Tag Archives: Van Halen

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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Guns N’ Roses, System of a Down, Van Halen, Aerosmith make it to Super Bowl

Posted by on February 8, 2016

The Super Bowl (or the Big Game – we don’t want to get sued!) is easily the most-viewed sporting event in America, and many watch equally for the ads. At $5 million per 30 second ad, there’s a lot at stake for anyone ponying up, and of course every commercial is going to be scrutinized. And with […]

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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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Find out how much Van Halen, Soilwork, Godflesh and more made on the road

Posted by on November 25, 2015

If you keep wondering how much your favorite bands make when they head out on the road, Billboard‘s Boxscore released their latest batch of earnings and attendance from many artists, including rock and metal ones and w’ve summarized them here for you. There aren’t that many new bands to report on that we haven’t seen […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Back to school jams

Posted by on August 26, 2015

As the parents around the country start to sing the Christmas jingle about it being the “most wonderful time of the year,” there are thousands of students returning to their respective schools and universities to continue their education. Whether they are going willingly, or because it’s the law, it’s an annual rite of passage for […]

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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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David Lee Roth asks Nicki Minaj for some assistance

Posted by on May 18, 2015

During Van Halen’s opening performance of “Panama” at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards – their first ever award show performance – right in the middle of the “reach down in between my legs” part, vocalist David Lee Roth slyly asked for some help from a two-time Grammy-nominated audience member. “I’m going to reach down  between my legs, and I’m going to […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/15: The quest for Kamelot

Posted by on May 15, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. So, MBN on a Friday huh? What gives you might ask? Well, pretty soon we’re going to start getting our new music releases on Fridays anyway, so oh well. Anyway, most of you will […]

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