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Alex Van Halen

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    The Melvins & Honky at Warehouse Live, 8/8/2013

    Melvins, Honky Warehouse Live Studio August 8, 2013 Kind of feels like the Melvins have been around forever, doesn't it? There's just something primordial about the band's sludgy, signature sound. But it's actually only been 30 years now since the weird, noisy little Washington rock group began sho ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    School's Out: Seven R-Rated "Hot For Teacher" Songs

    Another school year has passed, and now all that's left for departing students to cherish are the sweet memories of Friday night football, prom and the loin-burning, unrequited, forbidden lust for their smoking-hot teachers. I know, it sounds kind of creepy. But, admit it, you once had a fantasy te ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    The 10 Greatest Rock Bassists in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Geddy Lee Edition

    I could sit here and write paragraphs about my appreciation of Geddy Lee. He was the first true influence I had as a bass player when I was in high school. For years after, I admired not just his talent as a musician, but his ability to improve and grow. He is also underrated for how great a "rock" ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    Van Halen's A Different Kind Of Truth: A Track-By-Track Breakdown

    First off, Van Halen's first album in 14 years, A Different Kind Of Truth is - in the words of my friend Lisa - "better than it should be." And I agree. The guys could have slacked off on this and coasted on their legend - however possibly tarnished in the eyes of fans - but Truth is no cash-in li ... More >>

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    December 26, 2011

    Van Halen Announces 2012 Tour On Twitter, Official Site

    Here it is folks, your first stirrings of Van Halen's 2012 tour, long rumored, but now a sweet reality. OK, we won't believe it until we have a tour tee in our hands outside Toyota Center and a sweaty, torn ticket stub in our wallet. Late Sunday night on Twitter, David Lee Roth tweeted a Vimeo and ... More >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2011

    The Honey Drippers

    How much is too much? Glam-rock heroes Roky Moon & BOLT! haven't found out yet.

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Idol Beat: Langone Daddy Gone

    We'll always have "Hello."​In what is surely a testimonial to my following, someone obviously heard yesterday's plea to show some love for the rest of Aerosmtih's catalog (there was a "Sweet Emotion" sign in the audience at the Nokia). My people...you never disappoint. In other news, what's t ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Rocks Off's 10 Favorite Family Bands

    ​Tonight Kings of Leon plays their fourth Houston date in three years at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The band of three Followill brothers and one cousin can't stay away from us, or touring, or recording. This date precedes the upcoming release of the band's new album, Come Around Sund ... More >>

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    January 24, 2008
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    September 23, 2004

    Feels Like Old Times

    With Sammy Hagar back on stage, Van Halen trudges on

  • Music

    November 28, 2002

    Glamorous Youth

    Sharon Osbourne put the local kids of Pure Rubbish in front of millions on MTV. Then things fell apart.

  • Music

    May 7, 1998

    Steady Eddie

    Decades of torn-up road behind him, Van Halen's guitar god keeps chugging ahead

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    March 19, 1998
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    March 23, 1995

    Thriving -- or Simply Surviving?

    After all these years, Alex Van Halen insists his band isn't "D.O.A."

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