Tag Archives: Eddie Van Halen

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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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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