

Mike D.: Some time ago – probably after Bob Dylan released Time Out of Mind – it became common for music pundits to slap their foreheads and declare that, you know, the newest album by a major pop/rock act previously viewed as past their prime actually isn’t so bad. Koomdogg: After a month of previews and slow reveals, Van Halen’s A Different Kind of Truth is finally out. Jay: Considering it’s been 14 years since their last album (and that album was VH III, which […]

Discography Fever!: Van Halen (Part Two)

Discography Fever!: Van Halen (Part Two)

When the temptation of solo success became too strong for David Lee Roth, many took this as news of the band’s demise. But then a funny thing happened – they returned. The band recruited established rocker Sammy Hagar, who’s recording career began just about the time that Van Halen began theirs. So began one of the most enduring debates among rock fans – David or Sammy? We all have our preferences, and the geekiest among us continue to debate the […]

Discography Fever!: Van Halen (Part One)

Discography Fever!: Van Halen (Part One)

Tomorrow marks the release of Van Halen’s first album with David Lee Roth in 28 years, and the band is already on the road in support of the disc. Bits and pieces of the A Different Kind of Truth have been circulating online for the last month, to mixed reaction. Regardless of what the take home value of the new album may be, the Popblerd staff thought it an opportune time to look back at the band’s discography, warts and […]

The Viewfinder: Van Halen's "Tattoo"

The Viewfinder: Van Halen’s “Tattoo”

Van Halen’s forthcoming album, A Different Kind of Truth, is notable for being the band’s first with original frontman David Lee Roth since 1984. The band released the video for leadoff single “Tattoo” today, and it’s our first real taste of the reformed band, boasting a no-frills aesthetic in crisp black and white. And on first impression, it’s just fine: Van Halen’s glory days may be behind them, but the newly-rejuvenated boys seem to be having a blast jamming together […]

Blerd Briefs: Katy & Russell, Van Halen and Kelly Clarkson

Blerd Briefs: Katy & Russell, Van Halen and Kelly Clarkson

Katy Perry and Russell Brand are divorcing…find out what other newsworthy nuggets appear in this week’s Blerd Briefs.

Does Van Halen Really Need to Make a New Album?

I’m not gonna sit here and pretend like I’m Mr. Super-Duper Van Halen fan. I’m also not gonna sit here and throw shade at Sammy Hagar. Quite frankly, as someone who was 8 when David Lee Roth left the band, I’m more familiar with Van Hagar than I am with the Roth-fronted version of the band. Truth be told, I actually ENJOY a lot of Van Hagar’s material. Either way, the rumor circulating that Roth and the Van Halen family […]