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Van Halen

  1. respect the classics
    Eddie Van Halen Once Asked Ozzy Osbourne to Join the Band“I think he was a bit drunk. We’ve all done one of them calls at four o’clock in the morning.”
  2. obits
    Eddie Van Halen Set an Unprecedented Standard for the Art of Guitar MusicHe imagined a sound and then set about chipping away at any hurdles, creative or technical, that got between him and the riff.
  3. vulture lists
    20 Unforgettable Eddie Van Halen StoriesFrom his iconic “Beat It” solo to his wildly unique patented guitar innovations, the guitarist’s influence on pop culture was invaluable.
  4. guitar hero
    The Genius of Eddie Van Halen’s Guitar Heroics in 6 SolosThere are the parts Eddie played in the studio, and then there’s the way those parts metamorphosed in concert.
  5. remembrances
    David Lee Roth, Gene Simmons, and More Mourn ‘Guitar God’ Eddie Van HalenMetallica called the guitarist, who died October 6, “an idol.”
  6. everybody wants some!!
    Eddie Van Halen Could Even Turn a Burger Into a Rock GodOn that surreal scene from Better Off Dead and the power of the late guitarist’s gift.
  7. respect the classics
    Tonight, We Eat Brown M&M’s in Eddie Van Halen’s MemoryAn amusing story about rock’s most amusing tour rider.
  8. obits
    Eddie Van Halen, Guitar Legend, Dead at 65He was reportedly receiving treatments for throat cancer over the past five years.
  9. vulture lists
    All 131 Van Halen Songs, Ranked From Worst to BestA look back at the band’s formidable legacy.
  10. theater review
    Theater Review: Eddie and Dave Tries to Get to What’s RealA deep and gender-flipped dive into Van Halen.
  11. q&a
    A Long Talk With David Lee RothDiamond Dave on tattoo skin care and the future of Van Halen.
  12. vulture lists
    Every VMAs Video of the Year Award, Ranked From Worst to BestFrom that one super dated Dire Straits video to multiple Beyoncé videos, to that Neil Young video that got him banned from MTV for a while.
  13. reunited and it feels so bad
    Van Halen Is Maybe Just Burned OutDepends who you ask.
  14. reunited and it feels so bad
    Van Halen Seems to Be Imploding AgainAs evidenced by the tour they just postponed with no explanation.
  15. rock of aging
    David Lee Roth: The Conundrum of a Formerly Flamboyant Front Man in His FiftiesFans want him to be his 1984 self, even though in practice that would be innately creepy.
  16. van halen
    Watch David Lee Roth Explain Why the Van Halen Rider Banned Brown M&M’sStill wearing sunglasses inside, at night, huh, DLR?
  17. van halen
    Watch a Video for ‘Tattoo,’ a New Song From Van HalenWhat’s your secret, David Lee Roth? Because you don’t look a day over 50!
  18. intimate moments in concertry
    Van Halen Just Rocked for 250 People in Greenwich VillageIt was more daunting to the reunited rockers than their usual Madison Square Garden fare. Supposedly.
  19. music
    Van Halen Is Touring Again With David Lee RothFor real this time!
  20. last night on late night
    Last Night on Late Night: Will Ferrell Threatens via Webcam to Shave Conan’s BeardPlus, Meatloaf cites the influences from film and sports that inspired the anti-Busey meltdown, on our regular late-night roundup.
  21. vulture lists
    Ten Awesome Ways to Announce Your Musical ComebackKanye! Elvis! KISS!
  22. booze
    The 9 Saddest Eddie Van Halen Stories From Sammy Hagar’s Memoir“He walked around all day drinking cheap shiraz straight out the bottle. That’s why his teeth were all black.”
  23. chest-off
    15 Greatest Man Chests in MusicIn baring his Christian nipples, Stapp carries on a long tradition in music.
  24. video games
    Look Out, Here Comes Guitar Hero: Van HalenBut can it be more fun than the David Lee Roth soundboard?
  25. discoveries
    Got It Made, Got It Made, Got It MadeScientists have discovered Van Halen’s legendary “No Brown M&Ms” rider.
  26. apropos of nothing
    Extreme Gets Back Together, Every Living Band Now Officially UnitedGreat news, everyone! Eighties hair-metal gods Extreme are reuniting for a tour and their first album in thirteen years!
  27. the early-evening news
    Van Halen Reunites!Amy Winehouse, Harry Potter, and more!
  28. the industry
    Viggo Mortensen and Renée Zellweger Head WestPlus industry news on Adam Rapp, Van Halen, and He’s Just Not That Into You.
  29. quote machine
    David Lee Roth, Cockeyed OptimistPlus: Dennis Hopper, William H. Macy, and Michael Chabon
  30. the industry
    Dust Off Your Manolos: ‘Sex and the City’ Heading to the Big ScreenNew Line finalizes deal to produce Sex and the City movie, with series creator Michael Patrick King writing and directing and all four stars participating. Kim Cattrall had held things up with contract demands but receives a deal for a future show at HBO as part of negotiations for this project. [Variety]