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    December 26, 2013
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    October 22, 2013

    The Best Vintage Van Halen Tees

    Sure, you could buy a reproduction Van Halen tee for $12.99 from Target, but for three or four times that amount, you can score the real deal and wear a shirt not many people still own. We're suckers for 3/4 sleeve baseball tees on both guys and girls. Here are the best vintage Van Halen tees list ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Six Music Acts That Should've Been Pro Wrestlers

    Did you watch Wrestlemania XXIX a few months back? I didn't. I also haven't had a Mountain Dew in seven years. I guess this means I'm finally an real adult, which means I should do the mature thing and write a list for an audience of people who are mostly hung-over and sitting in cubicles. This week ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    On The Line: Todd Henderson of The Queen Mary, Part Two

    Besides their on-board dining options, Chef Henderson pointed out their newest seasonal exhibit about to debut: CHILL, a wintery collection of ice sculptures, activities, and festive food and drink for all ages. Read our interview with Todd Henderson of The Queen Mary, Part One.And now, on to Part T ... More >>

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    June 13, 2012

    Van Halen - Honda Center - 6/12/12

    Van Halen Honda Center 6/12/12 It only takes milliseconds to recognize Eddie Van Halen's ferocious guitar tone. Like sonic bullets from a gun, "Unchained" riddled into the audience with its runaway freight train guitar riff as the Honda Center exploded with Van Halen's triumphant stop in Anaheim f ... More >>

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    June 7, 2012

    Van Halen

    Honda Center

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    May 3, 2012

    Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet: Newport Beach Film Festival (Guitar) Pick of the Day

    Jesse Vile's heartbreaking documentary Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet is about a guitar prodigy who discovered he had Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, at the tender age of 20 and on the cusp of international fame. Thanks to interviews with Jason Becker's family, friends and peers, ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    The Black Keys Vs. Nickelback and The Death of The Rock Feud

    ​This week, Pat Carney of The Black Keys 'apologized' to Nickelback regarding his 'controversial' yet true comments about the Canadian quintet. In my eyes, the drummer of the Akron-bred band had no reason to apologize, true or not true. Over the past decade or so, rock (not hip-hop, which deserves ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Van Halen at the Forum Last Night

    ​Van HalenFebruary 8, 2012The ForumSome secret shows tend to be bigger than others. I've been fortunate to catch a few in my concert going years but last nights friends and family dress rehearsal show with Van Halen is definitely top five. Things started off great when it turned out the Forum wasn ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Van Halen Announce Tour Dates: Staples Center on June 1, Honda Center June 12

    ​Van Halen finally announced their tour dates today, and it is massive. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced the dates at an intimate performance in New York's Café Wha?. The tour will begin on Feb. 18., with Kool & The Gang joining Van Halen for select tour dates. And as the ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012
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    December 27, 2011

    Five Of Van Halen's Not-So-Memorable Moments Since 1996

    The new new new Van Halen​As we posted yesterday, Van Halen is going to be touring in 2012, with tickets going on sale Jan. 10. The mysterious announcement didn't say when and where they'll be touring, but this is just the latest in a string of odd behavior from Van Halen since they fired Sammy Ha ... More >>

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    December 26, 2011

    Van Halen to Tour in 2012 With David Lee Roth

    ​Unless you were awake at 12:30 am PST or a part of their mailing list, then you'd be surprised to know that rock icons Van Halen announced they are going on tour in 2012, with tickets on-sale January 10. What happens from here no one knows since there aren't any dates or cities listed, only three ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Ten Musician Stamps We'd Like To See

    ​ The US Postal Service, desperate to stop 15 years of bleeding caused by email and private competitors, announced that it will soon feature living people on stamps (the post office has long had a policy of placing only the dead on postage). Of interest to this column, the USPS will consider fe ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Eddie Vedder at The Terrace Theater in Long Beach Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Eddie VedderJuly 6, 2011Terrace Theater, Long BeachWhen I first heard Eddie Vedder was releasing an album composed solely of ukulele songs, I  wondered if we were about to watch the venerable grungeman do a David Lee Roth-style scissor kick over the proverbial s ... More >>

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    December 31, 2010

    TGIF: The New Year's Lowdown

    Myspace.comAtomic Punks Irvine Lake Festival July 10, 2010​Friday night is New Year's Eve--we know what you'll be doing, and we know what we hope we'll be doing, at least. So out of the eight million options available, we want you to start out with Rebelution NYE at the House of Blues in Anaheim, ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Atomic Punks

    Atomic Punks

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    June 15, 2009

    Just Another Orange County Weekend

    Business was brisk Friday night at the Swinging Door Saloon in Tustin, but whooping it up in one corner more than anyone else in the watering hole known for its calendar girl bartenders was a small group of women and maybe one or two dudes. The leaders of the pack seemed to be a couple thin bl ... More >>

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    January 3, 2008

    Buzz Band's About to Take Flight

    The Bird and the Bee bring brilliant bossa flavor to SoCal

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    December 27, 2007
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    December 6, 2007
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    October 11, 2007

    Re-running With the Devil

    Van Halen Reunite—Just in Time for Their Excellent Unauthorized Bio

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    November 23, 2006


    'The review of Proof in Santa Ana was the best bar review Ive ever read . . . considering I dont read many bar reviews . . . and Ive been drinking . . . and its noon on Sunday'

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    July 28, 2005

    Funky Iran Contra

    This week in nightlife and more

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    August 26, 2004
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    March 25, 2004

    Hair to kill for!

    Metal Skool learn us good

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    January 29, 2004

    The Heart of Rock & Roll

    GameWorks Rock N Roake will make you a star!

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    December 18, 2003

    Just What I Needed

    Preseason holiday debauchery with Flock of 80s

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    September 4, 2003

    Halfpipe Dreams

    A Bio-Doc Chronicles the Hawking of Skate Culture; a T&A Teen Comedy Just Hawks

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    June 26, 2003
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    May 15, 2003

    Jew or Not a Jew?

    The case against David Lee Roth

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    January 30, 2003
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    October 24, 2002
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    May 30, 2002


    The summer music preview!

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    September 27, 2001
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    September 20, 2001

    Fair Deal

    Will the OC Fair finally stop blowing corn-dog chunks?

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    September 13, 2001

    Springboard for Hitler

    Anaheims the Shack has become Nuremberg-rally central for OC racists

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    March 15, 2001

    Tick, Tick . . . Kablooey!

    15 Minutes and Company Man

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    July 27, 2000

    Straight Outta Boise

    Summerjack came to OC to make it big, and they love it here more than you do