Van Halen

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 320 to 311

By Steve Crawford | May 13, 2021

an articulation of unadulterated joy

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By Alyson Camus | January 1, 2021

it’s a year difficult to define by one single mood

Eddie Van Halen Detaches From Terra Firma With One Final Jump

By Chrissy Shannon | October 10, 2020

Eddie achieved his dream and got us all dreaming

Eddie Van Halen Dead Of Cancer at 65: Here Is A Live Review: Van Halen At Madison Square Garden, Thursday, March 1st, 2012

By Iman Lababedi | October 6, 2020

RIP to the legendary guitarist

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By Steve Crawford | April 3, 2019

“Sammy Hagar never could have pulled any of this off”

Medium Cool: Best Talk Show Hosts Week Of March 30th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | March 28, 2015

Van Halen are an immaculate conception: the bastard child of Jimmy Page and Groucho Marx. And they were immaculate on stage, they did no more and no less than every single thing they had to do.” They are back on tour this summer but I ain’t going Jone’s Beach on a Tuesday night so this great expectation at Jimmy Kimmel will have to do.

10 Songs: Friday, March 6th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | March 6, 2015

“Van Halen are an immaculate conception: the bastard child of Jimmy Page and Groucho Marx. And they were immaculate on stage, they did no more and no less than every single thing they had to do.” That’s what I wrote about the tour this song is culled from, nearly exactly three years ago – A

Not With The Band: Do Bands Really Tour To Promote A New Album?

By Alyson Camus | October 14, 2014

U2 (in red) is the band which promotes the most its latest album without any doubt, whereas the Rolling Stones hardly played their latest effort and were rather stuck in some 60s nostalgia… they surely played all these 60s hits. Springsteen had about the same attitude, to a lesser extent.

The A+ List – 1978

By Steve Crawford | June 28, 2014

Van Halen erupted on the scene in ’78 with Eddie’s unmatched guitar pyrotechnics and David Lee Roth’s tongue-in-cheek (and elsewhere) macho posturing. Pretty much a coin flip on whether to select this one or “Dance the Night Away,” but the campy “I been to the edge” monologue makes the difference for me.