Criticizing Van Halen for the times it were too corny or over-the-top almost feels disingenuous. After all, the band’s legend was founded on their blend of dizzying virtuosity with pervy jokester asides.
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Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, still apparently amped up about playing with Sir Paul McCartney during the 12-12-12 concert and on Saturday Night Live, has started thinking about other unlikely pairings. How about David Lee Roth?
The Dinosaurs of Rock roamed the Earth again in 2012, racing up the charts past bands half their age and chewing through expectations. Expectations, you say? I had many. Most of them dead wrong.
For hard rock and metal, 2012 certainly wasn’t the best year that I can remember. In all honesty, there were only a few albums that came across my desk that really excited me.
Part 2, Mainstream and Modern Jazz >>> For the sixth straight year, it’s time to look back on the year in music to recollect which albums I really, really liked this year and make a list.
‘He’s a spontaneous cat, you know’: Producer Andy Johns still marvels at Eddie Van Halen’s inventiveness
Producer Andy Johns has worked with Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones, but he never saw anything like Eddie Van Halen — who displayed a genius for guitar and every-day home tools during sessions for 1991′s For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.
Recent positive reports of Eddie Van Halen’s recovery from surgery following a nasty case of diverticulitis have proven true: Van Halen has rescheduled the Japanese shows that were postponed in the wake of the guitarist’s health scare.
‘Sartorial choices like these don’t just happen’: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth pokes fun at his own wardrobe
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, in the new episode of his online program “Roth TV,” pokes fun at his own 1980s-era sartorial choices — adding commentary to the over-the-top video for his No. 12 hit “Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody.”
It probably came as little surprise that some long-time fans of Van Halen chafed when the band’s guitarist chose his teenaged son to replace departed co-founding bassist Michael Anthony.
‘We were flavor of the week’: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth on classic videos for “Jump,” “California Girls”
Episode 2 of “The Roth Show,” starring Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, takes fans into the creative process behind his memorable videos for the 1980s hits “Jump” and “California Girls.”