Tag Archives: Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen Was Near Death: Report

Posted by on September 10, 2012

It’s not like the National Enquirer is a bastion of journalistic integrity, but they claim to have an exclusive story stating that Eddie Van Halen was “near death” as a result of the Master Cleanse diet. We’d known that the band had canceled European tour dates due to emergency surgery. Well, according to the Enquirer, the Cleanse diet, […]

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Eddie Van Halen’s Emergency Surgery Forces More Postponements

Posted by on August 30, 2012

Diverticulitis. Until now, we thought it was an uncontrollable urge to listen to Dio’s Holy Diver. It turns out that it’s a condition in which bulging sacs are found in the large intestine, causing abdominal pain. It’s also something that Eddie Van Halen needed emergency surgery for, along with four to six months of recovery. That […]

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Van Halen Cancel Postponed Concert Dates

Posted by on July 2, 2012

Well, it looks like the honeymoon is over again for Van Halen. Little more than a month after they postponed more than 30 dates of their tour, those shows have been officially cancelled, according to Pollstar. The band’s last show was on June 26 in New Orleans. When the band originally postponed the shows, both […]

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The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Weighs In On Sabbath, Van Halen

Posted by on June 22, 2012

One of the best things about being in a band as a duo is that there aren’t generally lineup shuffles.  And it doesn’t seem like  Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney is a fan of lineup changes that much. In an interview with Rolling Stone, The drummer had some choice things to say about Black Sabbath and […]

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Headbangers Brawl 2/17: Our Predictions For The 2012 Revolver Golden Gods

Posted by on February 17, 2012

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. This week, the nominations for the 4th annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards were announced. And as usual, the announcement has garnered a mix response. […]

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Thoughts On Van Halen’s ‘A Different Kind Of Truth’

Posted by on February 7, 2012

Yesterday, Metal Insider sponsored the New York listening party for Van Halen’s 12th studio album, A Different Kind of Truth. The album, which comes out today, was literally years in the making. The first full VH album with original vocalist David Lee Roth back in the driver’s seat in 28 years, the album came pre-loaded with […]

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Van Halen Release Sample Of Heaviest New Song Yet

Posted by on January 27, 2012

OK, by now you’ve already heard “Tattoo” and a bunch of samples from A Different Kind Of Truth (as well as the original demos they resemble). However, the snippet of the song “China Town” that Ultimate Classic Rock just premiered deserves some attention. Hands down, “China Town” is the heaviest song/ sample we’ve heard from […]

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Van Halen Release Sample Of Another New Song, Get Caught Reworking Old Song…Again

Posted by on January 26, 2012

Nowadays, you know you’re getting closer and closer to the release of an album when bands start posting more songs or snippets online leading up to the big day. And that’s basically what Van Halen are doing, as late last night they posted another 90 second sample of song off of A Different Kind Of […]

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Looks Like The Songs Aren’t The Only Thing Van Halen Reworked For New Album

Posted by on January 12, 2012

When Sammy Hagar stated this past November that the new Van Halen album was supposedly full outtakes from the early days, most fans shrugged it off. Now, though, it looks like the Red Rocker might not be so off his rocker. Shortly after the video for Van Halen’s first single “Tattoo” made its way online, […]

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Video: Van Halen Have A New “Tattoo”

Posted by on January 10, 2012

It’s been 28 years since Van Halen made an album with David Lee Roth. Today, we finally get to hear the first single from A Different Kind of Truth, and “Tattoo” is, well, a decidedly low key way to lead off the album. It sounds a bit like a Sammy Hagar-era song with Dave  singing. […]

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