Tag Archives: Eddie Van Halen

Today in Metal: ‘Cross Purposes’ by Black Sabbath came out 20 years ago

Posted by on January 31, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Black Sabbath’s Cross Purposes. To start, I must state that I absolutely love the Tony Martin era of Sabbath. It’s my second favorite era, behind Dio. A fun fact about this album […]

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Pearl Jam cover two Van Halen songs

Posted by on October 28, 2013

In Hartford on Friday, Pearl Jam revisted a song that they hadn’t played since the last time they played there three years ago. That song, which they played for the first time then, was a cover of Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love.” This time, however, guitarist Mike McCready first busted out “Eruption,” the blistering […]

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Watch A 14 Year-Old Nail Van Halen’s “Eruption”

Posted by on May 22, 2013

Meet 14 year-old Tina S. At 14 years old, she’s nine years younger than Eddie Van Halen was when he revolutionalized two handed finger tapping with “Eruption,” his solo on Van Halen’s first album in 1978. However, she totally pulls off the solo note for note, looking nonchalant while doing it. It’s not like this […]

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Here’s What Eddie Van Halen and LL Cool J Sound Like Together

Posted by on May 2, 2013

This past Tuesday, LL Cool J’s 13th album, Authentic, was released. Why are we writing about it on Metal Insider? Because Eddie Van Halen appears on two songs on the album. While we’d known that he’d be appearing on a few songs by the actor Grammy host rapper, the songs are now online. We’ll hand it to […]

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Today In Hip-Hop Collaborations: Van Halen/LL Cool J and Serj/Tech N9ne

Posted by on April 3, 2013

Hard rock and hip-hop/R&B have co-existed since the early ’80s, when Eddie Van Halen contributed a blistering guitar solo to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” in 1982 and Run DMC rapped over guitars on “Rock Box,” on their 1984 self-titled debut album. And while it reached its oversaturation point in the late ’90s with Kid Rock, […]

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Eddie Van Halen And Tom Morello To Appear on LL Cool J Album

Posted by on March 15, 2013

Looks like LL Cool J’s new album is about to get some guitar hero treatment. Earlier this month, both the rapper and Eddie Van Halen posted photos of the two in the studio together. Then at his SXSW performance, LL Cool J himself confirmed that special guests on his new album Authentic would include both the […]

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David Lee Roth Disappointed That Michael Anthony Isn’t In The Van Halen Reunion

Posted by on February 13, 2013

Since reuniting with David Lee Roth in 2007, Van Halen has toured the U.S. countless times. They even finally got their act together to release a new album, A Different Kind Of Truth, last year (even though it’s made up of re-recorded demos). However, there’s still one thing that has left many fans disappointed: the […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Most Bizarre Reunions

Posted by on January 28, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Crazy to think how within a few hours, we suddenly had TWO Black Flag reunions to choose from. Hell, even one version of the punk icons plan to record a new album. But the circumstances of the multiple Black Flags […]

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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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