Eddie Van Halen

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    January 13, 2014

    Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals at Warehouse Live, 1/10/2014

    Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals, Author & Punisher, Hymns Warehouse Live January 10, 2014 Philip Anselmo might be a New Orleans metal icon, but it's hard to imagine he's any less beloved here in Houston than in his hometown. This city is home to a vast number of frustrated Pantera fans still sma ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    To Selena, With Love: A Conversation With Widower Chris Perez

    Do you remember when and where you heard the news about Selena? I do. I was riding the school bus when a classmate, listening to the radio on his Walkman, shouted "Selena was shot!". "How terrible", I thought to myself, thinking that maybe she was just wounded, but for sure she would recover. "No br ... 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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    March 30, 2011

    Sammy Hagar: Red Rocker, Crue-Shaming Sex Machine

    ​Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock By Sammy Hagar with Joel Selvin It Books, 256pp., $26.99 During the tour to support Van Halen's For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, singer/guitarist Sammy Hagar certainly took the record's title to heart. Because just about every night during Eddie's 20-minute guit ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010

    Last Night: Billy Idol At House Of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Billy Idol House of Blues August 25, 2010 See a slideshow of snarls and sweat from last night's show. Hot in the city. Tonight. Billy Idol, that ever-grinning Dorian Gray of rock and roll, didn't really need to yell "Sweat! Sweat! Sweat!" during "Dancing With Myself" ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    Guilty Pleasures, Part II

    More music figures confess their deep, dark secrets

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    August 10, 2000

    Jug Ugly

    Aaron Loesch and band find inspiration in life's throwaway objects

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    November 11, 1999

    Where Is He Now?

    Rik Emmett of Triumph, after we return

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    July 16, 1998

    The Lost Years

    Dead for almost a decade, Culturcide comes festering back to life

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    May 7, 1998

    Steady Eddie

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