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Tag Archives: Alex Van Halen

Metal by Numbers 7/28: The calm before the Lamb

Posted by on July 28, 2015

This past Friday, one of the biggest metal albums of the year came out, Lamb of God’s VII: Sturm und Drang. If you care about the state of the music industry and like metal, you’ve probably already bought it. As Randy Blythe noted in an Instagram post, it’s battling Jill Scott for the #1 album […]

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Six Year Old Avery Is “Hot For Teacher”

Posted by on April 5, 2013

Noisecreep was the first to bring this to our attention, but there’s a six year-old drummer that’s probably better than you. Avery Molek has only been drumming for four years, but when you consider that’s 2/3rds of his life, it makes sense why he’s so good. Avery either has parents that are shaping everything he […]

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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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How Much Is Your Favorite Drummer Worth?

Posted by on August 28, 2012

The old joke goes “what did the drummer get on his SAT? Drool.” But hey, it doesn’t matter how smart you are if you’re rich. Chances are your favorite drummer isn’t on this list, but celebritynetworth.com has just published a list of the 30 richest drummers in the world, and there are a handful of rock/metal […]

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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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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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Headbangers’ Brawl 1/27: Who Cares If Van Halen Is Reworking Demos For New Album?

Posted by on January 27, 2012

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s Bram and Zach 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. On February 7, Van Halen will finally be releasing their long-awaited album A Different Kind Of Truth, their first with David Lee […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Reasons Van Halen’s New Album Needs To Kick Ass

Posted by on September 19, 2011

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. This past weekend, the Van Halen rumor mill began turning again. This time, Hits Daily Double reported that the three Halens and a Roth had signed a new recording deal with Columbia, ending a 35 year long relationship with Warner […]

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Van Halen Beta Testing New Album With Active Rock Bands

Posted by on July 14, 2011

So apparently, Van Halen have finished recording their first full album with David Lee Roth on vocals since 1984 (the year and the album!). And you can hear it – but only if you’re in a late ’90s/early 2000s active rock band! According to someone on a Van Halen message board, drummer Morgan Rose of […]

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