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Tag Archives: David Lee Roth

False alarm: Mike Patton, not Axl Rose, is the greatest vocalist of all time

Posted by on May 27, 2014

Last week, a story was posted about how Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses is apparently the greatest vocalist of all time according to a travel website. While we were relieved to have that whole debate settled by a reliable source, the claim might have been a bit premature. VVN Music decided to dig deeper […]

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David Lee Roth suggests Van Halen project in the works

Posted by on April 16, 2014

Back in 2012, Van Halen released their first full length with original vocalist David Lee Roth in 28 years. A Different Kind of Truth was well-received when it came out, but many of the songs on it dated back to Roth’s first run with the band. And if you’ll remember, touring in support of the album […]

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John 5 On Rob Zombie’s First Ever Live DVD, Working With David Lee Roth And Rod Stewart

Posted by on August 2, 2013

It’s been a little over a year since we last spoke to John 5. Yet somehow he hasn’t slowed down at all. He’s busy enough keeping up with Rob Zombie, releasing the album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor and co-headlining Mayhem Fest. Yet somehow he finds the time to collaborate with some of music’s biggest names AND […]

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Guest Musician On Megadeth’s New Album Kicks Brass

Posted by on March 12, 2013

Megadeth has been working on finishing up their new album Super Collider, which is apparently colliding with a guest musician appearing on the album. Yesterday, Dave Mustaine revealed in a tweet that horn player Bob Findley would be appearing on the album. Specifically, Findley will be a guest on a track called “A House Divided”. Findley […]

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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’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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David Lee Roth Explains Van Halen Cancellation; Sammy Hagar Not Surprised

Posted by on May 21, 2012

There were a lot of people surprised last week when Van Halen postponed a large chunk of their summer tour dates. Former frontman Sammy Hagar isn’t one of them. “I’m surprised it took this long,” he told the Associated Press. “I predicted this was going to happen a lot sooner. I lost money on that […]

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Van Halen Reportedly Postpone Tour To Simply “Re-charge Their Engines”

Posted by on May 18, 2012

Yesterday, it was revealed that Van Halen were postponing over 30 previously announced dates this Summer. An official explanation for the sudden change of plans has still not been given. However, according to TMZ, the reason is simple: they’re just burned out. “They want to make sure their concerts are not a routine … they […]

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