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Tag Archives: Eddie Van Halen

Remember When: Eddie Van Halen had dinner on ‘Saturday Night Live’?

Posted by on March 6, 2017

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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Top 5: Hugh Myrone’s 5 influential (underrated) guitarists

Posted by on November 23, 2016

While you might not know the name Hugh Myrone yet, he’s been making his way around the Los Angeles underground as part of Snaked, a DJ/guitar duo, and you’ll be hearing his music in Drift Stage, a racing game coming to PC/Mac and PS4. The guitarist has released a handful of singles and EPs, but his debut […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: Unsuccessful replacements in metal and hard rock

Posted by on May 4, 2016

AC/DC defied the odds 36 years ago when they recorded one of the most iconic rock albums of all time, Back In Black, with the late (and very beloved) Bon Scott’s replacement Brian Johnson. Now they’re taking a similar gamble by bringing in Axl Rose to fill in for a sidelined Johnson on the road. […]

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Van Halen makes it to the Super Bowl in Acura commercial

Posted by on January 29, 2016

The big game is coming up next Sunday, which means that even if you’re not interested in football in the least, you’ll at least hopefully have some entertaining commercials to watch. Acura unveiled theirs, and it’s a great one. It uses Van Halen’s “Running with the Devil,” to advertise the NSX. But if you haven’t spent […]

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Watch a Minion shred Van Halen’s “Eruption”

Posted by on July 14, 2015

If you have kids, you’ve probably already been dragged out to see Minions by them already. The Despicable Me offshoot became the second  biggest opening for an animated film ever. If you saw it, your ears probably perked up when Stuart, one of the main minions, plays a bit of Van Halen’s “Eruption” in the film. More […]

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Eddie Van Halen shreds in nine minute solo

Posted by on July 6, 2015

Eddie Van Halen didn’t really do himself any favors in the Chuck Klosterman-written Billboard piece a few weeks back. He had a lot of vitriol for his former (and current) bandmates, he said he didn’t listen to any popular music, and the last album he bought was Peter Gabriel’s 186 album So. Fortunately for him, he’s still got […]

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Eddie Van Halen talks musical preferences (or lack thereof), old and new band members

Posted by on June 19, 2015

Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen recently spoke in length to Billboard from his home studio in Studio City, CA about all sorts of things – his past addictions, fighting cancer, the struggles (and bandmates) that stand in the way of a new Van Halen record and the fact that he really doesn’t listen to music […]

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Van Halen releasing first live album with David Lee Roth

Posted by on March 3, 2015

The good news is in the headline above – Van Halen is finally releasing a live album featuring their original singer David Lee Roth. The bad news is that it’s a concert from 2013, featuring non-original bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. Yeah, that’s right, the touring cycle behind 2012’s A Different Kind of Truth that ended […]

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From the creator of ‘Bass Dogs,’ get ready for ‘Slug Solos’

Posted by on July 30, 2014

Last year, the internet was very amused by Bass Dogs, a Tumblr account that noted that “people who play bass with their fingers look like they’re tickling hairy dogs.” Hilarity ensued. Now the same person that created that is back again, this time with Slug Solos. This time, he notes that “some guitarists’ solo faces look like […]

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Metal Insider top 12: metal albums of 1984

Posted by on July 1, 2014

And just like that, 2014 is half over. Hard to believe it’s gone this fast, right? At any rate, instead of listing our top ten records of the year so far, we thought we’d look back – 30 years back – to celebrate some of the best albums of 1984. It was a banner year […]

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